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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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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 18
Gots: 36 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

salthemonster, Mar 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mfigueroa713, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of weaselchew
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

weaselchew, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Beergelden, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

PGVG, Mar 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Garrett092112, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of gmfessen
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

gmfessen, Mar 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

RWLawman, Mar 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

nheinzie57, Mar 18, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.4%

jmgault1, Mar 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

MikeIN, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

bgoblue2, Mar 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

LightsOut3000, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

PintOHops, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Gagnonsux, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

cjgator3, Mar 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

garrettbutler, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

UnderPressure, Mar 17, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

StonedTrippin, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of raznug
4.38/5  rDev +21%
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.

raznug, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

bscalt, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Hattie, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ggourde
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

ggourde, Mar 16, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
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. :)

Groomsy, Mar 15, 2013
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.