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Santa's Little Helper | Port Brewing

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Santa's Little HelperSanta's Little Helper

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Santa’s Little Helper, our Imperial Stout, starts with an emphasis on dark cocoa and roasted coffee aromatics. The finish lends hints of sweet crystal malt, warming tones of alcohol and a touch of hops, making a perfect accompaniment to leftover fruit cake and sugar cookies.

Added by Boilermaker88 on 12-11-2003

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stone

Minimal caramel colored head. roasted chocolate and coffee aroma. Lots of chocolate from start to finish. Almost a burnt chocolate after taste. Coffee notes as the beer warms up.

A must try for fans of Imperial Stouts. I'll likely be picking up a bottle for my cellar.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted oct. 23rd 2011 (from notes)


A - deep brown, almost sludgy, 2 finger dark tan head and no lacing

S - lots of sweet malts, coffee, chocolate, spices, wood, earth and alcohol

T - lots of toasted everything. Nice chocolate, coffee, alcohol, brown sugar, oak, earth, spices, huge toasty malts and the bitterness seems to be coming from a slight hops and not just the dark chocolate

M - full bodied, low acidity, huge complexity, well balanced and very long finish

D - very nice imperial stout, lots of flavors, nice balance and an all around good beer. For the fans of bigger stouts only. Not for the faint of beer

Final thought - for $6, 10% abv and a seasonal? Port has done it again

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Santa's Little Helper from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,488 ratings
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