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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

517 Ratings
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 50
Gots: 163 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-25-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of aquazr1
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBomb515
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big pitch black vicious pour with a tan head and spotty lacing on the glass. Bourbon forward aromas, vanilla, oak, wood barrel, chocolate, mild coffee, hints of char and earthy notes. Taste is very bourbon forward. Bourbon, and oak. Mid palate some coffee and chocolate from the stout base comes through. Wood, mild char and alcohol heat on the finish. Body is full and there's some initial bite before it goes smooth and creamy. Alcohol sting on the swallow makes it rough. If you like bourbon, this stout is what your looking for. A little rough around the edges but the flavors are there.

Photo of Casey3236
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xJMFCx
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NonicPanic
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreenMind
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boudeysbigbrew
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gonzo000
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not big on bourbon barrel aged beer, but this one is pretty good.

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4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sean_King
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice brew but just not on the same level as BCS.

Photo of TEKNISHE
4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of harryhops
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Beersnake1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Vintage 2013 bomber.

Poured from fridge temp into a snifter. Warmed over an hour.

Appearance is pitch black, with very little carbonation. Smell - toasted malts, chocolate, oak barrel comes through. Taste - some immediate bitterness, smoky, chocolate, and some barrel. Very nice, but a little harsh for me.

Photo of jdw275
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.