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Samuel Adams Sample B - Maple Pecan Porter | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Sample B - Maple Pecan PorterSamuel Adams Sample B - Maple Pecan Porter

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by suspect on 08-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 14
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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Yorktown, Beverage, Yorktown, NY ($16.99)

Pours super dark, near black, fluffy head, not a long laster, but leaves sheeting o'plenty.

Powdered sugar nose with some light chocolate and vanilla notes.

More tasty milk chocolate on the palate, and, no doubt, nutty in the finish. Moderate sweetness, but no near to the cloying level.

Better then decent with a chocolate/nutty dessert, or would work fine in a pork or chicken marinade

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Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ABokononist
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz. growler from City Swiggers. Poured into a pint glass.

Pour yields a 1.5 finger thick, frothy, off-white colored head with good retention. Beer is a dark, purple-brown. Lacing is thick and layered with great cling. A nice looking beer.

Nose is subtle maple, caramel, brown sugar, lightly boozy sweetness, and a touch of nuttiness. Moderately aromatic but well integrated.

Opens nutty. Some roasted malt smokiness mixed with maple sweetness. Brown sugar and caramel mix with a twinge of booziness in the middle. Sweet at the finish with more caramel and pecan shells. Finish is slightly bitter and nutty with a sweet, sticky, aftertaste. Refreshing, flavorful, and interesting.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and silky in the mouth. Goes down slick and easy. Finish is accented with a slightly lingering and sticky aftertaste. Really drinkable.

This one was a really pleasant surprise. Nice sweetness balanced with just a touch of roastiness. Great body makes this one easily drinkable. Definitely one to look out for.

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Photo of athouve1
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of Storning
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of UncleJon206
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz pour, draught, Bulls Head Inn, Lititz, PA

These notes are from tonight, when tasted.

Poured by bartender into an American style straight sided pint.

Thick one finger head, which slowly reduces to a thick but thin cap. Totally black color. Tremendous lace, sticky, there is a ring for each swallow. It does not get any better than this.

The smell first hits you with a very nice roasted malt, then as it warms, out comes the rich maple syrup, followed by some light yeast. This is this brews weak spot, there should be more here.

Incredibly rich, full bodied flavors, of chocolate, malt, and maple syrup, with a decent crispness. No noticeable bitterness, though there is something here. None of this is overdone, and in fact this is a surprisingly dry brew. Perfect carbonation, not bloating at all. ABV though not known seems to be in the 5-6% range IMO. A nicely balance brew.

Long, rich malt, maple syrup finish (not sweet).

A totally different style of Porter, like nothing I have ever had, smooth as silk, rich and delicious. Never could find the Pecan, but this is not a fault really, there is a lot going on here in this brew.
A truly delicious drink and a very pleasant surprise from SA.

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Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Duhast500
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

The color is a deep dark maroon with a finger and a half of foamy light brown head ans some thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is maple with some slight pecan aroma in the background. There is such maple flavor that is giving me visions of pancakes.

The taste is different with more of a pecan flavor. There is some juicy flavor that is slightly pruinish with more maple in the back with some slight wood flavor mixed in as well.

The feel of this beer is has a bit of smooth feel and a nice body to this beer. Not heavy but a bit bigger then the typical medium beer there is some great interesting things about this beer that makes it a great beer.

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Photo of suspect
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pours a deep mahogany brown. Very clear despite its dark color. Aggressive pour leads to a full mocha colored fluffy 2-finger head that takes quite a long time to disappear. Lacing is thick and each time I set the glass down it creates a new ring of lace that sticks around forever.

S: Malt is the first smell to hit the nose followed closely by maple syrup, brown sugar and toasted malts. Some slight alcohol in the nose as well. No hops detected in the smell.

T: This one starts off nice and smooth with malts and slight bitter followed quickly by more and more maple syrup. At the end of the taste it really feels like I just took a spoonful of light amber maple syrup. The sweetness here is muted some and I appreciate the flavor. I don't really taste the pecan in this one although it's possible my palate isn't quite as sophisticated.

M: Medium body, lower carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and coats nicely although it's a bit thin. Not the highlight of the beer.

O: This is a nice porter. One that I will get more of. It has a nice subtle maple flavor and the beer, overall, is very good and really drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of SFtoBoston
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This poured nice and had a nice head on it. Bottle was slightly shaken and room temperature when poured so the head was bigger than normal. Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Probably wouldn't purchase it but my wife got 2 bottles from a friend so we had to try it. I uploaded a picture of the label.

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Photo of ICCULIS
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

$1.75 for a 12oz bottle at my local bottle shop - impulse buy, why the hell not!

Bottle state to consume before Dec 2011 - poured into pint glass

A: tan head of about 2 fingers - traditional porter, dark color. Tinted red when held to light.

S: sweet molasses hits the nose at first. A lite roastyness is also present.

T: sweet, Carmel, maple flavors are very up-front. I don't taste any pecan...

M: thin. Not to impressive in this dept

O: do I love it? no. Would I order it in a bar? Sure - I prefer it many other SA seasonals. Oddly, I think BBC's Honey Porter is a fine example of a porter - not sure why they are brewing another porter!

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Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of electrobunny
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown body with the slightest of ruby highlights. A finger of tan head that turned to a patchy lace. Aroma shows some toffee, touch of smoke, some nuttiness, brown sugar and definite maple sweetness. Flavor drops some nice sweet maple, brown sugar and caramel notes up front. I do get some soft nutty flavors that I'd say resemble pecan with a slightly earthy roasted finish that shows coffee and bit of smoke. Detect some dark fruit in the background as well like fig or dates as it warms. Chocolate also comes to mind. Mouthfeel was creamy with a slight viscosity that coated the palate well. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Not a lot of bitterness balancing this one out. Sweet with some smokey/roasted flavors but enjoyable. Like an after dinner treat. Wish it had a little more bite on the end.

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Photo of jmeyers78
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Vintage Estates "Beer School" in Boardman Ohio. ~8oz pour

A-Deep Brown, almost black with a 1/2" tan head

S-Roasty and very sweet maple.

T-Immediately get the typical porter malts. The maple syrup really comes through on the back end of this beer. Not sure where the pecan flavor is hiding in here but maybe it is hidden by the roasted malts

M-A little thin for my liking.

O-A nice change of for a porter but a little sweet for my palate. Something I could have once in awhile

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of ucfalum08
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AJ01923
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JimboHD2005
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of wcintula
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a trumpet pilsner glass with a beautiful deep dark brown/black body with a light brown head, lacing sticks the whole way down. Smells sweet and sugary, after breath smells like maple syrup soaked pancakes, delicious. This beer is very impressive, I can't wait until it's bottled. Good stuff.

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