Brewbie (432) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. dark with ruby highlights, thin tan head. aroma of dark roast. sweet at first taste, lots of pecan and maple jumps out front. the sweetness is not overpowering, just a nice balance
tympanic (153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin, but better than I expected. Pours cola brown a tiny white head that disappears instantly. Itís OK. Smells nice.
SamP01 (477) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a slightly creamy beige head, slowly fading and some lacing. Aroma and taste of sweet malt, roasted caramel and some pleasant maple syrup flavor. Palate is a medium body, slightly creamy with mild carbonation and a bit sticky. Finishes with a sweet lightly roasted caramel and a bit of nutty pecan maple syrup ending. Overall a good drinking and flavorful brew.
udfan07 (49) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a great tasting beer. You can really taste the carmel notes in the beer while you drink it. The aroma had notes of the pecan and maple in it. Really great beer and I wish they would put it in a six pack for fall.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, strong burgundy hues, thin to moderate frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Roasted malt nose, faint maple syrup and perhaps pecans.   Sweet on the tongue, pecans are more noticeable here.
Roast malts arenít as strong.   More maple syrup as it warms.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes sweet, nutty, with maple syrup and candied pecans.   Needs to actually have a bit more bitterness to
counteract the sweetness.   As is, not bad.   On the sweet side for sure.   Enjoyable, but bring me more of that roasted bitterness and then this would be exceptional!
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 One of the best beers that I have ever had. It is definitely the best Sam Adams that I have had.
chucklemation (159) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing combination of sweet maple and pecan flavor that goes down smooth.
warhawk91 (143) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black with a light tan head, good lacing. Smells of syrup caramel, roasted nuts and malts. Taste is very sweet, slightly nutty, notes of caramel chocolate and molasses. A roasty smokiness in the finish. Mouth feel is medium to thick, good for the style. This one and the IPL definitely highlight their Spring Thaw Variety Pack.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate maple syrup, light smoke, roast, and faint pecans/nuts. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange transparency. It has a one finger khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film and leaves behind some thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a combination of light-moderate maple syrup, chocolate, and caramel. The finish has light-moderate roast, some light nuttiness from the pecans, and just a hint of smoke. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, itís a solid Porter, but itís not as good as I was hoping...nor as sweet as I had feared.
Vballnbeer (154) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Sam Adams beer is very nutty and full bodied. It is loaded with flavor and feels like you are drinking a meal. A nice beer and a good addition to a full collection of beers.
scottkelly (13) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely an aroma of maple and pecan. The appearance seemed a bit light for a porter. Medium body with a slight bitterness. Overall a nice beer during the winter for me.