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

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Samuel Adams Oak Aged Porter
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85
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is about what you expect from a porter. I get notes of chocolate and roasted malt with not too much else coming through. The flavor is not as good as the aroma. I get some cocoa and roasted malt notes but there is also a sour cream/sour milk note that doesn't go with the rest of flavors. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Definitely a disappointment.

Photo of tempest
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found this on tap at the Batdorf in Annville, PA. While I thought the beer had a good balance of cocoa malts and vanilla oak character, the whole beer felt muted. A 7% (according to the menu) porter should be far more robust, while this had a lighter taste to it.

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Hophead717
2.65/5  rDev -29.9%
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.

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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.

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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?

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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