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

Samuel Adams Maple Pecan PorterSamuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter

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712 Ratings
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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%


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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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UCLABrewN84

California

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy before 7/2013.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, toasted nuts, earthy wood, and some maple aromas that come out more as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with sweet praline pecan and maple flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice maple and pecan aromas and flavors that work well together.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 02:34:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the spring mix pack.

Pours a dark brownish amber with some translucence. A nice tan head sits up top, retains well as a half finger or so leaving good lace as well.

Definite strong maple, nuts, sweet malts in the scent. Chocolate and some coffee. Could probably pass for a dessert.

Taste follows, with maple syrup, nuts and chocolate malts dominating. Some coffee tones as well, giving it a bit of a hazelnut feel for me. Some molasses and dark fruit, definitely very sweet with not much roast at all.

A bit lacking in the mouthfeel, could be smoother for a porter.

Definitely sweet all the way, and not something I'd want often, but tasty. I thought both the maple syrup and pecans were well represented and authentic without being too over the top.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 23:58:27 | More by Chico1985
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label says enjoy before June 2013.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish amber with a hint of ruby. Lots of rising bubbles and a big four finger beige head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet and roasty dark aroma of chocolate and and creamy syrup. Sweet roasted malts with hints of chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, nuts, and yeast. Good hints of the maple syrup and pecan. Also some hints of vanilla and cream. Subtle earthy hop hints with a bit of grass. A pretty solid Porter aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a roasty Porter taste of chocolate with a good dose of syrup and pecan. Sweet dark roasted malts with a taste of chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, cream, caramel, toffee, nuts, and grain with a little vanilla. The maple syrup and pecan come out even more in the taste giving a nice kick. Some earthy and grassy hops in the background. A pretty nice Porter taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Fairly syrupy and slick as expected.

Overall: A good take on the Porter style. Nicely dark and creamy with a nice twist from the maple syrup and pecan.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 05:54:22 | More by MattyG85
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Beige in color. Dark reddish brown body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Bready. Smoky. Roasted malts.
T) Roasted sweetness. Subtle maple syrup notes. Smoky and rich malty flavors. Finishes with characteristic hop bite.
M) Full body. Gritty. Slightly dry and chalky in the finish.
0) Overall a decent porter. I just wish that it would have bolder flavors that advertised in the name - "maple" and "pecan".

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 23:57:54 | More by u2carew
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Mavigo

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sounded delicious so I was keen to open one up immediately. Served in a chalice.

A: Poured a deep dark brown- almost black color, with a short, faintly tan head with small bits of lacing.

S: Picking up traditional porter aromas, chocolate, barley, malts

T: Fairly rich flavor, fairly sweet, probably the maple syrup though I cannot discern it directly not as heavily present as i would have expected it to be. Coffee, toffee, barley, malts are all present, can't really tell if pecan is present or not, I know there's some other stuff going on here, I just doesn't quite give me the taste of pecans. Still pretty good though.

M. I felt that the carbonation here was a little much and was conflicting with the flavor combination too much, a bit overbearing.

O: Overall this was pretty good, however It didn't meet my expectations for uniqueness, I thought the pecan was not really present but regardless this was not too bad. Would never turn one of these down and would have another one for sure. Worth a try for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 00:21:46 | More by Mavigo
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Notch on label indicates best enjoyed by Aug 2013.

A- Pours a mostly opaque dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a thin sheet of surface foam. Somewhat resilient lacing slides down the glass leaving a ring behind.

S- Pretty powerful coffee/chocolate/caramel aroma with plenty of maple sweetness. The pecan is also quite pronounced.

T- The flavor isn't quite as exciting. Maple sweetness comes through well in the onset and aftertaste with a moderately roasty malt presence. Not much pecan though. Just maple and the aforementioned chocolate and mild coffee taste.

M- Semi-viscous with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Not half bad. I especially dig the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 00:13:17 | More by Immortale25
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sma Adams glass.

Appearance: Dark reddish brown color, with a thin off white head. No lacing left, and head went away quickly. Had the carbonation of a soda.

Smell: Not a strong smelling brew, some hints of roasted malts and maybe coffee??

Mothfeel/Taste: Smooth and medium bodied, yet watery. Taste of roasted malts and grain mostly, some nutty qualities. But now maple or pecan to really speak of.

Overall: I was really hopeing this beer would be better, but I am a little disappointed at Sam Adams for a lack of flavor. I will probably not buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 16:47:53 | More by Cavanaghty
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown body with plenty of shiny ruby highlights. Lopped by two gingers of light an foam. Attractive delicate stretched thin lace.

Aroma is bursting with maple and pecans. More traditional notes of roast coffee dance round the edge.

Taste begins with some light roast coffee. Hints of chocolate. Fist full of pecans. Maple. Plenty of maple on through the finish.

Medium body. Lighter than my typical preferences for porters, but it works.

Very tasty. Meets my criterion that if you are going to brew a flavored porter, you need a good porter to start with. The additional flavors are flawlessly integrated.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 04:11:59 | More by RonfromJersey
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bourbonbock

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a clean pint glass and received the following.

A. Dark chestnut colored body topped with a tan head about 2 fingers thick that dropped to a cap for the remainder of the experience.

S. The smell reminds me of french toast with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and nuts, and of course syrup. It also has that sam adams yeastiness.

T. The taste begins with a roasted bread flavor and also nuttiness and and burnt marshmallows.

M. Light on the tongue with a nice creamy feel down the throat but slight burnt flavor after swallowing.

I would definitely drink this beer if I bought the sampler pack again but don't think I could have more than two due to the mixture of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 00:45:15 | More by bourbonbock
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, ruby-brown coloring with a thin, filmy, surface coating of off-white head. Aromas of rich roast and subtle smoke, maple sweetness, and a coffee backbone. Flavors are roast initially, with a sweet blend of maple cream and nutty rich following. A subtle mocha backbone adds to the sweetness, but also provides enough of a bitterness to keep the beer balanced. Smooth in mouth, the dryness of the coffee combats any cloying characteristics. Roasty, sweet aftertaste with a smooth, clean finish. This is a well put together Porter, with a good combination of sweet characteristics that work well within the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 23:19:23 | More by GarthDanielson
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle (best by June 2013) poured into a Libby globe porter/stout glass.

Appearance: Dark brown on the table, deep ruby red-amber when held up to the light. Thin white head upon pouring, dying back to a thin ring at the edge. Some thin strands and small islands of lacing noted that would slowly slide down the glass. Surprisingly, with a lot of swirling to get the smell out and lose some of the carbonation the lacing actually got better and more persistent. Still never much in the way of foam across the top though, even after swirling.

Smell: Maple, pecan, cocoa powder. Pecan comes out strongest with a good swirl of the beer in the glass. Very appealing.

Taste: The flavor matches the smell, but it all blends together really fast and its hard to pick out the individual flavors. Maple comes out strongest at the finish, followed by a slow lingering black coffee-like mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very Fizzy - overcarbonated and roughly scouring of the tongue and palate with all that prickly carbonation. Once you get past all of it there is some thickness underneath, but not a lot. You can tell it wants to be creamy...but it can't get there. With a lot of swirling to get to the aroma the carbonation died down and was less intense (but still fizzy), but right out of the bottle it leaves quite a bit to be desired.

Overall / Drinkability: This one really needs to warm up quite a bit before drinking, but the carbonation still gets in the way of this beer. It prevents you from really savoring the flavors of what should be a really good dessert beer. I think I would probably try it again if offered on tap to see if the mouthfeel gets better and in turn, the beer improves.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:50:43 | More by damndirtyape
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Translucent dark nutty brown color. Poured a one finger light brown (almost off-white) frothy white head which has dissipated leaving some lacing.

Aroma: Maple syrup, pecan, coffee, and hazelnut all at once. Also a brighter note in there which I'll attribute to the hops. Not necessarily a specific hop aroma, just a brightness.

Taste: Sort of watery but there are nice flavors to enjoy. All the flavor comes on the back end after a bland start. The flavor matches the aroma with lots of nutty malt, touches of coffee and chocolate all covered in a light maple syrup coating. Even though the flavor matches the name Maple Pecan Porter, I take issue with calling this beer a Porter as it's much more similar to a Brown Ale. The flavor just isn't deep and dark enough to warrant the Porter classification. The hops contribute a lot of bright grass/earth character to the palate and the slight bitterness balances out the malt sweetness. Aftertaste of maple syrup and a low 5.6% ABV that keeps any flavor from being very robust. There is also a bit of a metallic taste at the end but it's really not all that distracting.

Mouthfeel: A hair below medium in body. The carbonation was shocking at first because it is a tad excessive. Considering most Samuel Adams drinkers don't bother with using a glass I'm surprised they don't lower the effervescence level when bottling. That being said, it is highly drinkable given a vigorous pour.

Final Thoughts: Two years ago I would have thought Maple Pecan Porter was the bee's knees, but since then my palate has been exposed to a plethora of imperial beers that have matured it very quickly. However, I think Samuel Adams has the right idea here making a very approachable and unique beer for new comers to the craft world. Although Maple Pecan Porter may be semi-bland to some of us, it is still a deserving beer of any craft-lovers glass. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 19:22:27 | More by JamesMN
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 01:27:48 | More by barnzy78
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RickS95

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 03:25:12 | More by RickS95
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 23:32:06 | More by gmfessen
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 02:27:00 | More by RWLawman
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cjgator3

Florida

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 03:11:40 | More by cjgator3
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was the most excited about this of any beers in the spring mix. I wanted it to be better, because I just love maple, but it fell short of lofty expectations. pour is nice, medium density brown with a red glow when held to the light, and two inches of khaki head. the nose is really sweet, like breakfast syrup. the nutty vibe is amazingly fresh, roasty, and rich. unfortunately, the maple syrup taste like the artificial crap, not the lovely nectar the region is known for. its too sweet, brutally thick, and just not as pure is it probably should be. again, the pecan component is very well done, and is the saving grace of this porter. the feel would be great without all the residual sugar because the body is nice and full and the carbonation is pleasantly bright. I wish they would give this one a do over. too sugary to drink more than one of, and while I didn't dislike it altogether, the maple syrup part just didn't work out.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 22:37:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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raznug

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: This porter pours a deep brown color with red hues though out the beer and is topped with ¾” of tan colored head.
Smell: The aroma of this is beer is interesting it has a roasted aroma that blends with the maple aromas that are followed by a nutty aroma that really make my mouth water.
Taste: This is a very tasty brew by Sam Adams the blend of maple syrup, pecans, coffee and chocolate make me really hope they put his beer into 6 packs very soon.
Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer that is tasty yet easy to drink this could be the best Sam Adams that I have ever had, way to go Jim Koch.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 17:59:55 | More by raznug
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ggourde

Missouri

3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

On the pour it looked a tad syrupy (no pun intended). Near black, head barely rose when I poured. Maple aroma comes out, seems overly sweet. Over halfway done and maple smell still going strong. Maple and pecan are very present. However, it was not cloying as I thought it would be. Clean finish. Mouthfeel is full, heavy and a bit syrupy.

Overall, possibly a good dessert beer, or with cheese. But rather thick.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 00:20:52 | More by ggourde
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle from Spring Thaw pack into a nonic. "Enjoy By" date of June.

What a strange beer. If this is strange to my palate, I don't even want to think about Rogue's experiments with bacon.

MPP has a dark brown body with highlights of ruby red in the light. Topped a creamy khaki that leaves thick lacing, the carbonation helps to hold the head in tact. A good looking porter, though the head loses some of its staying power toward the end.

When cold, this beer has little aroma. As it warms, some sweetness emerges in the usual porter scents - dark roasted coffee and chocolate. However, there is *gasp* some syrupy sweetness lingering in the background with a slight smoky nature to it. The syrup is too dominant in the nose, but it's definitely still there. Behind all of this is a hard-to-define nuttiness. While most usually associate hazelnuts or walnuts with darker styles of ale, this kind of nuttiness has a slight tang to it, a nice contrast from the sweet smell of the rest of the profile. Very interesting, though mild on the nose.

Whoa. Dessert beer. The front of the tongue is hit with a nice mix of dark chocolate and coffee, but then mid-palate, the maple syrup kicks in big time and coats the mouth with a massive sweetness that tends to cloy a little as the beer warms. The pecan nuttiness, tangy and slightly smoky, comes in on the finish. As the beer warms, unfortunately, this fairly well-rounded profile falls apart into a cloying syrupy sweetness. For what it is, though, this is enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is about right for a porter and is on the heavier side of medium-bodied. Some soft carbonation leaves some lingering flavors of syrup and nuts in the finish.

I'm usually not into super sweet beers, but I tried to be as objective as possible with this beer. It starts out quite nice, but falls apart into cloying sweetness toward the end. Overall, however, a solid beer and very enjoyable with brownies. :)

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 23:54:13 | More by Groomsy
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flagmantho

Washington

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep red-brown hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence (only visible when held up to the light). Head is a finger of pillowy tan foam with decent retention. Good stuff!

Smell: very sweet and nutty with plenty of maple, caramel and toffee character in there as well. Good, and definitely as-advertised, but a little bit over-the-top for my taste.

Taste: very much like the aroma, with the same big sweetness and big maple/toffee character. Bitterness is relatively low, but it does help balance out the works a bit. Tasty, but still too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big, well-integrated carbonation. Silky smooth from head to toe; I like it!

Overall: good, but sweet. If you are in the mood for a sweet dessert beer, this could be for you. The sweetness isn't cloying or sickly or anything like that, but it is just a bit more than I'm looking for in a porter.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 22:22:13 | More by flagmantho
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle with a Best Before Date notched at July. Pours a dark mahogany color with almost no head. Virtually no lacing. The aroma is nutty with sweet caramel, malts and earth. The taste is nutty with maple syrup up front followed by malts and earth. Almost cloyingly sweet, but its not too surprising given the maple syrup. Bit of a hazelnut taste at the end. Sweet maple syrup flavor throughout. Light mouthfeel . Pretty thin for a porter. Overall, nothing special but not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 00:01:35 | More by PicoPapa
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KajII

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a clear dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan rocky head that had decent retention, reducing to a medium film and large collar with good spotty lacing.

The aroma I thought was a little off, although still somewhat appealing of a roasted bread malt and a doughy yeast with notes of milk chocolate, dark roasted coffee, maple syrup, a mild nuttiness and a lingering odor or cardboard.

The taste was malty sweet and very roasty with a hint of chocolate early on, becoming a tad bitter with a decent coffee presence along with a slight maple sweetness and a hint of smoke at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with a lingering roastiness left behind.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a lightly dry, oily texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall I was quite glad the taste of this brew was more appealing than the aroma. It possessed a nice nutty roastiness along with a light smoky sweetness, very nice...

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Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 20:02:10 | More by KajII
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Moose90

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Pretty dark, but translucent brown. Mocha head disappears quickly and leaves very thin and light lacing.

S – All the goodness of a good porter. Nice lightly roasted malts, add in sweet maple and nutty notes. Not too sweet, does smell a touch artificial though.

T – Dry roasted malts, the nuttiness comes through on the finish, and there is some sweet maple goodness.

M – Somewhat thin, and overcarbed. Makes for a quite dry experience. Would be better with some more body to it.

O – Not bad. An interesting idea. It is a little light, and has a lingering but not unpleasant sweet aftertaste. Glad I got to try it, but I won't seek it out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 23:51:54 | More by Moose90
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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