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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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

mdillon86, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

robwestcott, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

tclang, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

chaseabeer, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ThurmondTX, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

CheChe, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

vonnegut21, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

brother_kenneth, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

popery, May 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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
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3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this one Andrew! 2011 vintage, reviewed form notes.

A: Pours dark brown with a crazy huge billowing head that almost foamed over the glass.
S: Pecans and wood dominate with just a hint of dark fruit.
T: Follows the nose with an overall nutty quality and flavors of pecans, whisky, and chocolate. The pecans really come out in the aftertaste as well.
M: Carbonation is ample but soft enough over the medium body.
O: Really good with great nutty and barrel flavors. Over-carbonated though. Thanks again, Andrew.

scottfrie, Jul 22, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown with tan head that quickly disapates
S-subtle whisky and vanilla. Very well balanced
T-this has been warmed up a while and is very heavy on the whisky. Overpowering. Can't get much else off it. Maybe a little vanilla, but hardly any at all.
M-medium body and crisp. Slow whisky aftertaste.
D-very drinkable, but I do not like all the whisky...

brew3crew, Mar 08, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Black, but brown at the edges. Nice khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Lots of whiskey. Nutty. Chocolatey and very oaky.

Taste - Strong whiskey and oak. Chocolate. Less intense on the nuts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A little thin. High carbonation.

Overall - They told me this might be infected, but it's not. Tasty stuff.

Alieniloquium, Mar 07, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -12.2%

BrewsforBreakfast, Aug 22, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -11%
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.

Gobzilla, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

acurtis, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

dvmin98, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on cask at the Draught House in a nonic half pint glass.

Had to make it out to the Draught House for this unique offering. Brought along a bunch of other Chem E's with me to try it out.

The beer poured a dark brown with a creamy one finger tan head. Nicely composed beer. Wish the lighting would have been better for me to appreciate it a bit more.

The aroma was pure barrel. I wanted to get some of the malty and nutty notes out of it, but it was just an overpowering vanilla. Not a bad nose, but definitely one dimensional.

The taste was also overwhelmed by e barrel. To me, it seemed sweet and vanilla. Even though it was a double pecan porter, I couldn't get the wonderful nutty and roasted tastes from the standard (512) offering (which I had on hand for a comparison). Other people described it as a pure whiskey taste, a mixture of 75% beer and 25% whiskey or like drinking a barrel. There was no subtlety to this beer.

For how barrel-dominated the flavor was, this beer had a great mouthfeel. One person at the table described it as round, which I thi is an excellent way to put it. Smetimes the regular pecan porter can come across as watery, but this had an excellent weight. I would love to have some non barrel aged double pecan porter. I bet that beer would put me on cloud 9.

Overall, this was an interesting experience that I was glad to share with some friends, but I feel like the barrel aging could have been better executed. If they would have blended this beer with some unaged double pecan, I think I would have loved this beer to no end. *sigh*

UTCengOwl, Dec 16, 2010
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Anonymous1, Jun 05, 2013
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surlytheduff, May 20, 2012
(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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