Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by TangTKE402:
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured thick and reddish-black from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. A nice 1-finger, frothy white head appeared, and stuck around on the side of the glass with some nice lacing.
S: This beer has a slight nose, with chocolate malts and roasted caramel rising out of the top. It smells malty, but inviting, with a burnt warmth to the aromas.
T: A smooth malt character up-front, with a husky burnt finish. Good flavors of prunes, molasses, chocolate and Munich malts, with a bit of a wet-hop character on the aftertaste. Smoky and almost burnt on the swallow, which crisps up your mouth for more.
M: Smooth, unobtrusive, with a swallow you feel on the back of your throat. Overall pleasant without knocking your socks off.
O: If you're looking for a nice winter pint to curl up with by a fire with a good book, this one will do just fine. Also a good session beer, as far as Porters go.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2011 02:10:25 | More by TangTKE402
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3.69/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer is 3.5 years old...
Pours an opaque deep brown with a frothy tan head that lingers.
Aroma is comprised of chocolate, raisins, prunes, and figs.
Oxidation has set in and done this brew some good. Notes of raisins, prunes, and plums emerge in the flavor. There's a touch of diacetyl. The chocolate malt backbone is still strong, with a lightly bitter finish. Nutty notes weave throughout. Floral hops accent the aftertaste.
Body is a touch full, with modest carbonation and light alcohol warmth.
Nice beer that has some shelf life. I'm sure the fruity notes are due to age.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 15:57:11 | More by barczar
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,160 ratings.