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Samuel Adams Oak Aged Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Oak Aged Porter
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: alleykatking on 04-22-2011)
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4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Beige head, moderate retention on a pretty much black body, clear lacing. Aroma includes notes of coffee, vanilla, nilla wafers, roasted malt. Taste includes coffee and a cookie like sweetness, some chocolate and vanilla. Nice mouthfeel, very, very tasty and very easy to drink. I must say I'm blown away by how tasty this beer is.

KickbacksSteve, Jan 15, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into pint glass. Nice brown/amber pour with a small 1 finger head and poor retention. Smell is a bit of chocolate, vanilla and oak/charcoal/wood. Taste was surprising as it was a good blend of malts and a nice subtle hop finish. Didn't get the over the top oak, but it did have a burnt note to it which was a little distracting. Some dark fruits and chocolate/vanilla as well, much like the nose. Feels was a bit thin for a porter, was wanting a bit more thickness. Carbonation was average. Overall- An interesting take on the Porter. Fairly complex and a good effort from SA. Liked the blend of flavors, but was wanting more of the oak/wood character. Would drink it again but not shaking the trees for it-

TheDinger, Jun 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jpd7374, May 18, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Samuel Adams Oak Aged Porter

LOOK: Deep brown in color, mostly clear. Small short livid slight off white head forms.

SMELL: Roasted malt mainly, with a real small vanilla/oak note.

TASTE: Roasted malts upfront, and like the nose, a small note of oak. Earthy, oaky, mild vanilla and a small sour tang. Slightly oxidized in the barrel, and the listed ABV was 5.2% .

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, low carbonation but still OK.

OVERALL: An interesting choice for an oaked ale, I would have loved to see something a bit stronger hit the barrel. Still, this was interesting.

Stinkypuss, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed a 5 ounce taste on tap.

A: A dark brown, which shines ruby red when held up to the light. There's a 1 finger foamy head that sticks around for a bit, with decent lacing.

S: A very sweet chocolate scent with very forward oak notes.

T: Here's where the beer began to disappoint. A little chocolate flavor, but stronger oak notes. The oak was somewhat sour and didn't work very well with the porter...at all.

M: Highly carbonated, but also really thin. Too thin in my opinion.

O: Disappointing, but not terrible. Not good, either. I definitely would not order again and probably would not recommend.

Hophead717, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The beer pours a mahogany color with a finger of khaki colored head.

S: Definitely has some oak and vanilla notes to it. Light charred oak aromas as well as plenty of roast. There is quite a bit of sweet toffee and some mild fruitiness. A weird ash-like note on the back end.

T: Medium levels of sweetness, mostly in the form of toffee. The oak flavor is quite strong, but there is a bit of acidity to the beer and a weird flavor I cannot quite describe, perhaps spoiled chocolate?

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Not a bad aroma on this, but the flavor was a bit off. Wouldn't have this one again.

womencantsail, Aug 18, 2011
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Samuel Adams Oak Aged Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.