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

Samuel Adams Holiday PorterSamuel Adams Holiday Porter
BA SCORE
57.7%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 2,459 ratings
Samuel Adams Holiday PorterSamuel Adams Holiday Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DFN on 10-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,795
Reviews:
1,185
Ratings:
2,459
Liked:
1,418
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
12.37%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
244
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,459 |  Reviews: 1,185
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head that leaves lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty, and almost sherry-like. Flavor is not typical for a porter. There are some subtle roast flavors, but in general, this beer tastes grainy, hoppy, and malty. Some coffee-like acidity in the aftertaste. Hops are a little too present; body is a bit too thin.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out almost black with a two finger sand colored craggy head that doesn’t stick around for long but leaves behind some decent lacing. Aroma is a musty / earthy and noble spice hop crust on a roasted chocolate malt scent. Flavor follows the nose’s guidelines, but also punches in with some herbal and grassy hop accents. Medium body with a smooth inoffensive texture. Nicely done!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a black with a ruby hue when held against the light, a tan one finger head with good lacing.

S - Very sweet malts and chocolate.

T - Right off its like eating a really high percent cocoa dark chocolate, not much else besides some slight coffee but there is a sweetness to it.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation pretty smooth.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a deep red to almost black, with a quarter inch os of white head the dissipates in under 5 minutes. Lacing is minimal.

This beer smells of caramel malts and of nutmeg spice.

The taste is sweet malts at first with a taste of spice and banana maybe slightly. Also a nice bitterness that hangs around a while.

Moderate carbonation and smooth finish.

Overall this beer is a nice Sam offering and I enjoy it quite a bit. I would have no problem picking up a Winter sampler case again.

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Samuel Adams Holiday Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 57.7% out of 100 with 2,459 ratings
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