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Santa's Little Helper - Port Brewing

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90
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1,227 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 77
Gots: 190 | 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:
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(Beer added by: scottoale on 12-09-2006)
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Port Brewing's Santa's Little Helper, imperial stout. 10.5% ABV.

A: Pours a very dark brown. Almost three fingers of fluffy, chocolate milk brown head. Slow dissolve... Light, yet multi-layered lacing. Very light sheeting.

S: Powdered cocoa, malt, and caramel before the head dissolves. Light roasted coffee aroma starts to come through once most of the head is gone.

T/MF: Quite smooth (though, not as smooth as Pecan Pie Porter). Grassy roasted coffee flavor dominates, with a touch of char and graphite on the end. A spike of sweetness going into the finish. Slight dry cocoa note on the frontside of the finish. Cocoa, char, and graphite hold at a medium intensity for a good while. Not bad. I look forward to the barrel-aged version. This beer seems like a good foundation for it.

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Santa's Little Helper from Port Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.