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(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter - (512) Brewing Company

(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter

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BA SCORE
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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 13.13%


Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
(512) Double Pecan Porter is a robust porter accented by locally grown roasted pecans and subtly enhanced by aging in recently emptied oak whiskey barrels. For the first ever bottling, only one 200L barrel was bottled. Notes of chocolate, coffee and pecan marry with the subtle flavors of vanilla and whiskey to make this a wonderful winter warmer worth sharing and savoring. We sincerely hope you enjoy every sip.

2010 - Jack Daniels barrels
2011 - Maker's Mark barrels
2012 - Jack Daniels barrels
2013 - Maker's Mark barrels

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 12-20-2009)
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Draught House on 4/7/14

A-Pours a dark brown, almost black with a big, medium thick, mocha head that recedes fairly quickly but then a small head lingers throughout. Medium light lacing and moderate legs.

S-Aroma has a moderate chocolate note with medium high dark fruit character. Medium light bourbon notes.

T-Flavor has moderate roast notes with medium light dark chocolate. The fruit character of the aroma is lighter with only hints of dark fruit. Light bourbon character with a moderate nuttiness. Finish has some bourbon and alcohol spice along with some roast malt notes.

M-Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high to high carbonation.

O-Overall a great BA would like to try an aged bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 16:42:22 | More by reebtaerG
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Duff27

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fizzy light tan head that quickly goes to a cap and collar. Dark brown/black body. No lacing.

Dull whiskey notes on the nose.

Whiskey barrel gives way to nutty and roasty tones. Very drinkable for 9.5%abv

A tad overcarbonated but not enough to distract from the overall experience. Full mouthfeel.

The aroma didn't do much for me at first but I thoroughly enjoyed the flavor. Nice change of pace. Great porter/brown ale feel and taste here. Thanks Marc (mj0126)!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 00:51:17 | More by Duff27
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Black, but brown at the edges. Nice khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Lots of whiskey. Nutty. Chocolatey and very oaky.

Taste - Strong whiskey and oak. Chocolate. Less intense on the nuts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A little thin. High carbonation.

Overall - They told me this might be infected, but it's not. Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 15:22:25 | More by Alieniloquium
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kojevergas

Texas

3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a 5 oz sampler glass at the Draughthouse in Austin, Texas. Reviewed from notes. 2013 vintage.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of tan colour. Good creaminess and thickness. Retention is bad - less than one minute. Lacing is inconsistent.

Body colour is an opaque solid black; pretty predictable for a porter. No floating yeast particles or sediment is visible. It's definitely to style, and looks good. Not unique or special, but there are no overt flaws.

Sm: There's a definite bourbon presence. Hints of vanilla, oak barrel, and lovely milk chocolate. Dark malts. Chocolate malt. Maybe some booze. Pecan nut is a highlight here; I also get some hazelnut which complements it nicely. Strangely, the pecan is more developed and evocative here than I remember it being in the base beer. I like the aroma; it's very inviting. No yeast character/hop profile is detectable. I'm really looking forward to trying it. A pleasant aroma of moderate strength.

T: Quite sweet - overly so. Sweet bourbon-induced vanilla notes, sweet chocolate, and a kiss of oak. Heavy dark malts and chocolate malts fill out the body, but sadly there's little roasted barley character to be found. Cream. Marshmallow. The pecan is quite timid (just like it was in the disappointing base beer). The barrel notes don't overwhelm the base, but they don't really complement the base either. I'd love more oak - ideally with some toasty or charred character. It has nice complexity, but not enough subtlety. Needs more of a sweet/bitter balance. Some cola and sassafras notes.

As it warms, I pick up some licorice and molasses.

There's no perceptible hop presence, nor do I pick up nay yeast or overt alcohol. Below average depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

Mf: A bit creamy. Smooth and wet. Slick. A bit syrupy and thick. Full-bodied. Has a ice presence on the palate. Well carbonated. A bit more dryness and coarseness would help coax out more depth of flavour.

Not oily, astringent, hot, boozy, gushed, or harsh.

Dr: Hides its ABV well. Quite drinkable. It's an enjoyable barrel aged imperial porter from 512, and I'd get it again. But it's far from world class, and the reticence of the pecan is very disappointing. I'd recommend this to friends, but this is only good where it has the potential to be great.

High B-

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2014 22:36:43 | More by kojevergas
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elNopalero

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For a special occasion in November, 2013 I cracked open my 2012 bottle of the WBADPP.

Bottle #00653

The beer foams up upon uncapping and cutting through the rock solid wax.

It pours a jet black topped by a coffee colored foam that's light and airy. This dies down in a hurry leaving liquid goodness behind.

On the nose is an evident whiskey barrel influence, although my palate and sense of smell are not discerning enough to tell what particular barrels are used.

I found some elements of dark cherries and bitter chocolate emerge, along with just a touch if vanilla and some leather.

Time has mellowed it out a bit, with a wonderful mélange of dark cherries, dark chocolate, a subdued roast and a hint of leather. Whisky kisses the palate at the end. A true imperial porter, its body doesn't cross into heavy stout territory. Has a bitter roast which gives it a great kick. Of course it tastes great. My only regret is I may never obtain another bottle of this!

Original review:

This is my 500th review.

The (512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Pecan Porter, on tap at Freetail in San Antonio.

This pours a dark brown-black, the color of burnt oak (charred staves perhaps from a barrel ready for filling?) with a thin, tight ring of foam.

The aroma has notes of bourbon mixed with a hint of dark roasted malt, the combination of their pecan porter and a barrel-aged boozy bear of a beer. As it warms there is more of a presence of dark chocolate and some coffee rounding out the aromatics, along with a touch of toffee.

The flavor has a sharp, almost harsh, upfront roastiness at first but this mellows out as it warms and opens up, releasing bourbon notes along with a sharp roast and dark cocoa as well as a dry finish. It’s not a big boozy barrel-aged beer but it does warm as it warms in the most pleasing of manners.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 07:17:05 | More by elNopalero
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brurevu

Texas

4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the 2012 version most recently at the brewery's 5th Anniversary on tap. It poured a dark brown to black with a slight tan head. The aroma held deep chocolate and pecans with the whiskey barrel nose coming through. It smelled great. The flavor was an amped up version of their already wonderful Pecan Porter with the rich chocolate and pecan but the barrel aging gave it a vanilla smoothness and whiskey touch that rounded it out. A well done barrel aged beer that adds perfection to their Pecan Porter. It was nice to have it on tap at their Anniversary and my favorite of the day.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2013 17:36:12 | More by brurevu
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

2013 vintage. For a couple hours, I was referring to this brewery as "312". I've been drinkin' Goose Island for too long... Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises cocoa nibs, light whiskey, and a touch of darkly-roasted nuts. The taste brings in more of the same, with the nuts/caramel mix (yeah, the roasted nuts have been dipped in some rich caramel now, which somehow hasn't diminished the roastiness any) taking astrong lead. The body is a more-than-stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a solid little beast, with the nuts standing out more than I thought they would.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 03:25:30 | More by TMoney2591
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a small quickly dissipating light brown head. Being a bigger barrel aged beer it gets some slack.

The aromas come off like the regular version with the chocolate and pecan but get a kick of bourbon barrel. A little sweet.

Chocolate, pecan, bourbon, vanilla and at this point of the night I can't tell if the alcohol is peeking through or if it is just bourbon flavor. Lol.

Some prickly carbonation and a medium body.

Glad I didn't go crazy trying to track a bottle down around town. Worth a try especially if you dig the regular Pecan Porter.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2013 02:41:05 | More by MattSweatshirt
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 bottle

1st pour I did easy and almost had no head or lacing in my glass. My 2nd pour, I was much more aggressive and received a nice thick mocha head that faded within a few minutes. Better lacing on my glass as well. On the nose all I get is the whiskey and pecans. Taste is pretty much the same, along with the rostaed malts. Mouthfeel is pretty weak, very thin. Overall I feel this is a fun BA beer to drink. I love 512 pecan porter, and I think I was expecting more from the BA version.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 04:31:37 | More by StArnoldFan
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Clonies720

Texas

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

2013 edition of the (512) Whiskey-Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter. 9.5% ABV. Special yearly release in the Spring. No wax around the gold cap this year like the 2012 edition had. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pours a viscous, oily black with a nice, dark tan head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma: The nose starts off with freshly roasted coffee with a touch of vanilla. Notes of chocolate and roasted pecans abound within. It ends with a pleasant dash of spicy phenolics and whiskey.

Taste: The whiskey is very upfront and direct, but not unpleasant. The flavors really come together and blend nicely in this beer. Whiskey flavors give way to the pecans. The pecans acquiesce to the vanilla and chocolate. On the finish, I get some herbal/floral hops

Mouth feel: Low-medium carbonation, which gives the beer a surprisingly thin and watery mouth feel for 9.5% ABV. I'd say I'd say it's a touch or two under medium-bodied.

Overall: This is a really nice beer that's well-rounded. The only thing I'd change if I could, would be the low carbonation. It didn't do so much for the beer. I'd also like to have been able to taste the barrel aspect a little more.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 23:10:37 | More by Clonies720
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tulip glass.

A: Pours coffee black, with three fingers of medium brown head which deflates ever-so-slowly. Some lacing. Oddly enough, the foam comes out of the bottle in a slow stream well after it's open for about an hour.

S: Roasted malt and pecan, a little dark chocolate shavings and vanilla, and a touch of oak and whiskey. Nice stuff. A little heat is evident also.

T: Similar, roastiness is in the forefront, and it finishes with a little sweetness.

M: Medium body and carbonation on a creamy texture. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.

O: Lovely, like a roasty pecan pie, and easy to drink. An excellent porter.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 05:43:39 | More by pmarlowe
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Ford

Texas

4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Flying Saucer Sugar Land, Texas

Second straight year I have had this on tap. Wow. Still so good.

I love the regular Pecan Porter from 512.. one of my favorite Texas beers.

This takes everything up a notch.... a bit more malty and bitter on the end than some of the bb beers I've had recently...

This really stands up and the smell is amazing.

Great beer.. if you can try it, make sure you do. Don't miss out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 21:27:01 | More by Ford
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lsiberian

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A- this beer presents a nice black color with weak head. The head could be off from being the tap.

S- this beer gave off a nice combo of floral hops and pecan. It was a nice balance.

T- The taste gave a nice pecan flavor followed by a moderate hops finish that lingers. The beer is a bit simple, but that plays into its strength.

M-This beer is mostly smooth with a bit of tingle leaving the mouth refreshed. The mouthfeel is perfect for the beer.

O- This beer is a refreshing floral finish with a pecan start. The taste is a bit simple for me, but the mouth makes it a definite drink again beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 03:14:30 | More by lsiberian
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mhksuccess

California

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

ok so poured out of a bottle into a snifter glass
it pour with very little head almost flat like
very dark and smell boozy and sweet with a nutty chocolote back end
taste is very similar coffee hints chocolate and slightly nutty on the back end
with hint of vanilla pretty sweet
smooth easy to drink
not that high an abv the smell of booze is more than the taste when you drink
overall it is a pretty nice brew definitely worth trying

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 21:03:49 | More by mhksuccess
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billab914

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage poured from a 7450ml bottle. It poured pitch black with a huge foamy head to it. Great head retention and lacing to it as I drank it. Very nice looking beer overall.

The aroma has some very good dark chocolate flavors mixing with some sweeter, light bourbon. It's nutty, with some caramel sweetness. There is a Little coffee to it as well. It comes together well and seems very smooth for the style.

There is a little more whiskey in the taste, especially in the finish. Milky chocolate with some caramel flavors add the sweet component. Again, it's got a smooth nutty flavor to it but I don't think I'd pick out pecan if didn't know they were there. Some roasted malts come out in the finish.

The mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is way too high for the style. Mouthfeel is unfortunately the downfall of this beer for me, it just doesn't fit what I expect in an imperial stout.

Overall, a very solid beer but the mouthfeel did hurt it for me. The flavors come together very well though. The pecans seemed to give it a smooth nuttiness, which was pretty appealing with the chocolate and roasted malts. Pretty nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 13:37:32 | More by billab914
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Gobzilla

California

3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a dark brown in color with brown highlights when held to the light with a huge 4 finger khaki colored head that left way too much bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: I did get plenty of whiskey heat upfront in the aroma with chocolate goodness, maybe a little pecan character but I did manage to sniff out some good wood notes, slightly dark fruits and coffee coming through as well.

T: the pecan was more apparent on the palate but was still a little muted alongside great dark chocolate flavor, nice woody barrel character, sweetness from the vanilla, very well hidden whiskey boooze heat, good coffee notes and roastiness.

M; the brew was medium in body with tons of carbonation which had a semi sweet, nutty, mildly dark fruity, boozy, woody frothy and creamy finish.

O: it was a good beer all around but I feel the over carbonation took away from the overall flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 21:13:41 | More by Gobzilla
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Jules11788

California

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch-black color with a thin, bubbly head; medium lacing; lets no light through

S: Smells of chocolate covered raisins, dark fruits, and leather, with a light woodiness that creeps in behind the other smells

T: Smoky wood, roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate; finishes with a vinous whiskey bite.

M: Thin, oily, no booze, but very smooth. Overall it's too thin for my taste though

O: This beer was definitely very good, but not great. My friend brought it to one of our tastings so I don't know how much it costs, but I don't think I'd buy it again if I got the chance. Still, glad I got to try it at least

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 19:22:24 | More by Jules11788
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 9.26.12.
#963

A - Pours a motor oil brown with a very lively large dark brown head that is fizzy, but fades fast.

S - Lots of coffee, pecans, and some booze.

T - Chocolate, pecans, cofee, but the booze is hard to find here.

D - Good carbonation with a medium to heavy body.

O - Tastes wonderful, lower ABV makes it very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 05:02:06 | More by HuskyinPDX
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to millerbuffoon for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from wax-dipped bomber into CCB pint glass.

A: Crazy dark brown in color, and opaque. Forms a huge light brown head, and this kind of looks like a Coke with a big craggy head that lasts longer. No visible carbonation, but I wonder if it exists but invisible due to the opacity of the beer.

S: Whiskey, coffee, amaretto...reminds me a bit of an Irish coffee. Maybe hints of dark fruit and spices.

T: Whiskey, nutty coffee, dark fruit sweetness, cacao, then more whiskey. Overall boozy impression but very tasty.

M: Medium weight to mouthfeel. This has a significantly higher level of carbonation sensation than I've ever had in a porter, but it's welcome in this beer.

O: This is good, quite pleasant. But for a relatively restrained ABV, I wouldn't find it to be sessionable at all - one & done for me. But for a special occasion, it really hits the mark. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 22:50:20 | More by macrosmatic
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Bobheed

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark cola brown in color with roughly 4 fingers of a massive mocha colored head. Tons and tons of carbonation. Head settles down quick, but remains at about a half a finger throughout

S: Lots of whiskey. In fact that's most of it, lots of wood characters from the barrel and a bit of roastiness as well.

T: Tons of whiskey. It tastes like it would be a significantly higher ABV than it is. After the initial blast of whiskey I picked up lots of roasted, kind of burnt chocolate flavors as well as the nutiness from the pecans.

M: Very highly carbonated, but at the same time a fairly thick body and ultimately smooth. No harshness from the alcohol despite the taste.

Overall I was glad I got to try this. It was a really good porter. Definitely should try if you love whiskey

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 02:52:37 | More by Bobheed
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, Spring '12
Plastic clear cup at tailgate

A: Pours deep dark brown. Over carbonated like crazy. Light tan head. Sticky lacing. Lots of smutz yeast. Head sticks around.

S: Lots of whiskey on the nose. Really dominates. Don't initially pick up the pecan. Get some roast and chocolate. As the head dies, I do pull some of that nuttiness.

T: Right up front, you get nice roast character and chocolate. Dark chocolate. Then that whiskey note comes through with soft vanilla. This drinks really nice actually. You taste the whiskey but there is no burn and the lower ABV is hidden nicely.

M: It's full but the over carbonation makes it easier to tackle.

O: A-

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 14:17:12 | More by inlimbo77
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(from notes)

Served in a frosty 12 oz. tulip, I let it warm up for about twenty minutes before drinking.

Look- Dark, dark ruby brown with a ring of toasted marshmallow/graham cracker foam that lingers until the glass is emptied. Leaves a few sticky legs.

Smell- Fusel, cinnamon raisin bread, ripe banana, toasted marshmallow. Very roasty, sweet. Interesting.

Taste- Woah. Banana cream pie, black cherry preserves, chocolate-dipped candied pecans. Absolutely delicious. Touch of oxidation at the end. Lingering toasted rolled oats, along with buttered pecan and a bit of lactic sweetness. I'm not one to give fives, but this is top notch.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, lighter than expected. Tart start, just a touch of carbonation. Rich, velvety. Substantial without getting heavy or syrupy.

Oerall- Outstanding. Pecan porter is already a solid beer, but this one blows it out of the water without throwing out what makes it great and unique.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 20:52:16 | More by Lawl3ss
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter. Pours opaque black with cocoa colored head, nice retention. Nose starts with whiskey, a bit of smoke, a bit of nuttiness. Taste is well balanced, starts off with some vanilla and a hint of smoke. A little bit of nuttiness, nothing that I can pick out as pecan though. Mouthfeel is medium wih moderate carbonation . Overall, pretty tasty brew with nice balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 22:30:27 | More by homebrew311
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metalgdog

New York

3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This review is for the 2012 bottle

The inital pour on this results in 90% head. Yeah, this is insanely carbonated. Nice dark, near black color but I can't get over how over-carb'd this is as it almost has an appearance of a soda. Not a fan.

Decent aroma of chocolate and slight booze. The light smell reminds me of a porter but I am not getting much in tne way of whiskey and very liitle nut presence.

Same here with the taste as I got with the aroma. Definite rich chocolate notes. I wish there was some more whiskey and pecans to offset the dominant chocolate. The soda-esque carbonation detracts also from the taste. The flavor is pretty good but this could be outstanding with a little more finesse.

If you like your beer to be similar to drinking a cola then this is your beer. Me, not so much. Why carb a beer to this degree?

From what I have read, this beer has been plagued with carb issues and potential infections from the very first release. While I don't think this bottle was infected, I believe the lack of craftmanship leads to incohesion and a less than stellar brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 01:48:52 | More by metalgdog
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BigTomZ

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thank you to RandomName7 for sending me this bottle.

2012 vintage, poured into a generic cognac snifter.

A: This beer poured a nice black with a HUGE tan head, even while cold. It was difficult to judge how thick the beer pours with all the head.After pouring a little and waiting for the head to dissipate a few times I was ready to drink.

S: The smell was a bit different than I normally expect for a porter. I did get a hint of roast and a bit of pecan, but there was something off in the nose. I just couldn't quite put my finger on it.

T: The taste had a little roast and a touch of oak. Not getting much bourbon or pecans in the taste. There was something different with the taste. It was a bit off but I couldn't put my finger on it. It wasn't dominating, but noticeable. It stayed in the background throughout, even as the beer warmed.

M: Carbonation was very high for the style and it seemed a bit thin. I got lots of prickly carbonation with each sip, from fridge temp all the way to room temp.

O: Overall this beer turned out different than I expected. I won't cry infected but something unusual was definitely going on with this one. I wouldn't risk aging it.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 09:13:27 | More by BigTomZ
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(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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