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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

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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Photo of emerge077
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.

emerge077, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

kjkinsey, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of emyers
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Off-white head that starts fairly large but dissipates very quickly.

Smell: Smells like a good porter should - roasted grains, chocolate, some caramel, nuttiness. Can't necessarily pick out pecans specifically, but the general nuttiness is there.

Taste: Similar to the smell, but not quite as rich. The nuts are much more up front than in the aroma, with the chocolate and the caramel taking a secodary role. There's a slightly metallic twang in the finish that I'm not appreciating too much, but this is still a good tasting porter.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin in body for the style. Appropriate carbonation.

Overall: This is a very solid porter, but I think they could have done more to incorporate the pecan pie concept (more sweetness, some more biscuit malt to mimic the crust, etc). And the metallic flavor definitely holds it back.

emyers, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of rdilauro
1.91/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I never like to bad mouth anything and I wont start here. But, this was a beer that I did not like at all. Right from the onset, the pour was less to than favorable, there wasnt much of any aroma in the glass and the first sip didnt offer me anything that I was looking for.

Each follow on sip did nothing more to impress me with this one

Sorry, guess we cant like every beer

rdilauro, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of CB_Crowe
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

CB_Crowe, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of jakehembree
4/5  rDev +10.2%

jakehembree, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of MADPolo
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

MADPolo, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Georgiabeer
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.

Georgiabeer, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Florida9
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).

Florida9, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours black with a two-finger length light tan head that dissipates slowly. There are some visible bubbles collecting along the side of the glass as they rise. There is some lacing left on the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma is of pecans with dark roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. The roasted character isn't strong on the nose. There's some sweetness there as well. The dark roasted malts are more prevalent in the flavor than in the nose. There's dark chocolate, some molasses notes, coffee, and some pecan. The nutty character that I caught in the nose is being somewhat overpowered by the other flavors, so I don't get the pecan as much. The body is medium to full with a slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. This is a very good beer.

acevenom, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of ripweblo
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ripweblo, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of buck1futter
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pretty nice looking beer, poured a big head and died down but stuck around through the whole beer. coco dark head.

S- Smells so good. I can smell the pecans a mile a way. Very buttery sweet smell. The roast pinches the inside of the nose, very nice and still very pleasant.

T-A very balanced porter even with the brown sugar and pecans. Pretty creamy from the start and creamy in the aftertaste. The dark malt and roasted pecans really go well in this one. Not very complex but plenty of diff. taste going on. they all blend together, but are noticeable if picked a part, really good.

M- Velvety, medium and very smooth. Like a blanket coated your tongue.

I love nutty beers, and this one is one of my new fav. in the department. So b-nuttery and clean. I really like this beer.

buck1futter, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Slikpitt
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Slikpitt, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Bighuge
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.

Bighuge, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of MikeDATL
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

MikeDATL, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of crownrl28
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

crownrl28, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of brewcrew76
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.

brewcrew76, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
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.

PorterLambic, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of retreminy
4/5  rDev +10.2%

retreminy, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Dat
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Dat, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of PeteRiz
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

PeteRiz, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sendbeer, Nov 29, 2012
Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.