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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3.62/5
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850 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,253
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
850
pDev:
14.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 850 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

In a pint glass the beer was dark reddish brown with a medium-sized tan head. There was a bit of lace.

Sweet chocolate aroma. Some coffee.

Taste of maple syrup and chocolate. There was a distinctly bitter unpleasant aftertaste.

Ugh! Something wrong with this beer.

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Photo of JHurley
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Brown pour, light brown, amber, small head to it, lots of clarity, this is not the thickest porter in the world, in fact, its below average in that aspect.

Aroma was a sweet maple. Enjoyable for the mild toastiness of the malt and nuts.

Taste, wow, I like. The maple is in just about the perfect amount for the mild viscosity and malt background. Hops are kept out of the way. Carbonation is just about right to allow the mouthfeel to really push the pecans and maple all over. The maple and pecan play so well together. Just a slight tough of caramel along with those equals to a beer that keeps getting better as it warms.

You really could drink this for breakfast. Hash browns, sausage and maple pecan porter! The best beer out of the Sam Adams winter 2012-13 variety packs.

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Photo of goobysalad
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DavidHume
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the Samuel Adams Mix-pack. 12 ounce bottle, with "Enjoy before" dating notched onto the label.

Pours darker brown, dark khaki head, stays nicely and leaves behind thinner blobs od stick.

Maple, cafe au lait and nuts in the nose.

Sweeter porter with more maple, more lite coffee and sugar coated nuts on the palate. Sweet yes, but not too sweet, with just a hint of dryness provided by the late to the party hops.

Not my favorite style, but this one is not bad...

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Photo of truesolution
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of HalfFull
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice moderate brown with caramel highlights into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Offers an inch of rocky tan foam which shows good retention and lace.

Aroma of light roast, slightly sweet, and with a nutty coffee/light carob character. Some maple syrup notes emerge after some warming along with some earthy hops.

Maple sweetness is fairly well balanced on the tongue as the nuttiness plays second fiddle here vs. the opposite on the aroma. Creamy in nature given the firm carbonation. Feel is light and creamy and shows a bit of chocolate on the finish.

Overall the sweetness of the maple character dominates here as the malt depth is otherwise a bit thin, yet not in a bad way per se as the maple is interesting in itself. Nice drinkability and the preferred offering in a 'spring thaw' mix pack.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

June is notched on this single that I bought.

A- A very nice looking brew. Dark brown colour, +1" head of tannish foam. Good lacing.

S- Big aroma of maple, hints of roast.

T- Maple up front, pecans there but not particularly tasty in a good way...were they bbq'ed? Very sweet overall.

M- Not much carbonation in this bottle but goodish mf for the most part.

O: One and done. I expected more from the inclusion of pecans and didn't get it.

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Photo of KornWallace
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of soxandbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Nightwish1094
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy before 7/2013.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, toasted nuts, earthy wood, and some maple aromas that come out more as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with sweet praline pecan and maple flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice maple and pecan aromas and flavors that work well together.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Chico1985
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the spring mix pack.

Pours a dark brownish amber with some translucence. A nice tan head sits up top, retains well as a half finger or so leaving good lace as well.

Definite strong maple, nuts, sweet malts in the scent. Chocolate and some coffee. Could probably pass for a dessert.

Taste follows, with maple syrup, nuts and chocolate malts dominating. Some coffee tones as well, giving it a bit of a hazelnut feel for me. Some molasses and dark fruit, definitely very sweet with not much roast at all.

A bit lacking in the mouthfeel, could be smoother for a porter.

Definitely sweet all the way, and not something I'd want often, but tasty. I thought both the maple syrup and pecans were well represented and authentic without being too over the top.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 850 ratings
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