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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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319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 218
Gots: 80 | 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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Optifron

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-16-2012 23:24:50 | More by Optifron
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

08-10-2012 00:45:49 | More by t0rin0
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(from notes)

Served in a frosty 12 oz. tulip, I let it warm up for about twenty minutes before drinking.

Look- Dark, dark ruby brown with a ring of toasted marshmallow/graham cracker foam that lingers until the glass is emptied. Leaves a few sticky legs.

Smell- Fusel, cinnamon raisin bread, ripe banana, toasted marshmallow. Very roasty, sweet. Interesting.

Taste- Woah. Banana cream pie, black cherry preserves, chocolate-dipped candied pecans. Absolutely delicious. Touch of oxidation at the end. Lingering toasted rolled oats, along with buttered pecan and a bit of lactic sweetness. I'm not one to give fives, but this is top notch.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, lighter than expected. Tart start, just a touch of carbonation. Rich, velvety. Substantial without getting heavy or syrupy.

Oerall- Outstanding. Pecan porter is already a solid beer, but this one blows it out of the water without throwing out what makes it great and unique.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 20:52:16 | More by Lawl3ss
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dustyonbass


4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-27-2012 06:33:32 | More by dustyonbass
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kevinscott

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-25-2012 15:37:08 | More by kevinscott
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wreckem8010

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-23-2012 22:30:04 | More by wreckem8010
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Xarenthel

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

07-23-2012 11:10:56 | More by Xarenthel
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Djenx

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-18-2012 18:21:45 | More by Djenx
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-18-2012 02:50:54 | More by cosmonick
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter. Pours opaque black with cocoa colored head, nice retention. Nose starts with whiskey, a bit of smoke, a bit of nuttiness. Taste is well balanced, starts off with some vanilla and a hint of smoke. A little bit of nuttiness, nothing that I can pick out as pecan though. Mouthfeel is medium wih moderate carbonation . Overall, pretty tasty brew with nice balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 22:30:27 | More by homebrew311
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Andrewtfox

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-08-2012 20:23:04 | More by Andrewtfox
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-08-2012 19:49:17 | More by Dwtucker90
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-06-2012 13:56:06 | More by thewimperoo
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Strelnikov

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-05-2012 18:27:16 | More by Strelnikov
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metalgdog

New York

3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This review is for the 2012 bottle

The inital pour on this results in 90% head. Yeah, this is insanely carbonated. Nice dark, near black color but I can't get over how over-carb'd this is as it almost has an appearance of a soda. Not a fan.

Decent aroma of chocolate and slight booze. The light smell reminds me of a porter but I am not getting much in tne way of whiskey and very liitle nut presence.

Same here with the taste as I got with the aroma. Definite rich chocolate notes. I wish there was some more whiskey and pecans to offset the dominant chocolate. The soda-esque carbonation detracts also from the taste. The flavor is pretty good but this could be outstanding with a little more finesse.

If you like your beer to be similar to drinking a cola then this is your beer. Me, not so much. Why carb a beer to this degree?

From what I have read, this beer has been plagued with carb issues and potential infections from the very first release. While I don't think this bottle was infected, I believe the lack of craftmanship leads to incohesion and a less than stellar brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 01:48:52 | More by metalgdog
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-03-2012 03:10:36 | More by Mealhouse
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -28.4%

07-01-2012 02:12:20 | More by whartontallboy
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2012 06:13:47 | More by standardcherry
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TheoV

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-15-2012 03:31:37 | More by TheoV
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bertram

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-11-2012 16:40:25 | More by bertram
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BigTomZ

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thank you to RandomName7 for sending me this bottle.

2012 vintage, poured into a generic cognac snifter.

A: This beer poured a nice black with a HUGE tan head, even while cold. It was difficult to judge how thick the beer pours with all the head.After pouring a little and waiting for the head to dissipate a few times I was ready to drink.

S: The smell was a bit different than I normally expect for a porter. I did get a hint of roast and a bit of pecan, but there was something off in the nose. I just couldn't quite put my finger on it.

T: The taste had a little roast and a touch of oak. Not getting much bourbon or pecans in the taste. There was something different with the taste. It was a bit off but I couldn't put my finger on it. It wasn't dominating, but noticeable. It stayed in the background throughout, even as the beer warmed.

M: Carbonation was very high for the style and it seemed a bit thin. I got lots of prickly carbonation with each sip, from fridge temp all the way to room temp.

O: Overall this beer turned out different than I expected. I won't cry infected but something unusual was definitely going on with this one. I wouldn't risk aging it.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 09:13:27 | More by BigTomZ
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-09-2012 05:20:15 | More by enelson
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-04-2012 04:25:30 | More by dumptruck81
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beersis81

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-02-2012 02:15:16 | More by beersis81
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bfizzy

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-31-2012 20:18:22 | More by bfizzy
(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.