Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
it was light. it didnt have the umph I needed. sam adams somtimes disapoints me. It’s like they just throw it out there no matter what. Sometimes it’s good to hold back. Maybe I’m being to harsh.
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A porter with beautiful light brown and persistent foam. Pronounced aromas of hard toasted malt and a little honey discerned already. The taste is very caramelized and have a little coffee note. There is no definite taste of honey, but a sweetness as possibly derived from honey, but might as well be a malt sweetness. It used a good deal of malt in this porter, and I also sense a little smoke and a little anise taste. It’s a very tasteful porter, but everything else had also surprised me when it is a Boston Beer. Here quality is always in the top, and this time is no exception. It is highly recommended.
willisread (953) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Aromas of honey, roasted malt and grains with a hint of chocolate. Sweet on the palate with a slightly bitter dry finish. Not a fan of the honey action.
Jabah (218) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RATED 5/14/2009 ON BEERPAL: I’m just a fan of porters, so naturally I like this beer. I disagree with the reviewer above who didn’t notice the honey. I actually fully taste the honey in the flavor, along with some other sweets from the malts. Aroma has hints of honey as well. The apperance is dark brown with a medium body. Not too heavy, a good dinner beer. I would buy it again, especially if on sale again for $6.99 a six.
slowrunner77 (7284) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"similar in body to the SA Holiday Porter, subtract spices, add honey, this is what you get. I like it just a touch better than the holiday. If you like dark beer and honey, this one’s for you."
TXBadger (1971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice darker color with white head. Honey on the nose, sweetness, malt, and some roasted character; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a honey sweetness.
smcolw (601) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful rocky head with plentiful lace on the glass.
Wow, the honey smell is quite strong. I was expecting it to be far more subtle. Needless to say, it is sweet. There is nearly none of the typical porter smells.
The taste is completely different from the smell--lots of cocoa, little honey or sweetness. Enough hop to create a bitter finish with chocolate in the background. Very complex. Good body and carbonation.
I like this beer although I find the smell to be a bit deceiving from what you ultimately drink.
mstrcrwly (701) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little too sweet for a porter for my liking..should be drier,but the honey aroma and taste were different.
ads135 (3564) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a very good porter. The honey gives the beer a strange mouthfeel and an overly sweet character.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 A- Very Dark brown almost black with a tan head and sticky lacing
Aroma-Sweet honey with malt
T/P – roasted coffee with a sweet honey taste, slightly bitter at the end.
Overall- Not a bad porter .
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av malt, humle, honung. Rostad och brödig känsla. Rund och len. Lagom söt med trevlig beska.