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Santa's Little Helper 2012 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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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.

bmwats, Dec 25, 2013
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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

RandomExile, Dec 17, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours ruby-tinted black with a dark tan head.
Nose shows doughy bready malt, sultanas, golden syrup, fruitcake, and faint chocolate.
Flavours comprised of booze, bready malt, soft roasted malt, treacle. The alcohol is a bit harsh.
Thick creamy body. Could use more carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Jan 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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2neardead, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ST: 750ml poured into a chalice.

A: Black with a huge brown head. Light gives the beer a deep chestnut brown appearance. The head sits on top like thick cream and does not move. Leaves thick lines of lacing.

S: Heavy metallic aroma that might simply be alcohol, roasted malt, coco, nutmeg, vanilla.

T: Sweet thick malt with some caramel, lots of dark bitter chocolate, and hints of smoke and medicine from alcohol.

M: Thick and creamy

O: Great flavor but unbalanced alcohol, this beer needs more time to age and mellow. The sweetness of the beer is balanced nicely by bitter chocolate flavors, but the alcohol at the end adds a medicinal edge and warmth that distracts. A noel should have some warmth, but I need more balance. A few years could turn this into a gem.

ianjsullivan, Jan 05, 2013
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Santa's Little Helper 2012 from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.