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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 Loverís 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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Poured very dark brown, almost black with an off-white head. Aroma is coffee and toast. Taste is slightly sweet and nutty with a smooth finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTornado (21) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a deep mahogany color with reddish undertones. A tall tan head sits for a good couple of minutes before dissipating into a quarter inch thick and leaving some sticky lacing along the way. Smell is of maple syrup, pecans, mocha, and sweet malt. Taste of nice roasted malt up front with some brown sugar, maple syrup and pecans to follow, much like a pecan pie. Finish is a bit of mocha, very slight bitterness, and some smokiness as well. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich. Overall, a very tasty porter when you are in the mood for something a bit on the sweet side.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
seymour (1401) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Tasted at Jasonís anti-Homebrew-Club gathering. It poured a dark brown colour with weak beige foam. Smelled like a basic porter plus maple syrup and pecans, in a sorta artificial chemical way. Tasted even worse with diacetyl, cloying candy sweetness, fake-seeming nutty flavours, lacking any toasty malt complexity. Medium body, low carbonation, sticky, mushy, oxidized mouthfeel, unpleasant aftertaste. An interesting concept, but poorly executed.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a decent khaki head. Very sweet nose full of maple syrup. Comes across as way too sweet to me and very one demensional with the maple running roughshod over everything else. The light roasted malts come out a little more as it warms. Not one I would return to.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
I really wanted this beer to stand to and be good, but as stated earlier, I have been very disappointed with Sam Adams....I hope the Utopia lives up to its legacy!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (260) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
6/22/14. Last beer of the night sitting outside Heidi and Brian's. Maple was very present. Didn't taste pecan. Lil too sweet for my taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (355) - - JUN 8, 2014
Aroma: maple, beer. Appearance: dark brown, thin white head. Taste: malty, ash, honey, nut, Feel: a little flat, Ok...maple is just right, but pecan is muted. Maybe thatís for the better as too much pecan would bitter this too much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (380) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Mild chocolate maple aroma with hint of nuts in background. Deep brown black color. Light film of a head. Mild bitterness with clean finish with a hint of cocoa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve1966 (105) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Nice smell nutty dark roast. Very little head. Taste porter with chocolate notes, coffee, nutty guess the maple is in there as well. Full bodied nice hop bite in finish. Well put together similar to the long shot hazelnut brown of so long ago. Well done

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1282) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle, best before May 2014. Got this bottle from a friend last weekend. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a dark ruby red/brown color with about a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice and sweet, it smells like maple, nuts/pecans, and roasted malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also the addition of some caramel, chocolate, coffee and a bit of smokiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit syrupy and creamy with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, and if you like sweeter tasting beers then I would recommend it.


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