Santa’s Little Helper by Port Brewing has a deep coffee brown head and the body is black. The aroma is chocolate and toffee with hints of coffee and roasted character. The flavour contains all of what you find in the aroma but has more of the roasted character, balancing out a sweet backbone to the beer. Despite the high ABV, the alcohol is not noticeable at all in this beer. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety and the carbonation is medium, possibly edging towards low.
Rating: 4.5 / 5 – Excellent beer, lots of everything I love in one. With the large bottle though, should have waited and shared it with somebody else.