Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from Winter Mix pack into a Saranac pint glass.
A: Pours a deep coffee color with red highlights when held to the light. A rich one finger head of dense foam settled on the brew.
S: Smells like burnt chocolate, roasted in a charcoal grill or something. There's a nice level of sweetness in the nose.
T: A velvety blend of roasted malts, bittersweet cocoa, sugary molasses, and mild toffee notes. A little too sweet for a porter perhaps, but still very good.
M: Mouthfeel is thick and robust. The finish is very clean, and surprisingly, some hops jumped out of the mix in the mouthfeel and finish.
D: Another rich holiday brew that could be easily had in pairs, but on separate occasions. Great taste and highly quaffable.
A great addition to this mix pack and the SA fleet of award winning beers. I prefer this to the Honey Porter, because of it's burnt chocolate taste and aroma that goes better with a roaring fire.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2007 00:33:21 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.64/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (best by April, I'm assuming 2014)
A: A nice dark amber brown body with a minuscule slightly brownish head that dissipates pretty fast. No lacing.
S: Slight roast with just some lightly sweet malts.
T: A lot better than I was expecting. Very light and drinkable. Nice roast on the aftertaste. Just a very general and mild Porter. Good level of sweetness.
M: Slight massage from a parade of bubbles.
O: Got it from a party and it is decent. I didn't even know about this beer from Samuel Adams. Another good porter. Not bad, well done.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 01:59:37 | More by gillagorilla
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.