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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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alleykatking

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Fiddler's. Had this once before at the Blue Chip Beer Fest. Glad to try it again.

A- Pours a cola brown color with amber hues to it when held to the light. Two finger tan head shows fantastic retention. Thicker spotty lacing on the sides of the glass when I drink this one down.

S- Light alcohol with chocolate malts on the front of the nose. Middle of the aroma has the chocolate malts die a little to reveal a more dominate caramel malt. Light oak in the ending with the alcohol coming back blending with a chocolate malt.

T- Chocolate malts dominate the front with hints of caramel malts backing it up. The caramel malts shine more so toward the middle of the beer with a nice hint of alcohol coming through as well. Hints of what seems to be faded hops come in next before being washed away by a chocolate malt. Hints of oak right on the ending of the beer with a warming alcohol flavor.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is light I thought for the beer. Chocolate and caramel malt left on the palate. Aftertaste has light chocolate malts with oak and alcohol coming through. Flavors were balanced well for the beer. No off flavors were present at all. Medium-heavy alcohol drying on the palate from the oak coming through.

O- A nice beer overall from Sam Adams. This one I sipped on for about an hour. The alcohol does come through a bit much at times but I couldn't tell what the ABV was. I liked how the oak creep through in the ending but never became the stand out flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2011 03:18:17 | More by alleykatking
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Samuel Adams Oak Aged Porter

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

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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.

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