Samuel Adams Sample B - Maple Pecan Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Sample B - Maple Pecan PorterSamuel Adams Sample B - Maple Pecan Porter

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84
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 4
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: suspect on 08-10-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle to Rock Island snifter.

A: Dark brown pour with transparent tawny and amber hues; pretty decent tan-ish head lacing.

S: Malty, sweetness, roasted & toasted grains, Maple wood, light hints of earth and vanilla. Cocoa?

T: Maple syrup notes emerge more here, blending with the other woody and nutty characters for an earthy sweetness. Toasted sugars, brown sugar, dark caramel, pecan and some other nutty flavors.

MF: Medium body with softer carbonation; fluffy, in the same way milk/lactose sugar stouts are. Pretty silky and velvety but not full-bodied. Some dry nutty notes as well.

O: Pretty decent; much like the Chocolate Bock this thing suffers from a similar 'artificial' essence to the flavors. Still, a nice porter.

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Pours super dark, near black, fluffy head, not a long laster, but leaves sheeting o'plenty.

Powdered sugar nose with some light chocolate and vanilla notes.

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THis poured out as a very dark brown color. The head was pretty strong looking and tan in color. The lacing on the glass was pretty impressive I thought. The smell of the beer had some nice roasted malt aromas along with some maple sweetness. The taste was a little in the rusty metallic side untill it wamred up a little. Thats when the maple and the roasted malts kind of came out. The pecan is hidden in the aftertaste to mealong with some additional lingering maple. The mouthfeel of the beer was pretty good, drinkable and yeah full bodied. Overall I enjoyed the beer quite a bit actually. I would drink it again.

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Samuel Adams Sample B - Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.