burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2004
tasty. the chocolate is especially strong and pleasant. not the best porter in the world, and i’m not sure what english fulggles and east kent goldings, but still fairly tasty. FACSman (1) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
Beautiful black porter with a ceamy dense head. Not much hop nose, but plenty of bitter flavor that balances out the malts nicely.
Very good beer, but more on the "stout" side of porter. Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 a very rich assortment of chocolate, caramel and orange.
Dark and malty with a great hop finish, a must have for Christmas Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malt. Flavor of roast and chocolate. Finish of bitter coffee and hops. Thanks Dogbrick. whistlebird (22) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
great porter one of the best i’ve had from a micro.black chocolate taste dark color everything you could want in a winter brew come on jim put it in a sixer
elgavilancillo (91) - Long Beach, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
from the holiday classics box dark brown light chocalate and caramel aroma and taste was smooth love it nice brew to drink after a hard working day enjoy yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter is a very dark and dim red-brown ale with a frothy, splotchy, light brown head with excellent retention and lacing. It has a roasty chocolate and coffee aroma. In the mouth, it’s a fluffy, medium bodied beer with a dry finish. It has a simple, balanced, roasty flavor. I love beers like this. Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Pours a dark black with a tan head that dissapates quickly leaving only a thin layer. Has a strong caramel and malty aroma. Very strong palate with a flavor of chocolate malt. I was very impressed with this beer. Nice lacing on the glass Billicus (296) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
aroma, was malty robust toffee odor, color, dark amber beige head, taste was deep roasted malts, chocolate notes, on the backend the hops come on the tongue, overall, I like this Porter, its very filling, and only comes out in the Winter classics, wish was year round! andrewlol (63) - san antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Had it on thanksgiving I believe. As I don’t really eat any thanksgiving food, i spent most of time with the holiday variety pack of sam adams and enjoyed my day. This one was the best beer of there and the best Sam Adams actually that I have tried. Just pure chocolate malty goodness I wish they made this available year round