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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
Brewed by:
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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Clear dark brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells sweet with a smoked malt aroma and a fair scent of smoke. Other scents are caramel and nut. Faint maple detected.

Starts out bittersweet with a very strong patent malt taste upfront. Strongly bittersweet. Maple and caramel flavors but I just can't detect all that much more from it except a burnt sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just average. The bittersweet flavor just isn't balanced enough.

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12 oz. bottle.

Darkish crimson-brown body. Clear. Two fingers of dense, creamy, light khaki head. Good lacing. Maple syrup is at the forefront of the nose. Smells mostly genuine, so that's good. Semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, light roasted coffee, and a little peat as well. The overall effect is artificial, but it's not too bad.

Light roasted malt up front. Nutty, pecan-ish flavors come on as the malt transitions to sweet and maple-y. Milk chocolate and licorice show up. The maple sweetness is dominant, but not overbearing. Pecan nuttiness and a some woody bitterness into the finish. Lingering sweetish roasted malt and vanilla. Medium bodied, with a nice, creamy feel. This beer is what is says it is, that is for sure! If you like strong maple and pecan flavors, this beer is for you.

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Came with the spring thaw variety pack.
Appearance is very dark brown to near black. Tan head but not much of one, and it disapates quickly. Light splotchy areas remain.
Smells of maple syrup and coffee, very interesting and intriging. Roasted quality comes through the nose as well.
Taste is pleasant. Not as bitter as some of the porters I've had lately. Sweetness is there but isn't overpowering. Maple notes and nuttiness apparent. Whether it's actually pecan, I can't tell but there is a definite nuttiness to it that I like. Light coffee notes and a hint of dark chocolate round it out.
Body is quite good. Carbonation is just right for me with this style, probably a little higher than most porters. Makes the body feel fuller. Nutty aftertaste.
This surprised me. Their variety stuff is always hit and miss with me and I didn't have a good feeling about this one but it's quite good. Pretty well balanced also.

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