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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Barrel-aged version of Port Brewing Santas Little Helper.
2009 will be the inaugural release of this winter time classic. After brewing the 2008 batch of Santa’s we thought “wonder what this would taste like aged in a bourbon barrel?”
2015 states 12% on label. Previous batches at 10% abv

Roonai's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roonai (305) - - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle shared by deyholla, thanks derek! Pours near black with deep mahogany edges when held to the light and a white soapy head that lasts on the edge. Nose is sweet bourbon and chocolate; rich malts with mild booze and chocolate sweets. Taste is similar. Delicious sweet malts, chocolate and a VERY smooth and well balanced bourbon to lend complexity and cutting note. This is my style of brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ippopotamo36 (1610) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle purchased at the Hoppy in Thessaloniki - Greece, aged about 3 years. Coffee bean color, dark brown head which recalls the foam of an espresso. Minimal retention, just traces after lowering. Nose: Sweet vanilla, bourbon relevant character, wet wood, sundae, dark fruit. Intensive and nice. Mouth: it seems sipping a whiskey, so much alcohol, warm and a bit over the top. Bummer, because the nose was really promising!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4105) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
8 August 2016, tap at Lost Abbey. 2016 batch. Black. Nose is tovacco, dark grain, molasses. Full body and moderately fizzy. Lots of tobacco, burnt toast, hints of molasses, tobacco. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crim (113) - POLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Słodki aromat wanilii, czekolady z alkoholowym bourbonem W smaku pełne, oleiste, słodkie od czekolady i wanilii, posmak lekko kwaśno palony kawowy Bardzo dobre piwo, gdzie beczka dopełnia smak dobrego piwa, a nie dominuje

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Deep opaque black-brown, light tan head. Strong bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, molasses, some light chocolate and coffee notes. Quite bitter, very sweet. Heavy body, very upfront alcohol, highly acidic. Very oily. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1060) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Random encounter leads to good things. Bourbon comes through hard over a smooth , malty base. Nice aroma. 12oz glass -Mike’s BBQ

-- rated with beerbasher app for shitphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tarmok (1169) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
Black liquid with tan head. Aroma of dill, bourbone. Taste of bourbon, heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Full body, creamy feel, long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1483) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with brownish head. Aroma: coffee, roasted malts, dark berries, bourbon sweetness, toffee, milk chocolate, Taste: sweetish with some bitterness, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, nice warming alcohol-bourbon. Full body. Really smooth to drink. Well balanced. NICE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2297) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Heavy smell of licorice, dark coffee, oak and dark chocolate. The taste is the same. Even the heavy. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good beer that you can enjoy for hours. Maybe a little filling, too. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Black colour. Chocolate Bourbon barrel aroma. Taste is sweet, bourbon, chocolate.

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