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

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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan PorterSamuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter

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764 Ratings
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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 16
Gots: 22 | 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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(Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012)
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-05-2013 02:57:42 | More by JimGlonke
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Jasoncpace

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-03-2013 22:15:08 | More by Jasoncpace
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-03-2013 18:46:05 | More by imperialking
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a large tan head; nice retention and lacing action

Smell: Candied pecans with a hint of chocolate

Taste: Candied pecans, up front, with the maple building from start to finish; in the middle, there is a dusting of chocolate; the aftertaste features a grainy element; the maple just lingers on in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not much of a porter, this is more of a gimmicky beer (and not a very good one, at that)

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:18:09 | More by brentk56
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-02-2013 13:34:01 | More by DuffDaddy
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-01-2013 21:43:03 | More by tbryan5
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ALLMUCH

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38%

05-01-2013 04:30:23 | More by ALLMUCH
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Rau71

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-30-2013 03:47:59 | More by Rau71
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FliryVorru

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-29-2013 17:33:35 | More by FliryVorru
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out a deep russet colour with stained cherrywood highlights. tan head an inch high reducing to some creamy lace. strong java aroma...something along the lines of flavoured coffee, with a sweet maple accent. the taste doesn't stray too far away from the nose...except it has a more pronounced robust roasted malt backbone that throws off more coffee and candied toffee. i would swear that this is brewed with real coffee. the pecan/nutty aspect is well integrated, although slightly artificial maybe due to the sweet maple syrup influence. i detect some spicy hoppiness, but it really has a tough time balancing the overall sugary/sweet dimension of this porter. this ale really has a lot going on with it. above average body. sweet, syrupy and slick mouthfeel with some residual hop bitterness. i would sum up the drinkability as festive...maybe paired with some pralines,a can of mixed nuts or something salty like bacon!

overall an interesting and flavourful brew. albeit slightly cloying. i can only imagaine this as a perfect beer for a lumberjack. it's like liquid breakfast if you fancy your pancakes with real maple syrup. and bacon. or ham.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 22:52:22 | More by budgood1
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-25-2013 16:16:44 | More by Lang44
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-25-2013 15:28:27 | More by Wally1912
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-25-2013 15:16:22 | More by JakeDebus
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krh

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-25-2013 01:43:46 | More by krh
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lordofthewiens

Maine

2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

In a pint glass the beer was dark reddish brown with a medium-sized tan head. There was a bit of lace.

Sweet chocolate aroma. Some coffee.

Taste of maple syrup and chocolate. There was a distinctly bitter unpleasant aftertaste.

Ugh! Something wrong with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 22:27:53 | More by lordofthewiens
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JHurley

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-21-2013 02:12:15 | More by JHurley
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

04-20-2013 19:41:39 | More by tallfellapgh
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nkp765

Iowa

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-20-2013 19:11:54 | More by nkp765
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Brown pour, light brown, amber, small head to it, lots of clarity, this is not the thickest porter in the world, in fact, its below average in that aspect.

Aroma was a sweet maple. Enjoyable for the mild toastiness of the malt and nuts.

Taste, wow, I like. The maple is in just about the perfect amount for the mild viscosity and malt background. Hops are kept out of the way. Carbonation is just about right to allow the mouthfeel to really push the pecans and maple all over. The maple and pecan play so well together. Just a slight tough of caramel along with those equals to a beer that keeps getting better as it warms.

You really could drink this for breakfast. Hash browns, sausage and maple pecan porter! The best beer out of the Sam Adams winter 2012-13 variety packs.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 19:08:04 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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goobysalad

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-19-2013 13:02:31 | More by goobysalad
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acslatersbtb

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-18-2013 00:39:32 | More by acslatersbtb
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-17-2013 05:56:50 | More by DavidHume
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-15-2013 22:58:45 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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Billolick

New York

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the Samuel Adams Mix-pack. 12 ounce bottle, with "Enjoy before" dating notched onto the label.

Pours darker brown, dark khaki head, stays nicely and leaves behind thinner blobs od stick.

Maple, cafe au lait and nuts in the nose.

Sweeter porter with more maple, more lite coffee and sugar coated nuts on the palate. Sweet yes, but not too sweet, with just a hint of dryness provided by the late to the party hops.

Not my favorite style, but this one is not bad...

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 20:36:19 | More by Billolick
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truesolution

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-14-2013 18:14:15 | More by truesolution
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.