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

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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan PorterSamuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

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850
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Reddish brown with a huge bubbly head and great lacing

S: Lots of candied roasted pecans with subtle toffee, maple, and brown sugar; it smells sweet but the aromas seem to balance each other out fairly well

T: Of course lots of pecan and maple syrup but the malt backbone isn't as dark and roasty as I'd like in a porter; this almost tastes like a roasty brown ale; I like it but I just wish it had a bit more umph to balance the sweet pecan and maple

F: A bit thin overall; okay mouth feel--I just wish there was more body

O: I'm glad the maple pecan doesn't overwhelm and become cloying but I wish there was more roasty malts and overall body

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color: Blackish brown, with ruby hues. Impressive creamy 2 finger head with good retention and beautiful lacing.

Smell: Uh oh, this one's trouble. Dark chocolate, coffee, a little cream, just a touch of dark fruits, slight char, and pecan flippin' pie! Georgia boy is happy.

Taste: Typical, yet powerful, Porter flavors of dark chocolate and coffee up front. Midway, the Pecan Pie pops out pretty aggressively and is followed by a little bit of smokiness, dark fruits, and light dark chocolate bitterness. Excellent balance.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with nice crisp carbonation. Finish leaves a slightly sticky, yet dry, sweetness behind.

Overall: If you love Porters and have a sweet tooth, this one is for you. Part of me is really scared that Sam Adams may stop making this beer. I only had one bottle and have craved a second ever since. This would never leave my refrigerator if it were available in 6 packs.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep amber in color, verging on black, with a fairly large tan head, which retains well, and scattered patchy lacing.

Aroma: Bitter cocoa, maple syrup, and to an altogether surprising degree, pecans dominate the aroma. The pecan notes are more prominent than in any other beer I have had.

Taste: Opens strong, with lots of maple and pecans, atop a classic porter base. AS the taste progresses, the pecans and maple dominate, wit the porter offering roasted coffee and smoke notes., and bitter chocolate Towards the finish, the maple rises to dominate the close of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and fairly full, with a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A really creative take on the American Porter style. Although this is a Spring seasonal, it seems very appropriate for Autumn, with its superb use of maple and pecans.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.69 out of 5 based on 850 ratings.
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