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RATINGS: 1213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle poured a clkear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finishj. Flavors of bitter chocolate, carmel, charcoal and light vanilla with a smooth lightly dry lingering charcoal finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
A clear deep dark porter with a huge moka head, with a nitrogen tap look to it (its a bottle though). Nice. Cold coffee and and chocolate in aroma, with butterscotch notes (good in this case). In mouth, rather nice rich bittersweet chocolate with burned coffee bitterness, and a decent medium body. A very decent porter. Bought in Potsdam, NY, early 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11029) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to John. Pours black with white head. Nose and taste of roast caramel and chocolate malt and cocoa. Lighter bodied. Standard issue porter. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours near opaque with a huge foamy tan head that slowly diminishes to a creamy rocky film. Caramel malt, syrup (molasses) and dark roasted malt aroma with notes of toffee and fruit (raisin, prune). Yeast (sweat) and very dark roasted malt and dark chocolate creamy flavor with a dry hoppy finish. Dark bodied and smooth, slightly dry palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks Sean! Pours a very dark red-tinted brown color with a very large tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with a creamy lactic note. Sweet, lactic taste with roasted malts and some hop bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
This is a pretty nice porter. SA seems to be pretty good at producing some nice porters, regardless of style. Good roasted malt flavor with some coffee tones. Spicey and nice. Warm going down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
It’s black-brown with a red hue and a small head. The aroma has notes of caramel, syrup, licorice and the flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel, licorice, light syrup, and the finish has some dry and slightly bitter citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottle @ home. Pours a black appearance with a light tan/brown head that disappears to nothing pretty quickly. Nose is made of chocolate malts and seems to show a medium to full bodied beer. Dark chocolate malty body that’s lightly carbonated with a good roastiness. Finish is again chocolate and chocolate malts. Somewhat simple but overall very solid beer.

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