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RATINGS: 1133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Everything but the kitchen sink…Great Western Premium Two Row, Wheat, Carvienne, Caramunich, 95-115, 135-165L Crystal Malts, Chocolate, Roasted and Black Barley and Pale Chocolate. We also add some Brown Sugar and some Dark Belgian Candi Sugar to boost the Original Gravity. The beer is hopped with East Kent Goldings, Mt. Hood, Liberty, and Challenger. It is unfiltered with an OG of 1.094 and 10.0% ABV. Proprietary Ale Yeast.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours Black with a huge pillowy tight, mocha foam head. Laces all night. Smells like coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a bit of burnt sugars. Tastes like nose with a nice hop bitterness in the middle then a slightly spicy finish like cinnamon. Palate is not as thick as everything else led me to believe it would be but it isn’t thin. A great stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2485) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Tastes like chocolate, burnt coffee, burnt toast, dry hops, and woody booze. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like woody booze, chocolate, dry toast, and nutty roasted malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (597) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Lots of chocolate, some spices, brown sugar, a good mix of all the different ingredients. very rich and decadent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Black with big frothy rich light brown head. Aroma is dark roasty, chocolate, licorice, pepper, wood. Flavor matches. Lighter full body. Creamy. Smooth. Finishes with a mild flurry of bitterness, dry and woody. Very nice

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1054) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours a black color with a thick beige foamy head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is of brown sugar, molasses, and coffee. A roasted coco bean aftertaste that lingers on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (694) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Bottle. Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is Belgian sugar and roasted malt. The taste adds brown sugar and chocolate. Full texture, warm and smooth feel. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Black color with beige head. Coffee, sugar, and chocolate all the way. Very good and tasty. A nice and rich imperial stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (824) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
22 oz bomber pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Full bodied, complex, very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (343) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft. Pours black with thin creme colored head that dissipates. Sweet chocolate aroma over mind carbonation. Chocolate, coffee with nice mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2615) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
(Port Brewing Santas Little Helper ) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.5% Pours a black beer with a tall, thick dark brown head sitting tightly on top. Medium left on the glass. Aromas of oats, faint coffee, vanilla, light alcohol, some chocolate too. Very nice taste, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, light liquorice, some fruity notes as well. Good bitterness on the finish from the roasted malts and a warming feeling on the body from the alcohol. Thick, full body, good carbonation, sticky palate, creamy and smooth. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (122) - - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle to stout glass. Pours a thick black with a brown head that lasts. Aroma is malt, roast, tiny bit of hops. The taste is chocolatey up front with a bitter hop balance. The finish is thick and chewy. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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