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RATINGS: 1238   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrownALEx (382) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weevo (116) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate and caramel aroma follows thru to taste along with a little nuttiness some carbonation and a bitter chocolate finish. Pours a dark black with tan head. Nice lighter porter, very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rperez (206) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Great porter! Not too heavy and fairly easy to drink, Samuel adams makes very solid beers, they might be big now bit still craft enough ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4431) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours translucent sepia with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma is not strong, but promises roast malt and hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor comes forth much stronger, presenting roast malt, woody, caramel, chocolate and nutty tones. Mouthfeel features average body but plenty of strong fizz. Happy New Year!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (1292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
A subdued aroma of chocolate pours a clear color no head. A dry feel without much of a taste. Bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
p0rkch0p (38) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2015
If all porters are this light im gonna have to start drinking more. Great for an inexperienced rater like me. Roasted and toasted and so smooth. Nothing overpowering. Great for pre or post meal on a cold day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (1014) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Drinkable but pretty boring overall. Has a bit of a funky aftertaste that was a little off putting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (347) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown/black with foamy tan head. Aroma was chocolate and malty. Taste was malty and mild sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1437) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours a caramel brown color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, nut, earth, mild chocolate and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium body an moderate carbonation. Nut, biscuit and caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4032) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Tastes like roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy, and boozy. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, earthy malt, booze.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SteveOrz85 (175) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
6 oz from 12 oz bottle served in tulip glass. Beer is very dark amber in color. Short lived one finger head or so khaki in color. Some thinner lacing is left. Aroma is strong with Munich malts and a little chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet. Mostly light and malty with very light notes of caramel and chocolate. A light bodied beer with average carbonation. It could be a little richer in flavor and more robust. Over all this is an ok beer out of the winter variety pack. It is a very light porter and far from the best. I mostly like the name and label. Also a long running holiday classic from Samuel Adams.

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