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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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Glass: Tulip
From: KnB Wine Cellars in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $6.00 (Wednesday deal)
Purchased: Aug. 7, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 7, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark brown, almost pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head. Light lacing on the sides, minimal retention.

Smelled bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark blackberry, dark cherry, dark fruits and slight Dr. Pepper. Smelled smooth.

Tasted bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruits and so smooth.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish.

Very, very good. So glad I got to try it for so cheap. I did drop my ratings a little bit from what I originally had because I shouldn’t have been rating after the three strong beers I had before this. This seems about right.

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2011 bottle poured into a snifter

A: poured black with a small tan head that was quick to fade to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells of alcohol and the bourbon barrel, vanilla, caramel and chocolate
T: tastes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, oak, slight roast malt and a bit of coffee. swallow is a big smack of alcohol burn on the back of the throat with a huge bourbon hit on the palate along with some roast malt and chocolate notes toward the end.
M: feels slightly thinner than an imperial stout should be and the carbonation is soft and barely there. drying finish
O: lots of alcohol and bourbon flavor overshadows the beer instead of playing a supporting role. Could have been better. I had this on tap at the brewery the summer of 2011 and it was quite boozy and alcoholic. I was hoping some time would do it well. the booze has tamed itself a bit but the other flavors in the beer struggle to come forward.

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