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Santa's Little Helper 2012 - Mikkeller ApS

Santa's Little Helper 2012Santa's Little Helper 2012

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BA SCORE
88
very good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 11-11-2012)
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Backlash209

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-27-2012 02:19:59 | More by Backlash209
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

03-17-2014 17:48:02 | More by Vivs85
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-07-2014 03:18:28 | More by cyrushire
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Jjski

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2012, bought online, storage conditions unknown. Didn't know I was getting a year old bottle.

Very interesting BSDA with copious cocoa notes,rum raisins and leather and mild spice. A lot of stout like flavors delivered in a body suitable to the style. Not overly " christmasy"

Floats in the palate: smooth and elegant. Not heavy, not light. Perfect like a fine red wine.

A sophisticated beer that wows with subtlety and drinkability. I imagine that age has enhanced its nuances. Presents itself like an Old Ale that was born in Belgium.

The snow is falling hard in upstate NY, the skis are waxed, at dawn we ride.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 00:27:31 | More by Jjski
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IAmAWalrus

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -49.5%

01-18-2014 01:36:35 | More by IAmAWalrus
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dirtylou

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, Westvleteren chalice

Very dark body – mocha head but no retention. This is an interesting beer and not quite how I remembered it – the 11% is pretty well masked. Chocolate definitely in the foreground, dark cherry, dark fruit, molasses. Very nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 19:17:00 | More by dirtylou
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SteeleWright

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

12-27-2013 00:38:28 | More by SteeleWright
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-25-2013 22:27:13 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a chalice.

A: Dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown head. Settles pretty quickly leaving a smattering of bubbles. A bit of sporadic lacing.

S: Molasses, raisin, a little pine, coriander. A little dark chocolate, coffee, and peat.

T: A little hoppy and pretty bitter. Pecan shells, rye bread, and booze.

M: Boozy and dry in the finish.

D: Sipping experience.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Nice head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is characterized by sweet components, chocolate, coffee, and peat mostly. Bitter, peaty, and boozy. Overall, this is pretty decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 00:43:05 | More by bmwats
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: muddy reddish-brown; no head, scant rim and surface film; scant snowflake and loop lcaing
S: chocolate, roasted coffee
T: dramatically chocolate and coffee; virtually nothing else registers to my palette, although I can imagine the ginger and sense the malt behind it
M: dry, medium-bodied
O: Would be improved were it less of a one-note beer, tasting almost exclusively of chocolate, with a ginger tinge.

12oz / Snifter / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2013 00:47:46 | More by RandomExile
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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KimenTshom

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4/5  rDev +1%

11-17-2013 07:22:29 | More by KimenTshom
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-14-2013 17:15:08 | More by scottDC
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Kreko7

California

4/5  rDev +1%

11-05-2013 03:52:28 | More by Kreko7
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tryin' to clear out my cellar.

Into a chalice:

A: dark brown colored body almost slightly brown with a half finger's worth of an off-white/tan foamy head that concaves with the glass and leaves a good amount of thick clingy lacing

S: starts off like an Imperial Stout - chocolatey and roasted coffee bean, but gradually gets some of the Belgian notes of the darker fruits, molasses and brown sugariness, still boozy after a year, no yeasty notes

T: once again starts off chocolatey but eventually gets the Belgian sweetness, little bit of a boozy sweet aftertaste and just a dry sweet finish

M: medium to heavy, not sessionable (I'm sippin' this like there's no tomorrow), carbonation is pretty smooth and good for the style and for me, there is a slightly boozy coating tingling around the mouth and tongue (I'm surprised since this is a year old)

O: this is a nice Belgian Strong Dark Ale that I would have again

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 05:29:46 | More by BeerKangaroo
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California

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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +1%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

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Santa's Little Helper 2012 from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.