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

Santa's Little Helper - Oak Barrel AgedSanta's Little Helper - Oak Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 6.21%


Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GABrew on 12-24-2013)
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So the bottle says Ale Aged in Oak Barrels and is 12%...but bottled in 2012. Weird that it was added in 2013.
Well here it goes...its 2014 so it has some age on it.
Nice deep black oily pour with great head retention. Nice fig and chocolate aromas with a hint of wood. Lots of booze in the nose.
Sweet sweet chocolate flavor with some dried fruit and hints of vanilla and wood aromas.
Super smooth and a pleasure to drink.
Overall, a nice brew with a lot of flavor but its subtle and unassuming.
Usually brews with a seasonal front like this may lack in flavor, but this is awesome.
well worth a try and while I haven't had it fresh, it was awesome with a year and half or so age on it.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 04:11:45 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a black color with a big 2" tan colored head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering. Nice lace develops during the session.

Smell: loads of roasted malt, woodiness, earthy hop bitterness, and some alcohol comes through to the nose.

Taste: big roasted malts, prunes, raisins, oak, and an earthy bitterness are most notable. Alcohol is warming.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth at the start, more velvety at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a great slow sipping beer that goes well as an after dinner drink or sitting in front of a fireplace during a snowstorm.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 19:04:50 | More by Gavage
Santa's Little Helper - Oak Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.