BREWMUSKCLES (2673) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2014
a well done maple flavored brew. you get the satisfaction of drinking a nicely made porter infused with a little coffee slightly ashy and sweet with just the right amount of maple (which can be fucked up easily) slightly nutty ans satisfying with a pleasant abv that hits you just right. Bravo! glennmastrange (2859) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Heavy malt aroma of toasted, light herbs for the hops, and dough for the yeast, with obvious pecan and maple syrup in the background. Head is avreage size, frothy, tan with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly bittersweet. Palate is medium, watery with a lively cabonation. This Porter starts with a distinct smell which is fairly plaesant,then finishes with an artificially sweet taste. Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2014
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 (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2014
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. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
From my in laws.
A: Dark mahogany with low visibility. Good puffy cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: char, roast coffee, maple, biscuit, grain and baker’s 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 (2148) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
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 (331) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
From bottle. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup. Flavour of dark malts and sweetness. Finish is sweet and thick. RedSox2004 (1873) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
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 (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. The aroma is primarily maple syrup. The taste is maple, roasty, bacon smoke. Solid brew but light palate. sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
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 wasn’t much malt character that one would expect in a porter. Maple Pecan Porter isn’t bad but average overall.