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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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82
good

804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 18
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
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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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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kips, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Beefytits4, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Duesler, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Pensfan0782, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rab53, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

A- Poured from the bottle with a dark brown body into a pint glass. A fairly aggressive pour yields a head of a few fingers with a unique texture. It is somewhere between creamy and foamy and reminds me of the thick stuff that forms atop a good rootbeer float. Great retention from the head and massive coats of thick lace.

S- Reminds me of a pancake syrup and molasses right away, leading me to believe it will be quite sweet. Notes of toasted nuts (probably the natural pecan flavoring/malts), brown sugar, dark fruits and just a slight roast make it seem more of a "Brown Porter."

T- Getting more of the maple here than anything, it is like breakfast syrup but still retains some authentic maple flavors. It doesn't dominate like it does in the nose. I usually don't get bothered by sweetness but this one almost feels sugary with hints of maple syrup, molasses and brown sugar. Pecan is prevalent along with toasted and roast cereal grains, dark fruits and a tiny bit of cocoa flavor.

MF- Moderately thick body that foams up on the tongue. Silky and smooth overall with a pretty big sweet feeling, kind of distracting from the fairly nice flavor.

If this beer was a tiny bit less sweet, it would be one of the better Sam Adams offerings. It even feels sweet somehow. I didn't let that ruin it for me but it brought it down from what this Porter could have been. I did like how the pecan and maple flavors weren't overly artificial feeling.

cbutova, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

justinp, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of JRBecks
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JRBecks, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of dertyd
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

12oz bottle to pint glass

A:dark dark dark brown almoast black with hints of red nice thick kakie head that gets realy thin but never goes away.nice lace that also sticks around

S:maple coffee sweet smell verry nice aroma

T:yumm maple coffee little sweet little bitter nice choclate malts essence.carbonation is well ballanced.

M:smooth at first but realy dry on the finnish

Overall: a verry good beer almoast a stout thean a porter but who is complaining anyway haha a lot of coffee and maple hints with some sweet pecan pie taste going on overall a nice porter.

Live life...drink beer!!!

dertyd, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BrewmanCapote, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

falconxman, Feb 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Ljoreilly, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

12 oz. bottle, notch on the side of the label says best by July 2013. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours to be very dark colored, especially for a Samuel Adams seasonal type beer I'd suppose. Still on the watery side though, for a porter. Gives me about one finger of cream colored head which fizzles out into nothingness quickly.

S - The maple is coming in nicely alongside a nice bit of chocolate. Smells pretty nice, I must say.

T - Very nice nutty, syrupy coffee bean taste. Slight carbonation, very well balanced. I have to say I'm impressed with what the Samuel Adams guys have come up with here, it is nicely bodied and doesn't sit heavy in the stomach like some awful dark beers I've had in the past.

M - Very dry mouthfeel. Roasted coffee bean is prevalent I would say.

Overall, a well-done porter from Samuel Adams, probably one of the best beers I've had from them yet, and one I would gladly try again. I wouldn't really say I could taste much defined pecan, but it is an interesting concept nonetheless and a unique beer for Samuel Adams.

Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Samuel Adams Maple Porter has a thick, beige head, a dark reddish-brown, yet fairly clear, appearance, lots of streaming bubbles, and a good amount of splotchy lacing left around the glass. The aroma is of brown bread crust, pecan shell, and maple syrup. Taste is of sweet, brown bread, brown bread crust, sugary syrup, a slight nuttiness, and some mild bitterness at the middle and end of the sip. The mouthfeel is pretty light and watery, but it does have some body, and Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is another pleasant beer from Samuel Adams, and I am glad I tried it.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

pathman, Feb 03, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +6.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a brown color that is deep red when held up to the light. Had a good sized tan head.

S- A nice nutty roasted smell with hints of toffee and chocolate. Also got a little bit of a maple aroma.

T-Sweet and malty flavor with no real hop presence. Nutty flavors come forward with more of coffee-like burnt aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. A little sweet in my opinion and could use some hop balance, but alcohol was nicely covered.

O- A solid porter in my opinion. Sam Adams so widely available and hard to beat for the price. I picked up a variety 12 pack for 12.99 and have enjoyed everything in it so far.

MickeyBeer, Feb 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

ShadyJay, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

coz, Feb 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

shabbtastic, Feb 02, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a dark brown with a two finger light tan head. The head is very bubbly, and sticks around for a decent bit of time

S- well, it delivers based on the name: tons of maple and pecan. Has the potential to be sickly sweet, though...

T- a decent bit of maple and pecan come through. Slightly bitter, maybe a little too cloyingly sweet as I expected

M- the body on this isn't thick at all. Reminds me more of a brown ale. Extremely disappointing

O- it's not bad, but re-enforces the issue that you need to be careful when screwing with maple because it can get out of control in a hurry

bigfnjoe, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Bito401, Feb 02, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -11.3%

Pours a deep dark copper color that appears almost black in the glass with mahogany edges and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey aroma with a balance of roasted and sweet malt notes. Deeply roasted notes at first with hints of coffee bean, oatmeal and toast followed by caramel, toffee and nut. I'm not really picking up much maple/syrup but the pecans begin to show as it warms.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with a combination of dry roast, sweet malt and pecan notes. Again, I'm only picking up the faintest bit of maple but the pecan stands out a lot more than in the nose, especially in the finish. Slightly smokey and acrid up front with some toast, burnt malt, coffee bean and oatmeal but this is balanced by sweeter notes of caramel, toffee, hazelnut and some biscuit. The roasted pecan flavor lingers long in the finish giving an otherwise mediocre beer another layer of flavor.

corby112, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Bacon_Ninja, Feb 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

nakedninjaturtle, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Satchboogie, Feb 02, 2013
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.