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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: 358
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 225
Gots: 90 | FT: 3
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of mhksuccess
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of billab914
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of Gobzilla
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Jules11788
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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1/5  rDev -76.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.