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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

2,153 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,153
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 51 | 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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livingregret

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving Type was a 12 fl oz bottle that I picked up in a "Holiday" Pack

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, dare I say black?, w/ little fizzy head but there is plenty of lacing.

Smell: A strong fig smell, light molasses, a touch of chocolate and a hint of Winter Warmer

Taste: Light chocolate, roasted malts, and a touch of molasses. The Roasted malt is a touch almost burnt. Overly roasted I guess I should call the taste....if the chocolate, molasses or even a touch more of the Alcohol had come through I would have enjoyed the taste a lot more

Mouthfeel: Smooth at first but than overly carbonated near the end. Very fizzy....instead of a smooth finish you get tingles.

Drinkability: Well...I'll finish the 2 in my Holday pack but I think that is going to be it for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 00:36:11 | More by livingregret
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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,153 ratings.