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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 Santas 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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (2127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
22oz bottle, 2010 vintage. Consumed 1-26-13, reviewed from notes. A: Bottle opens with a soft plip. Obsidian sludge, devoid of any head. Very sticky legs. N: Heavy bourbon, prune and some soy to start. Lots of vanill and some raisins. Blackberry brandy and coffee overtones. 2 yeras has not decreased the alcohol. Chocolate and fudge, of course. Mint. T: Blended bourbon and chocolate. Vanilla is the most dominant flavor with some tannins from the oak. Stale coffee grounds and prunes. Brandy, more so than bourbon after a few sips. Raisins and licorice. Honey. M: Stick, viscous, very, very hot and practically flat. O: Despite the low rating, I did enjoy this, but there are a lot of fatal flaws in a very competitive field. Age hasnt seemed to help this much, surprisingly. I will say thats its apt they put Santa Claus on this, because theres a lot of raisin/prune which Im sure is good for regularity.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Szulo (20) - Pock, POLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste z drobną, beżową pianą. Przyjemny aromat beczki, mlecznej czekolady, kakao. W smaku pełne, gładziutkie, dominująca beczka, wanilia, czekolada i szlachetny alkohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Faathoven (83) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - JAN 27, 2017
Pours deep dark with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and licorice. Flavour is quite the same but the bourbon is a little subdued. Dark chocolate and oak lead the way through an intense boozy finish. Body is quite full with oily texture. Low carbonation. My expectations were higher for this one, still good though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogniskowicz (772) - POLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Aromat miazga ! Jakby wrzucić do sokowirwki dębową beczkę, whisky, tony mlecznej czekolady, kakao, dodać szczyptę marcepanu i słodkich wiśni. Smak odzwierciedla aromat, każdy łyk dostarcza ogromu wrażeń i przyjemności. Alkohol wręcz wzorowo wpasowany, odczuwalny jako delikatne grzanie bebechw. Bardzo dobre piwo, ktre leżakowanie w beczce przeistoczyło w genialne !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2025) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Thick and dark. Thin to no head. Aromas and flavors were strong with bourbon being pretty pronounced. Vanilla, roasted malt and some chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8616) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2017
bottle scura schiuma media non molto persistente legno caffe sapida secca filo liquorosa leggera vaniglia

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (1071) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle, 375ml. Opaque dark brown, minimal head. Fiery aromas of dark fruits, bourbon. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy, thick and oily. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Rich, harsh roasted and fruity flavors into a smooth bourbon finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (761) - MEXICO - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle, 375ml. A dark beer with minimal head. Intense aromas of bournon, dried fruits and dried fruits. Taste is bitter with low sweetness. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich complex character, full of flavor. Nice bourbon aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
birocotsios (171) - - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle. Black with tall brown top. Strong aroma of blue chese with notes of chocolate and whiskey. Similar in taste with dark fruits smouth at feel with a sweet aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (773) - HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2016
Az alap-verzi is kellemes emlkeket idzett bennem, nem tudtam ht elkpzelni, hogy a bourbon-hordban trtnő rlels brmit is ronthatna a dolgon. Termszetesen nem is kellett ilyesmivel szmolni, ez egyből vilgoss vlt a kitltst kvetően, amikor a klasznű folyam ontani kezdte magbl a legnagyobb rmmel fogadott mogyors, kkuszos, vanlis, whisky-s aromkat. A csonthjasok fs illatai szolglnak bevezetől az olvasztott tcsokolds, rummal zestett kvs, trkmogyors jegyek simulkony, kzepesen lnk karakternek megnyilatkozshoz; egy kifogstalan imperial stout, illetve egy lenyűgző, nnepi italnak sznt, s a cl elrsre tkletesen alkalmas főzet testet ltshez.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (1190) - Łdź, POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dość trwała.
Zapach: sporo aromatw beczki, bourbona, drewna, na drugim planie czekolada, lekka paloność, kakao, trochę ciemnych suszonych owocw, daktyli.
Smak: średnia pełnia, gładkie, sporo nut bourbona, drewna, wanilii, dużo rwnież nut palonych słodw, gorzkiej czekolady, pralin, kakao, ciemnych suszonych owocw, fig, daktyli, lekka słodycz, skontrowana wyraźną goryczką o palonym charakterze, alkohol wyczuwalny dopiero prze rozgrzewanie w żołądku.
Wysycenie: niskie.


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