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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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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alleykatking on 04-22-2011)
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

liverdamage, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
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
Photo of uberkane
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Shepherd and the Knucklehead in Haeldon, NJ.

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I like most Sam Adams but this one I loved.

A - This beer looked great. It was big, black, and deep with a beautiful fluffy white head that laced like hell all the way down. Not much light got through.

S - This was the only part of the beer that wasn't great. The smell was muted. What I got was a little vanilla and a little molasses.

T - Very yummy. Light chocolaty with a good bit of vanilla. The vanilla was by no means over-powering, but was nicely balanced with the chocolate and roastiness. Not much bitterness.

M - This is where this beer shined. It was super smooth and velvety. The beer went down so easily. Ultra drinkable and I could almost see it as a session beer. Yum.

Overall a great beer. Hope they make more!

uberkane, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of jucifer1818
4.5/5  rDev +19%

jucifer1818, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This porter ended up being very surprising. This beer poured out as a deep black color with a really nice looking creamy head on top. The lacing was excellent on this one, it laced the glass similar to a Guinness. The smell of the beer was the only weak part that it had. The faint aromas of chocolate and roasted malts filled the nose along with just a hint of the oak in there. The flavor was sensational, The mixture of the chocolatey flavors blended with the oak kind of gave off this slight vanilla flavor. The beer had just the smallest amount of tartness in there. The balance of flavors in this beer to me were incredible. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and creamy in texture. It coated the mouth very well and leave a good semi-dryness after each sip. Overall I couldn't believe how much I enjoy this beer. I found myself getting a second glass right after I finished the first one. I really liked how the oak was there but it was light enough that I wasn't sour. This is one of the best Sam Adams I think I've had in a while. I look forward to having this one again one day.

Knapp85, Aug 04, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

braican, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Milkysunshine, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

AnitaBrewski, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

YourOnlyMan, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of beergod1
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 oz. Sample at the Cleveland Beer Fest on 5/14/11. Pours a clear brown/black with a thin beige head, left a ring around my "Plastic" cup. Malty/Oak smell with hints of chocolate, roast and Coffee. Malty flavor with just a bit of chocolate and a slight Oak, not enough barrel character. Medium body. This was a tasty beer, but seemed to be ....not finished?

beergod1, May 27, 2011
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +5.8%

PEIhop, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

meghmmm, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev +5.8%

jbaker67, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of alleykatking
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

alleykatking, Apr 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JohnK17, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

t0rin0, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of TheDinger
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Ralphs66, May 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jpd7374, May 19, 2012
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Samuel Adams Oak Aged Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.