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RATINGS: 1243   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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Chocolate, caramel, wheat..decent color and aroma..not bad..but better alternatives out there.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Clear dark ruby leaning to brown. Small tan head that vanishes quickly. Light roasted malt aroma and ... that is it. The flavor is a tad more exciting, though only a tad. Roasted malt cocoa and some coffee. Body is thinnish though not overly so. Forgettable. Now what was I saying?

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Pours a deep brown color, seems slightly watery but forms a nice head. Aroma is roasty and sweet. Flavor has some sweet burnt malt tones but is rather ordinary. Washes off the palate quickly with not much of a finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with a big fluffy tan head that retains well.

The aroma is roasted chocolate and coffee with some sweet cream and a little bit of dark fruits.

The flavor is bitter roasted chocolate with a big chalky metallic/acidic taste and a finish that is much more bitter (and metallic) than I expected. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall, the flavor just didnt jibe with me - too metallic and bitter causing it to be unbalanced and not very appealing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate and some pepper. Pretty bland.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Decent porter. Very smooth with spices that arent very reminiscent of traditional chocolates and cofees. Very smooth and good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Poured a dark black with a slight ruby hue. There was a small tan head which dissipated quickly and left no lacing. It smelled like malt and chocolate with more of the same in the taste, with some added hoppy bitterness in the finish. Just an average porter in my opinion. I would drink it again, however I wouldnt go out of my way to find it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
A 12 oz bottle with a notch system on the side for freshness by. the beer poured a soda brown with a big light brown head. the smell of a good malt and hops mix. The taste was bit more bitter then the smell and a slight sour aftertaste. Good lacing and carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7787) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. Body is dark. Aroma is standard porter...roasty. Taste is roasted malt....maybe some chocolate malts. Nothing special, except for the ownage label-picture of the man carrying a barrel of beer on his back.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (2026) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Dark black pour with a quickly dissipating white head. Couldnt really notice any aroma. Flavor malt and burnt toffee that seemed to linger afterwards. An ok beer, but nothing more.


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