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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

177 Reviews
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Reviews: 177
Hads: 547
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 50
Gots: 179 | FT: 9
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: scottoale on 07-25-2009

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Reviews: 177 | Hads: 547
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

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. (920 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 (371 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (438 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally had a flat bottle of the 2009 and scored it a 1.65 because it was a flat bourbon bomb. This bottle came over the pond from Vanlingleipa. Cheers for the brews man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2012
Note: Drunk right after the base beer.

APPEARANCE: Pours out thin and transparent, just like the base beer, yielding a one finger, medium looking, tan head with decent retention. Head fades to a thin wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. Black, relatively clear body with medium carbonation evident. A slight wisp remains but leaves no lacing down the glass. Thin for the style, but the head is alright.

SMELL: Bolder nose of oak, vanilla and caramel for sure. Light roasted notes with milk chocolate as well, but mostly lots of oak, vanilla and some surprisingly restrained bourbon from the bourbon barrel.

TASTE: Oak and caramel/toffee sweetness up front, then licorice, roasted and slightly burnt malts and bourbon barrel at the swallow. Aftertaste is bold with bourbon, more oak and wood from the barrels, as well as dark chocolate and burnt malt notes from the base beer. Surprisingly well balanced and the base beer pushes through the bourbon barrel aging. Some alcohol lingers on the palate after the swallow. A well balanced brew and more interesting than the base beer alone.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate but not quite as weighty as the base beer, goes down fine with a bit of a burn after the swallow and finishes rather sticky. Needs a touch more weight and could be smoother for the style.

OVERALL: This is a solid barrel aged beer. The bourbon barrel adds a layer of complexity that complements the base beer, making this a more complex brew than the regular Santa's. This was way, way more balanced than the '09, and the carbonation helped make it far more enjoyable as well. Still not something I'd jump through hoops for, but certainly something I'd gladly drink again. Thanks again Vanlingleipa! (1,991 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2011 into an Avery tulip

Very little white creamy head. No lacing. Thin (pitch) black brew.

Tons of oak-y vanilla. Smooth and milky. Great aroma.

Very smooth up front with nice smooth oakeyness. Milky, light, thin. As flavor fades horrible rubber bitterness shows up and becomes nearly undrinkable. I love the flavors, but can't stand the mouthfeel. High rubbing alcohol flavors.

By far nowhere near the best Imperial Stout on the market.. This brew doesn't even hit top 20, IMO. Port needs to bring this brew back to the drawing board. It's very uneven and unbalanced. Great aroma and flavors, but horrid appearance and aftertaste... Can't recommend @ $17/bottle (667 characters)

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle 2011 vintage... Poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a very very dark cola brown, little to no head, no lacing either...

S: the aroma really starts to step this brew up, nice dark chocolate notes laced with great notes of toasted oak and burbon. The burbon gives great vanilla notes and coconut... Great aroma.

T: taste doesn't dissapoint either, overall id say the taste reminds me of a nutty dark chocolate burbon brownie.... Absolutely delicious. Very well rounded. The chocolate and the oak blend together so nicley with a rich of roasty malt flavor on the end, for a brief hint of coffee... Excellent.

M: medium body, with very little carbonation, I wish the brew had a bit more heft and a nice bit of creamy carbonation. A touch dry on the finish.

O: this is a great burbon barrel beer, incredible barrel flavor and balance, a must try for any fan if this style. (898 characters)

Photo of Jeb37
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I opened this bottle today which was a Stocking stuffer from my girlfriend last Christmas (2011). Poured into a 20oz pint glass

Appearance
Beer pours a deep super dark brown that entices you. Very little carbonation, head disappears quickly and leaves slight amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell
This beer smells heavy with coffee, chocolate, and caramel.
Taste
Really tastes of chocolate and coffee, really surprisingly smooth and balanced for a beer that says its ABV is 12%, it doesn't have that warming alcohol sweetness.
Mouthfeel
This beer is very light for such a high ABV, very easy to drink.
Overall
I was very surprised that a Stout this high in ABV would be so delicious and well balanced. This was a beer I thought would be heavy on the alcohol warmth and sweetness seeing as it was aged in oak. I wonder how holding it for a year may have changed the balance of flavors and mouthfeel. I will definitely get 2 of them this year, one to have now, and one to hold till next year. I recommend this beer as a great stocking stuffer or just to enjoy with family of friends. (1,081 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from ChrisInIdaho a few weeks back in an IP trade... Thanks Buddy!! Shared tonight with Buckeyeboy... Pours impenetrable black... short lasting dark brown head...

Nose shows plenty of bourbon and fudgy coffee spiked brownie batter... never sweet smelling... just plenty of big aromas.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose... long and lingering on the palate.

Body is thicker than medium... carbonation is about right.

Fairly good... $17 good? Nope... but very tasty nonetheless.

All 4's. (500 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly faded away, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface.
S: There are strong aromas of bourbon in the nose.
T: Like the smell, flavors of bourbon really stand out in the overall taste and become even stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There is lots of warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer packs in lots of bourbon aromas and flavors without making the taste too alcoholic. However, the bourbon seems to be too strong really masks any of the flavors of the underlying beer. (664 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 Vintage

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with light hints of dark brown at the edges of the glass when held up to the light. The beer has a quarter finger tall mocha head that reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Huge aromas of bourbon upfront with this beer - notes of bourbon sweetness, oak, and vanilla. That is followed by coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, and light notes of alcohol.

T: The flavors of this beer really follow the smell, there is a nice roasted malt flavor with some coffee notes and dark chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit sweetness. There is a significant amount of bourbon flavors including the oak, vanilla, and some light alcohol.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: There is a nice complexity to the flavors of this beer and it smells exactly like it is advertised - bourbon barrel aged American Double/Imperial Stout. Really enjoyable but not the easiest beer to drink because it is really big - sip slowly and enjoy. (1,132 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not seeing the date on the bottle but just came in so i'm assuming 2012. Shows 12%, not 10. Reads "Oak" not "Bourbon" barrel.
appearance: very dark though compared to older vis it's downright pale. Crimson highlights. almost no head other than some tan bubbles on the pour.
smell: Smooth bourbon, oak, coffee, vanilla and chocolate treat. Decadent and well...oh so good.
taste: More of the same. This is why I loves the new wave of beers over stuffy wines.
overall: I had thoughts of waiting till Christmas but screw it. August deserves a beer like this too. (559 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle - 2012 version 12% abv. Pours opaque black with a smallish brown head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet baker's chocolate, some roasted grainy malts and some light bourbon.

The flavor is sweet fudgy chocolate with a lot of roast and a big sharp alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is kind of light bodied for an impy stout.

Overall, it's a bit subdued other than hot alcohol. (439 characters)

Photo of bamadog
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

I got this one in a trade some time ago and waxed it in 7/2010, so if I had to guess, I would say it's from the 2009 bottling. Review is from notes taken on 8/7/2012 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour looks alright, not mind-blowingly thick or anything, but slightly viscous; no head, no signs of carbonation -- not even a little bit of a ring around the surface. I know that some barrel aged beers get a little flat, but I'm a little worried that this is going to feel like thick water in my mouth and not have much life to it; body is of course near black and entirely opaque; seems to be a thin, oily residue clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Smell is solid - lots of syrupy chocolate, big roasty malts and some alcoholic vapor; I would give the smell on this version the edge if compared to the regular version of the beer; the alcohol does indeed have a bourbon-like aspect to it -- woody and astringent, touch of vanilla.

Taste: Really matches the smell to a "T" -- the alcohol is nice and I almost feel like it's a stout that someone poured a shot of bourbon into -- pretty solid.

Mouthfeel: I called this -- it comes across as entirely flat, which sucks. I don't mind a mellow body, but I expect a little bit of prickle on the tongue and this has nothing. The only, and I mean only, life that this body has is in the alcohol that provides a tingle to the gums and belly.

Overall: The mouthfeel ruined what would have probably been a pretty decent experience. If they had this right, it would be a world class beer IMO, but alas, it isn't at this point. (1,598 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.83/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Comes out of the bottle a rich, warm sable just a whisker above jet with a fairly thick light tan head that leaves substantial lacing. Smoky aroma has an overtone of bourbon and notes of chocolate and molasses plus a hint of toffee. Splendiferous flavor fills the mouth with a symphony of tastes: bourbon, chocolate, molasses, burnt oak, toffee, caramel, coffee. Each sip seems a little different. Over all is a firm but not fierce alcohol bite. Full-bodied texture is smooth as fine silk and has a subtle but lasting fizz. This nice beer is well worth the "naughty" price! (573 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a small head of light tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles quickly and leaves light traces of lace on the glass.

S - Dark sugar with notes of chocolate, smoky coffee, pepper, red apple, vanilla, and sweet whiskey.

T - Sweet oak and vanilla up front with dark caramel and a toffee. Some bakers chocolate and espresso in the middle with clove and spiced apple notes in the middle. Finishes with vanilla, bourbon, and spiced cake notes as well as lingering smoky coffee notes.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very different form the non ba version, though it still has the characteristic charred roast character that the base beer possessed. As I expected it took to barrel aging very well and the vanilla and whiskey notes add a perceived sweetness that helps to push back against the harsh bitterness and allows some of the base beer's complexity to shine though. A nicely done barrel aged stout. (988 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very thin head on a very dark body with some light getting though. scattered lacing.

S: sweet whiskey/bourbon mostly which overall is excellent. some vanilla and oak notes.

T: alcohol is a little strong in this one. whiskey and bourbon up front. The roasted character is significantly diminished compared to the non barrel aged version. nice oak and vanilla finish.

M: semi dry finish but much less than the base beer. medium body and lighter side of moderate carbonation.

Overall: excellent whiskey/bourbon character, a little strong on the alcohol end for the flavor but still a very nice barrel aged stout. (617 characters)

Photo of 1Adam12
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

08 bottle. Barely any hiss when I popped it. Pours black, but looks a bit thin. ZERO carbonation. Smells of heavy bourbon, a bit of bitter chocolate, and some coffee. Taste is a huge bourbon bomb, but as it warms the chocolate does come out. Almost no carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a barrel aged stout. Overall, this made for a really good bottle to get as pretty much an extra in a trade, but I wouldn't seek it out again. Just too one dementional. The bourbon is just too much. I've had the regular version, and this should be a lot better than what it is. (569 characters)

Photo of BostonHops
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a snifter.
2011 batch.

pours almost a chestnut colored brown but not the typical imperial stout (or regular santa's little helper for that matter) used motor oil black - a bit lighter. 1/2" head quickly dissipates; little in the way of lacing. nose jumps out of the glass with a wallop of bourbon. its a sweet aroma with notes of vanilla, butterscotch, and a hint of molasses, but the headliner here is bourbon. i'm not getting big doses of the traditional imperial stout stalwarts like roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. love that bourbon though.

flavor follows the aroma pretty closely, again headlined by that big bourbon presence. some vanilla, butterscotch, a little chocolate. reminds me less of santa's little helper than something along the lines of, say, a founders backwoods bastard. very tasty though. viscous, medium-full mouthfeel.

overall i'm digging this beer a lot. maybe it's because i'm a sucker for a bourbon bomb but i'm finding it pretty damn tasty. on the pricey side at $16.00+ for the bomber.

(originally reviewed: 12-15-2011) (1,078 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black with a touch of brown mixed in and a super thin ring of head. The head fades right away leaving behind no lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of strong Bourbon notes with lots of oak and vanilla with some roasted chocolate malts and some dark fruit, and some booze.

T - Starts off with a nice kick of Bourbon flavor with lots of vanilla and some sweet dark fruits and light chocolate. Through the middle, more oak comes through with some richer roasted chocolate malts and a bit of coffee. The finish is a mix of Bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with very mild carbonation. Smooth with a thick warming and sweet feeling.

D - Very drinkable. A bit on the flat side, but the Bourbon really adds another dimension to the base beer which is really nice. Good Bourbon aged stout. (835 characters)

Photo of DCon
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle of this w/ STLWIll & Friends @ The Royale. Poured from the Red Labeled bottle w/ Santa and Rudolf at the bar & an Elf tapping beer that looks like an ice cream shop pour into a 12oz Shaker Glass. 2010 Bourbon Barrel Vintage but no bottled on date.

Aroma- There is a huge booze mixed with chocolate aroma from the start to finish. Very deep malts and hops with a rich background. Fantastic!

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that is dark brown but dies quickly. Has a very dark brown colored body that has almost no clarity. Leaves suds behind on the glass.

Flavor- Bourbon rich, Cocoa sweet, and roasted grains all come out at the beginning. VERY complexed and tough to search out all of the attributes. Can till this has been aged! Also has a light bitterness level at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves tons of bourbon on the palate at the finish.

Overall Impression- This one was very well developed and time helped this out! Would definitely like to trade for a bottle of this soon and enjoy again in the future. Highly Recommend for a 2X Stout! (1,138 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Batch 1 Bottle; Sampled December 2011
A steady pour barely produces a few, large, brown tinged bubbles that settle around the rim of my Lost Abbey Teku glass. The beer is a deep, concentrated brown, almost perfectly black color. The aroma smells of spicy bourbon, caramelized & toasted coconut, lots of vanillin and woody oak. The nose is definitely a bit hot and easily dominates the base beer aromaitcs, which I am really not noticing much the first go around; if I relally dig, some roasted, toasted malt notes start to become noticeable, though not enough to balance the Bourbon Barrel notes in any way.

The beer is spicy and a touch hot up front, this continues as it flatly slides across the palate and the finish has a spicy Bourbon like note, an oak astringency and some warm / hot alcohol character to it. Some sweetness works in concert with and is accentuated by vanillin notes; though the sweetness is not enough, nor is it nearly rich and malty enough, to stand up to the Bourbon laden notes from this beer. More roasted character is in the flavor at least; it adds a burnt bitterness, perhaps a touch of sharp acrid roast character and a touch of rounded, dark maltiness that isn’t quite a richness. Dark chocolate notes and something a bit like a sweet, coffee liquor also plays a secondary role here.

I was hoping this would have picked up some carbonation over the two year rest it spent in my cellar, still this could have been good if the Barrel character had not so completely dominated the base beer; more malt richness would have gone a long way towards helping a balance here, but the malt richness just isn’t here. In the end I strongly prefer a beer that has subtle Bourbon barrel influences; if you like Bourbon heavy beers then I could see you enjoying this beer. (1,796 characters)

Photo of n2185
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2008 vintage

A: pours black with pretty much no carbonation so it looks flat.

S: roasted malts with lots of sweet cocoa, vanilla, molasses, oak, and some bourbon notes.

T: similar to the aroma with roasted malts at first followed by bitter chocolate. Vanilla, oak, molasses, and bourbon flavors follow with a light alcohol burn.

M: thick body with no carbonation, this beer is slightly watery because the lack of carbonation.

O: a pretty decent beer, though the lack of carbonation detracts from it. Still, it tastes and smells pretty good. (545 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to T0rin0 for the trade and angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Black. Some dark brown/deep red at edges. No head. Nothing. Still and opaque. So very dark. Pours thick. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Very mellow bourbon. Vanilla and touches of oak. Roasted malts. Chocolate and cocoa. Milk chocolate and loads of vanilla. Aromas meld well. Lots of depth. Hints of tobacco and booze. Lots of goodness. Some sweetness. Touches of burnt malts.

Taste: Bourbon. Vanilla and oak. Slightly oxidized. Nice chocolate notes coupled with old, old coffee. Loads of bourbon. Hints of caramel and toffee. Nice roasted compliment. Slightly burnt. Very nice blend of bourbon and stout flavors. Minimal cocoa and chocolate. Slight burn from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Slightly creamy. Carbonation is non-existent. Borders on syrupy at times.

Overall: This aged well and blended nicely. Great depth of bourbon, but it's mellow enough that the malts can really shine through and show the true character of the base beer. (1,036 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is an extremely dark, thin, opaque brown-black coloring with hazelnut highlights around the edges. No head on this brew, even with a rougher pour. The beer's nose is slightly sour, with oaky highlights and a dark, old world fruit sweetness of dates, raisins, and fig. Alcohol plays a part in the aromas, as well, with a rich molasses characteristic, too. Flavors are rich, with a kiss of dark chocolate on the forward tongue for just an instant, followed by a roasty and sweet profile, again fueled by the old world fruits. Bourbon and oaky characteristics bring a full feel to the palate, as well as a robustness to the beer's overall feel. Strong flavor profiles, and a roasty and boozey aftertaste is absolutely approrpriate. The beer's body is rich and full, with a slight creamy and velvety feel. The finish is slightly cloying, but not bad for the richness of the palate. Slick, the finish does not linger long at all. (970 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 Vintage.

(A)- Pours a very dark brown almost black color. Some tan froth.

(S)- A sweet yet rich raisin and caramel profile. Bits of subtle cocoa and wood. Even subtle hints at brown sugar and spice.

(T)- Again, an underlying sweet profile overall. Caramelized raisin and oak wood. Subtle bits of cocoa.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. A nice balance too. Though it is quite heavy on the sweetness in the mid palate, it does finish in a good dryness. Not as thick as I was expecting. Pretty good ABV integration.

(D)- Overall, a good stout. A bit sweet, but it does move from that into a dry finish. Time would only help this I think. (680 characters)

Santa's Little Helper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.