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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

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Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)

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82
good

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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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%

22 oz bomber poured into pint glass. bottled 11/13/12

A: almost black, but not quite. A bit darker than most porters, but not quite as dark as a stout. Nice, tan-ish head. settles to a nice ring.

S: roasty, a bit of chocolate

T: roasty, chocolate, not as much pecan as I was hoping for. Very hard for me to pick any out. Who knows, maybe it is just not hitting on my palate. YMMV? Tastes good. Don't get me wrong. It tastes good. Just not getting the pecan. Maybe more will come through as it warms.

M: Pretty solid. Nothing special. Medium+ carbonation.

O: a good beer. Probably wouldnt buy again if I'm looking for a pecan porter. Probably would buy again if I'm just looking for a tastey, reasonably priced beer.

02-26-2013 23:15:08 | More by ilikebeer03
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-23-2013 21:26:10 | More by nmann08
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.74/5  rDev +3%

Genghis Pecan is on a rampage. A rampage to invigorate my palate. Naming it after the infamously unyielding conqueror was no mistake. This thing packs a punch. However, I've had several "pecan porters" before. They are quite delicious, generally, but are also often quite sweet. This one distinguishes itself as a "pecan pie porter," so I was saving it for when I needed a sweet desert. Big mistake. This is by far the least sweet pecan porter I've ever had. I have no idea where the pie is supposed to come in. It went straight from Genghis to raw pecan. The great Khan clearly had no time to bake a damn pie. So THAT is a misnomer. Still a great stout, though. Very very nice bitter roasted malt flavour. And that's what dominates despite the fact that it's supposed to be pecan flavoured. So, for a decent stout, this is a decent beer, but if you want something sweet or something really pecan-flavoured, this is not the way to go.

02-23-2013 05:34:43 | More by ElCommodoro
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-21-2013 01:23:28 | More by rolltide8425
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -23.4%

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.

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-14-2013 16:22:33 | More by atoulouk
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-14-2013 16:18:58 | More by vcoggins
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-13-2013 16:46:29 | More by imperialking
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HoustonZ33

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

I won't go into all the fancy stuff with you, I will just say that the key to this one is FORGET THE WORDS "PECAN PIE" - It's just a solid Porter Beer that packs a punch, that's it.

I wouldn't Drainpour it or pass up a free one but, it's also not one I would hunt down.

02-13-2013 08:17:51 | More by HoustonZ33
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-13-2013 04:33:12 | More by Danny1217
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jpro

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

22oz bottle from Total Wine. Poured into a Duvel glass...

A: Pours an opaque black-brown with a caramel, 3-finger head of sudsy foam; not much retention sticks around... therefore, no lace.

S: Smells like a typical porter - dark chocolate, sweet malts, some distinct roastiness; smells good, but there's no pecan / pecan pie going on here.

T: Chocolate malt; light coffee notes; very sweet finish; has great porter taste - but again, the pecan pie is lacking, aside from the sweet finish, at least... still, pretty tasty.

M: Full body; high carbonation; nice texture and very smooth.

O: Pretty drinkable. I guess my gauge of drinkability is "would I ever buy a growler of this?" and for this brew, I think I would. The pecan or pecan pie is definitely not there, but that doesn't necessarily take away from this being a good porter. It would probably pair nicely with pecan pie!

02-12-2013 00:57:57 | More by jpro
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-10-2013 02:53:33 | More by Blanco
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jspaner

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-09-2013 02:51:49 | More by jspaner
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-08-2013 23:54:12 | More by MightiestBeard
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-08-2013 13:09:26 | More by thinwhiteduke
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MentalZombie

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-08-2013 03:59:36 | More by MentalZombie
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-06-2013 15:49:24 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-04-2013 20:39:43 | More by Rhettroactive
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Mikef68

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-03-2013 22:59:30 | More by Mikef68
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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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nkeckhar

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-01-2013 20:58:03 | More by nkeckhar
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-30-2013 02:54:50 | More by jsanford
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oline73

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2013 20:28:38 | More by kew
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jlindsey

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-23-2013 21:35:20 | More by jlindsey
Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.