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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

2,150 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,150
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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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into my Sam Glass thought it may help showcase any elements of beer, pitch black in color with reddish hues around edges solid 1/2 inch of tan foam cap which just slides down glass.

S: Aroma is a bit nutty with some maltiness slight floral to the back of the nose.

T: First sip is a smack to the senses, great malt and hops are equally in front both fighting to be on top a very good balance of the two. In back is the flavor of burnt caramels, a nuttiness, slightly bitter and a bit of salty but all tied together very nicely.

M: Light metallic with a warming sensation in there, Medium body good levels of carbonation.

D: Had mine with some crackers and cheese while watching the Winter Classic"Go Pens" , would drink it again very easy to like this one. Thanks Sam Adams/Jim Koch !

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 04:55:09 | More by nukem5
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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,150 ratings.