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RATINGS: 1243   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10829) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle… Very dark porter with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. The aroma is chocolatey and very deeply roasted with notes of light port wine, dark raisins and caramel. The flavor is perfectly balanced. Medium-bitter, chocolatey and medium-burnt with just a dash of salt. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes burnt, bitter and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10437) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10252) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with a hint of mint. Very dark brown - opaque with little head. Chocolate mallt flavor also with a hint of mint - moderate carbonation with a good hops finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10215) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9826) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a strong red hue, with a light brown head. Aroma is full of english malts as well as some caramel. Flavor is very malty as well with a bit of a sweet chocolate and caramel undertone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks to Andrew. Clear brown color, nice foamy tan head. Nice lighter carbonation, light body - easy to drink. Really cool chocolate-spiced taste, some roastiness. Light bitter and sweet, good hops. Pleasant and easy to drink, a good balance of character and drinkability.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (9632) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, spices. Taste is roasted malt, light coffee, lots of spices. Medium body, lively carbonation. 270110

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle, Beers of the World Live, NEC. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy roast coffee with caramel and molasses. Flavours are sweet molasses and coffee. Lightly bitter. Spicy on the finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9550) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Closing in on a year old. Pours a clear ruby brown with a medium to large creamy beige head. Soft roast, a bit of prune and plum on the nose, chocolate, a hint of spice. Soft caramel note. Medium bodied, a touch sweet, toasted marshmallow notes. Roast, chocolate, sweet caramel. Nice and smooth, light cocoa. Finishes with a soft lingering cocoa note. Decent enough, held up nicely.


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