Ober (2765) - Bommelerwaard, - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pitch black colored beer, with a thick foamy dark beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, little roasted malt and laurel. The taste of sweet dark fruits and bitter with burny alcohol. And little roasted malts. The aftertaste is sweet roasted, burny and a little bitter.
BenH (1359) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice and dark fruits. Taste is quite roasty, chocolate, licorice. Little sweet.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... deep dark roast ... dark suger nose ... dark roast ... sweet toffee roast ... soft mellow roast . ...
gowdy (537) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. Quite heavy, more than expected. Some head. Very dark. Not bad.
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark reddish brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy complex dark sweet and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a solid beer
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, orange, coriander, light chocolate, alcohol and a light apple note. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruit and chocolate.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@ Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg.Pours drak brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, some grassy notes,slight phenolic and spicy notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, spices, alcohol, slight pear and coffee.Medium body, average carbonation.
SPDickerman (700) - Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours very dark brown with a small brown head (looks like a stout). Smells like chocolate oranges with subtle hints of pine and spruce. Taste is coriander spiciness, chocolate, hints of orange, and subtle hints of booze. Full-bodied with a slick texture and active mouth-carbonation, Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper 2012 finishes with subtle hints of spice and sweetness.
bergstaden (699) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with dark brown head - malts and some spices in the aroma - there is some malt sweetness, but there is olso some coffee and roasted malt with some spice in there as well - Good malty and spicy ending with some alcohol heat in the back - this was very good
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours murky dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The nose is a little chocolaty with slight paper notes. The flavor is a little sweet with some milk chocolate, cocoa powder, plastic, light alcohol, and a touch of fruitiness. Full bodied and slightly creamy on the tongue with an almost chalky finish. Decent.
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner. Dark brown, creamy head, good lacing. Aroma is malty and chocolate. Flavor has lots of malt, roast and caramel; sweet up front with a bitter finish. Some yeast spice, dark fruit, nuts. Smooth and delicious.