Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by aristeros:
4.13/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Part of the 2010 Sam Adams holiday mixed case. Poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours dark with red highlights visible even in low light. Only about a finger of head, which quickly fades, some lacing on the glass. Nose has roasted malts, mild dark chocolate, and a mild red fruit--like a cherry--presence. Fairly mild nose.
Tastes of moderate roasted malts--light chocolate and coffee--up front, light bitterness (~30 ibu?). Fairly long-lasting bitterness and roasted flavors in the mouth follow a dry finish. Light-moderate carbonation, good for the style. Slightly creamy mouthfeel--would be superb in a nitro-tap.
Not sure if this is meant to be a fireside sipper or not. It's got a decent amount of character and you could definitely hang back and relax with a pint, but it is quite sessionable, as well.
Worked well to scratch my dark beer itch.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2010 02:39:09 | More by aristeros
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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 2,162 ratings.