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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012 (Barrel Aged Cognac Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8414) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. 2012 vintage. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head, some light lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, light chocolate, light cognac notes. Flavor is rather sweet, malt, coconut, caramel, dark chocolate, oak, cognac. Medium to full body, average carbonation, light sweet finish with some alcohol. 121114

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
(tap 06/10-2014) low beige head, black color, roasted cognac aroma, slightly sweet aroma, smooth roasted cognac taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4954) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle 37,5cl. a dark amber beer with huge copper head. Nose is on chocolate, candied orange, cherry. Aroma is medium sweet, lot of chocolate, creamy, not huge at all in terms of alcohol, light whisky notes with cherries touch, dark bitter chocolate, tannic raspberries notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3598) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Vintage 2012 in Cognac Barrel. Czarne geste i oleiste piwo z pachnacym koniakiem i armaniakiem zarazem. W smaku beczke koniaku od razu sie zauwaza pieknie to pachnie i smakowite mocne piwo, no wlasnie podwyzszony alkohol nieco tu przeszkadza w posmaku daje sie go odczuc ale naszczescie przychodzi finisz gorzkawy i mocno wytrawny ktory zaglusza go. Pozostaje koniakowy i drzewny posmak w ustach. Piana srednia i srednio trwala. Ciekawe swiateczne podejscie, polecam nie tylko na wspolke z Mikolajem:)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Special edition of Santa’s Little Helper, elected best Christmas beer in Denmark. Has the same basic profile as the regular version but with sweetish cognac accents and sharpish tannins in both aroma and taste, as well as a dryer, more woody finish. Very demanding but rewarding ale but I liked the Grand Marnier version a little bit better. Undoubtedly a great provision beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1863) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a little sediment and a light tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, spices, and alcohol - with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Dark brown with a light chocolate head. Aroma is cognac, coconut, chocolate, hint of vanilla. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish. Taste is cognac, coriander, chocolate, coconut, hint of junior mints. Loving it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
666ale (76) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Black with brown foam. Medium soft body. Nice caramel, toffee, dark fruits, nuts, roasted, oaky flavour, complex, sweet imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2503) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
shared bottle. poured a hazy dark brown colour with a off head. dark chocolate, malts, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate, oak, caramel, some nuts aswell. good notice of the cognac. nice mouthfeel. well balanced beer! liked it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at James’s. Pours brown, smoked toffee nose, sweet, chewy toffee, chocolate.

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