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RATINGS: 1135   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.


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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10459) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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 (10288) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bomber poured a nearly opaque black with lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, licorice, bitter chocolate, light carmel ands light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry fin ish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light oak and a hint of licorice with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
Courtesy of Nbutler11, thanks Nick. It is a vintage 08 and now it’s April 09. It is pitch black with a dark brown, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, dark, preserved fruits and light alcohol. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, preserved fruits and light wood. It is smooth, harmonic and delicious and a light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.


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