Samuel Adams Honey Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. Bottle found in Samuel Adams "Brewmasters Collection"
Appearance - Pours nearly black with a thick, lumpy brownish head. Close inspection with a bright light shows the true very dark slightly red brown. The cap settles slowly into a thin layer with chunky sheets still clinging to the sides.
Smell - Very nice, rich smell. Burnt, nutty for the most part with subtle chocolate and sweet honey undertones.
Taste - Complex and full. Again, most a burnt malt that stays with the flavor. Cocoa might be detected. Natural raw honey flavor hits the tip of the tongue towards the end of the taste. Honey could have a bit more influence, sometimes I taste it, sometimes not. It is, however, nicely subtle and doesn't overpower the other flavors. Slight alcohol, acceptable.
Mouthfeel - Medium- full bodied, fills the mouth without feeling heavy. Alcohol is noticeable.
Drinkability - Very rich and flavorful; well done. Robust nose and taste make it enjoyable. High alcohol and burnt flavor would limit this beer to, say, two a sitting.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2007 03:15:02 | More by BiereBlanche
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