Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,110 | Reviews: 1,135 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ElCommodoro:
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This smells like chocolate and hops. That's about it. It has a very clean aroma and flavour. Maybe I've just been spoiled on very yeasty beers, but it seems very clean and thin to me. Not necessarily in a bad way. It's nice to have porters like that every now and then. Cocoa nibs are what hits first in flavour and it's what hits last too. There's some nice, simple balancing hops too. But there's really not a lot going on outside of the chocolate. It looks surprisingly awesome despite how thin the mouthfeel is for a stout. It's almost Guiness-thin. But that makes it refreshing, like a black lager. The feeling it leaves in your mouth is very sticky, though, and strongly of cocoa. This is basically ,an average, run-of-the-mill thinish stout with a very chocolatey edge. So, if that's what you're going for, this delivers.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2013 08:03:22 | More by ElCommodoro
More User Reviews:
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,110 ratings.