(512) Pecan Porter - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 510 | Reviews: 108 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by womencantsail:
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
A big thanks to Michael for sending this one my way. I've been wanting to try this for quite some time.
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color with a finger's worth (or so) of tan head.
S: Plenty of roast comes through right away with a bit of bananas, which I was not expecting. The nuttiness is there and provides some interesting sweetness, along with a chocolate note.
T: A very nice roasty base for this beer. The flavor profile is sort of all over the place: sweet bananas, chocolate, pecans, coffee, and perhaps some molasses too.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation, but it doesn't detract from the beer at all.
D: I'm very glad to have finally tried this one, and to find that it was as good as I expected. A very enjoyable beer that I would have again.
07-01-2010 21:30:29 | More by womencantsail
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4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
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
12-12-2008 02:31:09 | More by hopsleeroy
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
12-29-2009 21:16:48 | More by Mora2000
3.38/5 rDev -18.9%
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.
09-12-2010 21:42:00 | More by whoneeds8
4.38/5 rDev +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.
04-17-2009 15:51:52 | More by aschwab
4.22/5 rDev +1.2%
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...
02-16-2011 03:06:58 | More by augustgarage
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
02-27-2011 00:59:53 | More by tempest
(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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