Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
Interesting combination. This beer is dark, brown, and is capped with a tan head. Delicate lace. The smell is interesting and assertive: lots of pecan, backed by maple...like a maple sugar cookie with pecans. The taste is sweet and just a bit smokey. Sugar...lots of sugar. It boarders on being too sweet. The beer is balanced with a nice roast and slight bitterness. Full body. Interesting, but not as appealing as I trout it could be.
01-19-2013 03:15:45 | More by Suds
3.74/5 rDev +3%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. July 2013 notched on the label.
A: Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger off white head. Disspates in a few minutes leaving some nice lacing. Light gets through a solid inch of the beer.
S: Maple syrup hits the nose immediately. You can get a nuttiness in the background.
T: With the aroma on this the flavor is a little lackluster. It is a little sweet and not as much maple syrup comes through. More of a chocolaty nuttiness.
M: Average body, not too thin for a porter. Pretty easy drinking.
Overall not as good as I had anticipated but overall not bad. Isnt something I would seek out again and not really the highlight of the mix pack. Reminds me of their hazelnut brown ale.
01-17-2013 01:51:05 | More by CloudStrife
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a pitch black color with a thick, very creamy, tan colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Smell is of dark roasted malt, coffee, and maple. Taste is similar, there is lots of dark roasted caramel notes up front with a coffee like bitterness. This fades to a mild sweetness of maple syrup, and finishes with a nice clean and crisp taste. Medium carbonation, full body. This beer is pretty easy to drink, however its slightly off balanced towards the sweet side. A little too much syrup flavor for my tastes I think. Also the mouthfeel is slightly oily from the pecans I would imagine. Overall a decent beer to try, definitely better than most.
01-14-2013 23:57:31 | More by scvance
3.41/5 rDev -6.1%
Khaki head sticks around for a bit... decent lacing... the brew is dark brown with some garnet highlights near the stem end of my glass.
Nose delivers on the name's promise, plenty of maple and pecan... a bit of chocolate rounds things out.
Flavor is shows more traditional porter notes with cocoa and a bit of dry roasty malt.. but again, the maple and pecan are the big players... I sorta like how the maple plays with things, but the pecan seems like something that should be in a cordial.
Medium bodied with a lighter carbonation makes it seem a bit syrupy which actually jives with the flavor profile IMO.
Well made, but not my thing in the long run.. Probably the only time I will buy it.
01-11-2013 05:48:39 | More by JohnGalt1
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
Well, it pours a dark brown/red with a nice tan head with very nice lacing. To me it smells a little bit like teryaki Sauce. Looking past that it does carry aromas of chocolate. There is also a bit of maple, but I detect no pecan. The taste is chocolatey with some coffee, but the finish shows signs of maple syrup and pecan with a bit of wood. The hops are almost undetectable. It is a bit overly carbonated for this style of beer, but the mouthfeel definately gained some body from the addition of the maple syrup. Its good, but not great.
01-11-2013 00:46:18 | More by silverking
3.48/5 rDev -4.1%
Pours a dark brown with a frothy brown head into my glass. Makes sense as it is brewed with maple syrup.
Notes of pecan and maple in the nose. Almost predictable but still a great stab at the style. Creative in a way.
Ditto on the taste. Pecan with the sweetness of maple. Wonder where they got the syrup from? All it says on the bottle is "New England maple syrup", which is quite vague.
Unfortunately, mouthfeel leaves a lot to be desired. It's bland, barely there. Just an edge of sweetness.
I bet this recipe could be replicated with VT maple syrup and a solid malt base. It's just too thin.
01-07-2013 23:49:34 | More by Brad007
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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