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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Part of the Beer Lover’s Choice 2011.

Samuel Adams is bringing you Maple Pecan Porter. A nutty syrupy porter that just reeks of New England.
Sweet New England maple syrup and a distinct pecan note define this balanced porter. The roasted character of our blend of malts complements the maple sweetness with hints of coffee and chocolate. Reddish-black in color, this full-bodied brew has a sweet and slightly nutty finish.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tompete (197) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
From bottle. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup. Flavour of dark malts and sweetness. Finish is sweet and thick.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Solid medium brown that is translucent around the edges, one-finger foamy tan head and nice lace. Roasted malt and coffee aromas up front are quickly replaced by maple syrup and honey. Syrupy, almost molasses-like sweetness on the palate with generous pecan notes. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a lingering caramel sweetness in the finish. The description "reeks of New England" is perfect.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. The aroma is primarily maple syrup. The taste is maple, roasty, bacon smoke. Solid brew but light palate.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloshgator (346) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter lacks overall balance. Not much aroma coming from this dark brown pour with a decent head. Taste is buttery and a little chocolaty with a little bit of a sweet aftertaste. There wasn’t much malt character that one would expect in a porter. Maple Pecan Porter isn’t bad but average overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (2992) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2014
I’m not a huge fan of this. Maple syrup doesn’t add the best of elements for me - I don’t necessarily appreciate the overdose of syrupy sweetness here. Some roast malt aroma as well but there isn’t a whole lot of balance here. Bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlantCityJax (16) - Plant City, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Sorry but this beer is just not that good. I know it's "cool" to like these exotic flavors and such, and I do like quite a few but this is overpoweringly sweet and over carbonated. -via BBapp

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (972) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 23, 2014
Botella de 355ml. Vaso Nonic. Brota con color marrón oscuro y tintes caoba a contraluz. La espuma bronceada deja, al disiparse, una fina capa en la superficie y algunos encajes en las paredes. Aromas de maltas dulces y torrefactas, notas de malta caramelo, trazos de sirope y frutos secos con matices de café y chocolate. El perfil de sabor es el esperado por los aromas y despliega notas de caramelo y torrefactas, infusión de café y chocolate con un toque herbal de dulce sirope. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Paladar sedoso y sensación reseca. Según se atempera, el jarabe de arce se incrementa y permanece en el dulce final complementado por una ascendente sensación de frutos secos. El tono dulzón es casi empalagoso pero las leves notas torrefactas y de fruto seco lo mantienen a raya. Una interesante Porter que hace añorar un Pecan Pie caliente!! 355ml bottle. Nonic glass. Pours dark brown in color, with mahogany tints to the light. Tan head leaves a thin layer on top as dissipates. Some lacings are left. Aromas of sweet roasted malts, caramel notes, hints of syrup & dried nuts as well as coffee & chocolate hues. Flavor profile -as expected from aromas- displays caramel & roasted notes, chocolate & coffee infusion touched by herbal sweet syrup. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky palate & dried mouthfeel. As it warms, maple syrup increases & lingers into a sweet finish in combination with arising dried nut sensations. Sweetness reaches the edge of cloying but slightly roasted notes & nuttiness hold it back. Interesting Porter that makes me miss a hot Pecan Pie!!

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clarkdvm (58) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle in variety pack. One of better Sam’s in pack. Definite maple syrup overtones. Better than expected

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbpackers92 (11) - - MAR 22, 2014
From bottle. Amazing aroma that reminds me of pecans baking in brown sugar. The sweetness and bite are balanced well. I went into this beer with low expectations and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Good beer to mix into the night but not one that would be a "main" beer of the night.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle. Roasty pecan, light maple, and chocolate/coffee aroma. Deep mahogany with a large beige head. Roasty coffee, astringent nuts, and very light maple flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.


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