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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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Ratings: 282
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-16-2012 23:16:01 | More by TX-Badger
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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.

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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)!

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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.

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kojevergas

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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

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