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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
good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | 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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gkatsoris


3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: black as night. Foamy dark Tran head. No Bibles, good lacing left. Looks like motor oil.

S: chocolaty and pecan shells/husks. Coffee and espresso. butterscotch.

T: chocolate and cocao. Slightly nutty.

M: very thick and very chewy. Almost foamy.

O: not bad, but not great.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 23:53:43 | More by gkatsoris
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acbe

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2013 15:59:18 | More by acbe
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-19-2013 14:00:12 | More by cdwil
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-14-2013 18:40:28 | More by jwgkicks
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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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wyatt13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-14-2013 03:57:19 | More by wyatt13
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BrownNut

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2013 01:29:03 | More by BrownNut
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match1112

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: dark cola colored body. an inch or so of thick creamy tan head settles to a ring leaving next to no lacing.

s: roasted pecans and sugars with a big malty backbone

t: taste shifts to more of a roasted malts flavor than pecans. some sweetness from the brown sugar.

m: carbonation is good, tad sticky and oily. slight bitternes on the finish from the roasted pecans and malts, doesn't feel like a hop bitterness.

o: worth picking up but i'm not sure how often i would buy it. like most of their beers i buy the first one because of the label and end up liking them just not loving them.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 19:02:43 | More by match1112
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-12-2013 05:58:01 | More by spycow
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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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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a deep brown color with a tan head.

S- standard porter aroma of chocolate and cocoa. Notes of caramel and light roasted malt on the finish.

T- roasted malt with a dominate semi-sweet chocolate hits the palate at first. Finishes with caramel, brown sugar and nutty pecan.

MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a light medium body. Average carbonation.

D- very good drinkability

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 23:37:40 | More by Viciousknishs
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tswater

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-08-2013 19:39:02 | More by tswater
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-08-2013 05:39:38 | More by freduardo
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-08-2013 03:52:53 | More by AntLeatherface
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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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Lebby

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-06-2013 05:24:59 | More by Lebby
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2013 20:44:51 | More by ThirdEyePA
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-05-2013 04:51:45 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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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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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-05-2013 00:29:48 | More by st9647v3
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mmmmbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-04-2013 13:20:55 | More by mmmmbeer
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kizyle

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-03-2013 02:14:17 | More by kizyle
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-01-2013 03:35:33 | More by Jmick28
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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
Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
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