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Santa's Little Helper 2011 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A 9.1 % variant was sold in Sweden.

(Beer added by: brotherloco on 11-13-2011)
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Bellabananas

Illinois

2/5  rDev -50%

12-17-2011 00:29:23 | More by Bellabananas
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black, but slightly transparent. Huge mocha head. Never dies away, just settles to a thick layer of foam.

Smell - Dark chocolate malts. Sweet dark fruits. Coffee.

Taste - Very chocolatey with a nice dark fruit presence. Figs and dates and the like. They get stronger into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Reminds me of Black Albert, but more chocolately. This was $3.99 because it was a seasonal "past season." Can't beat it.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2014 05:47:29 | More by QuakeAttack
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jumbopanda

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-26-2013 06:13:12 | More by jumbopanda
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-16-2013 15:20:23 | More by csfcmitchell
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-04-2013 22:50:36 | More by ADTaber
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-11-2013 00:48:03 | More by WOLFGANG
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ngeunit1

California

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices, chocolate, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweety dark caramel malts, raisin and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices, chocolate, a hint of roasted coffee, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, spicy, and warming finish.

D - Nice spiced BSDA. Good overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 06:49:09 | More by ngeunit1
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Harkrank

Sweden

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2013 09:32:47 | More by Harkrank
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 03:20:29 | More by jkball01
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

12-30-2012 23:11:39 | More by Peyton5410
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HomerS

Sweden

3/5  rDev -25%

12-30-2012 20:56:03 | More by HomerS
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml served in a St. Bernardus chalice.

A - Pitch black body with a creamy mocha head that retains well. Sticky speckled lacing left behind.

S - Strong and rich dairy chocolate, roasted barley, sweet vanilla coffee, chocolate fruit cake, cherries. Good stuff here.

T - Chocolate hits first, creamy and sweet with some bitter roast behind it, hints of oxidation, some muted cherries, and raisins, also getting some charred wood in the middle. The finish showcases powdery dry yeast with some bitter roast at the very end.

M - Full body but light and very creamy as well, moderate carbonation, no alcohol heat at all.

Haven't had this fresh but at 1 year this tastes great. Not your typical BSDA but very smooth, creamy bold flavors that have seemed to blend well. Drinks more like a stout.
The way that this beer hides the ABV is very impressive. It's almost non-existent. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 22:56:22 | More by StaveHooks
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-26-2012 00:47:35 | More by st9647v3
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

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Robdrinx

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

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mattdbh

California

4/5  rDev 0%

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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is near black with a thick beige head. Lasting retention and decent lacing. The aroma brings classic Danish roast scents, rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, yeast. Smells similar to a Danish stout. The flavor is rich and smooth. Drinks more like a European stout than a BSDA. Relatively light in body for the style, but by no means thin. Alcohol hidden very well. A solid beer. I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 00:36:32 | More by Huhzubendah
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Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2012 12:21:26 | More by ajs4bd
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Santa's Little Helper 2011 from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.