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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

438 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 438
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 44
Gots: 151 | 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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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-09-2013 07:41:08 | More by smekermann
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Sarlacc83

Oregon

3.18/5  rDev -18.7%

22oz bottle, 2010 vintage. Consumed 1-26-13, reviewed from notes.

A: Bottle opens with a soft plip. Obsidian sludge, devoid of any head. Very sticky legs.

N: Heavy bourbon, prune and some soy to start. Lots of vanill and some raisins. Blackberry brandy and coffee overtones. 2 yeras has not decreased the alcohol. Chocolate and fudge, of course. Mint.

T: Blended bourbon and chocolate. Vanilla is the most dominant flavor with some tannins from the oak. Stale coffee grounds and prunes. Brandy, more so than bourbon after a few sips. Raisins and licorice. Honey.

M: Stick, viscous, very, very hot and practically flat.

O: Despite the low rating, I did enjoy this, but there are a lot of fatal flaws in a very competitive field. Age hasn't seemed to help this much, surprisingly. I will say that's it's apt they put Santa Claus on this, because there's a lot of raisin/prune which I'm sure is good for regularity.

01-28-2013 23:37:15 | More by Sarlacc83
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dirtylou

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

22oz bottle, 2011 vintage

Served in an oversized snifter - muddy garnet body, bubbly head - low carbonation. Overwhelming aromas of bourbon and vanilla, caramel and chocolate. And then, unfortunately, you take a sip. Absolutely fierce - burnt rubber, charred malt, torched oak, abrasive bourbon, caramel and chocolate. Heavily bitter - gonna be a tough one to choke down

01-27-2013 22:34:03 | More by dirtylou
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-27-2013 02:37:53 | More by bsuedekum
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-23-2013 02:07:54 | More by JAHMUR
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-17-2013 04:41:53 | More by appetiteforparis
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-12-2013 06:55:58 | More by fatmcb1
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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-10-2013 17:15:58 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-09-2013 05:35:34 | More by Auror
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BWH999

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-08-2013 23:14:41 | More by BWH999
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-07-2013 04:57:24 | More by ShemRahBoo
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davelag

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-05-2013 16:27:36 | More by davelag
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ediaz

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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ACY73

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Gavage

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1/2" tan colored head.

Smell: vanilla, oak, and a bit of bourbon are easily picked up by the nose.

Taste: roasted malt, oak, bourbon, vanilla, prunes, mild alcohol, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Lightly crisp at the start, smoother at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a very enjoyable but slow sipping beer. Great beer to sip in front of a fire place.

12-31-2012 20:26:59 | More by Gavage
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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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North Carolina

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Colorado

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-16-2012 01:30:47 | More by ralphw56
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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-15-2012 21:11:06 | More by BoRaeCho
Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.