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Pecan Pie Porter - Clown Shoes

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Pecan Pie PorterPecan Pie Porter

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173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 42
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

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.

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Ratings: 173 | Reviews: 62
Photo of angusblackheart
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Photo of SirRyanFsu
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sweisel80
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Ratman197
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of pecans, brown sugar, dark chocolate and graham crackers. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of pecans, graham crackers, dark chocolate, carmel and brown sugar with a smooth lingering pecan finish. Easily one of the best pecan beers I've tasted!

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark tan head blankets a black beer underneath. Break apart retention hangs around for the whole glass and throws up a few lacey splotches.

Smells like pecan butter mocha ice cream. I brewed a chocolate peanut butter stout recently and it smelled similar this. Make of that what you will.

Smooth and roasty with pecan nut butter and sweet chocolate. Not unlike a peanut butter cup. There's a heavy film that coats my tongue after each swallow which I'm not sure if I like or not.

I'm a fan of just about anything with nuts or nut butters including this beer.

Photo of jsanford
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of rowingbrewer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of leschkie
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another fun brew from Clown Shoes.

Pours with a very aggressive head that is dark tan in color and had excellent retention. Deep brown in color with no light getting through.

Aroma is thick nutty and sweet. Wouldn’t pick out pecan specifically, but certainly a general nuttiness to the aroma.

Interesting flavor, I think I enjoy the aroma more. A slightly sweet nuttiness and roasted malt flavor rules the day here. The addition of the flavoring is perceptible but not quite overdone. Interesting.

I think a kick up in the body would do wonders for this beer. Just a touch thin. Frankly, it’s fine for a standard porter, but I think with the flavor profile a touch more body would do wonders for it. Reminds me a bit of Ballast Point Coffee Vanilla Porter. This is very smooth.

A decent little porter.

Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dkezx97
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of OldIronLungs
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jneiswender
2.61/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a 24 ounce bottle into a euro mug. Served cool.

Got this beer at Blanchards in Allston MA. Dark brown body and a dark tan head. Smells of milk chocolate with a hint of brown sugar. Slight pecan smell. Taste is malty chocolate with a slight booze finish. Medium to full body and somewhat dry finish. Not a bad brew but a bit disappointing on the pecan part of it. Don't really taste any pecans.

Photo of bpk59
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EZE123
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of DrJay
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark with reddish brown edges and a thin coating of fine tan bubbles coating the surface of both the beer and about a half inch of the glass. Decent head retention. The aroma was quite roasty, bread and caramel, brown sugar and butter, a bit spicy. Pecans in the flavour, quite sweet with bitterness that didn't quite provide balance, toffee and butter, a hint of roast. Medium bodied with a bit of astringency, medium/low carbonation, fairly smooth, decent texture. Overall, I liked it -- the only (slight) issue I had was that I found it a bit too sweet for my tastes. Probably would have been better with dessert than on its own.

Photo of WhitmansNiece
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of plehnus
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Floral hops initially. Dried fruits; apricot, raisin, plum, grapes. Sweet roasted malts.

Appearance: Black body with a creamy tan head.

Flavor: Extremely dark well roasted malts upfront. Slight coffee notes. Hints of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium-heavy body. Long very slightly dry-bitter-burnt finish.

Overall: Smooth, balanced, and fairly complex. Not getting the pecan flavors but happy with the profile regardless of the label.

Photo of NEhophead
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 fl oz brown bottle served in a tulip.

Opaque caramel in color. Creamy, coffee colored head filled with pools of bubbles. Spotted lacing with good strength.

Sweet vanilla and toffee aromas that are balanced nicely over a dry, hazelnut and coffee bean character. A pleasant dose of diacetyl given its accompaniment to the nutty, toasted malts. Notes of plum and cherry.

Fresh, roasted coffee beans, dry hazelnut and pecans. Notes of rich toffee and vanilla that provide a mild sweetness to the primarily dry, nutty flavors. The bitterness at mid-sip is a bit too intense for the flavor profile of this Porter. A bit too buttery prior to a surprising dose of fresh fruit: red apple, grape, and plum.

Full bodied. Dry and a bit rough on the palate, but it matches the aroma and flavors well.

A very interesting, unique Porter; however, all of the flavors don't quite marry perfectly.

Photo of jboyer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of celticfutblclub
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Neorebel
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a healthy head. Decadent aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, spices, nutmeg, and pecan of course. The nose on it reminded me of Southern Tier's Pumking. After tasting it I have to say it is literally like drinking pecan pie in a glass as well. I usually am not one for sweets but I rather liked this beer. Very rich. Similar idea as their 'Brown Angel' in that it packs in several flavors without one overpowering the others somehow. I think I understand this brewery's style and I like it!

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pecan Pie Porter from Clown Shoes
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