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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
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle from Winter Classics sampler. Pours a black color with a large creamy light brown head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Averge caramel and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Moderate bitter sweet flavor with a medium finish.

3.5
djd07 (14358) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a roasted malt with caramel and black licorice. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is a sweet malt with dark chocolate and a dry finish. A very good porter by Sam Adams.

2.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Clear garnet body with tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, some bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some burnt, caramel. Watery light-medium body.

3.6
Lubiere (13771) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
A clear deep dark porter with a huge moka head, with a nitrogen tap look to it (its a bottle though). Nice. Cold coffee and and chocolate in aroma, with butterscotch notes (good in this case). In mouth, rather nice rich bittersweet chocolate with burned coffee bitterness, and a decent medium body. A very decent porter. Bought in Potsdam, NY, early 2005.

3.1
Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks Sean! Pours a very dark red-tinted brown color with a very large tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with a creamy lactic note. Sweet, lactic taste with roasted malts and some hop bitterness. Medium bodied.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13199) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours near opaque with a huge foamy tan head that slowly diminishes to a creamy rocky film. Caramel malt, syrup (molasses) and dark roasted malt aroma with notes of toffee and fruit (raisin, prune). Yeast (sweat) and very dark roasted malt and dark chocolate creamy flavor with a dry hoppy finish. Dark bodied and smooth, slightly dry palate.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
(12oz bottle) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and lightly burnt grains. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, hops (earthy), and some spices.

3.7
Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
I think Sam Adams gets a bad rap sometimes, and people are overly critical of the brewer. Sam Adams brews high-quality beers, even the ones that are bland and boring. They are still well-made! This beer is no exception. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that dissipated quickly. Thin and sticky lacing. The aroma is roasty with malt, dark chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with bitter chocolate undertones. Malt, caramel and some coffee flavors. The finish is where the hops become more apparent. All in all this Porter is not up there with Fuller’s and the like but it is definitely a good beer.

2.6
crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
12 oz bottle. It pours a dark reddish brown with a foamy off-white head. The head slowly recedes with not much lacing. It smells sweeter than most of this style. It has a lot of caramel and chocolate in the scent. There is a faint whiff of hops, unfortunately it is two varieties that don’t really enjoy, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles. The flavor is not that great. There is a heavy bit of diacetyl as it has a huge buttery flavor. Other flavors are brown sugar, caramel and chocolate. There is a slight hint of roastiness. The mouthfeel is thin for the style. This is just not a great example of the style. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-19-2010 00:50:22

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a big rich to rocky shaving cream-retaining tan head and black color. Aroma is mild dark malt-toffee/chocolate, roasty. Taste is dark malt-toffee/chocolate, roasty, some fruit, English-earthy/spicy hops. Towards full body. OK/mild carbonation.


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