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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

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Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)

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BA SCORE
82
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200 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-27-2012)
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Reviews by BrownNut:
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BrownNut

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%

A - 4.0 - Dark brown with a modest cream colored head that endures for a respectable time after an aggressive pour.

S - 3.0 - Weak aroma, but what is there is pleasant. Slightly coffee, a little malty, with something sweet - no doubt the brown sugar on the label. It scores lower not because the aroma is bad - it's not - but because there isn't much of it.

T - 3.75 - Mild and slightly sweet. Slightly astringent in that pecan sort of way. There's something tangy back in the corners of my mouth. Char and wood in the aftertaste, or maybe pecan + char = a sort of wood note. The longer term aftertaste is a nice mix of the same mild sweetness and dryness coming from the woody mild char.

M - 3.75 - Just shy of medium body, cut by active carbonation initially.

O - 3.75 - A solid and versatile offering with a pleasant, mature taste and an enjoyable mouthfeel. I wouldn't say it reminds me of pecan pie at all as Pumking reminds me of pumpkin pie. It's a little timid but that also makes it very drinkable, enjoyable, and uncomplicated. I like it better than most porters I've tried. This would be welcome anytime, a nice middle ground between a lighter ale and a stout, a beer to drink when you want something substantial after dinner but don't want to put too much thought into it. Clown Shoes has yet to disappoint me.

01-14-2013 01:29:03 | More by BrownNut
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oberon

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into an imperial nonic a deep dark brown with a thinner tan colored head that was gone pretty quickly.Aromas of bitter chocolate,coffee, and a nice amount of roasted pecans.The feel is is a little fizzy and on the lighter side.Dryer on the palate with decnet roast and quite earthy in the finis,there is some dark corn syrup and caramel notes underneath but the dry earthy tones win out.not bad but really not anything to seek out,the feel of the beer is a bit of a turn off.

12-18-2012 23:26:17 | More by oberon
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2013 01:35:08 | More by b2hogan
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11%

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Poured dark brown, nearly black, with a light brown head. The head soon reduces to a durable partial coat and ring. Moderate lacing.

Smells sweet and delicious. Some pecan pie filling with cinnamon. Moderately strong. Only faint grains.

Less sweet than it smells, there's a solid layer of medium and dark roasted grains with a bit of caramel and dark chocolate. A hint of roasted pecans, but wuite faint, as is the coffee in the finish. Near equal sweet/bitter by the finish. Nice nutty/malty aftertaste.

Medium body; very good carbonation level; very smooth; dry finish.

O: Lightly boozy nose and feel, but still drinks like 4-5% ABV brew. A distinct, remarkably smooth Amer. Porter. Recommended.

07-31-2013 22:40:51 | More by chinchill
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rdilauro

Connecticut

1.91/5  rDev -47.4%

I never like to bad mouth anything and I wont start here. But, this was a beer that I did not like at all. Right from the onset, the pour was less to than favorable, there wasnt much of any aroma in the glass and the first sip didnt offer me anything that I was looking for.

Each follow on sip did nothing more to impress me with this one

Sorry, guess we cant like every beer

12-21-2012 03:49:28 | More by rdilauro
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-10-2013 18:49:06 | More by JamesStreet
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-07-2013 04:03:59 | More by hsus0225
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Underrated porter. The pecan adds a nice slightly sweet and certainly nutty beer. Above average mouthfeel. Dark brown coloured body. Pleasant and slightly sweet aroma. Very good drinkability. Fun unique stuff worth trying for those not hung up on being purists. One of the best bottle labels of recent years.

03-03-2013 02:31:35 | More by Sammy
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2013 23:04:18 | More by whatname
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MADPolo

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

12-19-2012 14:53:36 | More by MADPolo
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2013 22:30:24 | More by Damian74Shensky
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avisong

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-03-2013 04:34:36 | More by avisong
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-14-2013 15:56:14 | More by jheezee
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-10-2014 01:54:18 | More by Denzo
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-10-2014 04:38:24 | More by blindpiggie
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2013 15:44:43 | More by JamLand
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-03-2013 17:54:25 | More by Kmlund
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mscudder

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-23-2013 19:14:15 | More by mscudder
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-09-2013 02:21:38 | More by bccocx
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Bung

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

22oz. Murky dark brown pour, thin but nice looking light brown to light tan as the head sticks down below sea level. Retention is very good.

Aroma, roast malt, some toasted nut.

Taste, heavy roast malt and some coffee. Pecan peanutty accent, some dark chocolate. The roast and coffee is just a tic overpowering.
Not as bad as the big hoppy feet, which was like drinking burnt toast.
A little herbal and piney bite in the finish.

Medium body and fairly creamy. The pecan seems to add more to the body than flavor. Drinks pretty well. A nice enough example, just not quite up there.

11-29-2012 02:07:37 | More by Bung
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-27-2013 17:27:15 | More by trevorpost
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Black in the glass with dark brownish edges, creamy tan foam on the top. Spotty lacing in the glass, creamy surface texture.

Dry chocolatey aroma with a hint of nutty pecan.

Roasty bitter black malts, a touch of lactose, slight nutty pecan bitterness. Pretty dry, bitter, and astringent... Not at all sweet or reminiscent of pecan pie. Still it has a creamy feel and is a nice enough porter on its own. Probably wouldn't pick it up again, but it wasn't bad. If you're looking for a good novelty beer though, look elsewhere.

12-30-2012 01:12:41 | More by emerge077
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-05-2013 04:35:17 | More by KevinGordon
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Plissken

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-22-2013 17:14:13 | More by Plissken
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-25-2012 00:11:51 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.