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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%


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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 23:26:17 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

The perfect pairing for doing battle with Attila the Bun, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises mild roasted malts, slightly-muted coffee, and a general nuttiness that tends more toward walnut than pecan to me. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a bit of cocoa powder, which seems to detract from the nuts a bit. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a nice little porter, but it seems like the pecan addition really doesn't do much for the beer, positively or negatively, as it's hardly there (and even when it is perceptible, it's not clear whether or not I'm just forcing myself to see it due to the label). Still, it's not a bad porter, just nothing to get excited about.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 03:19:40 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a darker colored rich but bubbly 1 finger head that holds well, a high water mark of lacing, over just about black beer with slightest hint of very dark light coming through in the edges.

Nose has a toasty porter start, toasted malts, caramel, toffee, light cocoa, touch of roast, coffee and mocha, brown sugar, molasses, hint of cinnamon like spices, sweet bread, light nutty sweet pecan like. Chocolate and caramel sweet candy comes out more as it warms.

Taste starts with chocolate, powdered cocoa, a light roasted malt and coffee mocha, but somewhat creamy as well. Nutty caramel malts, light pecan and nuts, very light pecan that is, light acrid roast as well. bitterness cuts in with light earthy grassy hops, little roast bitterness as well. Toasted malts and toasted bready flavors too. Finish is sweet sticky, some light roast, plenty of chocolate, caramel, light nutty, and more bitter earthy hops, with just a touch of acrid roast.

Mouth is med to slightly fuller bodied, creamy and a bit lush, decent carb.

Overall interesting, but not what I expected. More porter like and roasted malt than anything, a little roasty acrid burnt, very light on pecans and pie flavors, so a little disappointing overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 00:35:26 | More by jlindros
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark opaque body. Thin dusty brown head. Sparse lace throughout. Good looking beer. Nice aroma of chocolate and roast and nuts. Medium bodied silky smooth beer. A nice chalkiness brings some milk chocolate and light roast to the palate. Nicely balanced flavor. Nice nuttiness....I'll say pecan. Nice little bitterness. Good beer all around.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 23:03:10 | More by Bighuge
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As usual, this Clown Shoes beer pours nicely enough, a nice dark, rich brown with a decent head. I was certainly intrigued by the idea of this beer- a pecan pie porter- just imagine how decadent and delicious that could be! Unfortunately, this beer isn't either. It has a bit of pecan pie on the finish, but it's very faint. The front and main body of the beer is too thin, has a fair bit of grainy sourness, and lacks flavor. The aroma almost wholly lacks any indication of what kind of beer this is. Certainly it seems more like a brown ale than a porter, and not a very good one at that. It really cries out for richness and depth, and some roastiness. None are really there. The only saving grace is the hint of nutty brown sugar sweetness right at the end of the finish. Great idea, now get back to the drawing board and make it work.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 02:39:07 | More by Georgiabeer
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown (almost black) in color with some dark amber highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger and a half tall very dark tan head that reduces to a patchy thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with additional aromas of pecan, brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Very light notes of chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon which grow in strength as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of roasted and toasted malts that then fade into the flavors of toasted pecans. After that, there are some very light notes of cinnamon, molasses, and coffee. Throughout there are some light notes of brown sugar and chocolate. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly creamy.

O: Overall this was an enjoyable beer and I'm glad that it was not overly sweet as I feared it might be when called a pecan pie porter - there is a lot of potential to go over the top with sweetness. Pretty easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden. Pretty well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 01:38:24 | More by dbrauneis
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle pours a mostly black color with a bubbly khaki head. Retention and lacing are both a tad below average. Bonus points awarded for a great label and beer name.

Nose is definitely sweet...with caramel, simple syrup and a misplaced black licorice aroma. One-dimensional for sure and the lack of darker malt aromas has me a bit worried. Where's the pecans??

Taste still shows this odd flavor of black licorice, it just doesn’t fit here. The sweetness is not as over the top as I thought it would be, and comes across mostly in the form of burnt caramel and roast. I do get a little bit of roasted pecan in here, but it kind of astringent and not very nutty. Nor is the beer very pie-esque. Mouthfeel on it basically sucks...its flimsy, one-dimensional, flat tasting and has no direction or flow. Some of Clown Shoes beers I find to be quite delicious...this one, however, is not one of them...Mr. Khan would go ape shit on Massachusetts if he got wind of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 21:06:29 | More by twiggamortis420
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 22:40:51 | More by chinchill
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oline73

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with a half finger of off white head that goes away rather quickly. In the smell I'm getting some roasted malt with a moderate sweetness. I think I might be getting some cinnamon, but nothing that reminds me of pie. This is a solid porter, but I'm not sure it reminds me of dessert. There is a decent balance between roast and sweetness. No real caramel or anything like that. The beer is a bit creamy with a dry finish. Overall this is a solid enough porter, but doesn't live up to the billing.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 13:22:11 | More by oline73
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very dark brown. Not quite black. Light penetrates easily enough. Head is a toasty tan color. It dies off to a thin film. The frothy head leaves thick lacing drapes. Good looking beer.

S-Not a gimmick; this is a Porter through and through. Chalky and slightly burnt. Lighter notes of chocolate chips and coffee beans. Not nearly as nutty as I would have expected. There are hints of nuts, but they are soft. Decent brown sugar. I am a fan of how it isn't just a super sweet smelling brew with a fake nuttiness; this is a Porter first and foremost. But hey, I wouldn't mind a bit more pecan here. As the beer warms, the pecan definitely comes out more.

T-Decent nuttiness. Flat cola. Also chalky, chocolatey, and full of java. All the flavors are balanced. To be honest, if there was no mention of pecan on the bottle I likely wouldn't make the connection. The brown sugar slowly permeates the flavor profile. The flavors also linger pleasantly. Soft bitterness from the roastiness and some hoppiness. Really starts getting sweet as it warms.

M-Heavy side of medium bodied. Soft, calming carbonation. A bit sticky. Light to medium bitterness. Booze hidden excellently. A heavier Porter, but it goes down quick!

O/D-Pretty solid. Not their best. At very least, it is a well-rounded Porter. Sometimes it tastes nutty, then some sips seem void. I would love to have tried their Pecan Pie Porter and identify the differences between the two. Mostly anything Clown Shoes puts out is well above average and often nears greatness. This one leans closer to "above average" for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 14:28:12 | More by VelvetExtract
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Florida9

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark brown in color. Almost black, but not quite. A little light manages to poke through around the edges. Forms a moderate sized, light tan head. Decent retention. Virtually no lacing.

S: Aroma is of roasted malts, molasses, and toasted pecans with a bit of alcohol in the mix.

T: Taste starts off with roasted malts and almost burnt toast. Neither sweet nor dry. There is a fairly heavy roasted pecan flavor, with the pecan even displaying that papery astringency that pecans often have. However, aside from the pecan and the malts, there is little else.

M: Medium bodied. Dry, lightly chalky, and moderately astringent. Lower carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer, but certainly doesn't live up to the name. Though there is an appreciable amount of pecan flavor, without the sweetness, this one doesn't resemble pecan pie in the least (not even in beer form).

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:01:06 | More by Florida9
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Bung

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottle date for some reason but this is pretty fresh.

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost fully black. Big and dense light brown head adorns it. Fades at a moderate pace with decent retention. Good lacework to boot.

S: Nutty for sure. Not immediately identifiable as pecans, I almost thought hazelnuts at first. Touch of brown sugar and some decent roasted malt aspects. Char mainly with a touch of coffee bean. Gives it an almost hazelnut coffee aroma initially. Even get a little toast. It kinda smells like a cross between a brown ale (toast, nuttiness, brown sugar) and a porter (roasted malt).

T: Lots and lots of pecans and brown sugar up front. Creamy roasted malt contributes some mild char, coffee bean and a decent amount of chocolate. A bit toasty and salty(?) to boot in the middle. Chocolate is sweeter in the middle and the finish, it gets a little bitter into the lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy.

O: Well, this one certainly surpassed any sort of expectations I could have had. It's a nice creamy and smooth porter with lots of brown sugar and pecans. As mentioned earlier, it's almost like a hybrid brown ale/porter. Definitely on the sweet side too. It is honestly excellent given the uniqueness. I really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 06:25:20 | More by Dope
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the barrel house - served in tulip

Pours dark browned out color with a one-finger high beige head resting on top. Fades into a slick of film, leaving spotty patches of lacing on the glass.

Aromatic nuttiness with chopped, roasted pecans and hints of chocolate sweetness. Dark malts and caramel with a hint of warmth.

Nutty and roasty up front, plenty of pecan flavor followed by chocolate and cocoa sweetness. Solid, hefty malt backbone with caramel and molasses tones. Finishes with roasted pecans, a hint of boozy warmth and residual sweetness.

Fuller medium body, milder carbonation, creamy and slick feel. The pecan aspect of the profile is really enjoyable, although the sweetness became a bit cloying after just a few ounces of the pour.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2013 05:21:42 | More by xnicknj
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep brown, black with a thin tan head that doesn't last.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and a light nutty aroma.

T - Roasted malt, sweet caramel, milk chocolate lost in some burnt malt. Cocoa powder, sweet brown sugar bordering on molasses flavors with a lingering nutty finish.

M - Medium body with low carbonation and a sweet, nutty finish.

D - I get characteristics of both porter and nut brown ale in this beer. Another solid beer from Clown Shoes.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:25:27 | More by brewcrew76
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark brown in color with brown highlights when held to the light with a nice finger of khaki head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: there defenitely was some pecan nuttiness which was a surprise with a little burnt sugar, brown sugar notes, a little toasty bready malts, mild coffee aroma and a little toffee as well..

T: the coffee character was more inviting in the taste alongside the pecan nuttiness, toasty dark malts, caramel sweetness coming through, mild brown sugar and a touch of toffee.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, nutty, toasty and slightly creamy finish.

O: I gotta say it was pretty damn tasty and the aroma was nice too. Definitely glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 18:05:18 | More by Gobzilla
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 04:43:08 | More by PorterLambic
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Black. Pours a half finger, bubbly, brown head. Settles pretty quickly. Very slight lacing mostly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Roasted espresso, dark chocolate, licorice, molasses, and pecan... I guess.

T: Roasted coffee is prominent. Pecans are also very prominent. Subtle inklings of other accentuates available in the nose.

M: Roasty and hearty. Syrupy, and a little boozy. Slightly bitter, liquory aftertaste lingers on the palate.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Slight head and very little lacing. Nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, licorice, and molasses mostly. The pecans come out in the flavor along with the coffee, but very little of the other components are evident. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 05:05:06 | More by bmwats
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 11/15/2012
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Clown Shoes' Ghengis Pecan is a fairly straightforward (strong) porter beer, with a notable roasted, chocolate, and caramel malt base. The pecans, though mentioned on the label, do not seem to show up well in the beer itself, nor is there a discernible pie-like influence. In general, a well-made porter, but nothing very far above average, and the $8/22oz price tag doesn't warrant purchasing this again.

Pours a 1.5cm head of medium tan color, bubbles small to medium in size, with average retention length of about a minute. Lacing is present, but fairly modest, a few lines and dots adorn the inside of the glass. Body is dark brown to nearly black, opaque. Light doesn't change much of the coloration, except around the edges, where it brings out a dark brown-amber hue. Carbonation is not visible, except for that which brushes against the side of the glass, giving the appearance of a fairly lowly carbonated beer.

Aroma is sweet, with moderate, but noticeable, roasted and dark caramel malts with a touch of chocolate. I don't detect any toasted (or raw) pecans (or other nuts), despite the advertising. In the strong porter category, bordering on stout territory with the roastiness, though it is still sweet and light enough, at least aromatically, to be a porter.

Overall taste is of roasted, chocolate, and some caramel malt, well-balanced between being sweet and acrid, though the beer is, as others have noted, not pecan or pie-like. Tasting opens with sweet, dark-colored caramel malt, chocolate, and light roasted malt. Mid-palate detects stronger roasted and chocolate malt, though still fairly well-balanced by the caramel-like sweetness. Back of palate gets more roasted malt acridity than any other area, with slightly stronger chocolate malt and a reduced caramel malt presence. Aftertaste is fairly sweet, more of caramel than roasted malt, though the latter is present, and this combination seems to reinforce its porter-side, though the beer is still pushing into stout territory.

Beer is of medium weight, with medium-low carbonation intensity, resulting in a primarily smooth mouthfeel with enough bubbles to render it interesting and not stagnant. Closes fairly dry, with moderate stickiness left on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 23:24:00 | More by falloutsnow
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shand

Florida

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Genghis Pecan pours a deep brown with a relatively sizable head. The aroma is sweet, roasty, and slightly sour. The taste offers a full, nearly ashy roast along with a subtle nut characteristic. The sour component is still present, if not as strong as the nose presented, suggesting the beginning stages of an infection. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side, with a moderate carbonation. The drinkability is good. Overall, Genghis Pecan is a pretty solid porter. The sour aspects haven't progressed to the point where they really hurt the beer that much.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 03:22:00 | More by shand
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This porter pours dark, like a stout dark. The only pour consequence is a thin tan ring of a head.

S - Roasted nutty malts are huge up front and are quickly followed by the characteristics of the pecans. That somewhat sweet nuttiness.

T - The taste is also malt heavy. The pecans are there, but subdued and lack sweetness. Smoked, nutty malts are pleasant and nice though.

M&D&O - Though a tasty brew, this is a pecan porter, but not quite a pecan pie porter. It lacks that brown sugar/molasses style sweetnes we (or at least I) love in a pecan pie. Still impressed with Clown Shoes.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 15:34:08 | More by sinstaineddemon
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled On 10/03/12

A: Pours a nearly pitch black color with a fingers worth of dark tan head that settles down to a thin cap

S: A bit of roasted malts, char, chocolate, and a hint of nuttiness

T: Sweet roasty malts, a good bit of char, and then some sweet chocolate and pecans. The char keeps the sweetness at a restrained level, but ultimately the brown sugar, chocolate, and pecans all lend a good deal of sweetness. No alcohol at all. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering nuttiness

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Again, fairly drying

O: A good dessert porter for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Fits the fall/winter seasons well, and has a fairly high drinkability even with the relative sweetness. Worth a shot

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 00:45:11 | More by BEERMILER12
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm digging the surreal label art on this one.

It pours out a deep dark brown (nigh black) with about three minutes' worth of khaki-colored foam on top that leaves behind some lovely curtains of lacing. Medium body and medium-light carbonation levels.

It seems that this beer's balance knobs are set at about 85% Porter and 15% pecan nut brown ale. I was pleasantly surprised by this, as the name of the beer had me expecting something stuffed so full of nuts that it was out of whack, or something cloyingly sweet like a pecan pie. But no, I've got the usual char-roasted and dry porter profile coming on strong with semi-burnt malt bitterness in the end and just a touch of molasses sweetness held in check quite nicely. If I have to pick something to gripe about, it would be that it is actually somewhat difficult to identify the somewhat generic nuttiness that is present as coming specifically from pecans and not other nuts. I'd call this one a decently solid offering, but not something worth putting on the beer "bucket list."

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 00:24:32 | More by WastingFreetime
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Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.