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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

2,164 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,164
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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bohemiandonut

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

These winter twelves don't last long do they? The boys from Boston are consistently blowing my mind this year and the 2010 porter is testament to this ability.

Smell is very nutty/earthy, none of the horrendous metal notes one often gets in English porters and stouts *cough* Guinness *cough*. A spectrum of brown/black fills the glass with adequate cappuccino head and spotty lacing.

The taste is where it's at. Like sucking on a coffee bean where every bitter note just complements the complex sweetness going on around it. But what really wins me over here is the mouthfeel yet again. Deliciously creamy almost exactly like a high quality espresso.

Another win for Sam Adams and yet another reason I'll be buying multiple 12s of their seasonals at least until the promotional sale is over.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 17:44:06 | More by bohemiandonut
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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,164 ratings.