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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Holiday PorterSamuel Adams Holiday Porter

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,116 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2116
Reviews: 1136
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%


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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tito42

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle in the SA Holiday Sampler to an imperial pint. Best by April 2011 notched into label.

Appearance: Very dark brown with only a slight red tint. Close to the color of Coke Classic. A thin, tan head, the least head of any of the SA Holiday Sampler brews I've reviewed to date, but nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Sweet and malty with chocolate and caramel.

Taste: Very malty with chocolate and roasted coffee notes in the middle, a hoppy bite up front and in the finish. Exceptionally robust and rich flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied brew with just enough carbonation to give you a tingle but not dry you out.

Drinkability: This is a very balanced porter that offers both a hoppy bite and smooth, roasted coffee and chocolate flavors. I could drink several of these. Probably my 2nd favorite from the SA Holiday Sampler.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 03:31:43 | More by tito42
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12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (best by April, I'm assuming 2014)

A: A nice dark amber brown body with a minuscule slightly brownish head that dissipates pretty fast. No lacing.

S: Slight roast with just some lightly sweet malts.

T: A lot better than I was expecting. Very light and drinkable. Nice roast on the aftertaste. Just a very general and mild Porter. Good level of sweetness.

M: Slight massage from a parade of bubbles.

O: Got it from a party and it is decent. I didn't even know about this beer from Samuel Adams. Another good porter. Not bad, well done.

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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,116 ratings.