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Santa's Little Helper 2012 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Rickythejeweler

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Pennsylvania

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BJasny

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

12-25-2012 00:58:40 | More by BJasny
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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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Ale-ienation

California

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

Tasted as part of last year's Kerstbier Fest at The Trappist, Oakland, CA.

A: Dark, light beige head, thick lacing.

S: Malt, brown sugar, fruit, raisins.

T: Bit of alcohol. Roasty. Chocolate. Bitter coffee finish.

M: Medium body, bit oily.

O: Delicious holiday quad.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 03:39:57 | More by Ale-ienation
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DotBier

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-29-2012 22:19:31 | More by DotBier
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge props to joemcgrath27 for this gem... The last of his most recent parcel to get consumed and well worth the wait.

A - Pours pitch black, thumb of dark mocha head with solid retention and nice sticky lacing.

S - Dark fruits, raisins, plums, cocoa, molasses, hints of burnt sugar and tobacco.

T - The dark fruit notes dominate with the burnt sugar, molasses and cocoa coming through alongside cloves, toasted bread and raisins that linger on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - This brew is insanely drinkable, an ABV that at 10.5% drinks like an 8%-er and will sneak up on you incredibly fast. So pumped I got a chance to try this, thanks again Joe! Loads of flavour and a fantastic example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 23:13:59 | More by andrenaline
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - nearly impenetrable black, finger of mocha head retained half way, plenty of random lacing
S - rich chocolate cake batter, mild raisins and spice, touch of coffee and a hint of booze
T - distinct dense chocolate fruit cake flavour, cherry and raisin, caramel and booze
M - rich and dense, bit of boozy heat mellows quickly, fully coats the mouth
T - must say I am impressed with both the xmas flavour quality and the drinkability given the high octane, well done!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 03:32:36 | More by joemcgrath27
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Sweden

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Illinois

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Kentucky

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Indiana

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Santa's Little Helper 2012 from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.