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

Samuel Adams Maple Pecan PorterSamuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter

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715 Ratings
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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012)
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Ford

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a 14 oz tulip style glass.

I'm a big porter fan, so I was glad to see this in the Spring Thaw pack. Two bottles of Maple Pecan Porter were included.

Has a great dark brown color to it. MMM... I smell maple and pecans... two things I love.

Taste was right on the nose. Plenty of sweet maple and nutty pecan in there. I love this beer. It's up there with the many great porters I've had. I wish I could buy an entire six pack of it. (I do prefer Porters with more of a coffee note, but this is a great one without it)

I'm a big fan of this beer and would love to see it hit their normal lineup. Not sure if it's going to be a seasonal or rotator.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 03:16:06 | More by Ford
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Irish57

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-22-2014 23:16:20 | More by Irish57
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brown color with some dark reddish hues when held up to the light, large amount of head that fades at a fairly quick rate, tons of sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell is mostly roasted malt, touches of caramel and nutty aromas, slight metallic presence that throws things off though which is disappointing.

Taste starts out with a malty front, pecans follow with a good sized presence, finishes with a lingering caramel sweetness, not much of a hop balance so this porter may be a touch too sweet for some but it's not overly artificial tasting either, body is fairly decent with a slickness to it, soft but ample carbonation lend an almost creamy texture.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 22:09:36 | More by deltatauhobbit
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cantstandya65

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-22-2014 16:42:19 | More by cantstandya65
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amvrana

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-20-2014 22:02:59 | More by amvrana
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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-20-2014 21:35:27 | More by bostonryan
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-20-2014 19:30:09 | More by chancy14
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robebo44

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-20-2014 19:24:08 | More by robebo44
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-20-2014 16:44:25 | More by zenwatts
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-20-2014 03:39:49 | More by majorbase2
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-18-2014 23:19:50 | More by Mikeadeth
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +24%

04-18-2014 04:30:28 | More by Banana420Kush
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Prune in color, very dark brown with ruby highlights. One finger of sandy head that dissipates fast. Spotty lacing that slides down slow like syrup does. A bit opaque in color, flat and dull. Could use some lighter brown swirled in there to contrast the dark. But the ruby highlights give the body some life. The head also stays until the last drop so more bonus points.

S-Expected maple syrup and pecans. More roasted nuts like cashew, Brazilian, etc. Oaky subtleties. Slight lactose. Cinnamon ice cream. Great smells but I wish they were more pungent and evident.

T-Brown sugar. Nutty. Syrupy. Slight smoke. Toffee. Hints of coffee & milk chocolate. Coffee roll. Like the smell, taste could benefit from being more of itself, bolder. I want more smoke, bitterness and sweetness.

M-Medium body. Low-high carbonation. Carbonation is below average leaving the body to fend for itself with a thin inky feel. But the touch of syrup helps, giving that ink an oily, slightly viscous feel on the aftertaste/after-feel. Gets a tad creamy with time so that's good. Tad more bitter & boozy too with warming.

O-Tasty enough. Needs more hops and malt even. Not enough bitters and sweets. Sips more like a Black Lager than Porter. Just build upon what is currently here and there you go. But nonetheless, a tasty beer you have to sip quick before flavor dies. Not a bad sampler to have two of in a 12-pack seasonal box.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 11:08:46 | More by shacawgo24
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-16-2014 02:06:26 | More by Sebas
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Alabama

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 01:37:11 | More by BoOmerG
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a slightly creamy beige head, slowly fading and some lacing. Aroma and taste of sweet malt, roasted caramel and some pleasant maple syrup flavor. Palate is a medium body, slightly creamy with mild carbonation and a bit sticky. Finishes with a sweet lightly roasted caramel and a bit of nutty pecan maple syrup ending. Overall a good drinking and flavorful brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 17:14:59 | More by Samp01
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boku56

Nevada

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-11-2014 23:04:06 | More by boku56
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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DaveOB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24%

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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Reddish-brown pour with a healthy lasting khaki colored head that had a firm, whipped consistency. Good rush of visible carbonation climbs along the vessel walls. Thick, meaty deposits of lace adore the glass.

S: Fresh wet coffee grounds, dark fruit (black cherry skin), dry maple syrup, earthy tree bark and pecans.

T: Sweet, dried maple syrup and coffee for flavor. Toffee and caramel sweetness chimes in with some smoked earthy, lightly burnt bitterness. Pecan and chocolate malts combine with a rich coffee presence along with some dark fruit skin. Earthy bitterness, soil, roasty fade off the tongue.

M: Chewy, oats, lush body, mid-range carbonation with an lingering earthy bitterness.

O: Overall nice flavor, sweet dried maple-coffee really hits the intended mark. Easy drinkability. Intriquing and different.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:11:47 | More by beerthulhu
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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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