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Santa's Little Helper 2012 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

cyrushire, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

Jjski, Jan 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.5%

IAmAWalrus, Jan 18, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

dirtylou, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

SteeleWright, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

bigbluebeerguy, Dec 25, 2013
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3.26/5  rDev -17.7%

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%

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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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Santa's Little Helper 2012 from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.