Pecan Pie Porter - Clown Shoes

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Pecan Pie PorterPecan Pie Porter

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamie2dope on 11-12-2010)
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bostonbottles
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kristiekatk
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pecan Pie Porter has a giant, sudsy head, like a foaming pitcher of root beer. It seems almost artificial, something you would see in a cartoon image of an overflowing mug of beer. I’ve never seen one like it. Golden brown foam rests atop a dark brown/black body.

It smells like a deconstructed pecan pie; toffee, cream, butter, sweet malts and vanilla. I wish I enjoyed the taste as much as I did the aroma. What I thought was going to be a sweet, dessert beer was really similar to an American brown ale, composed of toasted and bready malts, roasted nuts, and a slight mineralness. The body was medium and sticky, with a lingering sweetness.

To me, this was a very one-dimensional beer. It wasn’t much like pecan pie, and mixing that with a bitter brown ale made it not too drinkable. I wanted something more like oatmeal-type beer, but was left disappointed as it thinned out in the end

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of smcolw
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ghostwalker
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Pecan Pie Porter from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.