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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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IAmAWalrus

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -49.5%

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -24.2%

11-26-2012 02:09:29 | More by karatebartender
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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Blodsvente

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

02-15-2013 16:04:37 | More by Blodsvente
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

10-26-2013 01:57:06 | More by GRG1313
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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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CrazyDavros

Australia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2013 12:15:08 | More by CrazyDavros
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-23-2013 01:28:05 | More by Dawkins
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-08-2012 18:22:33 | More by aztraz
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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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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-02-2013 16:50:58 | More by aakerman
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sbanacho

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-18-2012 06:40:41 | More by sbanacho
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2neardead

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-25-2012 23:15:24 | More by 2neardead
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 21:56:13 | More by ianjsullivan
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-02-2012 02:18:13 | More by weonfire
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flayedandskinned

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-01-2013 07:04:22 | More by flayedandskinned
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-17-2012 14:14:44 | More by PaBeerLover
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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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caverog

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-10-2013 19:49:05 | More by caverog
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-03-2012 02:20:51 | More by Hanzo
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-05-2014 15:05:20 | More by SocalKicks
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Grinky

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-13-2013 03:35:38 | More by Grinky
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DavidRose

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-20-2012 03:33:49 | More by DavidRose
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Santa's Little Helper 2012 from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.