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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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353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 224
Gots: 92 | 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 jefe2:
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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

512 Double Pecan Porter, Whiskey Barrel Aged
8.2%
750 ml bottle
4/2011
Appearance - Motor oil black with almost no head, small amount of bubbles rise to make a few espresso colored clusters on the surface
Smell - bitter cocoa and sweet coconut, some whiskey booziness
Taste - cocoa, overripe banana, vanilla, woody coconut, boozy alcohol warmth. Little bit of tangy malt at the end. Much smoother an less chalky than last years inaugural version in kegs.
Mouthfeel - thick, creamy, smooth
Drinkability - the harsh elements, chalk, intense coconut, from the original tap version are toned down significantly, and it is now much smoother and more drinkable. Very nice. Better than than regular pecan porter, boozier, less harsh more subtle and complex.

jefe2, Jul 15, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Tiernan, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Clonies720
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Clonies720, Mar 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

SmellsofMahagony, May 05, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of rissues24
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(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.

rissues24, Jan 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

standardcherry, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

IrishGermanAmerican, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Soonami
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Soonami, Jun 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

whoneeds8, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

valkyre65, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jtladner, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

kevwcamp, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

hsus0225, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

mhenson42, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

leschkie, Nov 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

locke3f, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

huskermike12, May 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

Gonzoillini, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

MMarshall3321, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Dwtucker90, Jul 08, 2012
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(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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