Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.
A - Black and nearing opaque but actually when held to the light I can see perfect clarity in some ruby highlights. Tall light-tan head holds very nice. Good amount of lacing down the glass.
S - I get a beautiful roasty character. Reminds me of a mellow coffee. Dark malts are all very present but never scaring me.
T - Starts with this elongated biscuit, light caramel malt flavor that doesn't switch up till late. Way at the back end of the taste, some more mellow roasty flavors start to sink in. I never taste any definitive hop flavors but it seems to have a balancing bitterness throughout.
M - Smooth/creamy medium body, medium carbonation, barely sweet.
O - Drinkable. The highlight of the beer is its mouthfeel and drinkability. No smells or tastes overwhelm nor entice, but the feel is great. I didn't know if I was in for a spiced beer as the name is "Holliday Porter" but I perceived none. A beginner porter but flavorful nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2012 01:35:52 | More by Jparker37
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