Santa's Little Helper - Port Brewing

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Ratings: 1,251
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 78
Gots: 203 | FT: 5
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Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: scottoale on 12-09-2006)
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

While not a particularly enthusiastic fan of the style, drinking this has turned into an annual tradition each Xmas Eve. Slightly sweet but not overpowering... alcohol is also manageable. Not bad.

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3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Very tasty with great mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

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4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage, 22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy and foamy khaki colored head that reduces to leave only a ring around the edge, no lace left behind

S- smoky roasted dark chocolate malt aroma with a hint of smoked wood and cocoa, underlying notes of dark cherry and fig give a sherry-like aroma, a hint of coffee closes it out

T- deep chocolate malt hits the palate up front with notes of melted dark chocolate and cocoa that lasts all the way into the mid-palate. Notes of dark cherry and fig begin to kick in with a kick of espresso, more smoky malt on the finish with lingers of smoked cherry-wood

M- medium-heavy body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a chewy, velvety finish

O- two years of age has mellowed this beer out amazingly, with big dark chocolate and cherry flavors, very good RIS!

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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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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | 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

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Santa's Little Helper from Port Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.