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

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

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 221
Gots: 88 | FT: 5
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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Reviews by bisonkron:
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Dark brown approaching black in color. Nice thick tan head with good retention. Looks very inviting. Carbonation is just right.

Huge whiskey smell, which I love. Pick up some toffee smells I would expect from a stout. A hint of licorice.

It has a nice sweetness to it. Great to drink all by itself. Hints of coffee/caramel and licorice. The whiskey flavor is very big and forward just like in the smell. A great deep rich flavor overall.

Very smooth body, with just the right level of creamy/thickness. The alcohol is smooth, but the presence of whiskey notes really reminds you that its there, which is great.

Great complexity and richness. Easy to drink, I'll be sure to grab another bottle next year.

05-06-2011 00:54:14 | More by bisonkron
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-06-2013 04:53:16 | More by Tiernan
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-05-2013 03:01:54 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2012 06:13:47 | More by standardcherry
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2013 02:22:18 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-07-2013 02:50:04 | More by whoneeds8
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-02-2013 15:07:55 | More by valkyre65
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-27-2013 00:38:51 | More by jtladner
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-22-2013 19:37:48 | More by kevwcamp
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-08-2013 22:02:38 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-18-2012 18:21:45 | More by Djenx
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-10-2013 18:27:38 | More by hsus0225
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-01-2011 05:12:09 | More by mhenson42
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

11-21-2011 23:57:14 | More by leschkie
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-12-2014 14:49:52 | More by locke3f
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

01-13-2013 03:29:05 | More by Gonzoillini
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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
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-28-2014 11:20:34 | More by MMarshall3321
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-08-2012 19:49:17 | More by Dwtucker90
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-04-2012 04:25:30 | More by dumptruck81
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