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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

wreckem8010, Jul 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Xarenthel, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

cosmonick, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
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.

homebrew311, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Andrewtfox, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Dwtucker90, Jul 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

thewimperoo, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Strelnikov
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Strelnikov, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of metalgdog
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.

metalgdog, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Mealhouse, Jul 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

whartontallboy, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

standardcherry, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

TheoV, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

bertram, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of BigTomZ
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.

BigTomZ, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

enelson, Jun 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

dumptruck81, Jun 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

beersis81, Jun 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

bfizzy, May 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

channels321, May 25, 2012
Photo of tewaris
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Mista!

Extremely foamy pour, off the charts :-/ Appears a little thin but mouthfeel turned out to be okay. Too tart in the nose and apparently a little funky... something is off here with weird nose and carbonation issues. Tastes fine though: chocolate, roast, and only slightly nutty if at all. In spite of the somewhat off aroma this was an enjoyable brew.

4, 4, 4, 4, 4

tewaris, May 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

eyeenjoybeer, May 22, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1298th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750ml Waxed

2012 vintage

30th Birthday party
Thanks to Lnashsig for sending this in our last trade.

App- Black like a stout which was a welcome suprise. The beer itself pours with a nice head for a BA porter was again a good suprise. Light khaki with some spotted cling.

Smell- Really came down on this one. It wasnt the most offensive smelling BA beer but had a off aroma cant place. Sticky pecans were there with some oak but overshadowed.

Taste- A semi-layered BA porter. Had a ton of upfront prickly pecans with some booze notes that came off a bit more than the 8%. Was just okay.

Mouth- A bit of a light body with a light-medium carbonation. A bit prickly with a lot of residual pecan flavor.

Drink- I really wanted to love this. Just didnt.

FosterJM, May 21, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Once again, many thanks to Millerbuffoon!!!!

A - Pours a total dark brown opaque and no light is getting through, totally dark and cloudy with a thck and creamy lacing ring.

S - Cocoa powder, chocolate, slightly medicinal, and a little bit of Boozy goodness.

T - Chocolate, pecans, a slight hint of vanilla, a small trace of medicinal character and very slightly boozy.

M - Medium full body and a lingering sugary chocolate dark fruit finish with a very slightnwoody character.

O - Try it.

jzeilinger, May 21, 2012
(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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