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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012

 (RETIRED)
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98
96
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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredienser: vand, malt (pale, special-B og chocolate), flækket hvede, mørk candi sirup, humle (northern brewer, hallertauer og styrian goldings), krydderier (appelsinskal og korianderfrø) og gær.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Had this froma bottle. Thick reddish head, dark color, smells somewhat malty, tastes chocolatey and a little boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4642) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Licorice and pit fruit aromas. Hot with dark chocolate covered pit fruit and soy upfront turning to juniper in the lasting bitter earth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2012
(bottle from Voldby Koebmandsgaard,DK) Black pour with tan coloured diminishing head, medium body and oily texture. Aroma/taste dark fruits, chocolate malt, pine and liquorice. Taste like christmas cake/iced fruit cake. Lovely brew this, perfect for christmas!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1555) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
Bottled. Pours black with a huge brown head. Smells smoked meat, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, dark chocolate. Tastes dark chocolate, roasted malt, abit bitter, raisings and plums, abit smoky with a similar finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2744) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Inky black with a thin brown head. It has very warming liquorice and chocolate flavours followed by spice (ginger?) and slight sour red fruit on the finish. A great spicy Christmas beer!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (420) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours inky black with brown medium compact head that holds well; fruit cake , bourbon and fig aromas; chalky dry finish with alcoholic burn. Great beer but its an imperial stout without a doubt and I was hoping for a Belgian beer - a quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1253) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with average long lasting tan creamy head with nice lacing. Aroma is dark toasted malts, candy, ripe pear, banana, dark chocolate, molasses, spices. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is average. So dark and heavy that it almost resembles a stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph. Pours deep black with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has mild roasted malts, chestnut, chocolate, softly vinious, cardemum, coriander. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has a bit of a vinious bite, but also wonderful cocoa and Nutella. Piney, light roasted bitterness. A touch of yeast. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1429) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, and spices. Flavour is dark fruits, roasted malt, and spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedR (1421) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Strong. Doesn't hide its ABV well. A little too barley wine esque for my tastes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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