Beer Review: Samuel Adams Honey Porter
Samuel Adams Honey Porter is part of their Brewmaster's Collection. The beers in this group are some of the best that Sam Adams has to offer. I picked up the Brewmaster's case this weekend. It's a 12 pack of beer with 6 different varieties. If you are looking to try a lot of new styles of beer without blind buying a 6 pack, this is the way to go.
The Honey Porter is a dark, fragrant beer. It's black with a mocha colored head. The aroma a strong and sweet. It reminds me a lot of coffee, sort of a brewed (non-beer) scent with hints of malt and honey. The flavor is a lot like what I expected. It is very smooth with no carbonation. There are light hop flavors, but those are overpowered by the smooth, coffee-like malts. There is no strong bite in the Honey Porter. This isn't exactly what I would call a Summer beer. It is thick and it is heavy. I certainly wouldn't buy a 6 pack of this for a weekend cook out. It's the kind of beer that you have when you just want one and you want to enjoy it. This is a sipper. It's a good beer, but it definitely has its time and place.