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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (422) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and maple aromas. Espresso, maple syrup, roasted grain, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and toffee flavors. Medium carbonation level. The mouthfeel is smooth but a bit thin. Overall very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle poured a clear rddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, maple, pecans and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, maple, pecans and light roastiness with a smooth lingering nutty maple finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESBob (355) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a ruddy brown with off white head that dissipates, but nice lacing. Aroma is interesting mix of toffee/chocolate with maybe some maple and nut coming thru. Taste is roast malt, followed by hints of chocolate, light roast coffee and a slight maple syrup aftertaste. Nice lighter winter porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bit of a surprise. Assumed the maple would dominate but it's the pecans that jump out. Coffee notes of course but the maple is underneath it all pretty well balanced. Better than anticipated ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
a sweet brown mess .. rather nice but still a mess .. . like my bedroom .. a mess that is ........ mouth is off too .. welcome to wheel of fortune .. . molasses like sweetness .. . i like it but the mouth is awful.. . . bullshit, you stole this house!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Got at Krogers on Broadway with the seasonal 12-Pack. Dark Brown. Long, tan head. Aroma: Maple syrup, malt. Flavor: Maple dominates, chocolate with Pecan backing. Nutty finish. It shocked me with flavor the second it hit my mouth. I never had a beer with breakfast but this or a Rauchbier would be my choice if I was to do so. This may be the most unique Sam I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Brown with ruby accents and clear, so-so head, lace is ok. Aroma is precisely as advertised, maple and pecans, plus roasty and toasty malts, quite porter-like. Taste is a bit less impressive, but is pleasant nonetheless. The maple is prominent, the pecans less so than in the aroma, but still there, plenty of roasted malts, sweet brown sugar, some chocolate sweetness, not a lot of hops. Feel is a bit syrupy, lingering sweetness and roasted malts, a little maple. Overall it’s good, but gimmicky. Sam Adams best beers tend to be more simplistic and straightforward. A good sampler pack selection tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackoffasour (2) - - JAN 22, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Tried this in the Sam Adams Spring Thaw Variety Pack. Out of six varieties, this was definitely the stand out. I expected it to be too sweet, but I was happily proven wrong. p.s. The posted alcohol percentage is incorrect. Its actualy 6.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1151) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Reddish-brown pour with a lightly, tan head. The standout aroma is coffee, but it also has some nut, dark chocolate, mild caramel. It has a medium body with a creamy and slightly sticky texture. The taste is very sweet, but then is finished with some slightly roasted nut flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Deep brown with ruby highlights, short tan head. Maple and pacan aroma, as advertised. Rich pecan flavour...pecan pie.... Slight coffee tones..nice carbonation. Excellent.

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