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(512) Pecan Porter - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Pecan Porter
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93
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527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 107
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nearly black in color, (512) Pecan Porter is made with Organic US 2-row and Crystal malts along with Baird’s Chocolate and Black malts. Its full body and malty sweetness are balanced with subtle pecan aroma and flavor from locally grown pecans. Yet another true Austin original!

(Beer added by: JonathanL7890 on 10-29-2008)
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Reviews by BgThang:
Photo of BgThang
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask at draught house.
By chance ran in to kevin and nate from 512 brewery who were chillin outside. They were very interested in my thought on this beer.

Appearance - still creamy cascading head that infiltrates the darkness. Was a little less head but still very creamy.The color is still very very dark hardly no lights can get in.

The nose still gettin roasted coffee, chocolate, raisin, hops, and some pecan. Also on cask the hops in the nose seem to come out more.

Mouthfeel - I get a creaminess coffee up front with some smokey roasted chocolates going on. Then after that the hops come through quite abit with the pecans on the back end coming in. Still Very light though. Medium body which seems to be even thinner a bit on cask. The hop profile really comes through on the backend before the nutty hits you. Was a nice surprise.

Drinkability - Having this on cask was slighty different than the draught itself. Most notable is the hop profile that comes through

Still a damn fine beer.

BgThang, Jan 27, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Tiernan, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of hopsleeroy
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Billy's (not Uncle) in Austin
A- Deep black with no ruby edges, nice 1 inch beige head. Looks nice on the pour with decent lacing.
S-Smokey smell with some dark chocolate and pecan
T-First taste is like roasted coffee without too much bitterness, there is a smoked earth feel on the back end which is a great finish, the pecan taste is there but fairly subtle, chocolate is in there as well as well as a slight caramel/malt sweetness, very nice taste with a lot of good flavors
M-Creamy and full in mouth very good carbonation for style
O-Very very drinkable and i've found myself ordering this more as it gets colder

hopsleeroy, Dec 12, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

ajkelly451, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev -4.1%

SmellsofMahagony, May 22, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer. Pours black with basically no head. Aroma is roasted malt along with a little bit of coffee and some pecan nuttyness. Flavor is similar to the aroma with the pecans being the star of the show. Medium mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. Very drinkable and one of the best beers I have tried from Texas.

Mora2000, Dec 29, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jun 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

sigtau200ws, Dec 27, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Cynic-ale, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of whoneeds8
3.38/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cask poured into a chalice at the Flying Saucer Addison. Black with a 3 finger tan head.

I'm writing from my short hand notes, so describtions will be minimal.

I was in a bar, so my already weak nose can't give a review of this.

The flavor is a wallop of carmeled malts and smoke flavor. As a Pecan fan, I was disappointed as I counldn't find the Pecans in this. I tried and tired and all I could tell that this was a pecan porter was the dryness at the end of the mouthfeel that could be from the pecans.

The mouthfeel was very thin for my likes in a porter, maybe it was a Cask that's been there too long.

whoneeds8, Sep 12, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

valkyre65, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Isotope, May 23, 2013
Photo of aschwab
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at the flying saucer in Austin.

A: Dark colored, looks right for a porter. About a finger-widths of head.
S: A slight pecan smell, as well as the usual smokey smell.
T: Not much pecan flavor in it, which is a good thing for me (not a big fan of pecans). I really enjoyed the flavor of it, a solid porter.
M: Good carbonation, what is to be expected from a Porter
O: I order it all the time when I see it on tap, refreshing for a porter.

aschwab, Apr 17, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JuniperJesus, Apr 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

johndonor3, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

beenitty, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

switzer, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of JamesStreet
3.92/5  rDev -6%

JamesStreet, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Andyyyyyy
4/5  rDev -4.1%

I do not like porters at all. That being said, this is a good tasting pecan porter. I enjoyed it a lot.

Andyyyyyy, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of augustgarage
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Immense thanks to lnashsig for helping me secure this long-time want. Growler wasn't perfectly sealed, but still opens with a gentle hiss. Served in my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

A vigorous pour yields a finger of soapy khaki/earth-yellow foam which slowly recedes to a thin puffy cap, partially obscuring the seal brown liquid. Basically opaque, though at certain angles there are faint tawny highlights suggesting a fine clarity. Decent retention, anaemic mottled lacing, fine glassy legs.

Pecan pie, gingerbread, spice cake, toasted oats, light-roast coffee (from malt), cracked pepper, and very light grassy hop notes in the nose. Perhaps a little chocolate (or other specialty) malt?

Mild roast malt on the palate - toasted nuts (only slowly discernable as pecans), biscotti, brown bread, and a low bitterness lead into the finish which is faintly smokey but otherwise clean and slightly dry and toasty. Delicate profile, but well put together.

Thin bodied, and just sufficient carbonation, but I suspect the growler is at fault much more than the beer.

Quite sessionable, this unique ale seems more of a Southern take on a traditional brown porter (as opposed to the more common robust porters available in the U.S.) - very pleased to get to sample this finally. Hope to re-visit it in-person at some point...

augustgarage, Feb 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

mhenson42, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of tempest
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at the Gingerman in Austin. Man, this was a heck of a porter. Upfront I got a blast of sweetened coffee with chocolate liqueur and caramel underneath. It was both satisfying to have after dinner, but didn't fill me up. After the Live Oak Hefe, this is the next must-try beer in Austin.

tempest, Feb 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

renaveg, Mar 29, 2014
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(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.