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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

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Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)

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199 Ratings
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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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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-31-2013 20:25:29 | More by raythealeman
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BGsWo22

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38%

03-29-2013 23:56:56 | More by BGsWo22
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archero

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-27-2013 06:13:12 | More by archero
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tlang803

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-27-2013 03:26:17 | More by tlang803
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark near black, big thick coffee head.

Smells of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, mix of spices.

Taste is a little sweeter, light cocoa, good nuttiness, spices again.

Solid mouthfeel, good carb and full creamy body.

Tasty. Fairly light porter really, spices are subtle and pretty well integrated. You can notice the nuts but they're not the dominant flavor.

7.1/10

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:30:33 | More by AlexFields
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barefoot71

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2013 22:28:11 | More by barefoot71
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-24-2013 04:29:34 | More by brez8791
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-24-2013 01:24:26 | More by jmdrpi
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mscudder

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-23-2013 19:14:15 | More by mscudder
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-23-2013 16:29:37 | More by thebouch01
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 11/15/2012
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Clown Shoes' Ghengis Pecan is a fairly straightforward (strong) porter beer, with a notable roasted, chocolate, and caramel malt base. The pecans, though mentioned on the label, do not seem to show up well in the beer itself, nor is there a discernible pie-like influence. In general, a well-made porter, but nothing very far above average, and the $8/22oz price tag doesn't warrant purchasing this again.

Pours a 1.5cm head of medium tan color, bubbles small to medium in size, with average retention length of about a minute. Lacing is present, but fairly modest, a few lines and dots adorn the inside of the glass. Body is dark brown to nearly black, opaque. Light doesn't change much of the coloration, except around the edges, where it brings out a dark brown-amber hue. Carbonation is not visible, except for that which brushes against the side of the glass, giving the appearance of a fairly lowly carbonated beer.

Aroma is sweet, with moderate, but noticeable, roasted and dark caramel malts with a touch of chocolate. I don't detect any toasted (or raw) pecans (or other nuts), despite the advertising. In the strong porter category, bordering on stout territory with the roastiness, though it is still sweet and light enough, at least aromatically, to be a porter.

Overall taste is of roasted, chocolate, and some caramel malt, well-balanced between being sweet and acrid, though the beer is, as others have noted, not pecan or pie-like. Tasting opens with sweet, dark-colored caramel malt, chocolate, and light roasted malt. Mid-palate detects stronger roasted and chocolate malt, though still fairly well-balanced by the caramel-like sweetness. Back of palate gets more roasted malt acridity than any other area, with slightly stronger chocolate malt and a reduced caramel malt presence. Aftertaste is fairly sweet, more of caramel than roasted malt, though the latter is present, and this combination seems to reinforce its porter-side, though the beer is still pushing into stout territory.

Beer is of medium weight, with medium-low carbonation intensity, resulting in a primarily smooth mouthfeel with enough bubbles to render it interesting and not stagnant. Closes fairly dry, with moderate stickiness left on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 23:24:00 | More by falloutsnow
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This porter pours dark, like a stout dark. The only pour consequence is a thin tan ring of a head.

S - Roasted nutty malts are huge up front and are quickly followed by the characteristics of the pecans. That somewhat sweet nuttiness.

T - The taste is also malt heavy. The pecans are there, but subdued and lack sweetness. Smoked, nutty malts are pleasant and nice though.

M&D&O - Though a tasty brew, this is a pecan porter, but not quite a pecan pie porter. It lacks that brown sugar/molasses style sweetnes we (or at least I) love in a pecan pie. Still impressed with Clown Shoes.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 15:34:08 | More by sinstaineddemon
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DruRho

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

03-19-2013 00:24:32 | More by DruRho
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-15-2013 17:09:57 | More by Andonato
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Robyn

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-15-2013 17:06:15 | More by Robyn
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown, opaque with a thin skin of khaki foam that leaves lacing. Smell is dark chocolate, toasted biscuit, roasted coffee..very nice. Taste is chocolate and a dose of hop bitterness then lightly sweet, prunes, dark cherries, hint of roast hazelnut coffee, char. Mouthfeel is medium, coating and velvety. Finish is mostly dry with lingering charred biscuit, and bitter baker's chocolate. An enjoyable porter but nothing remotely akin to pecan pie.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:19:05 | More by JackieTH
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-14-2013 21:05:39 | More by Chico1985
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-12-2013 19:09:43 | More by Zachtheporter
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2013 22:30:24 | More by Damian74Shensky
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2013 02:30:08 | More by ChugginOil
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-09-2013 02:21:38 | More by bccocx
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-03-2013 02:37:48 | More by Gagnonsux
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Underrated porter. The pecan adds a nice slightly sweet and certainly nutty beer. Above average mouthfeel. Dark brown coloured body. Pleasant and slightly sweet aroma. Very good drinkability. Fun unique stuff worth trying for those not hung up on being purists. One of the best bottle labels of recent years.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 02:31:35 | More by Sammy
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bonSreeB

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-27-2013 17:18:55 | More by bonSreeB
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 23:15:08 | More by ilikebeer03
Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.