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Santa's Little Helper - Port Brewing

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90
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1,228 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 77
Gots: 191 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 12-09-2006)
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
4.69/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jellikit
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.
A: pitch black. Thick, foamy, brown head (Looks like a root beer float.)
Smell: Fig. Chocolate.
Taste: light roastiness. Chocolate, coffee, raisin.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Big body. Dry.
Overall: yum. Balanced well. Great beer.

Photo of Bnoise11
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/15...from the bomber. Pours dark black with high tan foam, thick and creamy, loads of lacing. Rich roasted nose, vanilla notes. Hearty thick dark malt taste, heavy bitter. Thick mouthfeel, real filling, like a milkshake. Smooth and bitter. 10.5 packs a wallop.

Photo of Roguer
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Just quick notes: really complex brew. Thick, chocolate milk flavor, with an enormous amount of oak flavor.

Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced and smooth, hiding the 10.5% exceptionally well.

An excellent big stout, perfect for the Winter months.

(If I understand this series correctly, there's the oak aged version, and the whiskey/bourbon barrel aged version; I believe I have now had both, and this is the former. There is possibly an un-aged version, as well.)

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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 bottle. Very smooth. Surprisingly foamy.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of john0721
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. color: black, head: well formed, light tan, nice lacing.

I look forward to this one every year. This year's did not disappoint.

An excellent version of a non barrel aged imperial stout.

Also looking forward to trying this year's barrel aged version.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer. Good pour, good smell. Roasted cocoa and coffee.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Santa's Little Helper from Port Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.