chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good black color, nice creamy head and some surprisingly good lacing. A little red highlight at the bottom of the glass too.
Smell is sweeter and typical for a porter with little complexity. All good I feel.
Taste is rounded and subtle with a distinct lack of bitterness and a very nice smooth feel. Too often I find American Porters to concentrate on the bitter, hoppy, dark coffee flavors rather than the smooth silky nature of the style. This is a nice exception. Tasty hops present but in the background.
Mouthfeel is good, with a medium average body and more than average smoothness for the American version of the Porter.
A surprisingly nice porter. Great for everyday drinking around the Christmas Season.
Weevo (119) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate and caramel aroma follows thru to taste along with a little nuttiness some carbonation and a bitter chocolate finish. Pours a dark black with tan head. Nice lighter porter, very drinkable.
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Rperez (206) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great porter! Not too heavy and fairly easy to drink, Samuel adams makes very solid beers, they might be big now bit still craft enough
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Cybercat (4433) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours translucent sepia with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma is not strong, but promises roast malt and hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor comes forth much stronger, presenting roast malt, woody, caramel, chocolate and nutty tones. Mouthfeel features average body but plenty of strong fizz. Happy New Year!
Luvystypotables (1293) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A subdued aroma of chocolate pours a clear color no head. A dry feel without much of a taste. Bitter chocolate finish.
p0rkch0p (38) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If all porters are this light im gonna have to start drinking more. Great for an inexperienced rater like me. Roasted and toasted and so smooth. Nothing overpowering. Great for pre or post meal on a cold day.
bubblehouse (1014) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drinkable but pretty boring overall. Has a bit of a funky aftertaste that was a little off putting.
ozzy70 (347) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown/black with foamy tan head. Aroma was chocolate and malty. Taste was malty and mild sweetness.
beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a caramel brown color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, nut, earth, mild chocolate and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium body an moderate carbonation. Nut, biscuit and caramel finish.
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tastes like roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy, and boozy. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, earthy malt, booze.
SteveOrz85 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 oz from 12 oz bottle served in tulip glass. Beer is very dark amber in color. Short lived one finger head or so khaki in color. Some thinner lacing is left. Aroma is strong with Munich malts and a little chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet. Mostly light and malty with very light notes of caramel and chocolate. A light bodied beer with average carbonation. It could be a little richer in flavor and more robust. Over all this is an ok beer out of the winter variety pack. It is a very light porter and far from the best. I mostly like the name and label. Also a long running holiday classic from Samuel Adams.