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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012 (Barrel Aged Cognac Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (1532) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
Duft: congnac, kakao, alkohol, vanilje, kokos Smag: kokos, smagen af rom kuler, kakao, og en mega fyldig øl, og en smag af sød cognac.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (858) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
25 cl på fad, 11 % ABV, nydt på Mikkeller Bar på Viktoriagade på Vesterbro, 17. december 2013. Brun/sort juleøl med flygtigt minimalt skum. Fantastisk duft af cognac, belgisk gær, julekrydderier. Øllet smager helt igennem uovertruffent. Cognac-/kokos-smagen giver dette bryg majestætiske afmærkninger, og smagen er svær at beskrive. Skal prøves! Mild, let maskeret syrlighed, sødme omsvøbt i belgisk gær-bitterhed. Indholdet af kulsyre giver igen denne øl en skjult støtte og er bare med! Neddroslet. Et mesterbryg! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
Thank you! Sampled 375 ml. bottle @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Very dark brown to black, mocha bubbles. Nose is warming, lots of spirit, big booze with light vanish, mocha, chocolate syrup, powerful,… Taste is gorgeous, coconut, raisin, dates, sugar, candy, marzipan, huge vanilla from the oak, sugar, sweet dough,… Beautiful oxidation, this is everything an aged Belgian wants to become when it grows up. Body is touch thinned & oxidized. A truly rare & beautiful example of everything gone right in an aged beer of this kind. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with 2 finger thick creamy tan head. Aroma: Toffee, marzipan, coconut, and brandy. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, slight alcohol warmth. Coconut, toffee and brandy, dry finish. Comments: Very, very good and glass lace

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - 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 (4529) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ktingleff (169) - - NOV 30, 2014
Perfect companion for the ris á la mande. Ripe and brown fruits, lots of chocolate and orange zest. Creamy and black. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1742) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 30, 2013
Draft. Cognac and oak completely dominate the nose. Velvety with layers and layers of complexity. Cognac is the first to hit you but then comes the orginal Santa. Caramel, toffee, fruits, spices. Just layer above layer. One of Mikkellers most complex beers. Truly awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Ken for another one of these Christmas lovelies. Pours rich brown with a frothy beige head. Very well balanced nose, with notes of coconut, rich chocolate, ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor with rich, oily coconut, somewhat sugary chocolate, low bitterness. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with more oily coconut, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Super well balanced and deep. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized creamy beige head. Good retention and lace. Sweet chocolate, lots of coconut, cocoa, light cognac notes, molasses, liquorice all sorts. Soft and smooth, really fucking pleasant and complex, looking forward to try the other BA versions. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Can’t feel the abv. Great.

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