chickenflea (314) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Publix Supermarket - University Palms - 12 oz bottle - part of their íSpring Thawí Variety Pak. Deep, dark brown pour, initially frothy khaki colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has a brown sugar and maple syrup/butterscotch quality. Flavor is very pleasant. Nice maple accents, not cloyingly sweet, hints of bakerís unsweetened chocolate and the finish has an mild old-silverware tang. Medium texture, with a slightly thicker mouthfeel. I like this one very much.
Bookseeb (97) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance has a dark ruby brown color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving fair lace. Smell of maple, coffee and dark caramel malts. Taste has the dark malts, flavor of coffee and syrup with a nice balance of hops. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall a nice twist on a good porter.
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, deeper garnet with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up sweet maple and nutty notes, with accents of salt and molasses.. lightly detergenty. The flavor found a heavy dose of maple throughout, with prickly roasty notes, charred earth, and nutty notes around.. finished a touch scratchy, with residual roast and bitterness. Medium-bodied and slow-ish through the palate.. filling carbonation.. OK feel. This was aiight.
writerljberg (505) - Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From my in laws.
A: Dark mahogany with low visibility. Good puffy cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: char, roast coffee, maple, biscuit, grain and bakerís chocolate. Burnt brown sugar. Pecan.
T: Roasty bitterness and a balancing sweetness.
M: Touch watery, medium body. No alcohol.
O: Pleasant porter. Maple and pecan come through on varying levels. Wish this had a touch more body, but compares favorably to Black Butte.
ineedbeer (555) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Aroma is full of rich chocolate and toast notes with a medium nuttiness that works well with the sweet chocolate. Light maple character. Low dark fruit esters.
Pours a nice dark down with light brown and burnt amber hues. Moderately thick, light tan head with pretty decent retention. Moderate lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a medium light sweetness with light chocolate and faint roast notes. Faint coffee and maple notes with medium to medium strong nuttiness. Light bitterness with light dark fruit esters. Medium light caramel and toffee. Some lingering toffee, caramel and chocolate.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Medium light stickiness in the finish.
Overall an alright beer with a lot of pecan character, but it feels like it is missing a bit of its base porter character. The maple syrup notes are light, but I think that is probably a good thing. Clean fermentation without much ester character.
tompete (198) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup. Flavour of dark malts and sweetness. Finish is sweet and thick.
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The aroma is primarily maple syrup. The taste is maple, roasty, bacon smoke. Solid brew but light palate.
sloshgator (353) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 wasnít much malt character that one would expect in a porter. Maple Pecan Porter isnít bad but average overall.
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím not a huge fan of this. Maple syrup doesnít add the best of elements for me - I donít necessarily appreciate the overdose of syrupy sweetness here. Some roast malt aroma as well but there isnít a whole lot of balance here. Bottle.
PlantCityJax (16) - Plant City, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.