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

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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan PorterSamuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter

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

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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Ratings: 850 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of TonyJ815
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of JackMcAwesome
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Look: Pours black, with a bit of brown where the light is able to get through. It poured a one finger head, and leaves moderate lacing. All in all, pretty solid.

Smell: Definitely a molasses smell, a bit of cocoa, and oddly enough, a hint of alcohol. That to me, is rare for a Sam Adams. The smell unfortunately dies off and it's hard to enjoy after about halfway through.

Taste: I'm guessing it's the pecan, but it gives off a bit of a wood taste. There is also a bit of the cocoa bitterness, and a very subtle sweet finish.

Feel: Medium carbonated, as well as the body. Definitely feels like a nice solid porter.

Overall: Well done. I didn't even realize this was in the variety pack and got excited to try their iteration of a porter. Pretty outstanding. Nothing puts it above and beyond any of the others I've had, but it's definitely not bad in any category. If I had had this blind, I wouldn't have guessed Sam Adams made it. They should try making more dark beers. Have the nerve to sell it in six packs man!

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Photo of themanilow
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, hazy, brown in color

Smell: maple, pecan, and cocoa

Taste: follows the nose: maple, pecan, and cocoa

Mouthfeel: sweet, medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall: Not bad, but I have had better offerings from both the maple and pecan perspective. The maple shows up at the end of the beer, but does not shine all the way through. I think having this flavor a bit more present, would make me enjoy this more. Not a bad beer, but certainly disappointing and one I would probably pass over.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: Deep dark mahogany body with a cappuccino head that dissipates to a thin wake. Spotty lacing grab the sides.

S: Burnt maple syrup, stale coffee, liquid smoke, and roasted candied pecans.

T/M: Taste follows the nose but brings chocolate, loads of vanilla and plums. Taste is similar to kahlua. Silky medium-full body with a kiss if carbonation at the end.

O: Rich and decadent concoction of maple goodness, coffee and chocolate. The nuttiness brings out the natural flavors to compliment the sweetness. Sweetness almost breaches the point of cloying but holds back.

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Photo of Talbott92
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of swgwilt
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Johnr33
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Modernrickk
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of andyrichter11
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of THECPJ
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Vogey77
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of JLT
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Headgoober
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with an effervescent and brief head. I can tell by the pour that the body is thin.

They nailed the maple pecan namesake. Nutty and sweet, distinguishable maple syrup.

The taste is watered down and not nearly as robust as this flavor combo should be. Nutty, maple syrup, light roasted malt.

Body is thin with moderate carbonation.

The name sums it up.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of osant37
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Cody101
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - It is a very dark brown in color, with a bubbly tan head.

Smell - It is a nice roasted dark malt smell with the maple syrup, pecan, and chocolate.

Taste - It is really sweet at the front with the syrup and dried fruits, then the smokey/roasted malts come towards the end. Finishing with the pecan flavor. And the aftertaste definitely reminds me of pecan pie.

Mouthfeel - It is a good-bodied beer, not much carbonation.

Overall - It is a really good beer.

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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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