Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a nearly black dark brown with a two finger light brown head. Great retention and sticky lacing on the head.
S - Malt, chocolate, and some coffee bean. Not very aromatic.
T - Robust chocolate flavor followed by roasted coffee. Very hoppy finish for a porter which I really like. The hops stand out in the finish but compliment the dark chocolate and coffee notes well. Very well balanced.
M - Very creamy and lightly carbonated, as a porter should be.
D - I usually do not find dark beers very sessionable and this is no exception. It is a great sipping beer though and the flavors open up as the beer warms.
Overall, this is a tasty porter, and makes for a fine beer to sip on a cold snowy night.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2010 02:40:28 | More by BeerPhan86
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