Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
12oz bottle, best by July of this year. Body is deep chestnut with a beige head. Sweet aroma of toasted pecans and maple with some dark malts and chocolate. Tastes are also sweet with plenty of toasted pecan and maple syrup balanced with chocolate and coffee notes as the bottle indicates. Thin-to-medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, I like it for what it is, but it's a one & done for me - I couldn't drink another one of these right now.
03-24-2013 01:27:48 | More by barnzy78
4.43/5 rDev +22%
The color itself is a bit light. Dark red and medium brown combine, creating a somewhat dark (thought not by porter standards), though slightly clear liquid. However, the head is to die for. Light tan in color, it looks like a dark meringue up top. A couple fingers thick, frothy foam, with good retention and seriously thick lacing.
The smell is very pleasant, if not slightly subtle. A caramel malt base, with chocolate, coffee, maple and the aforementioned cameo of nuts.
Very nutty, caramelly coffee, with maple playing nicely in the background as a supporting player. Bittersweet chocolate finish.
Creamy mouthfeel with some earthy nuttiness. Bitterness from chocolate and coffee. Sweetness from pecans, caramel malt, and maple syrup. Bitterness picks up in the swallow as the beer warms.
One of my favorite Sam Adams beers. Very pleasant taste and feel. Drinks extremely easily. Only wish it had more alcohol.
03-23-2013 03:25:12 | More by RickS95
3.69/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, SA Maple Pecan Porter is a deep mahogany in color with a monsterously frothy off-white head. The nose is definitely malty sweet - maple, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate and toffee. The taste reflects the porter nature of the beer; light, sweeter notes are complimented by darker, drying notes of burnt chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is light to medium in body with a whip-cream like head and less than active carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer but not SA's most impressive either.
03-20-2013 23:32:06 | More by gmfessen
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
A - Dark mahogany brown. Poured somewhat aggressively, and was initially left with a half-inch thick head, which quickly dissolved into next to nothing. Very little lacing on the glass, too.
S - My first thought was, "wet dog" honestly. However, upon agitating the beer a bit, I picked up on the different characteristics I expected -- maple syrup, brown sugar, malt, and a nutty scent.
T - Very sweet, but not to the point of being unpleasant. The maple seems to capture the first half of the flavor, followed by an almost woody flavor, along with the nutty flavor of the pecan. Maybe the slightest hint of chocolate notes, but mostly this beer is as advertised -- maple sweetness and pecan, somewhat resembling a nice pecan pie.
M - Syrupy, but with moderate carbonation. Pretty thick, but I prefer my beers that way. All in all, I've been generally pleased with Samuel Adams' beers' consistency.
O - I like this beer for its uniqueness, and true-to-name flavor. A lot of times you buy a beer that is called something it is everything but. In this case, you get what you ask for.
03-19-2013 02:27:00 | More by RWLawman
3.39/5 rDev -6.6%
A- Pours a dark brown color with a tan colored head.
S- The aroma is sweet maple syrup, roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee.
T- The taste is very sweet up front with more of the maple syrup flavors along with a smooth nutty finish. It is good, but the sweetness does become a little overwhelming at some points.
M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, I enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would. The flavors really go well together. However, the sweetness limits the drinkability for this beer. It is not something that I would want to drink more than one bottle of in a single sitting.
03-17-2013 03:11:40 | More by cjgator3
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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