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 oline73
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a geek murky beer. The carbonation is a bit on the high side. Just a touch of maple in the nose. Not a particularly sweet beer. Some maple and pecan. Roasted malt bitterness need balanced. Good retention. This isn't something I need to revisit.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DaveBlack
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, almost full opaque. There's about a 1/2 finger of tan head that has moderate retention.

S: Lots of nice roasty notes, brown sugar, and a nuttiness. Good, deep smelling beer.

T: They weren't kidding around with the maple pecan line. There's some roasted malt, burnt sugar, chocolate, then a heavy hit of maple, which gives way to the pecan nuttiness. It's like drinking a pecan pie: good, but rather cloying. There are some hops to try to balance it out, but it's still very sweet.

M: Moderately heavy body, sticky, but with a lot of carbonation. A seemingly uncharacteristic amount, even.

O: I'm glad that I only got two of these, and that someone drank the other one. It's good, but just too much. Too sweet, too many competing flavors. It's a good concept, but I think it's just rather poorly executed.

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Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of thecheapies
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours red-black with an off-white coarse head. It first rose to almost three inches, and after minutes, still holds a firm layer. Okay lacing.

Bold aroma of maple; attemptedly cut with black malt, gooey toffee, dark fruity esters, chocolaty pecan crumble, and cake batter. Great nose, semi-hampered by what smells like stale English hops.

Definitely pronounced maple, but the sweetness is scaled back by both malt and hop bitterness. A drier, fleshy nuttiness gives the implication of pecan or walnut. Mild chocolate and somewhat-saline malts line up together. Not as roasty as I'd like. Toffee, dark biscuity malts, English hopping, and a pinch of tinniness becomes the finish.

Sudsy bite to the mouthfeel. Lots of coarse bubbles. Body is a bit thin, to my disliking, but the drinkability is very high.

A very likable beer. The main reason that I bought the Spring Thaw case, and the quality is redeeming. This was my last one. Time to plow through some Alpine Spring and Boston Lager.

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Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ZAP
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-deep dark blackish brown...minimal head

S-First impression is java....then nuts....then dark cocoa...then maple...then vanilla..

T-Maple is more to the front on the taste....dark

M-Bigger than I expected....has a creamy texture...finishes slightly sourish...

O-Interesting enough...all the flavors just don't seem to come together as nicely as I had hoped but it has some interesting dimensions to it.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheFunGuy
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased in a variety pack box. This pours a thick black with a tight but quickly fading lace.

The smell is light malt, nut, and a bitterish flavor I am going to call dishwasher.

The taste is the same, with a touch of sweet.

I like nuts in beer, so I would have really liked this. However, just as Bud Platinum can be best said to have a dish soap aftertaste, so does this have an odd bitter taste and smell which is like what hits you when you open the dishwasher during the wash cycle.

Yes, I did rinse the heck out of my glass first, it was the beer.

If it were not for this faint but there smell and taste this would have been a real winner. With these issues it is knocked down to okay plus.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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