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RATINGS: 1208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whistlebird (22) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
great porter one of the best iíve had from a micro.black chocolate taste dark color everything you could want in a winter brew come on jim put it in a sixer

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Iím pleading to the folks in Boston to make this one a year rounder. After all there are holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, and the list could go on and on. In other words we have holidays year round so why not the holiday porter year round. Nice roasted malt flavor with a hint of hops in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgavilancillo (75) - Long Beach, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
from the holiday classics box dark brown light chocalate and caramel aroma and taste was smooth love it nice brew to drink after a hard working day enjoy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter is a very dark and dim red-brown ale with a frothy, splotchy, light brown head with excellent retention and lacing. It has a roasty chocolate and coffee aroma. In the mouth, it’s a fluffy, medium bodied beer with a dry finish. It has a simple, balanced, roasty flavor. I love beers like this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Pours a dark black with a tan head that dissapates quickly leaving only a thin layer. Has a strong caramel and malty aroma. Very strong palate with a flavor of chocolate malt. I was very impressed with this beer. Nice lacing on the glass

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
aroma, was malty robust toffee odor, color, dark amber beige head, taste was deep roasted malts, chocolate notes, on the backend the hops come on the tongue, overall, I like this Porter, its very filling, and only comes out in the Winter classics, wish was year round!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewlol (61) - san antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Had it on thanksgiving I believe. As I donít really eat any thanksgiving food, i spent most of time with the holiday variety pack of sam adams and enjoyed my day. This one was the best beer of there and the best Sam Adams actually that I have tried. Just pure chocolate malty goodness I wish they made this available year round

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (314) - - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 strong sweet aroma. Chocolate coffee and barley. dark black pour. Creamy head-Stayed long into the beer. standard Porter tastes chocolate coffee etc. plus a touch of earthy spices nutmeg and cinnamon . Thick mouthfeel. Almost a stout. A really good beer. I don?t always like Sam but this 1 has seemingly gotten better over the years.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swiseman (409) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
pours a thick black with a thin beige head (some light lacings on the glass). aromas of caramel, wheat and bubble gum. medium mouth-feel. some milk chocolate, roasted toffee, light molasses with subtle nuts and possible hint of woodsy spice. finish is quite strong with old molasses and fermented fruit peel and licorice. overall, very solid porter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
finn1918 (190) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Easily my favorite from the SA winter pack. Pours a deep ruby (read: you can see all the way through if held to the light) with a small light tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is toast, chocolate, and christmas cookie spices. Taste is chocolate malts, cookie spices, and burnt toast. Good semi-thick mouthfeel with a long, leisurely finish. This blew me away when I was new to craft beer, but it isnít as impressive now. Still, possibly the best of SAís normal lineup.


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