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

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82
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829 Ratings
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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 21
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of droomyster
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mahogany body with a big tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aromas are overwhelmingly sweet and reminiscent of a table full of steaming flapjacks and hot pecan pies with a hint of roastiness and autumnal earthiness. Tastes like liquid toffee on the front palate, with the sweetness building with notes of maple syrup on the midpalate, before a woodier, earthier elements make the presence notes. Bitter pecan skin comes out on the finish, but not enough to make you forget that this is a super sweet, dessert-like beer. Overall a fun novelty.

droomyster, May 18, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours brown in color with a bright ruby hue, solid foamy & sudsy light tan head with good retention

S- sweet maple syrup noticed first, smooth roasted malt character gives it a nutty aroma with a touch of chocolate and caramel

T- sweet maple flavors are complimented nicely by the roasted nutty malt, faint flavors of chocolate and raisin, the finish is dry with nutty aromas and just a bit of hop bitterness on the linger.

M- medium body and carbonation with a lively foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- nice flavors of maple and nut while keeping them at bay makes is a good choice for a spring porter. Nothing on the extreme end of flavors, but well balanced and easy to drink

-pairs well with some roasted candied pecans

Treyliff, May 16, 2013
Photo of JoshFrierson86
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JoshFrierson86, May 16, 2013
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopfenpeter, May 16, 2013
Photo of Matt73
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Matt73, May 15, 2013
Photo of lucasj82
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

lucasj82, May 15, 2013
Photo of russwilliam
4/5  rDev +10.5%

russwilliam, May 13, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerForMuscle, May 12, 2013
Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Kubrickx, May 12, 2013
Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JamesStreet, May 12, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is a dark ruddy brown with dark amber highlights. It is capped with two inches of mocha head.

S - I get lots of earthy, nutty aromas. I also get some cocoa and maple.

T - The maple really comes through on this beer. It is sweet and finishes with pecan.

M - Moderate

O - This is a maple beer that stands out. I have had several that have disappointed, but I really like the flavor of this one. The pecan adds an earthy touch to mellow the sweetness. Tastes great on a cold spring day.

buschbeer, May 11, 2013
Photo of DarthGator
3/5  rDev -17.1%

DarthGator, May 11, 2013
Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. One inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, nut, sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight hop, slight dry hop, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, dry hop, hint of hop, slight nut, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, blend, but slightly cloying in sweetness.

Tone, May 08, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of Kevincredible
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kevincredible, May 05, 2013
Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JimGlonke, May 05, 2013
Photo of Jasoncpace
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Jasoncpace, May 03, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

imperialking, May 03, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
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)

brentk56, May 03, 2013
Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -17.1%

DuffDaddy, May 02, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +10.5%

tbryan5, May 01, 2013
Photo of ALLMUCH
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

ALLMUCH, May 01, 2013
Photo of Rau71
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Rau71, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of FliryVorru
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

FliryVorru, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of budgood1
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

budgood1, Apr 25, 2013
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.