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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

465 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 45
Gots: 157 | FT: 8
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

SHODriver, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

jeff1973, Jul 15, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage, straight from the brewery poured in to tulip.

A - Poured dark brown and settled black. A thin layer of light brown head formed and quickly disappeared.

S - A big oak aroma up front with char, bourbon, chocolate and some noticeable alcohol.

T - Sweet bourbon and oak dominate. Char, chocolate and a big warming alcohol presence. The oak dominates.

M - Medium body. Very light carbonation, which is too low and detracts from the beer. The body detracts from the beer.

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 02, 2013
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popery, Mar 01, 2013
Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.