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Santa's Little Helper - Oak Barrel Aged - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GABrew on 12-24-2013)
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Dark almost perfectly black brew, topped by a moderate, 1 1/2 finger dark brown head. Retention is OK, leaving behind wide individual lines of lacing.

Brew has a relatively subdued nose. A bit of sour, dark fruit up front, sandwiched with oak and a hint of bourbon; roasted barley and dark cacao; a hint of vanilla. Everything smells quite good, just not particularly strong.

Tons of chocolate up front, roasted barley, banana, and then the bourbon hits. Strong and sweet, roughed around at the edges by oak, smoothed out by vanilla. The bourbon notes are very strong, but quite smooth; it's a very boozy beer.

Long finish, a little hot, quite wet, very boozy. Very thick mouthfeel - actually among the thickest for a BBA stout I've had.

This is a really, really good BBA stout. I'm very impressed with the thick mouthfeel, and the huge notes of chocolate. It's definitely a bourbon-lover's brew.

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Santa's Little Helper - Oak Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.