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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

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Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kew, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jlindsey, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Hopsiam14, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of 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.

gkatsoris, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acbe, Jan 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

cdwil, Jan 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

jwgkicks, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jheezee, Jan 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

wyatt13, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of BrownNut
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.

BrownNut, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of match1112
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.

match1112, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
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.

xnicknj, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

whatname, Jan 11, 2013
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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

Viciousknishs, Jan 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

tswater, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

freduardo, Jan 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

AntLeatherface, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

b2hogan, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Lebby, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ThirdEyePA, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

KevinGordon, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

st9647v3, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

mmmmbeer, Jan 04, 2013
Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.