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RATINGS: 1023   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 660ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, American Weeks 2009) - shared with oh6gdx - thanks! (6:4:7:3:13=3.3)
Coffee aroma. Some slight sherbet. Coffee in the taste too. Quite creamy. Nice burnt and hoppy palate. However, retronasally I’m getting battery acid, which ain’t so great. Pretty good sipper, covers the alcohol quite well.
Rerate: Bottle pour (Līgo Ziema 2014, Riga) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5)
Nice roast. Sticky finish. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to DaSilky. Pours black with tan head. Nose is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is very roasted malts, some chocolate, a light bourbon, brown sugars and a slightly dry finish.

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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
22 oz bottle received via trade with bmartin08. Pours opaque with a small, frothy, dark brown head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prunes, and tar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10783) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Chocolate, roast, alcohol, coffee and berries in the aroma. Flavour of chocolate, roast, caramel, alcohol, herbs. Full bodied. Very smooth and silky on the palate. Cocoa, sweetness and bitterness in the end. Very balanced and easy to drink. Very nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber. Pours inky black with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of umami and green hops. The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, green coffee, mild hints of vanilla and caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight alcohol warmth. Straightforward, solid imperial stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (10497) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2009
from crackedkettle.com - black coloured and with a little elusive beige foam; fair aroma of roasted malts with strong notes of black chocolate, some licorice, prune and hop presence too; quite thick, solid malt backbone and a robust sweetness; some balance comes from the hops; bitter/sweet finish with strong notes of chocolate, licorice and a touch of vanilla

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Black with large beige head. Sweet aroma with bruned malt, coffee and cocolate notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, chocolate and hops and chocolate notes. Bitter roasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
Bottella. Thanks to Emil/Sk8viking and Joergen for sharing. Black colour good steady light brown head leaving a good lacing. Roasty maltiness in the aroma with chocolate. Very good mouthfeel. the flavour has a a good soft roasted maltiness with chocolate, some liquorice and soem coffee. Roasty bit dry chocolatey finish. Tasty brew indeed.


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