Santa's Little Helper - Oak Barrel Aged
Port Brewing

Santa's Little Helper - Oak Barrel AgedSanta's Little Helper - Oak Barrel Aged
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #250
ABV:
12%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,650
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 6.14%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
62
From:
Port Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  13
Gots
  11
SCORE
95
World-Class
Santa's Little Helper - Oak Barrel AgedSanta's Little Helper - Oak Barrel Aged
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Reviews by SirElton:
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SirElton from California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Apr 12, 2014
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Roguer from Georgia

4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark almost perfectly black brew, topped by a moderate, 1 1/2 finger dark brown head. Retention is OK, leaving behind wide individual lines of lacing.

Brew has a relatively subdued nose. A bit of sour, dark fruit up front, sandwiched with oak and a hint of bourbon; roasted barley and dark cacao; a hint of vanilla. Everything smells quite good, just not particularly strong.

Tons of chocolate up front, roasted barley, banana, and then the bourbon hits. Strong and sweet, roughed around at the edges by oak, smoothed out by vanilla. The bourbon notes are very strong, but quite smooth; it's a very boozy beer.

Long finish, a little hot, quite wet, very boozy. Very thick mouthfeel - actually among the thickest for a BBA stout I've had.

This is a really, really good BBA stout. I'm very impressed with the thick mouthfeel, and the huge notes of chocolate. It's definitely a bourbon-lover's brew.

Nov 06, 2014
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olradetbalder from Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Nov 21, 2014
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bigred89 from Maryland

4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 25, 2014
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ummswimmin from New Jersey

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 13, 2015
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tbart75 from Georgia

4.56/5  rDev +3.6%

Nov 16, 2014
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muskiesman from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Aug 18, 2014
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paresis from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sep 27, 2017
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AlexChillton from Arizona

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Jan 27, 2014
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MaxAdvo from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Dec 29, 2013
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 28, 2015
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Evan from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Jan 01, 2014
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NYR_Rob from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Nov 09, 2014
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Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Mar 02, 2014
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jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Jan 05, 2014
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2GOOFY from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Feb 14, 2014
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Review from notes. Black color with dark brown head that doesn't stay for long. Aroma has intense bourbon, vanilla and dried figs. Taste is not really sweet but has nice dried fruit, dates and figs mostly, ans also nuts. Alcohol is well hidden, you get the warming feel but not the taste. Complex, easy to drink, christmassy imperial stout.

Dec 15, 2014
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johnpz168 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Feb 09, 2014
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Bnoise11 from California

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 17, 2015
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

Dec 08, 2014
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abkayak from New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Dec 26, 2013
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MastaShonuf from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Feb 20, 2014
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MrNate from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Jul 02, 2014
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WCW from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Aug 16, 2014
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hipboy221 from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

May 10, 2014
Santa's Little Helper - Oak Barrel Aged from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 62 ratings