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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 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (223) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
Aromas ligeros, sin embargo bien definidos. Destacan aromas a maltas tostadas, caramelo y chocolate. En cuanto a apariencia, color obscuro, practicamente negra. Cuerpo ligero, carbonatacion mínima, corona de espuma ligera y de poca retención. En boca es suave y seca. Al paladar es suave y picante. Se perciben maltas tostadas, caramelo y chocolate. Posteriormente el amargor del lupulo se hace notar detectandose un final seco de media duración. En resumen una buena cerveza. Suave y agradable. Dulce por el sabor que dan las maltas tostadas, caramelizadas y chocolate, dejando un final seco y amargo.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12oz bottle, black pour, tan head, caramel, chocolate malt aroma, taste of roasty, chocolate, coffee flavoring. light body, average carbonation, thin feel for a porter, lacking the bite you would expect from a porter. Light sweetness, lightly bitter finish, well balanced as most SA brews are. Overall, this beer is good, lacking some flavor to it, mild, as most SA are.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrownALEx (248) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2013
A: nuts and english hops. A: pours a dark maroon with a thick dirty white head. Some lacing left. T: caramel and malt. P: like a lot of SA’s beers, on the thin side. O: could drink a couple but lacks the umph of a good porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 29, 2013
It poured a dark brown color with not much lacing. The smell has a mixture of malts and spiced hops. The taste is sweet with some earthy tones surrounding the malts. The palate is medium to heavy with a rich carbonation hitting the tongue. It has a creamy aftertaste and mild sticky finish. Overall, this is a great beer in the seasonal pack.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hartung32 (197) - Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Ok; not one of the better porters, or the best of the Holiday Sampler. Decent, but too much bitterness and spice for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light dry chocolate notes with medium roasted malt notes. Taste is a mix of roasted malt with dry bitter notes and some light black chocolate notes with some subtle floral notes form the Golding hops. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not the most complex porter put there but well brewed and easily drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (683) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
This Holiday Porter pours a dark brown, and has a slight scent of malts. It starts out with a semi-heavy taste that is slightly nutty. After a good full taste it finishes very smooth. Good taste and highly recommended to try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (794) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
bottle. Poured deep brown with a thin creamy tan head. Nice roasty, raisin aroma. Lightly cabonated with a full-heavy mouthfeel, not overly bitter. Nice roasty flavours of coffee and cocoa, chocolate malt really comes through.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to John. Pours black with white head. Nose and taste of roast caramel and chocolate malt and cocoa. Lighter bodied. Standard issue porter. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours a dark chestnut with a one finger tan head which has some staying power. Some lacing. S - Not much here, some faint cocoa. S - Dark chocolate & some bitter notes. Not sure if its coming from coffee or hops. M - Light/medium bodied, smooth texture, nice carbonation, & a mildly bitter finish. O - An average, but certainly drinkable porter.


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