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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 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cakes (401) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 12 oz. bottle. Very dark brown with a deep reddish tint. A decent head faded almost entirely, but left some thin layer at rim and had decent lacing. Spicy, slight hints of caramel and burnt coffee. . Aroma is roasty caramel malt with dark chocolate and spices mixed in. A little spicy. Taste is bitters with sweetness creeping through. Light and almost airy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Somewhat over rated on this website. There are a number of better porters out there folks

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2724) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Part of their Winter Classics pack purchased in Vegas. Pours a clean deep cooper colour with a beige head, average retention and nice lacing. Roasted malt aromas with a decent amount of hops. Hints of molasses. The taste is pretty much the roasted malts with hops, creating a nice dryness. Apple notes lingering. Not your spicy holiday porter, but a hoppy dark brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle at the OBX. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of dark fruits. Smooth rich finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (451) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. It poured black with a tan head. The aroma was roasted malts and cocoa. It was a little sweet up front and balance on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (306) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle pour into pint glass. Aroma is fairly weak and nondeScript--cardboard, weak anise, bread. Appearance is clear, dark dark reddish brown with small off white head, mild sparkle with poor persistence and mild lacing. Taste is mild sweet caramel maltiness with some anise. Palate is light to medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and minimally balanced sweet and bitter finish. Overall, there’s really not much to this. Easily skipped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - NOV 19, 2015
Winter collection Sam 12 pack. It’s a good beer. Caramel, chocolate, hint of spice. Good beer for the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (188) - - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Nice chocolate flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (526) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a dark brown from a bottle. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, cola, bittersweet. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Decent enough porter. Little bit burnt tasty, some chocolate and malts. Mild bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
Malty with hoppy afternotes. Noticiable hints of spice along with burnt coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7877) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"higher level of complexity than many porters, but that alone doesn’t make it any better. that said, it’s a pretty solid, robust porter, true to the style. great for the holidays."

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