(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter - (512) Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
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
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
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
(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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