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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: 339
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 220
Gots: 89 | 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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3/5  rDev -28.4%

3Hops, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of Jules11788
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
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

Jules11788, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Rhettroactive, Nov 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

codybear127, Nov 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.1%

garudatx, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

LaChupacabra, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

ncaudle, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

crobinso, Oct 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Piason, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 9.26.12.

A - Pours a motor oil brown with a very lively large dark brown head that is fizzy, but fades fast.

S - Lots of coffee, pecans, and some booze.

T - Chocolate, pecans, cofee, but the booze is hard to find here.

D - Good carbonation with a medium to heavy body.

O - Tastes wonderful, lower ABV makes it very drinkable.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

acbe, Sep 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Cablejelly, Sep 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

ReyG006, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to millerbuffoon for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from wax-dipped bomber into CCB pint glass.

A: Crazy dark brown in color, and opaque. Forms a huge light brown head, and this kind of looks like a Coke with a big craggy head that lasts longer. No visible carbonation, but I wonder if it exists but invisible due to the opacity of the beer.

S: Whiskey, coffee, amaretto...reminds me a bit of an Irish coffee. Maybe hints of dark fruit and spices.

T: Whiskey, nutty coffee, dark fruit sweetness, cacao, then more whiskey. Overall boozy impression but very tasty.

M: Medium weight to mouthfeel. This has a significantly higher level of carbonation sensation than I've ever had in a porter, but it's welcome in this beer.

O: This is good, quite pleasant. But for a relatively restrained ABV, I wouldn't find it to be sessionable at all - one & done for me. But for a special occasion, it really hits the mark. Recommended.

macrosmatic, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

verset, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

DCon, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Bobheed
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark cola brown in color with roughly 4 fingers of a massive mocha colored head. Tons and tons of carbonation. Head settles down quick, but remains at about a half a finger throughout

S: Lots of whiskey. In fact that's most of it, lots of wood characters from the barrel and a bit of roastiness as well.

T: Tons of whiskey. It tastes like it would be a significantly higher ABV than it is. After the initial blast of whiskey I picked up lots of roasted, kind of burnt chocolate flavors as well as the nutiness from the pecans.

M: Very highly carbonated, but at the same time a fairly thick body and ultimately smooth. No harshness from the alcohol despite the taste.

Overall I was glad I got to try this. It was a really good porter. Definitely should try if you love whiskey

Bobheed, Sep 02, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, Spring '12
Plastic clear cup at tailgate

A: Pours deep dark brown. Over carbonated like crazy. Light tan head. Sticky lacing. Lots of smutz yeast. Head sticks around.

S: Lots of whiskey on the nose. Really dominates. Don't initially pick up the pecan. Get some roast and chocolate. As the head dies, I do pull some of that nuttiness.

T: Right up front, you get nice roast character and chocolate. Dark chocolate. Then that whiskey note comes through with soft vanilla. This drinks really nice actually. You taste the whiskey but there is no burn and the lower ABV is hidden nicely.

M: It's full but the over carbonation makes it easier to tackle.

O: A-

inlimbo77, Aug 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Optifron, Aug 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

t0rin0, Aug 10, 2012
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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.

Lawl3ss, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

dustyonbass, Jul 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

kevinscott, Jul 25, 2012
(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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