Samuel Adams Holiday Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.97/5 rDev +33.6%
The only thing that I dislike about Sam Adams Porter is that it is only offered once a year, and in a variety pack. This product is so outstanding that I think it should be offered all year around by itself!
A: Execllent dark appearance, no flaws.
S: Multi layered smells include Mild chocolate, coffee, mocha, regular chocolate, and spices (from the hops).
T: Serious flavors, and multi-layered. Chocolates, coffee, cream, mocha, spices, etc.
M: Heavy to full body, and layers of cream.
D: Best porter I have ever tried. Has the perfect balance of sweet, tart, and bitter.
Overall, it is a shame this porter is not available all-year around as a stand-alone product. Sam Adams hit a grand slam on this one, and yet only sells it in limited ways.
05-23-2008 18:04:17 | More by Surefire
4.78/5 rDev +28.5%
Picked this one up in a Sam Adams Holiday 12 pack.
Pours a chocolate brown with a tint of red showing through, with a tan foamy, creamy head.
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel.
Taste of roasted matls and chocolate and a very surprising hop flavor, not usually as powerfull on most porter brews.
I must say this truly a delicious porter. When you get this hop flavor mixed with the porter malt flavor, this becomes an excellant combo.
11-14-2005 02:18:06 | More by metallistout
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,176 ratings.