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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
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776 Ratings
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Ratings: 776
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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djkrause

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-12-2013 23:01:31 | More by djkrause
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-12-2013 18:06:54 | More by Chucker17
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MarkGutz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-12-2013 05:08:28 | More by MarkGutz
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Craigory

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-12-2013 03:47:19 | More by Craigory
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

3.5/3.5/3.25/3.75/3.5

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 05:48:39 | More by JohnGalt1
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silverking

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 00:46:18 | More by silverking
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UHCougar12

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2013 00:38:40 | More by UHCougar12
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JCanarecci

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

01-09-2013 22:35:57 | More by JCanarecci
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VirtueVsVice

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-08-2013 17:31:33 | More by VirtueVsVice
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Brad007

Vermont

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 23:49:34 | More by Brad007
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Danno48

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-07-2013 17:15:45 | More by Danno48
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-07-2013 06:35:08 | More by mrmitsui29
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -44.9%

01-07-2013 03:02:33 | More by bigbeers84
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-06-2013 20:40:27 | More by Rekrule
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Gmann

New York

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep brown color, nearly black. The tight cream colored head is short and settles into a light ring.

The aroma starts off with the sweet maple and transitions into the nutty pecan. Nicely done and not artifical. There is some lemon and tea notes that I pick up in traditional porters as well.

The flavor starts off with some pretty strong woody notes; damp wood and bitter bark. This transitions into the roasty husky nutty pecan flavor. Interwoven is the sweet maple which helps lead to an overall pecan pie flavor for the beer. The maple is sweet but there is enough bitterness to balance. The malt is of brown bread and also has some tea like flavors. Again nothing artifical.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Good balance between sweet and bitter. Finishes slightly dry and a touch bitter.

Quite impressed with this beer. You can really pick up the maple and pecan flavors but its done in balance. You can either drink a few of these or use it as a dessert type of beer. Good job.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 18:32:34 | More by Gmann
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Circleo12

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-06-2013 00:59:05 | More by Circleo12
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-05-2013 21:00:41 | More by TEAMHOLT
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-05-2013 03:57:10 | More by SocalKicks
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BucannonXC5

California

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: VONS in Grantville, Calif. (San Diego), on Jan. 3, 2013
Price: $13.97 w/ card ($17.99 regular) for the Spring Thaw Variety 12-pack
Misc.: Label said to enjoy before June

Poured a very dark brown color with 1-2 fingers of khaki tan head that initially lasted for a long while. Minimal lacing on the sides. OK retention, but nothing extraordinary.

Smelled maple syrup, pecan (not just because of the name), caramel, honey and roasted walnuts.

Tasted similar to the nose with maple syrup dominating. Also got pecan, toffee, honey and roasted walnuts. Slight bitter notes of coffee and chocolate, but not overwhelming.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Soft (below average)-to-average carbonation. Surprisingly abrupt finish.

A nice change of pace. Certainly good and I’d definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 06:36:07 | More by BucannonXC5
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maple Pecan Porter pours a black color, with a very small lacing head. There is a strong smokey pecan aroma. The taste is on the sweeter side, strong maple flavors, with hints of a nutty pecan, on a smokey malty backbone. Good full flavor and easy to drink. Overall a very good blend of different flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 01:26:37 | More by vette2006c5r
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-01-2013 01:41:16 | More by ScaryEd
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Deep amber color bordering on brown. Clear but very dark.

SMELL: Malty and doughy, sweet smelling, with hints of espresso and chocolate .

TASTE: Nutty and roasted flavors upfront giving way to some cocoa and coffee. The maple flavor comes out more in the finish. Rich coffee and Hazlenut cream. Just a hint of chocolate. Sweet but very drinkable.

MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Has a great balance and is very flavorful.

OVERALL: This beer is on the sweet side, but it tastes very good. Maple, nuts and roast is just a winning combination. Re-released in the holiday mix pack, this beer is easily the standout from that assortment, which also included a hoppy lager and new Belgian white.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 21:47:32 | More by Stinkypuss
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akuczero

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Appearance is very dark with a mocha head. Malty, sweet smell. Very Nice lacing. Just like the smell this is a very sweet beer. Taste like pecan pie in beer form. Has a thick mouthfeel. Overall a beer I wouldn't mind trying again but not something I would look for again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 06:26:08 | More by akuczero
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as part of this year's Spring mix pack. Pours a black body with ruby red highlights and nearly an inch of light tan head. Dark chocolate and espresso notes comprise the aroma. Flavor reminds me of dark chocolate covered espresso bean, with caramel and nut notes. Medium in body and carbonation. Not bad, albeit a bit on the sweet side to my taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 03:10:57 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-29-2012 01:44:40 | More by buckyp
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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