on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13410) - 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 !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12547) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11535) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11131) - DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
12 oz bottle. Very dark brown body with big creamy tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a big rich to rocky shaving cream-retaining tan head and black color. Aroma is mild dark malt-toffee/chocolate, roasty. Taste is dark malt-toffee/chocolate, roasty, some fruit, English-earthy/spicy hops. Towards full body. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11074) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10935) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011
Name: Holiday Porter
Date: December 07, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate character, could be excellent in a larger sample

Name: Holiday Porter
Date: November 09, 2006
Mode: bottle
Source: Harry’s
Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights, whispy beige head that stirs up thick and leaves a bit of lace
Aroma: dry hoppy chocolate malt aroma with a hint of sweet caramel
Flavor: rich caramel and chocolate flavor, nice lasting bitterness, caramel comes out as it warms and picks up a bit of butterscotch

Name: Holiday Porter
Date: December 03, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
still the rich chocolate and sweet caramel,

Name: Holiday Porter
Date: November 29, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: bulloch’s
a lot more of a burnt bitter dark roast character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10674) - 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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 122

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50