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Pecan Pie Porter - Clown Shoes

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Pecan Pie PorterPecan Pie Porter

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 42
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamie2dope on 11-12-2010)
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Reviews by jboucher:
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3.6/5  rDev -5%

22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Dark brown opaque color with a small tan head. Below average lacing. Mediocre carbonation.

Smell: The nose smells of pecans, butterscotch, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted malts.

Taste: This beer arrives with a sweet punch of pecan pie followed by a lingering smoked finish once the sweetness subsides. Tastes like a perfect dessert beer. Malt, butter, and caramel notes are prominent. Hints of chocolate are in the background. The taste is just like the smell.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Average carbonation. Smooth, sweet, and creamy.

Ending notes: I was impressed by this beer. It was, however, a little on the sweet side. Overall, it's a very good dessert brew and I would recommend it as such.

04-23-2011 04:19:18 | More by jboucher
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-15-2012 21:53:17 | More by VernonKell
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-11-2013 23:10:46 | More by JakerLou
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-03-2013 20:20:41 | More by Beerswag
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-18-2013 04:32:45 | More by megamass
Photo of tigg924


4/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance: dark brown in color, medium carbonation, 1/3 inch head, clear

Smell: deep brown sugar and toasted malt

Taste: brown sugar in big doses, nut, roasted malt in back, and some creaminess

Mouthfeel: very sweet with a bit of bitterness in the back, medium carbonation, heavy body

Drinkability: A very good beer but not a great one. I actually wish there was a bit more nuttiness in there. This one is very sweet and you will need to love sweet beers like Southern Tier's Creme Brullee to like this. That said I do, and could have a couple bombers.

01-09-2011 15:39:11 | More by tigg924
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-14-2013 17:14:49 | More by Moo5152
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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Bottle shared by Mark – thanks!

Pours a hazy brown color with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet toasted malts with large amounts of sugar-coated pecans, although the nuttiness of the pecans is lacking and they smell candied.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though less sweet and more nuanced. Toasted malt flavors kick things off and are evened out somewhat by drier caramel malts. Joining in shortly thereafter are nutty flavors with a distinct pecan sweetness. Near the end of the sip the sweetness fades a bit, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with decent carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I didn’t have a problem finishing my glass although I'm not sure about another.

Overall I wasn’t a huge fan of this beer as the sweetness was a tad too much for me. I prefer Lazy Magnolia’s pecan-inspired beer more than this one, but the Clown Shoes version is still far from awful.

05-27-2011 20:19:43 | More by glid02
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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%

Review from notes 1/29/11.

A: Pours black, or a very very deep brown, two fingers of mocha head with very slow dissipation. Left behind was very nice sudsy lacing on the glass.

S: Very nice aroma, pecans, pie crust, and some chocolate.

T: Very sweet, pecan pie comes through very nicely. They even get some crust flavor. There is a nice chocolate flavor that combined with the pecan pie is great.

M/D: Light to medium bodied. Very easy drinking and tasty, but over time I think the sweetness might be a bit much. Could probably drink a bomber in a night, but much happier to split it (as I did), and get some dessert with it.

02-23-2011 03:01:34 | More by mdaschaf
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-31-2012 00:14:01 | More by RBM
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-25-2011 19:21:13 | More by leschkie
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2.58/5  rDev -31.9%

Picked up at Leary's in Newburyport, MA.

I love Clown Shoes. Hoppy Feet is still a go-to when I need a substantial hoppy punch in the face. I was totally disappointed with this beer. It is not a bad beer; it simply isn't a good or great beer. The aromas muted to the point of indistinguishable. I truly don't understand the reviews up to this point. I could not discern the breadth and depth of flavors previously attributed to this beer. A bland porter.

11-26-2010 19:52:12 | More by telecomz
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3.38/5  rDev -10.8%

I had this beer last night out of a 22oz in a tulip glass.

It was dark, but the edges lightened up to a nice amber/brown. Head wasnt too strong.

The smell was overpowering. Molasses and vanilla, and, obviously, a ton of pecan extract. I mean A TON, probably a little too much. It was awesome -- I was actually in awe of the way this beer hit my nose.

The taste was a lot like the smell. However, it doesnt hit the tongue in the same way, and it is a little less pleasant. I was a little disappointed here.

Mouthfeel was pretty good, went down smooth. Not too bubbly on the tongue, rather pleasant.

The drinkability was not that high for me. I found myself not wanting to finish the entire bomber, which is not usually an issue for me. I think it was just a little too sweet, or too pecan-y. I hear they are re-releasing it in the spring without so much extract, and I look forward to it if true.

Overall it was an interesting, if not entirely positive, experience. I think my expectations were too high. I would like to try it again, maybe with a piece of pumpkin pie next time.

12-08-2010 21:38:56 | More by tkelley
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-06-2013 01:22:53 | More by Kevincredible
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-08-2011 23:33:40 | More by OldIronLungs
Photo of angusblackheart


4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

Bottled November 2011

This beer is deep brown, some red shows through in the light.

Smells like a sweet porter but I did catch notes of nuts, vanilla, and roast.

The taste really is like a pecan pie! Sweet, but not too sweet!

Mouthfeel is a little odd, but not too off putting.

Cool beer! Glad I tried it.

01-19-2012 16:14:32 | More by angusblackheart
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-15-2013 22:23:38 | More by Dcunicelli
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-25-2011 20:34:35 | More by WhitmansNiece
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3.98/5  rDev +5%

22oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a very dark brown with slight reddish highlight and a thin off-white head that settles to a slight haze.
S - Sweet aromas of milk chocolate, roasted nuts, caramel, and brown sugar. Very nice, I can definitely see "Pecan Pie"!
T - Yeah, it more or less tastes like Pecan Pie.Rich flavors of roasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar, and a touch of vanilla. Sweet, but still nicely drinkable and not too gimmicky (unlike the Southern Tier Blackwater offerings, which I can only do about a 4oz pour of).
M - Slick and slightly chewy, with a medium mouthfeel, good carbonation, and a nice bitter finish.
O - A very unique, fun beer that was quite drinkable, a rare feat for a "Dessert" beer.

01-04-2012 05:13:40 | More by jsanford
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-01-2012 17:05:52 | More by kurt5316
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

dark brown in color with a rich look to it. Some light hints of a reddish note poking through on the sides and the bottom of the glass. Nice touches of fine off white head forming on the top, nothing extreme though, maybe a half an inch or so. This faded down gracefully and left behind just a touch of lace on the edges of the glass.

The aroma was very nice and quite sweet as well. Rich notes of caramel, nuts, and a hint of brown sugar all playing very nicely. As it warmed up some hints of an earthy hop note started to take shape, as well as a nice underlying layer of grain. The flavor was just really top notch here. Rich and vibrant and amazingly complex. Starting with a wave of smooth caramel malts, evolving with an earthy hop tone that offered a nice balance to the sweet notes that had started it all. This was mellow and super smooth. Easing back down the original path, a nice touch of pecan then rolled across the tongue, mellowing out the finish and providing that last gasp of sweetness

11-05-2011 16:26:13 | More by mikesgroove
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3.2/5  rDev -15.6%

Many thanks to portia99 for throwing this surprise in the box for me.

A: Black brew with a 1" black and tan head on an aggressive pour.

S: great nose here...caramel escaped as soon as the bottle was opened, a little chocolate, a little toffee. Smells a lot like the Jones Soda version did a few years ago.

T: Hmm...not nearly as sweet as it smells. Not a whole lot of flavor here - a little sweet kick at the finish that tastes chemically created. Makes me suspect we're dealing with artifical extracts to give this one its excellent smell.

M/D: More thin and watery than my nose wants to believe, and on the lower end compared to other Am Porters I've tried. Oily, soapy mouthfeel affects drinkability negatively.

01-23-2011 23:43:12 | More by Another6Pack
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3.99/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured into a pint glass, it appears to be a standard porter (motor oil, dark roast coffee) with a nice, sudsy head. It looks great.

Smell of roasted dark malts. Not too much of a nose, but I never get much aromatics off porters.

Flavors of roasted malts edging on coffee and something very slightly pecan-esque. Even then you might be imagining something. Some hops to balance things out.

The mouthfeel is one area where the beer excels. Fine carbonation and very full from the elevated ABV.

Overall, the beer is a good representation of a porter. The pecan pie flavor is subtle, barely there.

-Boston Bottles

02-02-2013 02:36:40 | More by bostonbottles
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-04-2014 14:26:59 | More by Bearman13
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-03-2013 14:49:28 | More by atoulouk
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Pecan Pie Porter from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.