Genghis Pecan (2013) - Clown Shoes
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3.59/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I picked a bottle of Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan last month for $8.99 at The Lager Mill. I'm always down to try a new beer from Clown Shoes and Pecan Pie Porter sounds pretty interesting, so lets see how it goes. 2013 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a snifter.
A- The label pretty nice, I like it and in typical Clown Shoes fashion it's eye catching. It poured a very dark brown color that's almost bordering on being black and it didn't let any light come through with two fingers worth of darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a really nice looking Porter, I have no complaints at all.
S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that has a light brown sugar like aroma to it and it's followed by malts being the first to show up and they impart some medium roasted, slightly grainy, toasted, caramel and light toffee like aromas followed by noticeable nutty aroma. Up next comes the yeast which imparts a very noticeable aroma that is very English Ale yeast like. The aroma was pretty nice but I thought the yeast aspect was a little strong.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that has a slight brown sugar like to flavor to it and it's followed by the malts which impart all the same aspects that I got in the aroma, but this time the roast seems a little light and more of the toasted flavors show up. Up next comes a noticeable nutty flavor that's on the lighter side and it's followed by the yeast, which still imparts those English Ale yeast aspects and it seems to show up the most. On the finish there's a pretty light amount of bitterness with a grainy, toasted, slightly nutty and yeasty aftertaste. This was a nice tasting beer, but I thought the yeast was a little too dominate and the roast was fairly light.
M- Smooth, a little crisp, slightly silky, on the light side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, but I thought it could be a little thicker.
Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a nice example of an English style Porter, it reminds me of a Porter I recently had at Grizzly Peak, I didn't think it was too American Porter like because of the yeast and body. I thought the pecans did impart a lighter nutty flavor, but I don't know if I could pick that out if I didn't know about it before hand and I don't really think of Pecan Pie when I drink it. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, a little crisp, slightly silky, not filling and the taste did just an ok job at holding my attention, I think a pint is the perfect amount for me, I could drink the whole bottle, but I would rather split it with someone. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, I thought they were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the overpowering English yeast flavors and that the roasted flavors didn't stick out more than they did. I don't think I would buy this beer again, there's a few other nutty beers that I would rather have and I'm not sure that I would recommend this as a good Porter. All in all I was a little let down with this one, it wasn't bad, but I just wasn't expecting it to be so English Porter like and I expected more sweetness with a more pronounced nutty flavor. I never had the version that's brewed with extract, so I can't compare the two. It's not my favorite Clown Shoes beer and it's for sure not a favorite Porter. I appreciate the effort guys, but this one could use a little bit of work.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 04:39:45 | More by StoutHunter
4.35/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - quite dark for porter, no light getting through. A thin but solid finger of creamy mocha on top.
Aroma - sweet, malty, roasty with dark chocolate syrup.
Taste - nice malt start, roasty but not ashy, The sweetness shows off very light nuttiness, mostly dark chocolate. Some good espresso notes on the aftertaste, even some mild alcohol warming at the finish. Oh well, maybe four months has lost the pecan, although I am getting some as it warms. Tastes great nonetheless.
Mouthfeel - good sturdy body and crispness, a little fluffy in the mouth but it the heaviness of the grain flavor has no trouble getting through.
Overall - great brew, I hope they brew this again so I can try one fresh enough to enjoy the pecan side.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 04:17:40 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Another beer from these guys been keen to try and pours a dark non see through hue with a khaki laced creamy two finger head and some nice tight lacing here and there,the smell is very porter like with aromas of dark chocolate malts,milk chocolate and a touch of herbal hoppiness and behind all that I do get a little of the pecans and brown sugar but not much,the mouthfeel is almost full bodied with medium carbonation and the tastes are mainly porter with a blend of dark and milk chocolate,dark fruits and in the background the pecans and brown sugar are always there but light on and it's finished with a toasty mocha dryness and overall it's nice but was expecting a bigger influence from the pecans and sadly they are there but not in your face cheers.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 10:24:28 | More by ADZA
3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Chilled 22 oz. bottle into 33 cl snifter. 2013 vintage, no other visible bottling info.
Look- Deep brown, pours with three fingers of khaki head that falls slowly. Good retention, excellent lacing for the style and ABV. Very appealing.
Smell- Somewhat sharp, toastier and nuttier as it warms. Vaguely fruity, vegetal, dusty. Not the best aroma.
Taste- Nice toasty-nutty-caramel flavor, definitely reminiscent of 512 pecan porter but a little bolder, sweeter. Aftertaste is nutty, vanilla and toffee. Lingering graham cracker and molasses.
Mouthfeel- Full body, sluggish carbonation. Smooth, creamy. Lingers on the tongue a bit. A little roasty bite, but mildly cloying. 12 oz. is plenty.
Overall- Pretty good dose of pecan flavor, but I'd probably pick the lighter, leaner 512 pecan porter over this in most cases. It's a little too heavy, a little too sweet. There's definitely potential there, but it's not quite punchy enough or enough butter-caramel-pecan flavor to make it into the all-stars. I'd also recommend holding onto it for a while, it seemed a little green.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 07:12:17 | More by Lawl3ss
Genghis Pecan (2013) from Clown Shoes
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