Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Santa's Little Helper 2011 | Mikkeller ApS

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Santa's Little Helper 2011Santa's Little Helper 2011
BA SCORE
3.99/5
Very Good
96 Ratings
Santa's Little Helper 2011Santa's Little Helper 2011
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 9.1 % variant was sold in Sweden.

Added by brotherloco on 11-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
96
pDev:
13.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of cscrowley37
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black, but slightly transparent. Huge mocha head. Never dies away, just settles to a thick layer of foam.

Smell - Dark chocolate malts. Sweet dark fruits. Coffee.

Taste - Very chocolatey with a nice dark fruit presence. Figs and dates and the like. They get stronger into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Reminds me of Black Albert, but more chocolately. This was $3.99 because it was a seasonal "past season." Can't beat it.

 540 characters

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of QuakeAttack
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jumbopanda
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices, chocolate, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweety dark caramel malts, raisin and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices, chocolate, a hint of roasted coffee, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, spicy, and warming finish.

D - Nice spiced BSDA. Good overall balance.

 522 characters

Photo of Harkrank
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bismarksays
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Nolen12
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HomerS
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml served in a St. Bernardus chalice.

A - Pitch black body with a creamy mocha head that retains well. Sticky speckled lacing left behind.

S - Strong and rich dairy chocolate, roasted barley, sweet vanilla coffee, chocolate fruit cake, cherries. Good stuff here.

T - Chocolate hits first, creamy and sweet with some bitter roast behind it, hints of oxidation, some muted cherries, and raisins, also getting some charred wood in the middle. The finish showcases powdery dry yeast with some bitter roast at the very end.

M - Full body but light and very creamy as well, moderate carbonation, no alcohol heat at all.

Haven't had this fresh but at 1 year this tastes great. Not your typical BSDA but very smooth, creamy bold flavors that have seemed to blend well. Drinks more like a stout.
The way that this beer hides the ABV is very impressive. It's almost non-existent. Well done.

 889 characters

Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of leansean88
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of dougemert
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of LambicKing
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Robdrinx
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mattdbh
4/5  rDev +0.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Santa's Little Helper 2011 from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 96 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.