Santa’s Little Helper 2007

$14.95 from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 750 mL corked & caged affair with a red foiled neck. Poured into a small wine glass whilst on vacation in a villa on Hilton Head Island.
Deep, dark Porter colored body. Close to jet black with some brown highlights.
Nose and tastes are both VERY complex. There are all the requisite dark Belgian chracteristics. Plenty of dark fruits, figs and raisins; warming alcohol. The finish pulls the whole package together with a lovely mildly acidic note that completes the package nicely. A very light licorice note as well. Alcohol warms lightly in the throat. Smooth and luxurious in the mouth – velvet like.
The spice character is pretty muted with the possibility of some corriander and a little nutmeg, but not much else. Belgian style yeasts and candy come through too.
I put off buying this for a few months, and then put off drinking it for a little while as well – I shouldn’t have done either! Delicious.

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06/29/2008
Brewery:
Mikkeller
Format:
bottle
ABV: 11.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.88
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