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

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82
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830 Ratings
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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.