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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012 (Barrel Aged Cognac Edition)

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98
98
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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2588) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
with yves at his home dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a spicy hop fruity malt aroma a malt hop fruity sweet alcholic taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
On tap @ Les Fleurs du Malt (Lyon). Dark brown with a small ring of beige foam and no lacing. Aroma is boozy at first, but it then open up and there’s vanilla, coconut and caramel. Taste is also mostly of Cognac along a strong coconut presence, spices, vanilla, caramel and a warming alcohol finish. Gull bodied. Low carbonation. Hot finish. Some dryness too. Complex, but a tad too boozy for my liking. Decent sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle 12 at gad905 tasting night; dark brown with a tan head, chocolate aroma, taste has dark chocolate coconut, liquorice, subtle cognac.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours black, excellent nose red berrys/fruits. a nice warming cognac straight up but then on the back end of this a huge and i do mean huge coconut sledgehammer hits you. While i’m not complaining because the beer tasted great but........

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home, pours hazy dark brown, thin tan head. Aromas of booze, dark malt, fruit, light coconut. Taste has chocolate and more coconut. Little thin on the finish, but good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle at james... Deep brown black... Deep roast... Light sweet roast... Little apple nose... Dark roast... Dark malts... Sweet roast... Lightes aniseed... Soft toffee roast... Dark sweet malts... Big big coconut finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pour is dark black with a nice tan heaD..Nose is nice ginger bread, Christmas cookies, spice, cognac, barrel, sweet and spice..Taste is nice chocolates, gingerbread, cognac, alcohol is very hidden, christmas..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
This was great. Bottle a few weeks back. Dark black, light red inside. Spice, oak, cognac, roast and a hint of booze on the nose. Mouthfeel is thick, but a good one. Sweet malt, spice, dark fruits, and caramel come through. Finish is a waft of cognac that’s healthy but not overdone. Lingering end. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (6997) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Kenneth, 16/01/14. Light black with a good sized tan head. Nose is coconut shavings a la dark chocolate Bounty Bar, dark toffee fudge, light booze. Taste is mega bounty bar - red wrapper with black cardboard tray, dark chocolate, light spice, boozey leanings. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, sweet closure with light booze. Best of the series for me, nice flavours, well tempered booze - easy drinker for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (149) - - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle 375ml - Thanks. Dark red brown beer with a light brown head. In the nose there is coconut, bounty chocolate bar and vanilla notes from the cognac. It is a medium bodied beer, with a light fine carbonation. In the taste there is Licorice, chocolate, nice wooden, roasted malts, light burned notes, wooden dryness, some light christmas feeling. Overall a nice alcoholic bounty chocolate bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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