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

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 27
Gots: 45 | 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

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Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012

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Ratings: 835 | Reviews: 165
Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, best before July 2013. This pours a mostly clear dark mahogany brown with a mid sized tan head with decent retention. The smells are quit nice, a load of sweet maple along with some pecan, roasted nuts, and toffee, seems like a fine dessert beer. The feel is medium. The taste is quite good, the maple gives this a slightly smoky flavor along with the nuttiness. Quite a tasty treat from SA.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of TGERUS
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Lincolnman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of teromous
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown and black body, with a light tan fluffy head. Some lacing spots, but not much. The head stands well.

S: Roasted notes of coffee, slightly metallic, and maple syrup (very faint).

T: Lots of roasted flavor. I can taste the grain flavor, backed by some rich coffee-like espresso flavor. I get a hint of maple, but not much. The bottle label says "Maple Pecan Porter" but I don't taste any pecan. This is predominantly a roast-forward porter. It is a good robust porter though. Some maple syrup in the aftertaste.

M: The mouthfeel is pretty dry but retains just enough texture not to dry out the mouth completely, and maintains a smooth dryness. It's slightly sticky, moderate grain bitterness, and is very easy to drink. It would be very easy to drink a few of these.

O: Overall I thought the beer was nice...for a porter. I got some maple but I felt it was buried behind the roasted flavors. I didn't get pecan at all. I felt robbed in these respects. It's not a bad beer by any scale, but it just didn't seem to work. I would enjoy drinking it as a porter, but I probably won't be buying it again. I can get nearly the same experience with any run-of-the-mill porter out there.

Photo of Omer4176
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of buffcityx
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of coldriver
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BColton1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of dmorley21
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of wingman14
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a foamy off white head. Smell is sweet, maple sugar, pecans surprisingly, and some malt. Taste starts sweet with maple sugar up front, pecan comes in and finishes smooth and malt. The pecan is strong in aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, could be heavier, more of a nut brown feel. Overall sweet, interesting flavor, worth checking out, not your typical porter.

Photo of alxle140
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of djaeon
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of beans923
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of tdm168
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - dark brown with some reddish hues; a big, soft, pillowy, brown head that has really good retention

S - maple, nutty, faint coffee, sugary

T - nutty, caramel, coffee, maple, sugary, faint roast

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This was a nice addition to the spring mix-pack. It has a really solid flavor profile. It's rich, complex, deep, delicious. Not only is this incredibly flavorful, but it has great drinkability as well. I probably won't buy the mix-pack again, but I certainly wouldn't turn this down. I truly enjoyed it.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kallessin
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of brewdude1982
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

It pours a very dark thick brown color with a tight creamy head good retention. I don't get a whole lot from the smell but it is ok. The taste is very maple and very pecan I feel like there may be a little vanilla in there as well. The body is slightly better than average with good carbonation. I like this beer but I am not in love with it. I would like to try this on draft.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dbart
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #252
Served On: 2/8/2013
Glassware: DFH Chalice
Labeled ABV: 5.6%
Date/ Code: June

This was a 12oz bottle from the spring mixed 12 pack I picked up at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick, MD ($15.99).

Look: Filled the glass with a dark muddy brown while bronze tinges outlined the edges of the glass. The head was a thick light-tan color with lacing already coating the sides. Carbonation was difficult to detect given the dark nature of the appearance.

Smell: Roasted notes with some diacetyl that came through. A sweet brown sugar character seemed to dominate the nose. I guess it could also be perceived as maple with some nutty almond mixed in. I’ve often wondered if Same Adams waits until these newer offerings are brewed before they name them. That way every batch will fit the name - exactly.

Taste: Anyway, this beer definitely drinks better warm. I first tried it at fridge temps and all I got were roasted malts with a nasty metallic flavor. Once the beer warmed - the metallic turned in to a burnt brown sugar followed by a nutty character. The finish was fairly clean. The brown sugar sweetness did linger for a moment. Other than that, not much going on beside the typical porter thing.

This porter was ok. Nothing to spectacular. It would probably be good with a burger or some sort of comfort dish like potato soup or chicken pot-pie.

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