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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

481 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 48
Gots: 162 | 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)
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Tastes vary when at different temperatures.

Right out of the fridge:Smooth. Chocolaty. Slight spice. Cloves.

About 40 degrees Fahrenheit: Start tasting that bourbon a lot more which also ups the spiciness of it. Pronounced chocolaty. The best way to describe it is a bourbon liquor chocolate.

About 50 degrees Fahrenheit: I can't remember ;) I think it was awesome!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like this almost as much as older viscosity I think. Just a huge stout with as much bourbon on it as any beer I've ever had. Hershey's syrup dark brown and sludgy with a flash of mocha fizz before it settles to nearly still. The nose is all bourbon, vanilla and raw molasses spice with heave dark barley and chocolate malt, charred oak, and marshmallow. The flavor is just like the nose, do much going on but do well integrated. It's almost too much, a sensory overload that is best in small to medium doses. Sweet from the vanilla but not too sweet, and really heavily oaked. Fully bodied and teeth coating, but more flavorful than others. It feels Christmasy and may have a touch of spice in the Finnish. As strong it seems as a shot if bourbon, I love it!

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I have to say I don't regularly drink bourbon stouts but when I do it damn well will be this one. Pours that of an extremely dark brown
with a light golden head. It possesses the scent similar to the taste which is of a bourbony chocolate. Definitely recommend for lovers of bourbon barrel stouts

StandupandStout, Oct 11, 2014
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Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.