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RATINGS: 1242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2011
A solid no nonsense porter. Surprisingly dark, good roasty flavor with something else I cant quite figure out.

3.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
p0rkch0p (53) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilDBrewer (50) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Pours a dark brown with thick frothy off-white head. Chocolate, sweet aroma. Tastes of caramel and molasses. Hint of chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, pretty enjoyable on a cold winter day.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head that leaves lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty, and almost sherry-like. Flavor is not typical for a porter. There are some subtle roast flavors, but in general, this beer tastes more like a generic Sam Adams beer.: grainy, hoppy, and malty. Some coffee-like acidity in the aftertaste. Hops are a little too present; body is a bit too thin. I get the impression that Sam Adams brewed this porter for people who fear dark, complex beers. Mediocre, IMHO.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Thick, dark pour. Slightly mahogany color. Relatively thick head for a porter (maybe it was just my pour though). Chocolate/peanut butter aroma. Thin on the tongue. Slightly burnt taste with dark chocolate on the end. No carbonation, not crisp, watery. Long, slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle Pour - Small, light brown head atop a deep brown body. Smells of molasses and dark chocolate. Slightly sweet, changing to bitter flavor.. more coffee here, and definately chocolatey (I’m guessing that’s a word!). Creamy with a soft carbonation for me... quite bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2010
12 oz bottle pours to a dark brown with a fluffy tan head that leaves light rings on the glass. Aroma is subdued malt with caramel and chocolate tones. Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of bitter and sour. Coffee flavor with hints of wood. Palate is medium body with a slick texture and average carbonation. Finishes kind of boring. Over all I found it ok, but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Beer pours with a dark mahogany color with some ruby highlights when held up to the light. Cream tan head is full and lasts thoughout the pint. Aroma is of roasted grains, chocolate malt is noticable, along with what appears to be roasted although the bottle does not say it is used. Light Munich malt aroma, nutty, buscut like, no real hop aroma to speak of(althogh some EKG would have been nice). Coffee aroma is present in this beer. Flavor is of noticeable chocolate malt flavors and light roasted flavor, some malt sweetness is evedent with a very light hop bitterness. Hop flavors on the light side, but balance the sweeness very nice. The finish is of the dark malts adding some dryness. Mothfeel is meduim, more like a brown porter more than a robust porter. Overall this is a very nice brown porter, and a nice addition to the Sam Adams lineup. (At least here in OK)


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