Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.22/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an intense dark amber-black in the glass, not quite lightfast, with a hearty cloud of foam on top. Granted, I gave it a vigorous pour but I’m still looking at a good two fingers of foam after a few minutes have passed. Cold, I pick up some muted roasty malts and a faint dark roast coffee on the nose. It’s a full-bodied porter, with a lot of roast on the palate. Coffee, without being coffee-like. Strong, satisfying, without being overpowering. What makes this a holiday porter? I’m picking up some ‘holiday spices,’ in very subtle and layered ways, as the beer warms. Are they present or am I merely imagining it? Either way, the brew holds up as a sipper. Good job!
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2011 19:39:51 | More by elNopalero
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