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Pecan Pie Porter - Clown Shoes

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Pecan Pie PorterPecan Pie Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

135 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 41
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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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-24-2012 20:51:49 | More by Mikecap
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a two-pour beer. Served with a half I ch of beige foam. Leaves ring lace after each sip. Dark brown color where light shines through only at the edge.

The smell is a combination of deeply roasted malts and a sour cherry kicker. I also detect a bit of yeast.

Think semi-sweet chocolate with some unsweetened raspberry juice. An attractive flavor. Creamy aftertaste with a touch alcohol warmth. Highl carbonated by also full bodied. An easy beer to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 17:26:25 | More by smcolw
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VernonKell

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-31-2012 00:14:01 | More by RBM
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-15-2012 02:43:55 | More by ComRock12
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-13-2012 03:03:46 | More by GuidedByBill
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful brown body with a frothy tan head.

Nose is sweet caramel malt.

Flavor is rich and dark. Carmelized sugars dominate, as I would expect from a Pecan Pie beer. Nuttiness and butter. Smooth and satisfying on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is slick, buttery smooth and coating. A mouthful.

Overall is surprisingly high. This is rich, but not overly so. I think they nailed what they were aiming at with this one, pecan pie in a bottle.

All fours, solid stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 19:55:44 | More by ghostwalker
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.9%

03-04-2012 23:48:48 | More by Wizzman
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-17-2012 02:15:09 | More by kevgod
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep brown, basically black, with one full finger of brown head. The foam settles in a reasonably amount of time. There is a good amount of lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: I'm picking up sweet malt, caramel, and blueberries. Yup. It reminds me of blueberry pomegranate juice. It's overly sweet and the fruit notes dominate.

T: It starts out malty and fruity sweet. But there is an underlying grossness to this beer. It's stale, and a bit sour (not in a good way). There is a dry bitter funk that lingers on the palate long after the beer has been downed. I'm getting way more blueberry than pecan.

M: Full bodied beer. This starts out sweet, and finishes with an awful dry bitter funk that lingers forever.

O: I love the idea of a pecan pie porter (I love pecan pie and I love porters), but this is not a very good beer. It starts out ok, but it falls short on so many levels.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 03:26:39 | More by trxxpaxxs
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churchillea

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.9%

02-10-2012 01:17:54 | More by churchillea
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-08-2012 23:02:04 | More by rusty3335
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angusblackheart

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 16:14:32 | More by angusblackheart
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SirRyanFsu

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-18-2012 16:49:35 | More by SirRyanFsu
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.9%

01-16-2012 02:29:25 | More by sweisel80
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Ratman197

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 19:58:40 | More by Ratman197
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 16:51:49 | More by donkeyrunner
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jsanford

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 05:13:40 | More by jsanford
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-02-2012 16:15:40 | More by rowingbrewer
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-25-2011 19:21:13 | More by leschkie
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 22:07:27 | More by Reagan1984
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-17-2011 20:34:52 | More by kaelingirl
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dkezx97

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-09-2011 02:02:54 | More by dkezx97
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-08-2011 23:33:40 | More by OldIronLungs
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 13:42:44 | More by jneiswender
Pecan Pie Porter from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.