Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Ratings: 2,154 | Reviews: 1,136 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheQuietMan22:
4.03/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “enjoy before month notched” is “MAY.”
Appearance: Poured into a Becker glass. The color is deep, ruby brown. Two fingers of dense, billowy, light tan head dissipated slowly, leaving trails of foam along the glass and a frothy, cappuccino-like ring around the edge.
Smell: At first it smells like a dark English pale ale. Lots of toffee, caramel, and grassy hops. As it warms, scents of vanilla, honey, dark fruit (mostly plum), chocolate, and roasted malts emerge.
Taste: Excellent mouthfeel. The bitterness from the roasted malts lingers after the first sip. The roasted malts play a much more prominent role in the flavor than they do in the smell, which I like. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, a hint of grassy hops, chocolate, and a little coffee.
Drinkability: I like it. It is not heavy but does provide a lot of nice flavor.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2013 03:48:11 | More by TheQuietMan22
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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 2,154 ratings.