Samuel Adams Honey Porter
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
English Porter
Ranked #105
ABV:
5.45%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,534
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 13.08%
Reviews:
637
Ratings:
281
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 19, 2021
Added:
Feb 12, 2002
Wants:
  50
Gots:
  27
SCORE
83
Good
Samuel Adams Honey PorterSamuel Adams Honey Porter
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Rated: 3.85 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
355 ml, from Systembolaget, Sweden, thanks to OleR. ABV is 5.45%. Very dark brown colour, big and lasting beige head. Fairly moderate but pleasant aroma of heather honey, also notes of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, fruity hops and mild coffee. The flavour is not as sweet as I feared, but the heather honey has a distinct presence throughout, nicely balanced by the hops. There is also a moderate roastiness, again with moderate notes of caramel, chocolate and mild coffee. Unlike the brewers I would not call this a "robust" porter, but it is certainly a good one all the same.
May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by kryansutton

4.89/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
So I am a lager, porter, stout man, and I love honey. The complexity of making the perfect brew and roasting hops to perfection is difficult to say the least, But when My Brother brought me this for the 4th of July, and I am talking 48 bottles of bliss. I was in heaven for the weekend.

Just take a look at this baby, Soft supple label, Normal Sam Adams with a pint. Cracking this bad boy, If you have read previous reviews, I Enjoy cracked a bottled beer close to the nose to breathe in the beer fog from the Seal. I admit I got goosebumps from this baby. Roasted Barly, Chocolate tones, But a huge honey Smell, that I could immediately taste, The only thing was, You can barely taste the honey in the brew unless you let it sit and get warm, The perfect temp to enjoy this Bottle is around 45 - 50 degrees, Yeah yeah most beers are better around 33 - 36 degrees but trust me on this, It goes down smooth and coats your mouth just right, that honey undertone will pop out and you will get a sweet aftertaste. I find when I am trying something new, is to enjoy it in many different stages, I try the bottle first, Cold as I can get before it gets frozen. Deciding from there how to best enjoy it, can at times be a chore, but a fantastic one.

Like should I leave it in the bottle, Should I pour some into the glass and witness the colors, should I give it a little head or a lot. pour slow or fast, Should I allow it to breathe? Get warm? Add something to it, what food shall I pair it with. What would make it sweeter or more bitter? On this particularly warm day 102 degrees in the shade. sitting next to a lake, with my Fishing rod in the water. I had no Glass, no stine or pint with handle. I engulfed the body of the beer at first break of the seal, I took a quick sip to establish flavor. Nice and mellow, I had to pee. I left the beer to breathe. The bitter first taste on a honey beer had me worried. As I ran back to my pole in the water, with a fish on it, Losing my pants around my Knees and realing in a 12 pounder ~ Bass. I wiped my brow, Unhooked the fish, and tossed me back. picked up my Sam Adams and downed half the bottle, To my amazement, I found the honey undertone, the chocolate overtones, the Malty and roasted, in your face tones, "Holy Crap" I said to my brother, "This is awesome" I pulled another from my cooler, and placed it on the top, to allow the sun to gently kiss it and warm it up just so. I finished my first. Placing the bottle into my knapsack and cracked the next one, Perfect from the draw. Finding this little legend only needed to warm up a bit before it became a giant among the Honey line of beers.
Mar 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by EOC from Mexico

Dec 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.39 by Khaack from New York

Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.1 by mikr from New Jersey

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by FrankK from Alabama

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Jun 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by Squire from Mississippi

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Brown colored, thinner color than average porter, but a solid 1" of tan head make it nice overall. Aroma was roast, nothing sweet going on.

Taste hit the sweet notes the aroma did not. Leaned away from hops. Chocolate malt in there. Gets smoother as it warmed.

Another relatively average beer from SA, most importantly perhaps, no off flavors. Decently done.
Mar 22, 2016
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Rated by long1962 from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Good porter
Mar 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by HoppyBeerisHappyBeer from Indiana

Feb 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by Leever73 from Wyoming

Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 2.9 by Docrock from Illinois

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by swimmatt from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by baseball636 from Connecticut

Aug 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Brown120 from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.38 by vipera from Maine

Jul 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.14 by Qsnow

Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by 2beerdogs from California

May 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by chrisjws from California

May 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.01 by Phigg1102 from New York

May 16, 2015
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Reviewed by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance – Two finger head on a clear deep red body.

Aroma – Roasted malts, light hops.

Taste – Light roasted malts, not too strong.

Mouthfeel – Good bodied but not heavy.

Overall – A good middle-of-the-road porter.
May 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by stevehagy from New York

Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by wrightst from Maryland

Dec 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by mmmbeerNY from New York

Dec 06, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Nov 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Manbear from New York

Nov 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by bluehende from Delaware

Oct 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Smileitsfreetobehappy from Alaska

Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.64 by shoegueuze from California

Sep 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by vwbus7 from North Carolina

Sep 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by LutherBrau from Massachusetts

Sep 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.52 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by jaredtp from Tennessee

Aug 08, 2014
Samuel Adams Honey Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 918 ratings