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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (584) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours dark with a soapy tan head that fades to a ring with limited lacing. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and wood. Big chocolate, butterscotch, and bourbon notes in the taste with lighter notes of vanilla, cocoa, and oak. Well balanced and very satisfying.


4.3
daje (4535) - NORWAY - NOV 6, 2017
Bottle, november 19th 2016. Black body with a small brown head Aroma of raisin, licorice, cocoa, bourbon Thick viscous body, taste of dark chocolate, bourbon, strong roastiness, with a tickling leather note Massive dark finish with a earm alcohol kick Excellent.

5
Chill799 (10) - - SEP 29, 2017
Freaking Amazing!!! That is all! ........................................ characters ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
L_Lovecraft (716) - - SEP 19, 2017
Strong oak notes, more dark fruits (plums, dates, raisin) than choco or roast, very intense, pitch black with a good brown head, full body, quite thick, average carbonation, taste is similar with a strong booziness (maybe too much)...but afterall a good irs.

4
beskid (311) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2017
Subtle aroma of plums drown in chocolate, vanilla, oak, raisins. Taste is on the dry side with roasted notes, chocolate liquor. Quite alcoholic, especially in the aftertaste.

4.4
scanovajr (754) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 A dark brown beer with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar and molasses. Taste is sweet and malty, tons of bourbon, licorice and caramel. Great beer

4.1
TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2017
Pitch black color. Big ash, dark chocolate, dark fruit in the nose with tons of bourbon and vanilla. Big mouth, tons of dark chocolate, ash, bourbon, oak, low carbonation. Very rounded but slightly boozy. Very nice classic US BA impy

4.2
alteregoo (1747) - Kalisz, POLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Piana obfita, drobna i dość trwała, barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. W zapachu piękna wanilia, kokos, lody czekoladowe, drewno... W smaku sporo słodyczy, głównie praliny, ciasto murzynek, kakao, karmel, wanilia, cappuccino... Goryczka palona, średnia, dość mocny bourbonowy alkohol w posmaku, niskie wysycenie, niezbyt tęgie ciało.
Bardzo dobre, intensywne piwo, wyraźnie wyczuwalne nuty beczki, bourbonu i ciemnych słodów, świetny balans słodyczy - paloności - goryczki. Może nieco brakło gęstości i ułożenia procentów - zapewne warto wrzucić rok na leżak i mamy sztosa ;)

4.2
drpimento (3759) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Malty and a bit roasty.Aroma’. Aroma’s like nose, balanced at first with a bitter finish.

4.1
Piotrek4 (294) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 27, 2017
W aromacie dużo kokosa. W smaku pumpernikiel i deserowa czekolada, do tego kakao i wanilia. Nie jest gęste i oblepiajace. Dobre, brakuje tylko trochę ciała. Trochę alkoholu od bourbonu czuć.

4.8
Martin__ (82) - POLAND - APR 10, 2017
Vintage 2016, bottled in July 2016 as I suppose. Poured into snifter. Aroma: huge bourbon, loads of vanilla, belgian pralines. Pours jet black with minimal beige very fast reducing head. Very heavy sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Belgian pralines. Chocolates with bourbon infused. Vanilla. Oak barrel. WOW! Super full bodied,oily and sticky. Almost chewy actually. Totally flat. This is second Port Brewing barrel aged RIS I’m drinking. I find it much better than Older Viscosity. More dense, fuller, round and much more balanced. Perhaps I should’ve aged Older Viscosity at least few months more.


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