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RATINGS: 1221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter is a full-flavored porter inspired by the famous drink of Londonís 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5690) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Thanks to CAPTRON for this one! Came from his Sam Adams gift pack.Deep ruby tinged brown body with a fluffy tan head resting on it.Nose is watery cocoa and caramel, light spice and faint hops. Tastes spicy (cinnamon) with bittersweet chocolate, faint hops, and dried fruits. The taste is a little thin though. Body is light and very un-porterlike. Minimal carbonation feel in the mouth. Finishes with more spice notes, light cocoa, and fruit. Average at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Very Choclatey initial taste. Not really as full in the mouth as other porters. Ash and coffee in the aftertaste, not very appealing. Strong, bitter long lasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Very average porter. Poured with almost no head and little lacing. Too much carbonation, not enough body. More Hops needed to balance out the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2004
Deep ark reddish amber w/no head. Chocolate, toast(burnt), tootsie roll and vanilla nose. Med weight w/sour drying finish. Blah, weak flavor, some burnt notes...HO...Hum...boring!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12515) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
This is a good seasonal offering from Sam Adams. It offers some chocolate in the aroma but all coffee in the taste. Doesnít produce much of a head but itís still an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
bottle from brickskeller (tasted in may, so a little past intended drinking time). smooth, pretty mellow porter. aroma is a little chocolate-y. flavor is watery thin and slightly roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2006
A light and airy porter. It is well carbonated and this is felt on the tongue. Flavor isnít flawed but unremarkable in any way. Some caramel and chocolate, but overall light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blinesam (235) - USA - APR 27, 2007
To new beer drinkers, this beer will taste burnt, oily and overall not very good. However, a more experienced beer drinker will apricaite all the diffrent flavors but still notice that its a little oily, but not as much as other porters. Personally, i dont think its one of the top porters out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle from Winter Sampler. Pours dark but not completely black with moderate brown head. Thin aroma. Typical porter taste with a harsh, drying finish. Ive had better.

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