(512) Pecan Porter - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 515 | Reviews: 109 | Display Reviews Only:
2.7/5 rDev -35.3%
Reviewed 1/30/2010 (Draft at Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):
Pours a very dark reddish brown color body, small tan color head. Roasted aroma, some coffee, some sweetness too. Slight pecanness. Sweet taste, roasted. Very sweet, maybe pecan, maybe. Very roasty flavor, very watery. Too much alcohol or something. Ashy. Not a fan. Dark fruit, too much.
04-15-2010 11:58:11 | More by jujubeast6000
3.08/5 rDev -26.1%
Pour is a beautiful jet black, but that seems to be the best quality of the beer. Little head, but a nice reddish-tinged collar that promotes a minute amount of lacing. The nose is an obvious roasted malt, with nuttiness and perhaps some chocolate; the alcohol content is very strongly noticeable, however. The taste is nutty and bitter, as indicated from the scent. A creamy mouthfeel, but perhaps too dense and somewhat overwhelmed by the alcohol taste.
FourthBeer potential: AVERAGE. Not as drinkable as their Cascabel Cream Stout and possibly a bit overwhelming, but still decent for the style.
Note: I am willing to assume that this particular keg might have been an aberration, as I feel it has tasted better in the past, and might re-review in the future.
01-31-2011 08:07:24 | More by kinupanda
3.23/5 rDev -22.5%
Served in a pint glass an opaque black color with a fine-bubbled dark tan head. Nice retention and collar with just a few hints of lace. A good looking brew.
Smells mainly of roasty malts and some west coast hops. Milk chocolate and cocoa are also there. Fresh and sweet. I dont get much, if any pecan on the aroma.
Taste is a bit thin and has a hint of sourness, is there a bit of sauer malt in here? Not tasting much pecan in here either, has a bit of a nutty tannin-like feel to it though. It's an ok beer, but it did not live up to the hype for me, but I would be willing to try it again to see if my feelings change.
05-15-2009 12:38:16 | More by twiggamortis420
3.23/5 rDev -22.5%
Served on nitro-draught at the Crown and Anchor pub in Austin, Texas. Expectations were high given its current ratings. Reviewed from notes.
A: Disappointingly, the nitro-pour doesn't yield the bubble show you'd expect in the best nitro-draught versions of the style.
Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of beautifully creamy soft complexion. Gorgeous. Head is a khaki-tan colour with great milk-like thickness and supple creaminess. Lovely surface tension suspends the creaminess. Light gleams off the even head. Nice consistent lacing as the head recedes. Retention is excellent - about 7+ minutes. Damn, I do love a good nitro head. Cask ale doesn't come close.
Body colour is an opaque solid black - not quite a jet black. Some cola-like carbonation bubbles line the sides. No yeast particles are visible. No vibrance (it's opaque).
Sm: Cream, pecan nut, chocolate malts, dark malts, roasted grains/barley, and hazelnut. Caramelized pecan is a highlight, but boy do I wish it was more evocative and deep; it's not as prominent as it should be. A pleasant approachable aroma of mild strength.
No hop character, yeast character, or alcohol is detectable.
T: The creamy open gives way to a body comprised of your usual dark and chocolate malts, but it takes a turn for the better on the climax, whereupon pecan nut and a biteen of hazelnut come out to play. Some muddled caramelization. Hmm. Pecan should definitely be the star here, but it doesn't quite rise to the task. Balance is decent, but there's not much complexity here so it isn't much of a feat. Not gestalt. Not particularly subtle either.
Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Average amplitude. I do like it for what it is.
Mf: Nicely creamy, but a bit thin unfortunately. Smooth and wet - perhaps unnaturally so. It suits the flavour profile decently, but doesn't come off custom-tailored to it. Decent/adequate carbonation. Decent body. Above average execution, but there's room for improvement.
Dr: Drinkable, but it didn't deliver on the potential of the premise. I'l revisit it - hopefully on-draught - but frankly I'm disappointed. It's a pretty nice little porter, but it really needs to commit more to the pecan flavour. Go big or go home.
09-14-2013 21:43:34 | More by kojevergas
3.3/5 rDev -20.9%
On tap at Umami Mia Pizzeria in Austin TX.
A: Came in a pint glass. Looked like a porter, what little head it has vanished quickly.
S: Typical for a porter, roasted coffees, chocolates. No memorable hop smell.
T: Well done toast with slight cacao bitterness, little bit of coffee and faint hint of nuttiness presumably the pecans but nothing jumps out. The different flavors do swirl around for a second, making for an interesting moment. The menu said 30 IBU and for sure there was little hop bitterness there.
M: A bit watery for a porter, was hoping for more malts.
O: A very unoffensive porter but not highly memorable. If you give it to me I won't complain but next time I'll try something different. Not a good complement to pizza.
07-17-2013 22:51:59 | More by fizzgig
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
3.39/5 rDev -18.7%
Poured at Stubbs in Austin. Have heard great things about this brew so excited to try it. Dark brown pour with creamy mocha head. Roasty and nutty aroma, but not much going on. Slight roast up front with a lingering nuttiness. Bunch of chocolate coming through as I go. Not sure if this is on nitro or what, but very low carbonation and maybe slightly watered down (or maybe I've been having too many stouts lately). Solid beer.
10-12-2013 23:38:07 | More by BMMillsy
3.43/5 rDev -17.7%
On cask at the Flying Saucer in Addison-poured into a goblet.
nice white head that eventually disappeared atop a nice coffee color. the pecan comes through in the aroma as well as the flavor and is just right. roasted coffee and slight chocolate with the slightest ting of hops.
Porters are very much hit or miss for me and this one was a hit
07-02-2010 04:18:27 | More by Dixonian
(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.