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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3075) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12 oz bottle pours deep brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is the malts, cocoa and a hint of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (291) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle pour into pint glass. Aroma is fairly weak and nondeScript--cardboard, weak anise, bread. Appearance is clear, dark dark reddish brown with small off white head, mild sparkle with poor persistence and mild lacing. Taste is mild sweet caramel maltiness with some anise. Palate is light to medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and minimally balanced sweet and bitter finish. Overall, there’s really not much to this. Easily skipped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (334) - Minneapolis, - NOV 19, 2015
Winter collection Sam 12 pack. It’s a good beer. Caramel, chocolate, hint of spice. Good beer for the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (188) - - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Nice chocolate flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (519) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a dark brown from a bottle. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, cola, bittersweet. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1691) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Decent enough porter. Little bit burnt tasty, some chocolate and malts. Mild bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
Malty with hoppy afternotes. Noticiable hints of spice along with burnt coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7852) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"higher level of complexity than many porters, but that alone doesn’t make it any better. that said, it’s a pretty solid, robust porter, true to the style. great for the holidays."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2088) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-8-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown colored beer with a huge tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention fading over time as the big bubbles within pop and in the end end leaving a good level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate, sweet caramel and some coffee aromas. Rounding out the smell is a light nut and spice aroma. Taste – The taste begins of roasted malt and some chocolate up front. As the taste moves on, a coffee flavor develops more toward the middle of the taste. Along with the coffee is a lighter caramel taste. While these flavors all last, they are joined by some spice flavors more toward the end. Along with the spice, and complimenting them well, are some earthy and herbal hop flavors that when combined with the coffee and chocolate leave a pleasant spiced and roasty flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The creamier body is great for the roasted and dark flavors as well as for allowing the lighter hop and spice flavors to be detected nicely in the absence of a high carbonation. Overall – A nice holiday take on a porter that is very smooth and drinkable with a nice light hop flavor. A great widely available winter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (764) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a dark brown almost black appearance with deep crimson highlights when held up to light. Its has a stiff, creamy thick tan head on top that has very good retention and leaves lots of thick tan lacing on the glass. The aroma fills the nose with lots of roasted sweet malts. It has a wonderful full body that starts creamy and sweet on the palate. Quickly more roasted flavors take over with notes of burnt caramel and coffee. There is a quick flash of hop bitterness in the middle before the sweeter roasted flavors take over and fade off slowly into the finish. The texture is full and smooth on the tongue with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
triplehopped (56) - - MAY 29, 2014
Poured a deep black with a light tan, medium head; average lacing. The aroma is sweet, roast malt. Taste is medium bitter, with a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied, somewhere between oily and creamy with an above average carbonation (at least from this bottle) and a slightly bitter finish. Overall, a pleasant porter.

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