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Genghis Pecan (2012) - Clown Shoes

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Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)

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200 Ratings
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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 JackieTH
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

JackieTH, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Thomas_Picton, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jmdrpi, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

csfcmitchell, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Milwguy00, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +10.2%

No bottle date for some reason but this is pretty fresh.

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost fully black. Big and dense light brown head adorns it. Fades at a moderate pace with decent retention. Good lacework to boot.

S: Nutty for sure. Not immediately identifiable as pecans, I almost thought hazelnuts at first. Touch of brown sugar and some decent roasted malt aspects. Char mainly with a touch of coffee bean. Gives it an almost hazelnut coffee aroma initially. Even get a little toast. It kinda smells like a cross between a brown ale (toast, nuttiness, brown sugar) and a porter (roasted malt).

T: Lots and lots of pecans and brown sugar up front. Creamy roasted malt contributes some mild char, coffee bean and a decent amount of chocolate. A bit toasty and salty(?) to boot in the middle. Chocolate is sweeter in the middle and the finish, it gets a little bitter into the lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy.

O: Well, this one certainly surpassed any sort of expectations I could have had. It's a nice creamy and smooth porter with lots of brown sugar and pecans. As mentioned earlier, it's almost like a hybrid brown ale/porter. Definitely on the sweet side too. It is honestly excellent given the uniqueness. I really enjoyed it.

Dope, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +10.2%

A: poured a dark brown in color with brown highlights when held to the light with a nice finger of khaki head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: there defenitely was some pecan nuttiness which was a surprise with a little burnt sugar, brown sugar notes, a little toasty bready malts, mild coffee aroma and a little toffee as well..

T: the coffee character was more inviting in the taste alongside the pecan nuttiness, toasty dark malts, caramel sweetness coming through, mild brown sugar and a touch of toffee.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, nutty, toasty and slightly creamy finish.

O: I gotta say it was pretty damn tasty and the aroma was nice too. Definitely glad to have tried it.

Gobzilla, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Texasfan549, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jakehembree, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
Photo of acevenom
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

csadkins54, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Kerrie, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

MentalZombie, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

archero, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 8.49. Bottled 10/05/12. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours a dark near black brown with a full finger of cream khaki head that leaves a good bit of lace.

Aromas of sugar, nuts and roasty earth.

Taste is a different take on porters. The roasty notes are certainly present but they are complemented by a distinct sweet nutty taste.

Creamy medium body with moderate to light carbonation. Long nutty finish.

I don't know that it tastes like pecan pie but this is a smooth rich tasty porter. Not my favorite from Clown Shoes but it does keep their excellent track record with me.

ThickNStout, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Rizalini
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured from a bomber into my Deschutes tulip... Happy Thanksgiving!

A - Pours very dark brown, with a finger of light brown head that disipates rather quickly. Spotty lacing is left behind as I sip.

S - Burnt malts dominate the aroma, but after I get my nose in there, I get a slight hint of pecan.

T/M - The taste matches the aroma very nicely, but there is a slightly more noticable pecan taste. It's not strong because they use natural pecans, not extract. The middle is bursting with dark toasted malts. Finishes with a bittersweet/cocoa powder taste. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - This is a very tasty, drinkable porter that is very suited for the holidays. At the $5.99 price point, I will definitely be grabbing another one of these. Cheers!

Rizalini, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of gkatsoris
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

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
Photo of jpro
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!

jpro, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%

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 Viciousknishs
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%

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
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Sammy, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottled On 10/03/12

A: Pours a nearly pitch black color with a fingers worth of dark tan head that settles down to a thin cap

S: A bit of roasted malts, char, chocolate, and a hint of nuttiness

T: Sweet roasty malts, a good bit of char, and then some sweet chocolate and pecans. The char keeps the sweetness at a restrained level, but ultimately the brown sugar, chocolate, and pecans all lend a good deal of sweetness. No alcohol at all. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering nuttiness

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Again, fairly drying

O: A good dessert porter for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Fits the fall/winter seasons well, and has a fairly high drinkability even with the relative sweetness. Worth a shot

BEERMILER12, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%

A-Pours a very dark brown. Not quite black. Light penetrates easily enough. Head is a toasty tan color. It dies off to a thin film. The frothy head leaves thick lacing drapes. Good looking beer.

S-Not a gimmick; this is a Porter through and through. Chalky and slightly burnt. Lighter notes of chocolate chips and coffee beans. Not nearly as nutty as I would have expected. There are hints of nuts, but they are soft. Decent brown sugar. I am a fan of how it isn't just a super sweet smelling brew with a fake nuttiness; this is a Porter first and foremost. But hey, I wouldn't mind a bit more pecan here. As the beer warms, the pecan definitely comes out more.

T-Decent nuttiness. Flat cola. Also chalky, chocolatey, and full of java. All the flavors are balanced. To be honest, if there was no mention of pecan on the bottle I likely wouldn't make the connection. The brown sugar slowly permeates the flavor profile. The flavors also linger pleasantly. Soft bitterness from the roastiness and some hoppiness. Really starts getting sweet as it warms.

M-Heavy side of medium bodied. Soft, calming carbonation. A bit sticky. Light to medium bitterness. Booze hidden excellently. A heavier Porter, but it goes down quick!

O/D-Pretty solid. Not their best. At very least, it is a well-rounded Porter. Sometimes it tastes nutty, then some sips seem void. I would love to have tried their Pecan Pie Porter and identify the differences between the two. Mostly anything Clown Shoes puts out is well above average and often nears greatness. This one leans closer to "above average" for me.

VelvetExtract, Oct 28, 2012
Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.