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RATINGS: 1218   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
"Lead on!" said Scrooge. "Lead on! The night is waning fast, and it is precious time to me, I know. Lead on, Spirit!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2006 Not a bad porter and definitely better than I have grown to expect from Sam Adams. Dark Brown color almost like a maple syrup, small head rims the glass. Aroma is slightly roasty, somewhat carmelly and chocolate. Very bubbly mouth feel. Smooth moderately sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Sweet, caramel malt aroma, lightly roasty with touches of date and dark chocolate. Brown-black color, filtered, with a lasting, creamy, light tan head. Flavor is roasty and sweet, more chocolate and caramel with a light-moderate amount of spicy bitterness and hop flavor coming in towards the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, medium body. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6013) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is a nice combination of chocolate and caramel. Pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a big tan head with great retention. Excellent lacing. Flavor is coffee and dark chocolate. Caramel in the flavor is not as strong as aroma would indicate. Finishes rather bitter with just a touch of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Part of the Sammy holiday/winter collection. Aroma and flavor of malt, chocoff, nuts, slight spice. Not a top tier porter, but as with all Sammy beers, very quaffable, complex, and smooth. Remember, a 3.5 is well above average as a rating, and you can trust my ratings, just like you can trust Jesse Jackson with your wife. (Seriously, I take my ratings very seriously).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Pretty good. Nice, chocolatey/latte flavor. Wee bit on the thin side, but not bad at all. Lovely head. I’d certainly enjoy it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Very Choclatey initial taste. Not really as full in the mouth as other porters. Ash and coffee in the aftertaste, not very appealing. Strong, bitter long lasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3638) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Pours is a deep red with no real head. Aroma is is thin and nothing really stands out. Flavor is chocolate and malts but again nothing really stands out. Overall pretty uneventful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Deep mohagany with a nice tan head.Nice is really very nice with a combo of fermented dark fruit and roasted malts.But the flavor is like they burnt the malts in a frying pan and dumped them in the beer.Flat and thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kosh (20) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2004
not my idea of a holiday brew at all. that said it’s not a bad beer. a bit thin but nice hops and quite refreshing.

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