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RATINGS: 1213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Black - light brown head. Berries, coffee, raisins, sweetness, hoppy, fine bitterness, burned, smooth !!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14376) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
Black, brownish head. Pleasant malty chocolate aroma, creamy notes, some toffee. Malty flavor, but with more hops. A bit roasted, some coffee. Nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14264) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled@SBWF 2007
Dark ruby color, small creamy expresso head. Sticky woody nose. Liquerish palate. Some toffee, a bit alcohol and coffee. Strange "porter", but good and interesting brew. Dessert drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown with a small tan colored foam on top. There is some nice lacing on the glass as I enjoy this fine libation. S: The primary aroma is roasted malt, but there are some mild chocolate and vanilla notes in there as well. T: A fairly sweet beer for a porter. The roasted malt and coffee come through on the finish, but the initial tastes are chocolate and caramel. M: A medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Like most of the other Sam Adams beers, a very easy drinker. I wish it wasn’t quite as sweet, but it’s still a decent beer and easy to have a few of in a sitting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (13093) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 27, 2012
Süßlich röstiger Beginn, weich, frisch. Deutlich brotig, die Süße nimmt zugunsten des Malzes ab. Röstig, etwas Kaffee. Im Abgang kurz säuerlich, Vanille. 8/11/11/10/10/11

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12964) - DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
12 oz bottle. Very dark brown body with big creamy tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12582) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Aroma of dark smoky malt and dark fruit. Dark rich burgandy color, with a substantial tan head. Flavor of sweet malt (hint of smoke?) and then sour cherry, and then roasted malt with some hop finish. Love those fuggles. This porter could go all year round.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
(12oz bottle) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and lightly burnt grains. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, hops (earthy), and some spices.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12294) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Clear garnet body with tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, some bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some burnt, caramel. Watery light-medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle from Winter Classics sampler. Pours a black color with a large creamy light brown head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Averge caramel and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Moderate bitter sweet flavor with a medium finish.


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