Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
3.25/5 rDev -10.5%
Pours a decidedly dark brown with a somewhat creamy, though short-lived, dark tan head. Head drops to a thick, somewhat chunky, film from over an inch in under a minute. Lacing is minimal.
Smell is cardboard and nut with a faint whiff of malt. Definitely room for improvement.
Taste is better with malt, nuts, some hops, a roasted note. Well balanced but it feels a bit weak somehow. Aftertaste is burnt toast/ash and malt and pulls the score down a tick.
Medium bodied, very light effervescence, smooth and warming. Slightly drying finish. I like it but need some pecan notes and maybe a bit of brown sugar and molasses to get more of a pecan pie taste. Or maybe that should be a different beer.
I really want to rate this brew higher. I gladly consumed the first of two bombers with this review and am looking forward to the second bottle. But I won't be rabidly searching for more in the future either.
12-02-2012 04:43:08 | More by PorterLambic
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.