Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.48/5 rDev +23.4%
Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark brown with a thick, light tan head that dissipates slowly. The are aromas of malts and a little nutty from the pecans. The pecan smell is more intense than in some other pecan ales I've sampled in the past, which works well for this porter. The flavor is very pecan with hints of coffee and maple as well. The pecan is the star of the show here. The body is medium with light carbonation. This beer drinks very well and the finish is only slightly dry. This is excellent porter by Sam Adams, that I highly recommend!
02-02-2014 15:52:20 | More by csrbv
3.64/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz mug.
Appearance: Very dark black color with some cola hues coming through when held to light. Large tan-is head is very noisy, dissipates slightly quickly, and leaves behind spotty lace.
Smell: Chocolate and coffee malt aromas backed up by sweet maple and, of course pecan. A touch of grassiness in the background.
Taste: Begins chocolatey with a slight coffee bitterness, which sweetens to maple syrup/pecan pie (no surprise there). There is a touch of nuttiness and a very slight spice toward the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium in body with balanced carbonation. Finish is slick.
Overall: This beer provided no surprises- everything you'd expect from the name of the beer is exactly what you'll taste. A good beer, though. Another solid offering from the Boston Beer Company.
01-31-2014 23:12:30 | More by Mosstrooper
3.64/5 rDev +0.3%
Appearance: Dark brown with a moderate head and decent lacing.
Smell: Dark malts, maple, and pecan.
Taste: Dark malts, maple, pecan, and smoke.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a smokey aftertaste.
The Verdict: Not bad. The maple syrup sweetness assaults your tongue at first, but the rest of the flavors begin to emerge once you recover. Nice combination of ingredients.
01-31-2014 00:30:49 | More by TheMarkE
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
Poured into a pint glass.
Look: Pours black, with a bit of brown where the light is able to get through. It poured a one finger head, and leaves moderate lacing. All in all, pretty solid.
Smell: Definitely a molasses smell, a bit of cocoa, and oddly enough, a hint of alcohol. That to me, is rare for a Sam Adams. The smell unfortunately dies off and it's hard to enjoy after about halfway through.
Taste: I'm guessing it's the pecan, but it gives off a bit of a wood taste. There is also a bit of the cocoa bitterness, and a very subtle sweet finish.
Feel: Medium carbonated, as well as the body. Definitely feels like a nice solid porter.
Overall: Well done. I didn't even realize this was in the variety pack and got excited to try their iteration of a porter. Pretty outstanding. Nothing puts it above and beyond any of the others I've had, but it's definitely not bad in any category. If I had had this blind, I wouldn't have guessed Sam Adams made it. They should try making more dark beers. Have the nerve to sell it in six packs man!
01-29-2014 22:24:08 | More by JackMcAwesome
3.29/5 rDev -9.4%
Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, hazy, brown in color
Smell: maple, pecan, and cocoa
Taste: follows the nose: maple, pecan, and cocoa
Mouthfeel: sweet, medium body, moderate carbonation
Overall: Not bad, but I have had better offerings from both the maple and pecan perspective. The maple shows up at the end of the beer, but does not shine all the way through. I think having this flavor a bit more present, would make me enjoy this more. Not a bad beer, but certainly disappointing and one I would probably pass over.
01-27-2014 13:50:49 | More by tigg924
3.49/5 rDev -3.9%
P: Deep dark mahogany body with a cappuccino head that dissipates to a thin wake. Spotty lacing grab the sides.
S: Burnt maple syrup, stale coffee, liquid smoke, and roasted candied pecans.
T/M: Taste follows the nose but brings chocolate, loads of vanilla and plums. Taste is similar to kahlua. Silky medium-full body with a kiss if carbonation at the end.
O: Rich and decadent concoction of maple goodness, coffee and chocolate. The nuttiness brings out the natural flavors to compliment the sweetness. Sweetness almost breaches the point of cloying but holds back.
01-26-2014 02:25:57 | More by Hopswagger
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.