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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 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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3.4
Koelschtrinker (20412) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 27, 2012
Süßlich röstiger Beginn, weich, frisch. Deutlich brotig, die Süße nimmt zugunsten des Malzes ab. Röstig, etwas Kaffee. Im Abgang kurz säuerlich, Vanille. 8/11/11/10/10/11

3.7
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
Black, brownish head. Pleasant malty chocolate aroma, creamy notes, some toffee. Malty flavor, but with more hops. A bit roasted, some coffee. Nice bitter finish.

3.5
TBone (17568) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
[email protected] 2007
Dark ruby color, small creamy expresso head. Sticky woody nose. Liquerish palate. Some toffee, a bit alcohol and coffee. Strange "porter", but good and interesting brew. Dessert drink.

3.5
chrisv10 (17466) - DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
12 oz bottle. Very dark brown body with big creamy tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

3.1
jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to John. Pours black with white head. Nose and taste of roast caramel and chocolate malt and cocoa. Lighter bodied. Standard issue porter. Decent.

3.4
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown with a small tan colored foam on top. There is some nice lacing on the glass as I enjoy this fine libation. S: The primary aroma is roasted malt, but there are some mild chocolate and vanilla notes in there as well. T: A fairly sweet beer for a porter. The roasted malt and coffee come through on the finish, but the initial tastes are chocolate and caramel. M: A medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Like most of the other Sam Adams beers, a very easy drinker. I wish it wasn’t quite as sweet, but it’s still a decent beer and easy to have a few of in a sitting.

3.5
bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Aroma of dark smoky malt and dark fruit. Dark rich burgandy color, with a substantial tan head. Flavor of sweet malt (hint of smoke?) and then sour cherry, and then roasted malt with some hop finish. Love those fuggles. This porter could go all year round.

3.5
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Black - light brown head. Berries, coffee, raisins, sweetness, hoppy, fine bitterness, burned, smooth !!

3.2
Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle poured a clkear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finishj. Flavors of bitter chocolate, carmel, charcoal and light vanilla with a smooth lightly dry lingering charcoal finish.

3.2
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 Re-rate 3/17/12: Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Oren. Dark brown. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and nuts. Sweetish chocolaty flavor with some roastiness. Medium-bodied. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Deep reddish brown with a bit of beige foam. Aroma of malt, some fruits and light roasty notes. Sweetish roasty flavor with a bit of caramel, light chocolate notes and a drier finish. Medium-bodied. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2


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