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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Brown amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, hop, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is alcohol, hop, coffee, roasted malt, oily, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle split on the patio of the hotel, San Diego, thanks to GT2 for this one 14/11/14. Black with a big dirty tan head that retains well - a good looker! Nose is spice, bitter roast, chocolate, leather, liqourice, light charr. Taste comprises chocolate maltesers, hint of plastic, light spice, molasses, dark fruit rinds. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop presence in the background. Ok impy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11614) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Draft at Downtown Johnny Browns. Poured dark brown with a moderate creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate and coffee malt with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy texture. Heavy balanced toasted malt and spice flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout stout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11546) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
Black with a small light brown head. Aroma has sweet licorice and a touch smoke, weak citrus hops and some alcohol. Very sweet with dark and roasted flavours, licorice, charcoal and smoke. The alcohol is noticed and gets cloying

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle, bought at Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours completely black with a medium, staying, creamy, cappucino head. Lovely coffee aroma with some sweet chocolate and vanilla mixed in. Low carbonation, great creamy mouthfeel. Flavour begins with a lot of coffee, rather dry, chocolate and light viniousness, cocoa, vanilla and a little caramel. Lovely dry aftertaste, really balanced. The alcohol gets more pronounced as it heats up, giving me that good, warming and tingling Christmas feeling :o]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2008
@Mels YEHA-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/roasty. Taste is dark malt-licorice/roasty, some acidic hops-slight bite. Occasional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11205) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Frothy lightbrown fair mostly deminish ng head. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Vanilla notes. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Average moderate bitter long finish. Creamy palate. Fantasic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
pitch dark, large thick smooth brown head. aroma of hops, spices, licorice, roasted grains, faint fruits, caramle, toffee. flavor is sweet, licorice, malts, toffee, anise, chocolate (faint), hops. ends nicely roasted grains, have a very long roasted grains aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Santa’s Little Helper
Date: June 18, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Noog I
Appearance: black, tan head
Aroma: rich roasted malt aroma
Flavor: flavor has a slight sour character
Overall: disappointing

Name: Santa’s Little Helper
Date: December 01, 2005
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: i to ii
Appearance: black, big brown head
Aroma: light chocolate aroma with a touch of roasted
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of tartness

Name: Santa’s Little Helper
Date: March 02, 2006
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: black, thin fine brown head
Aroma: tart roasted aroma with a hint of cherry pit
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, touch of tartness

Name: Santa’s Little Helper
Date: November 30, 2006
Mode: cask
Source: brewpub solona
Score: ii to iii
Appearance: solid lace
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: tons of roasted flavor with a long bitter finish, a touch of rich chocolate, no tartness, very rich and drinkable

Name: Santa’s Little Helper
Date: June 23, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Words: first bottling
rich dark chocolate flavor, light tartness,

Name: Santa’s Little Helper
Date: March 02, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip
Vintage: 2007
Score: 3.5 to 3.7
Aroma: rich roasted malt aroma with a touch of dark chocolate
Body: creamy velvet body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of bitter dark chocolate, touch of dark caramel sweetness accents the chocolate, a hint of the cherry pit tartness is more like sour milk, big hop character kicks in after a while and provides a nice and unique balance, light bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Santa’s Little Helper
Date: December 21, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of hops, bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, long bitter roasty finish

Aroma: /10; Appearance: /10; Flavor: /10; Palate: /10; Overall: /20
Rating: 0/5.0
Drinkability: /10

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10864) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle shared @ jbrus’s place. Pure chocolate and cacao powder in the aroma. Pure chocolate, coffee and oily hops in the flavor, the latter lingering on in the aftertaste. Delicious and well balanced. Re-rate 2008 bottle. Pitch black and opague. Coffee and milk chocolate in the aroma. Creamy roasty bitter flavor with coffee, anis and dark chocolate. Roastbitter finish with some berries. Laurel. Huge beer, but the alcohol is fairly well hidden.


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