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(512) Pecan Porter - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Pecan Porter
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587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 115
Gots: 72 | 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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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes served in a pint glass. It has a dark body with ruby/brown highlights in the light. Light brown head with good retention.

Chocolate, coffee, and pecans jump out. Not complex but very inviting. A little bit of caramel seems to come out towards the end of the glass as it warmed.

Lots of carbonation and a medium body. Washes away quickly leaving a roasty coffee and pecan aftertaste. Light chocolate flavor dominated by the coffee. Get a touch of caramel buried in there.

A great porter here. Hits on all cylinders.

Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: very dark brown. Almost black, but not quite. Forms a thick dark tan colored head that has good retention. Some light lacing.

S: A lot of barrel comes through on this one. Oak, vanilla, and a lot of alcohol. Actually this one comes off as fairly hot.

T: sweet and malty with notes of brown sugar, molasses, raisin, and chocolate. Lots of alcohol on the finish.

M: on the heavier side of medium with medium carbonation, very mild bitterness, and lots of spicy, hot alcohol.

O: a nice porter, but the alcohol really comes through to the point of distraction. if there is pecans in this beer, you'd never n
Know it.

Photo of jamescain
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the Draught House in Austin, Texas.

Appearance: Black with a nice tan head of about a finger high. After a mocha the head fades to a ring around the side of the glass.

Aroma: I would say the best description of the aroma would be roasted pecans with notes of chocolate and caramel. The pecan aroma is subtle but it is definitely there and adds a nice character.

Taste: Chocolate, roasted pecans, a lot of nuttiness to the flavor. Again the pecans do not dominate the flavor profile, but they are there complimenting the overall character of this porter.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and lighter body than what I prefer, but it is a porter and not a robust porter, so that is to be expected. There is a creamy, smooth feel to the beer while drinking it.

Overall: I like this one a lot. It is getting pretty easy to find at different restaurants and is always a go to when the selection is limited.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of pgfault
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a small head into std pint glass, but maintains traditional thin head for porter.

Nose is very malty as is the initial taste. Leaves a bit of a nutty/coffee aftertaste. This is a very good slow drinking bar beer, enjoyable to the very end. It's not distributed to stores in my area yet, but I'd puck up some of this for a late night beer if it was. Good stuff.

Photo of mothman
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ½ finger of tan head. Color is a dark caramel brown, nearing black.

Aroma: Roasted chocolate, caramel, coffee, nuts, earthy hops. Nice.

Taste: Earthy hops, roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Just like the nose, except here it has some vanilla. Good.

Mouthfeel: Roasted, smooth, and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends roasted.

Overall, a pretty awesome porter with some great flavors. Good drinkability. One of the better Texas beers I have had on my trip.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

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(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.