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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Part of the Beer Lovers 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Sampled as part of the spring thaw pack (which is imho the best mix pack that has come out from SA in a while). Clear dark brown pour with mahogany highlights and desnes sudsy khaki foam head. Nose is sweet and nutty and actually enticing. Fortunately, the flavor actually holds up pretty well. Big toffee and semi burnt chocolate notes, with a sweet nuttiness, that surprisingly enough does NOT verge on being vegetal. Earthy, roasty toasted finish. Pretty damn good actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
freshlikeugh (9) - - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
Went into this one expecting too much sweet maple. However, it gives good maple boost to start, but finishes very nutty. There is no doubt that the flavors live up to its name: maple and pecan. I was impressed with how balanced it was compared to other flavored porters that are way too sweet. It has a much lighter body than other porters, but flavor makes it worth the purchase.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1124) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Very dark red pour with a huge tan head. Aroma is of maple syrup and caramel. Thick, oily body. Lots of maple and chocolate. Very sweet. Caramel with a lot of nuttiness. Not too cloying but its still pretty sweet. Not bad though. Not as much pecan as I had hoped but its not too artificial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown with a very light brown head. Aroma of earth, coffee, dirt (in a good way), with hints of nuts. Flavor had more sweetness and mineral qualities than the flavor. The after taste was very nice and lingered; some more sweetness in the flavor. Some nice complexity; syrup, nuts, caramel, and roasted malt/coffee. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours dark reddish copper. Hold it up to the light and a you catch a hint of the reddish hue. Slight lacing and an aroma of maple syrup roasted malt. Taste is not as cloying which is a good thing. Dont know how many of these I woukd drink back to back but a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. The maple flavor hit up front very strong, but then mellowed (thankfully) as I got further into the beer. With the exception of the first few sips, this was a pretty good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6105) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a deep chestnut color with orange highlights and a khaki head. The aroma is strong with vienna, munich malts and maple syrup. A bit of nuts. The flavor is very syrupy. Not thick bodied, just thin maple syrup. The finish is better with some toast and nice roasted malt. You definitely get reminded of candied pecans and maple syrup. I just would rather have a more substantial beer with such sweet and savory flavors. It does manage to finish with a semblance of dryness not bad, just a bit clunky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (5839) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
This beer was intense in the pecan flavor, almost like drinking a piece of pecan pie (though one of the less sweet variety). Nice brown color. Interesting just not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12 oz bottle from spring mix pack, Kroger, Bridge St. Dark barely-translucent brown; decent looking frothy brown head shows solid lacing and becomes a thin ring. Aroma -real- maple, malt, chocolate, nuts, dirt. Flavor similar but a bit less impressive; there is clearly real maple syrup in here. Medium body, frothy in the mouth, medium-heavy stickiness. I appreciate the real maple in this and it creates a nice flavor. If theyd make this beer a little more substantial on the whole this could be really special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Cheers to Sam Adams for kicking out a delicious porter with an appealing flavor package. The maple, pecan, chocolate, and coffee elements mixed together really well. Its a dark, red-brown with a white head, lacing and good foam retention. Aroma is mostly maple syrup. Palate is slightly fizzed, steady carbonation, medium bodied and heavy enough to embrace all the aforementioned big flavors. Overall this is a strong flavored and sweet porter that is great for an occasion when youre having just one.

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