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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter is a full-flavored porter inspired by the famous drink of London’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
This beer was a pleasant suprise, with a satisfying mouthfeel, nice balanced array of flavors; chocolate dominating with hints of coffee, roasted caramel and perhaps some fruit. Keep an open mind, I found this to be an enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Pours almost opaque black with some burgundy highlights. Tight, durable creamy tan head. Nice, upfront aromas of dark roasted malts, espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Attractive flavors of dark chocolate dominate. Mid palate reveals some faint sweetness with a roasted malt and hop finish. A admirable winter season porter from SA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Poured a dark brown with a thin tan head. Roasty flavors and aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Very impressive outing from SA, quite a surprise this was. Nice chocolate, roasted malt touch to it, with a light hop finish. Very pleasent, not the best, but SA definitly gets an A for effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4146) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Dark beer with deep red hints when held up to the light. Small creamy tan head when poured out of the bottle. Nose of lightly burnt sugar and roast grains. Sweet flavor with some burnt toast notes. Coffee flavors come out as it warms, with a green, bitter hop finish. Its an okay beer, but not the best porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 bottle from 207th warehouse hoppy for a porter aroma brown aleish.brown color. nich fluffy head.nice nutty malty flavor some cocoa up in there too. it s aight

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2005
This porter had an aroma that initially reminded me of bubble gum. The taste was similar to a sweet chocolate stout. The beer is a dense viscous blend of porter and old Fezziwig. I enjoyed the deep thickness of the beer, but I would have liked to have seen a beer with a little more complexity. The presence of the hop flavor would have given this beer a little more character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Pour is crisp black with a huge brown head...smell is mostly chocolate and coffee...taste is much the same with the chocolate taking a background to the coffee...some unknown spice in there too...little thin and watery...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Very dark brown, tan head. Aroma is sweet - prunes and molasses. This one is pretty sweet, but the sweetness is balanced with a smooth bitterness in the finish. Strong coffee flavor. Could use a bit more body. I wish they would offer this outside the Holiday pack ( Old Fezziwig too, for that matter)...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Strong bitter taste. Aroma reminds me of a can of unsweetened cocoa and so does the taste. Low carbonation.

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