Santa's Little Helper | Port Brewing

Santa's Little HelperSanta's Little Helper
BA SCORE
83.2%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 1,482 ratings
Santa's Little HelperSanta's Little Helper
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,355
Reviews:
579
Ratings:
1,482
Liked:
1,233
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
10.22%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
265
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,482 |  Reviews: 579
Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Omnium
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber > Snifter

A - Pitch black with a nice two finger dense bubbly tan head, thick lacing. Looks good
S - Huge dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel and toffee sweetness, some smokiness to it.
T - Intense dark bitter chocolate, mild malt sweetness of that carmel, some vanilla in there as well, but faint, kinda taste the alcohol, lends itself to be a bit like licorice in moments. Finishes kinda acrid and bitter.
M - Bitterness hangs on forever, a bit dry too, and wow, good amount of warmth, almost like heartburn.
O - Good initially then kinda gets to be too much once it warms up, but overall and good RIS

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KLReed
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark brown almost black with a large dark tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: coffee, chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla

T: coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, slightly smoky malt, bitter hops present in finish

M: thick with good carbonation, hint of alcohol

O: nice sipper

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Photo of Bierman9
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 22oz bottle ($7.99) at Krugel's on 28JAN16 and enjoyed the next day at Ft Indiantown Gap.

Poured a deep, dark, opaque brown; almost black and dense, like crude oil. Had a lovely beige head, frothy at about 1/2" which ebbed away slowly. Lacing on the vessel was quite good. Aroma possessed roasty, choco notes which were not overly strong. Solid in the body area, being medium-plus, and it felt rather smooth, all-in-all.

Tasted lovely! Was a combo of milk chocolate and dark choco with some roasty malts thrown in. Also had a hint of espresso and licorice. Had nice bitterness in the finish, with some floral hopping subtly evident. Solid all around! Prosit!

4.19/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richard927
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BFCarr
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienI
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zak333
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Livendadream
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gryphon69
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flyn4beer
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JavierGC
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samtrillo
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keeling
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Santa's Little Helper from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 83.2% out of 100 with 1,482 ratings
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