(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter - (512) Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerAndBourbon:
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
A. Pours brown/ black with brown edges and a creamy tan head that leaves specs as it dissipates to a ring with a bit of foam.
S. Whiskey on the nose with caramel, some malty sweetness, vanilla, and oak.
T. The whiskey is a bit harsh. Vanilla, oak, with nice roasted character - not as dry as many porters.
M. Medium mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation.
D. Well rounded, interesting. I'd drink this if it was available.
03-07-2011 21:38:07 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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4.04/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
03-21-2013 23:10:37 | More by Clonies720
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
On tap at the Whip-In. 8 oz pour.
Pours dark brown to black with a beige head. The aroma is oak and whiskey, with some roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is bourbon with some milk chocolate and dark chocolate. There is a little nuttyness which I guess is the pecan and some light bitterness at the end, either from the hops or the chocolate. Medium-thick, creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation. A truly great beer.
02-15-2010 20:43:15 | More by Mora2000
4.58/5 rDev +9.3%
(512) Bourbon-Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter
Served from a cask at The Dig Pub and poured into a pint glass
A: Beautiful beer that poured black into the (512) glass that I got to take home with me. Thanks Dig Pub! There was no head present when delivered to our table, just a little lacing at the top of the glass.
S: I noticed the smell of the Jack Daniels bourbon right away. I also noticed the aroma of the roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.
T: The taste of the bourbon barrel aging is the first thing that you notice, followed by the roasted malts. The variety of all of the various flavors work well with each other and nothing dominates.
M: Coming out of a cask, the mouthfeel is very nice and smooth with very little carbonization present. I will have to search out more cask events.
D: Aging in the Jack Daniel's barrel was a great idea that made a great beer even better. Putting the beer in a cask helped make a very complex beer even more drinkable.
Wish that I could have had another pint but this was another great event at Dig Pub and there was only enough in the cask for everybody to have one. I hear that they are working on aging a batch in Maker's Mark barrels. A great reason that 2011 should be another great year for beer lovers in Austin.
01-02-2011 07:12:30 | More by rissues24
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
Thanks to chriswilkes33 for sending me this in the N00b BIF 4.
Pitch black with rocky cappuccino foam with fantastic head retention. The fringes shows mahogany highlights
Smells like a lot of bourbon and vanilla, with a bit of chocolate and sweet malts
Tastes comparatively light in relation to the aggressive nose. The bourbon is very well balanced with the toasty malt and sweet chocolate. The roast, cocoa, and barrel are very well paired.
The beer is definitely overcarbonated, but not infected and tasty.
Great to try this beer, thanks again Chris!
06-29-2011 03:23:58 | More by Soonami
3.65/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
03-07-2014 15:22:25 | More by Alieniloquium
(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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