Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.25/5 rDev +17.1%
Pours a very dark brown that lets some light through and a thick, creamy tan head.
The smell is Maple syrup and nutty Pecan... a little roasted coffee on the nose as well. Smells like Pecan Pie with a cup of coffee!
The taste starts with a nutty, chocolate, and roasted coffee bitterness followed by the sweet maple syrup. A little hint of vanilla there too on the back. Very delicious.! I thought the flavors intensified beautifully as it warmed... they were somewhat muted straight out of the fridge, porters and stouts should always be warmed a bit in my opinion.
I was impressed by this Sam Adams offering.. I only wish it were available in six packs as I would by it often during the season.
03-04-2014 07:39:26 | More by Tuey13
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
12oz bottle into a pint glass
Best before: July 2014
A: Opaque, very dark brown, some ruby hues when held to light. Just under 1 fingers width of light tan heads settles down fairly quickly to a thin film and leaves only a few small patches of lacing.
S: Roasted malts, cherry cola-like sweetness, artificial maple syrup, nutty, heavy cream.
T: Roast malts and heavy cream, artificial cherry sweetener, nutty, bitterness, very subtle cocoa.
M/D: Medium body, carbonation appropriate, drinkability is fair.
O: Decent, worthy of a drink, but not something Id go to frequently. The sweetness comes off as artificial, and more traditional porter notes would be appreciated.
03-03-2014 15:44:13 | More by zac16125
4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
I normally go for strong stouts/porters in these cold winters, but I gave this a shot. It has the same dark black you would expect from any beer in this range. Just a little bit of foam in the top, nothing too fancy.
This beer has a gorgeous smell. It's so woody. The maple really comes through, and contributes greatly to the experience. The flavor is incredibly pleasant, as the bitterness of the beer is balanced perfectly with the wood flavors & maple sweetness. It has a medium/light body, which is still thick enough for me to enjoy as a "winter beer". The same can't be said for most beers in the ABV range! It's very smooth, and easy going on the palate & stomach, as it gets along with meat based plates.
I'm glad Sam Adams came up with this. I only wish they had it in more places. Highly recommended.
03-03-2014 03:38:29 | More by WildMaverick1200
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
Acquired as part of a "Spring Brews" assortment.
A - Very dark copper color with a light brown persistent head that gives way to decent lacing.
S - Pecan and maple with some malt.
T - Pecan dominates with a maple and malt finish.
M - Very rich with good carbonation.
O - Can anyone say "breakfast"? This is what I think IHOP would serve if they sold beer.
03-01-2014 21:51:52 | More by Retroman40
3.18/5 rDev -12.4%
Strong maple/malty smell, nothing special as far as looks or mouthfeel. The flavor started out nice, but the more I drank it and as it heated up a touch, the sweetness became too cloying to drink and borderline unpleasant. Would only recommend drinking promptly straight out of the fridge, I guess.
02-27-2014 23:06:31 | More by whoahwhat
3.76/5 rDev +3.6%
As the name implies, strong whiffs of maple and pecan greet you upon opening the bottle. Slightly sweet, the warm rich tones amplify an overall pleasant appearance. Quality taste reflected in strong caramel tones was only offset a little by - at times - too much sweetness.
02-26-2014 15:16:27 | More by wahnee86
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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