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RATINGS: 1208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter is a full-flavored porter inspired by the famous drink of Londonís Victorian era luggage porters. Brewed with generous portions of Caramel, Munich and Chocolate malt, this hearty porter finishes with traditional English Fuggles and East Kent Goldings. Cheers!
Calories = 212 per 12 oz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malt. Flavor of roast and chocolate. Finish of bitter coffee and hops. Thanks Dogbrick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Dark Brown with red tints. Aroma is chocolatey upfront but fades to... obscurity I suppose? The taste is rather smooth and creamy. A bit of toasted malt and some bitterness (which I assume is hop but could just as well be some sharper malt). Perhaps something like grain or grass but now Iím stretching. Body was adequate. coated my mouth and lingered. Not too bad, and really one of my favorites out of the holiday sampler pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2005
A nice chocolate aroma as you open the bottle. Good malt tast at first which by the end was somewhat to sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Poured dark with a tan head. Faint roasty aroma. There is a roasted molasses porter taste, but seems rather watered down. Not impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 a very rich assortment of chocolate, caramel and orange. Dark and malty with a great hop finish, a must have for Christmas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Certainly a good porter but not super memorable. It is has a definite chocolate characteristic and a full mouth feel like many quality porters and the hops are strong but not overpowering. Finish is bitter-sweet and dry. Iíll have another govnía.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
Decent porter but a little thin for my festive wishes. Dark brown color. Small to medium head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth and a little dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2004
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with some red if held to the light, has a good head. Aroma is like your average porter with pine and Sammy undertones. Malty flavor with some caramel. Palate is pretty good, though somewhat thin. Overall a good offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1781) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2004
A nice dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma hints at coffee and chocolate. A bit malty with a bit of caramel and chocolate, though a bit watery. Not a favorite porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2004
i bought the whole sampler pack just because thatís the only way to get this beer, and old fezziwig. cheers to the marketing crew at sam adams, because thereís no other way in hell iím gonna buy sam adams light or their cranberry lambic. anyway, itís a very typical porter, not bad in any way, but not a standout. definitely a solid offering, considering that it is sam adams, not a small-scale operation. thin astringent body, but nice roasty caramel aroma and flavor. just about makes that sampler pack worth it!

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