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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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 JayKay412
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label says enjoy before June 2013.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish amber with a hint of ruby. Lots of rising bubbles and a big four finger beige head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet and roasty dark aroma of chocolate and and creamy syrup. Sweet roasted malts with hints of chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, nuts, and yeast. Good hints of the maple syrup and pecan. Also some hints of vanilla and cream. Subtle earthy hop hints with a bit of grass. A pretty solid Porter aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a roasty Porter taste of chocolate with a good dose of syrup and pecan. Sweet dark roasted malts with a taste of chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, cream, caramel, toffee, nuts, and grain with a little vanilla. The maple syrup and pecan come out even more in the taste giving a nice kick. Some earthy and grassy hops in the background. A pretty nice Porter taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Fairly syrupy and slick as expected.

Overall: A good take on the Porter style. Nicely dark and creamy with a nice twist from the maple syrup and pecan.

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Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of u2carew
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Beige in color. Dark reddish brown body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Bready. Smoky. Roasted malts.
T) Roasted sweetness. Subtle maple syrup notes. Smoky and rich malty flavors. Finishes with characteristic hop bite.
M) Full body. Gritty. Slightly dry and chalky in the finish.
0) Overall a decent porter. I just wish that it would have bolder flavors that advertised in the name - "maple" and "pecan".

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Photo of beertardis
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Mavigo
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sounded delicious so I was keen to open one up immediately. Served in a chalice.

A: Poured a deep dark brown- almost black color, with a short, faintly tan head with small bits of lacing.

S: Picking up traditional porter aromas, chocolate, barley, malts

T: Fairly rich flavor, fairly sweet, probably the maple syrup though I cannot discern it directly not as heavily present as i would have expected it to be. Coffee, toffee, barley, malts are all present, can't really tell if pecan is present or not, I know there's some other stuff going on here, I just doesn't quite give me the taste of pecans. Still pretty good though.

M. I felt that the carbonation here was a little much and was conflicting with the flavor combination too much, a bit overbearing.

O: Overall this was pretty good, however It didn't meet my expectations for uniqueness, I thought the pecan was not really present but regardless this was not too bad. Would never turn one of these down and would have another one for sure. Worth a try for everyone.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Notch on label indicates best enjoyed by Aug 2013.

A- Pours a mostly opaque dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a thin sheet of surface foam. Somewhat resilient lacing slides down the glass leaving a ring behind.

S- Pretty powerful coffee/chocolate/caramel aroma with plenty of maple sweetness. The pecan is also quite pronounced.

T- The flavor isn't quite as exciting. Maple sweetness comes through well in the onset and aftertaste with a moderately roasty malt presence. Not much pecan though. Just maple and the aforementioned chocolate and mild coffee taste.

M- Semi-viscous with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Not half bad. I especially dig the aroma.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sma Adams glass.

Appearance: Dark reddish brown color, with a thin off white head. No lacing left, and head went away quickly. Had the carbonation of a soda.

Smell: Not a strong smelling brew, some hints of roasted malts and maybe coffee??

Mothfeel/Taste: Smooth and medium bodied, yet watery. Taste of roasted malts and grain mostly, some nutty qualities. But now maple or pecan to really speak of.

Overall: I was really hopeing this beer would be better, but I am a little disappointed at Sam Adams for a lack of flavor. I will probably not buy this one again.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown body with plenty of shiny ruby highlights. Lopped by two gingers of light an foam. Attractive delicate stretched thin lace.

Aroma is bursting with maple and pecans. More traditional notes of roast coffee dance round the edge.

Taste begins with some light roast coffee. Hints of chocolate. Fist full of pecans. Maple. Plenty of maple on through the finish.

Medium body. Lighter than my typical preferences for porters, but it works.

Very tasty. Meets my criterion that if you are going to brew a flavored porter, you need a good porter to start with. The additional flavors are flawlessly integrated.

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Photo of bourbonbock
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a clean pint glass and received the following.

A. Dark chestnut colored body topped with a tan head about 2 fingers thick that dropped to a cap for the remainder of the experience.

S. The smell reminds me of french toast with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and nuts, and of course syrup. It also has that sam adams yeastiness.

T. The taste begins with a roasted bread flavor and also nuttiness and and burnt marshmallows.

M. Light on the tongue with a nice creamy feel down the throat but slight burnt flavor after swallowing.

I would definitely drink this beer if I bought the sampler pack again but don't think I could have more than two due to the mixture of flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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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