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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Holiday PorterSamuel Adams Holiday Porter

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,163 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,163
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 21
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DFN on 10-17-2004)
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JMD

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown, almost black with light tones of ruby and garnett. Creamy off-white that fades slowly.

S: Light roasted malt nose. Hints of chocolate, carmel and some brown sugar.

T: Toasted malt, some light chocolate and molasses. Brown sugar and buttery toffee. Finishes with a nice hop bite.

M: Medium bodied but a little too light for the style

D: Overall this is a quality ale and perfect for the holidays. But like many of Sam Adams offerings, it's a little light in nearly every category.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 22:08:52 | More by JMD
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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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