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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

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Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)

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200 Ratings
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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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Photo of bens0n
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

This beer pours an opaque black with a nice amount of dark tan head, leaves a little bit of lacing, looks solid.

On the nose you can pick up on a sweet and nutty pecan pie aroma, its got way more sweetness than I would have expected, no hops or boozyness detected.

Flavor wise its got a nice sweet start and a really roasty and nutty finish.. I can pick up on a little bit of bready malt somewhere in the middle. Has a smokey aftertaste that lingers on the tongue inbetween sips

Its substantially thick for a porter, which I really like.

Overall, exactly what I expected from clown shoes, a solid offering, really interesting porter.

bens0n, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

skaboom420, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BeerBuddy2122, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Dhamma73, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

trevorpost, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Drknight, Oct 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Skater_Rich, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Pens1967, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

shehateme, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ZEB89, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Nicole_deB, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

LoadedSchells, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of mdcrouser
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%

Deepest of browns and with a full inch of creamy tan head to begin, dying down to about a quarter as much, clinging to the edges throughout.

Dark roasted malts, inhaled through the nose and pushing outward like the air in a balloon.

Deep roastiness, but not from the coffee or chocolate that so often accompany the style. This is a distinctive nuttiness that could only come from what they’ve done with pecans here, which slowly roll around the mouth like they’re still whole. Sweet from the brown sugar, earthy, soft and chewy. Lingers for minutes.

Smooth and still prickly on the tongue, mildly burning on the back of the tongue.

Easy to drink and enjoy, especially this time of year. Tasty and unique.

mdcrouser, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

jryanj927, Oct 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

traviswhillier, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jaxon53, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

hilgart1, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

tommyguz, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Giggy, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Kerrie, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

millerbuffoon, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

GumDropButtons, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dubdrop, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of asaharyev
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass 9/1/13, bottled 11/13/12.

Pour: Dark brown, with a decent foamy head, though that disappears rather quickly.

Aroma: Nice dark malt notes; baker's chocolate, vanilla, a touch of coffee, and a little bit of bitterness that seems to attach to the chocolate.

Taste: Matches the aroma, with big chocolate flavors right up front, but the bitterness attached has a slight hint of hop flavor as well. There's also a good amount of vanilla flavoring, and sweet pecan in the background.

Overall: At first, this beer is spectacular, but as it warms, it adds no complexity, and perhaps loses some flavor, fading into a mouthful of baker's chocolate and little else. Still, worth the venture.

I wish I had also had one of these last November for comparison.

asaharyev, Sep 01, 2013
Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.