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RATINGS: 1244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter is a full-flavored porter inspired by the famous drink of Londons 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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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (1429) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2015
It pours a dark brown with a light brown head. It has aromas of chocolate, some bread, nuts, and spices of which one is cinnamon. There is not a noticeable hop aroma. It has flavors of nuts that come out initially, then some roasted malts, chocolate, spices, and some grassy and floral hops. It is highly carbonated with a light moderate texture and fairly smooth on the way down. The finish is lightly bitter and semi dry.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Thick foamy pour and head remains in glass lacing nicely. Caramel roast not too sweet and not as bitter as you might expect from this brewer. A beautifuly satisfying porter / stout. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (1174) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2015
12oz bottle. Some holiday spice and malt nose. Nearly black appearance with thick creamy head and good lacing. Malty. Subtle spice. Decent body. Just above average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3315) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6719) - Jackson Hole/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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (1047) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (911) - 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, theres really not much to this. Easily skipped.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (553) - Minneapolis, - NOV 19, 2015
Winter collection Sam 12 pack. Its a good beer. Caramel, chocolate, hint of spice. Good beer for the season.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (461) - - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Nice chocolate flavors and aromas.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (1139) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a dark brown from a bottle. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, cola, bittersweet. Good beer.


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