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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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2.4
Camons (12296) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, spices. Taste is roasted malt, light coffee, lots of spices. Medium body, lively carbonation. 270110

3.6
slowrunner77 (11911) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"higher level of complexity than many porters, but that alone doesn’t make it any better. that said, it’s a pretty solid, robust porter, true to the style. great for the holidays."

2.9
deyholla (11481) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a strong red hue, with a light brown head. Aroma is full of english malts as well as some caramel. Flavor is very malty as well with a bit of a sweet chocolate and caramel undertone.

3.8
shrubber85 (11322) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with a hint of mint. Very dark brown - opaque with little head. Chocolate mallt flavor also with a hint of mint - moderate carbonation with a good hops finish.

3.7
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
This is a pretty nice porter. SA seems to be pretty good at producing some nice porters, regardless of style. Good roasted malt flavor with some coffee tones. Spicey and nice. Warm going down.

3.6
hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle… Very dark porter with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. The aroma is chocolatey and very deeply roasted with notes of light port wine, dark raisins and caramel. The flavor is perfectly balanced. Medium-bitter, chocolatey and medium-burnt with just a dash of salt. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes burnt, bitter and dry.

3.5
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011
Name: Holiday Porter
Date: December 07, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate character, could be excellent in a larger sample

Name: Holiday Porter
Date: November 09, 2006
Mode: bottle
Source: Harry’s
Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights, whispy beige head that stirs up thick and leaves a bit of lace
Aroma: dry hoppy chocolate malt aroma with a hint of sweet caramel
Flavor: rich caramel and chocolate flavor, nice lasting bitterness, caramel comes out as it warms and picks up a bit of butterscotch

Name: Holiday Porter
Date: December 03, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
still the rich chocolate and sweet caramel,

Name: Holiday Porter
Date: November 29, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: bulloch’s
a lot more of a burnt bitter dark roast character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
j12601 (10871) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Closing in on a year old. Pours a clear ruby brown with a medium to large creamy beige head. Soft roast, a bit of prune and plum on the nose, chocolate, a hint of spice. Soft caramel note. Medium bodied, a touch sweet, toasted marshmallow notes. Roast, chocolate, sweet caramel. Nice and smooth, light cocoa. Finishes with a soft lingering cocoa note. Decent enough, held up nicely.

3.5
DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Part of the Sammy holiday/winter collection. Aroma and flavor of malt, chocoff, nuts, slight spice. Not a top tier porter, but as with all Sammy beers, very quaffable, complex, and smooth. Remember, a 3.5 is well above average as a rating, and you can trust my ratings, just like you can trust Jesse Jackson with your wife. (Seriously, I take my ratings very seriously).

3.9
adnielsen (10601) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottle @ home. Pours a black appearance with a light tan/brown head that disappears to nothing pretty quickly. Nose is made of chocolate malts and seems to show a medium to full bodied beer. Dark chocolate malty body that’s lightly carbonated with a good roastiness. Finish is again chocolate and chocolate malts. Somewhat simple but overall very solid beer.


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