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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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BA SCORE
82
good

773 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 773
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 27 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012)
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PortLargo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-01-2013 03:45:30 | More by PortLargo
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DaveBlack

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 02:28:34 | More by DaveBlack
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-01-2013 01:15:59 | More by richkrull
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agreenman19

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-31-2013 05:11:31 | More by agreenman19
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-30-2013 03:08:29 | More by sparx1100
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JHendu

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-30-2013 01:47:03 | More by JHendu
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vdub191

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-29-2013 04:25:44 | More by vdub191
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 02:51:08 | More by thecheapies
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-29-2013 02:45:03 | More by TypsiYpsi
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-deep dark blackish brown...minimal head

S-First impression is java....then nuts....then dark cocoa...then maple...then vanilla..

T-Maple is more to the front on the taste....dark chocolate...nuts....vanilla....java...

M-Bigger than I expected....has a creamy texture...finishes slightly sourish...

O-Interesting enough...all the flavors just don't seem to come together as nicely as I had hoped but it has some interesting dimensions to it.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 02:01:07 | More by ZAP
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-29-2013 01:13:43 | More by vfgccp
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TheFunGuy

Virginia

3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased in a variety pack box. This pours a thick black with a tight but quickly fading lace.

The smell is light malt, nut, and a bitterish flavor I am going to call dishwasher.

The taste is the same, with a touch of sweet.

I like nuts in beer, so I would have really liked this. However, just as Bud Platinum can be best said to have a dish soap aftertaste, so does this have an odd bitter taste and smell which is like what hits you when you open the dishwasher during the wash cycle.

Yes, I did rinse the heck out of my glass first, it was the beer.

If it were not for this faint but there smell and taste this would have been a real winner. With these issues it is knocked down to okay plus.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:04:13 | More by TheFunGuy
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ale207

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-29-2013 00:46:09 | More by ale207
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MilkManX

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-28-2013 16:47:15 | More by MilkManX
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boesesfleisch

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-28-2013 07:14:50 | More by boesesfleisch
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-28-2013 05:57:27 | More by Stockfan42
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-28-2013 04:44:28 | More by OldTime
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JackK


3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-28-2013 04:25:18 | More by JackK
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michaelmgio

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-28-2013 03:42:57 | More by michaelmgio
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Eriehle

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-28-2013 02:55:32 | More by Eriehle
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-27-2013 23:25:16 | More by csurowiec
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2013 19:51:55 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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Bpierso1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-27-2013 17:59:09 | More by Bpierso1
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raycoll

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-27-2013 16:25:15 | More by raycoll
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2013 07:24:41 | More by Davepoolesque
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.