Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.86/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
02-03-2013 17:59:44 | More by MickeyBeer
3.81/5 rDev +5%
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
02-02-2013 18:36:07 | More by bigfnjoe
3.21/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
02-02-2013 08:24:33 | More by corby112
3.66/5 rDev +0.8%
i tried this pecan maple porter at a beer fest like 2 years ago, and i liked it a lot then. i was pleased to see it pop up in this sam adams variety pack i just bought. it pours a deep crimson-black. the smell is a little smokey and earthy. the taste in the bottle isnt what i remember from the beer fest. it is a little weak, has a little watery finish. i wish this beer was as rich as i remember. i like my darker beers a little more flavorful, although this beer isnt bad- i just wish it was richer.
02-01-2013 21:17:54 | More by mattkoon
3.39/5 rDev -6.6%
This is a geek murky beer. The carbonation is a bit on the high side. Just a touch of maple in the nose. Not a particularly sweet beer. Some maple and pecan. Roasted malt bitterness need balanced. Good retention. This isn't something I need to revisit.
02-01-2013 18:37:43 | More by oline73
3.54/5 rDev -2.5%
A: Dark brown, almost full opaque. There's about a 1/2 finger of tan head that has moderate retention.
S: Lots of nice roasty notes, brown sugar, and a nuttiness. Good, deep smelling beer.
T: They weren't kidding around with the maple pecan line. There's some roasted malt, burnt sugar, chocolate, then a heavy hit of maple, which gives way to the pecan nuttiness. It's like drinking a pecan pie: good, but rather cloying. There are some hops to try to balance it out, but it's still very sweet.
M: Moderately heavy body, sticky, but with a lot of carbonation. A seemingly uncharacteristic amount, even.
O: I'm glad that I only got two of these, and that someone drank the other one. It's good, but just too much. Too sweet, too many competing flavors. It's a good concept, but I think it's just rather poorly executed.
02-01-2013 02:28:34 | More by DaveBlack
3.76/5 rDev +3.6%
Pours red-black with an off-white coarse head. It first rose to almost three inches, and after minutes, still holds a firm layer. Okay lacing.
Bold aroma of maple; attemptedly cut with black malt, gooey toffee, dark fruity esters, chocolaty pecan crumble, and cake batter. Great nose, semi-hampered by what smells like stale English hops.
Definitely pronounced maple, but the sweetness is scaled back by both malt and hop bitterness. A drier, fleshy nuttiness gives the implication of pecan or walnut. Mild chocolate and somewhat-saline malts line up together. Not as roasty as I'd like. Toffee, dark biscuity malts, English hopping, and a pinch of tinniness becomes the finish.
Sudsy bite to the mouthfeel. Lots of coarse bubbles. Body is a bit thin, to my disliking, but the drinkability is very high.
A very likable beer. The main reason that I bought the Spring Thaw case, and the quality is redeeming. This was my last one. Time to plow through some Alpine Spring and Boston Lager.
01-29-2013 02:51:08 | More by thecheapies
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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