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

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Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel AgedSanta's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
88
very good

510 Ratings
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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 177
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:
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(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-25-2009)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black and viscous this poured with a thin trace of brown foam.

All that one expects in a barrel aged stout with vanilla, chocolate, and coconut.

This actually excels in taste as it has far more complexity than the aroma could muster. I feared that the bourbon would be lost but it hits right at center palate. The bourbon is tangy and woody and then is washed away in a thick creamy chocolate and caramel wave. Vanilla then holds out at the end.

The feel is smooth slightly less viscous than expected.

This goes in the barrel as a less appealing stout than most but it takes on the barrel characteristics extremely well and serves as a proud addition to the style.

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Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.