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Santa's Little Helper - Port Brewing

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90
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1,092 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,092
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 71
Gots: 153 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 12-09-2006)
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Ratings: 1,092 | Reviews: 536 | Display Reviews Only:
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Beezee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-21-2012 05:06:55 | More by Beezee
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-20-2012 17:32:14 | More by zekeman17
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SgunnarW

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-17-2012 04:01:26 | More by SgunnarW
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John11486

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-16-2012 23:41:28 | More by John11486
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -62.6%

02-16-2012 13:47:17 | More by poopsmitherson
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -22.7%

2009 bottle drank 2/14/12

A - dark as night with a creamy dark tan head

S - Dark dried fruit; prune juice, crushed raisins, malt, yeast and bitter cocoa.

T - Burnt dried fruit, baking chocolate, malts. Possibly just a bit past it's prime.

M - Thick coating with a tingle on both sides of tongue.

O - Probably would have been better 6 months ago. Not a favorite at this stage.

02-16-2012 02:59:03 | More by biglite351
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-15-2012 21:01:09 | More by sharpski
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-15-2012 05:38:22 | More by kirkse
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%

2009 bottle poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. Half finger fine light brown head dissipates to a ring around the glass and light lacing. Rich aroma of dark and roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Great flavor of dark and roasted malts with dark fruit, chocolate and light coffee notes. Nicely integrated and the high ABV is not noticeable. Medium to heavy bodied and creamy. Tasted next to a fresh 2011 bottle. This stout has aged extremely well and I like this two year old bottle much better than the fresh one. I still enjoyed the fresher bottle, but it rated a half point lower; a good candidate for aging. Excellent

02-10-2012 05:11:37 | More by LiquidAmber
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-09-2012 05:44:31 | More by msarver16
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atlien59

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-09-2012 02:29:23 | More by atlien59
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SoCalStout

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-07-2012 00:53:17 | More by SoCalStout
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mpdrago

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-06-2012 05:47:17 | More by mpdrago
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

Pitch black body, not a hint of red, topped by a big billowing rocky dark tan head. Thick lacing.

Strong aggressive roasts coffee dominates the nose. Some subtle chocolate notes in he background.

Coffee starts the taste, but it's quickly engulfed by thick chocolate syrup. Dark fruits swim in the background. Big fresh hop bite at the swallow jumps from the darkness. Alcohol well hidden.

Mouthfeel is thick and rich, but not in the higher classes of imperial stouts.

Overall, not a true classic among imperial stouts, but a good and enjoyable one.

02-05-2012 06:04:09 | More by RonfromJersey
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duqmatt

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.2%

02-05-2012 02:51:51 | More by duqmatt
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QuadrantThree

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-02-2012 16:15:06 | More by QuadrantThree
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dlello2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-01-2012 00:22:17 | More by dlello2
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-30-2012 03:42:40 | More by JAHMUR
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natemort13

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-28-2012 08:11:04 | More by natemort13
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-27-2012 18:28:08 | More by PhineasGage
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mriyanto

California

1/5  rDev -75.1%

01-26-2012 04:29:50 | More by mriyanto
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-25-2012 20:18:10 | More by DMc8ride
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VaTechPhilly

New York

5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-24-2012 01:26:35 | More by VaTechPhilly
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-22-2012 20:45:47 | More by FickleBeast
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Bfarr

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -15.2%

Black and foamy brown head with okay retention and good lacing. Chocolate and spice aroma. Roasted with notes of chocolate and spice with a fairly long roasted bitter linger. Robust with a moderately strong bite.

Roasted malts start dominating with light warming. I wish the spice came through a little better. It’s a fine hoppy imperial stout that may benefit from some aging. An okay sipping beer to while away Christmas eve. Aside: I’m getting very tired of overhopped Imperial Stouts.

01-20-2012 00:27:04 | More by Bfarr
Santa's Little Helper from Port Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,092 ratings.