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Santa's Little Helper 2012 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

103 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +1%

KimenTshom, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

scottDC, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Kreko7, Nov 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

GRG1313, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Dawkins, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Brewer1980, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

derkfromwi, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

kjkinsey, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Rickythejeweler, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

AngusOg, May 28, 2013
Photo of srhoadsy
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served slightly chilled into a tulip.

Pours an extremely dark mahogany brown bordering on black, thought I was pouring an Imperial stout at first. Half inch of foamy light brown head that recedes leaving light surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of dried fruits, molasses and bittersweet chocolate.

A very complex mix of flavors. Dried cherries and raisins, dark chocolate, molasses, cloves and cinnamon.

Medium bodied with a sweet finish and mild carbonation. Lingering aftertaste with a hint of booze.

Impressive beer. This one is an assault on the senses, a lot of strong flavors blended together surprisingly well. Not a huge fan of winter warmers, but this one is very nice.

srhoadsy, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Rogorama, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

caverog, May 10, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
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.

andrenaline, May 05, 2013
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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.

Ale-ienation, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

ascags, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Paonz, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

aakerman, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

aflies, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

flayedandskinned, Mar 01, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: A good amount of beige, slightly apricot head ~2 fingers. Dark, impenetrable raw umber.

S: A lot of spices and something that vaguely reminds me of nail polish remover and metal -- probably just the alcohol. Lots of malts and vanilla. Molasses, chocolate, and burned toast.

T: Wow, lots of flavor. Chocolate malts, alcohol, smoke/roasted notes, molasses - something syrupy sweet like that. A little yeasty. Delicious.

M: Smooth, silky, and full with just enough of a bite from the carbonation to keep things interesting. Nice.

O: Good, the flavors linger for a while on the tongue and the sweetness does coat the mouth, but not in a cloying, unpleasant way. Smell is a bit too boozy for my taste to be really good. All in all, quite good. I'd have another. Recommended.

Meerkey, Feb 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Blodsvente, Feb 15, 2013
Santa's Little Helper 2012 from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.