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Pecan Pie Porter - Clown Shoes

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Pecan Pie PorterPecan Pie Porter

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63 Reviews
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Reviews: 63
Hads: 186
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 26.27%
Wants: 39
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jamie2dope on 11-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 63 | Hads: 186
Reviews by nhindian:
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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle generously provided by apollokim during the 'You Aint From Around Here?' BIF, thanks Kim!

A - A deep dark brown pour, with a 1.5-finger, tan head on top. Retention is pretty good, lasting a few minutes. Lacing is nice as well, covering a generous portion of the sides with thin lace.

S - Smell is much more sweeter than I would've expected, despite the pie that is glaring at me on the label. A delicious-smelling concoction of brown sugar, toasted pecans, bread crust, and a surprising amount of vanilla entice the nose. It's not on the same level of sweetness as say, Southern Tier's dessert beers, but it is approaching it.

T - Taste is a direct continuation of the nose. Big, big vanilla notes mixed an insane amount of nuttiness. This is a sweet beer, but I'm not sure I'd expect anything else. Some chocolate and coffee, but the majority of this beer is sugar, vanilla, and toasted pecans.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately light-bodied with lowish carbonation. Not too abrasive in the mouth but a tad bit watery. Aftertaste is all nutty sugar.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. Probably one of the most interesting and well-executed dessert beers I've had. Really nice flavors, but the sugar in this keeps it from being one you drink a lot of or too quickly.

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Photo of Ldgrem
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of VernonKell
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JakerLou
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Moo5152
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of glid02
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackp_43
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of RBM
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of telecomz
2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of glass_house
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tkelley
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of angusblackheart
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of drone
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tarps68
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Pecan Pie Porter from Clown Shoes
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