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(512) Pecan Porter - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Pecan Porter
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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 106
Gots: 49 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-23-2011 08:43:45 | More by blinx64
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-22-2011 06:01:20 | More by Beertracker
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-22-2011 03:55:29 | More by brandoman63
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-21-2011 21:20:55 | More by PhatAtUT
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-21-2011 16:07:59 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-19-2011 05:28:35 | More by gtermi
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-18-2011 02:34:33 | More by dehjosh
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-18-2011 01:21:17 | More by frisk
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-17-2011 20:12:56 | More by cpinto6
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-17-2011 19:23:11 | More by ATXRyan
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-16-2011 00:05:05 | More by Annesemj
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-16-2011 00:00:46 | More by jheezee
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-15-2011 23:23:39 | More by Jdgarcia24
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-15-2011 20:41:05 | More by Texasfan549
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-15-2011 03:43:37 | More by IpeeA
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-14-2011 17:01:13 | More by bentwookie
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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

16oz->(512) Glass
On-tap at Mellow Mushroom

A ~ Black with a butterscotch head. standard in appearence for a porter. There's light webs of lacing.

S ~ Molasses-sweetness & toasted grain
with an undercurrent of burnt coffee notes

T ~ BIG handfuls of heavily roasted grains & coffee. Milk sugar & caramelized pecans mid palette. Slight hoppy resins.
Touch of chocolate cake batter. YUM!

M ~ Would like for a little more balance in terms of sweet maltyness & bitter roast notes. Hop resins play well in the mix of things.

D ~ Pretty easy to drink, but did not pair well with food as I hoped. A good porter, heavy on the roast.

10-21-2011 21:04:51 | More by chocosushi
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3.93/5  rDev -5.8%

Thanks to johnsaulrubio for sending this to me.

Growler poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a one finger dark to medium tan head. Good retention and lacing left on the glass.

S - Nutty and old coffee.

T - Similar, Very nutty with a coffee finish.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Ok, but nothing really stood out here to me.

10-09-2011 04:07:26 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Enjoyed at the Gingerman, Rice Village, pint glass

A: pours a dark brown almost black with dark brown thick foamy head. Nice lacing

S: coffee and nutty, woody and smoke. A good sign

T: more of the same. Coffee and nutty flavors dominate

M: smokiness lingers with a creamy texture on the tongue

O: very solid. But no distinct pecan flavor but who cares?

09-19-2011 22:36:17 | More by roodie
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3.68/5  rDev -11.8%

Drank this beer at “The Ginger Man” last night, it was my first time visiting this establishment and was pleasantly surprised by their abundant local beer selection.

A: The beer poured a dark ashy brown that was topped with a small head and exhibited some lacing.

S: Earthy malts with coffee and chocolate undertones.

T: Slightly nutty with subtle coffee and chocolate as indicated by the scent, unfortunately they faded quickly and didn’t deliver enough flavor in my opinion.

M: Medium bodied, relatively high carbonation.

O: Good porter, but not up to par with many others I’ve tasted.

08-11-2011 13:44:42 | More by tjkinate
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4.72/5  rDev +13.2%

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appears as close to black as you can get. About 3/4 inch head that laces nicely throughout the drink.

Smells of coffee, pecans and dark chocolate.

First taste is impressive. Goes through the gamut of chocolate, coffee and nuttiness. Hops accentuate all the characters and balance well with a good bit of malts. Best porter I've tried, leaves room for more. Only minus is an average mouthfeel, which may not be a minus for some. Wonderful beer!

08-05-2011 00:26:22 | More by Bunginus
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4.45/5  rDev +6.7%

Huge thanks to my "beer supplier" from TX, exiled. Jason sends me beer pretty much constantly. On this occasion he surprised me with a growler of 512 PP. A long time want. Thanks Jason. You are a great BA.

Growler split with like minded beer geeks. Poured into a globe.

A: Pitch black with a good amount of cascading head. No carb problems on this growler. About a half finger of mocha hued head settles on top and fades leaving soapy lace.

S: Roast black coffee, chocolate, smoked pecans and a touch of vanilla. Smells like some sort of concoction from Starbucks.

T: The flavors are smooth and seamless. Rich roast coffee melds with Sweet smoked pecans. Hints of vanilla and chocolate give this an extra layer. It actually finished with a slight hoppy kick.

M: Medium creamy body. Smooth carbonation but not flat.

O: Very tasty and well done porter. Would love to have regular access to this. Thanks again Jason.

07-16-2011 16:39:18 | More by beerwolf77
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3.85/5  rDev -7.7%

Had it at The Flying Saucer Houston

A: Dark mahogany, with a thin brown head had a nice cling to the side of the glass.

S: Smells like mild coffee, slight chocolate smell.

T: Bitter coffee and slight chocolate. This lingers for a few minutes, but the finish is tasty.

M: Light bodied, thin for it's style. Could drink several in a row without feeling full.

O: Great beer. I only wish they bottled it regularly. Tasty but not life changing.

07-13-2011 23:49:50 | More by kcbearkat
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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%

64 oz growler split and poured into a Central Waters tulip.
No date or info available.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing this growler. Or as my soon-to-be uncle-in-law calls it despite my constant reminders, "grobbler".

A - The hiss from the screw cap signals carbonation! Short-lived cascading ends up with a low tan head with little retention / lace. The porter is almost fully black.

S - Abounding roasted chocolate malt gives this a great base! Big nuttiness compliments the chocolate roast well. A great earthy hop balance is an awesome addition.

T - Chocolate, cocoa, and heavily roasted malt blends well with the simple nuttiness in this brew,. A bit of a metallic finish though.

M - Acridly bitter and dusty-dry with a medium body and surprising crispness to the finish. Not too malty, this is a well-balanced porter.

O - Enjoyable nuttiness and chocolaty roasted malts blend well. The barrel-aged version of this has some serious potential. Good with sharp cheese too!

07-09-2011 17:57:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%

Had this on cask at the Gingerman last year, from my notes:

Appearance: Poured its usual thick dark brown-blackish color. Small brownish head.
Smell: This is where the cask made the difference! Strong roasted pecan smell with coffee tones.
Taste: Followed the smell a great deal, roasted pecans, coffee, milk chocolate. overall malty and enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: Pretty heavy for a porter but very drinkable even in the heat.
Overall: This is usually my go to when I'm looking for something a little indulgent. luckily its on tap all over the place here in Austin. I toast to 512's success and hope one day a six of this will sit my fridge. Until then I'll be filling my growler.

/homer review

07-08-2011 16:53:50 | More by Phoenix2443
(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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