Wrath Of Pecant! - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
Got this from my buddy 2dogbrew.
Pours a deep copper golden. Brilliantly clear with 2 fingers of off-white head. Thick lacing... A little light in color to be called a brown ale, but very nice looking anyway. Very effervescent.
Smells of smokey caramel and chocolate... Some toffee notes as well as a Belgian dubbel smell. Maybe slight clove/banana as well.
Taste is pretty much in line with the nose. This isn't exactly what I was expecting from DFH... Not the huuuuge flavor bomb I thought it would be, but a nice oaky nuttiness that finishes with a note of brown sugar or maple syrup. A lot of the flavors seem a bit muted. It's as though this beer is still a bit bottle shocked. I will be saving my other bottle for a at least 8 to 10 months.
Feels nicely carbonated and yet it coats your mouth with a syrup like vibe. Very pleasant actually.
Very nice beer to sip on after dinner or with desert.
The 6.3% abv is not noticable at all. Will happily buy this if it winds up being distributed.
04-04-2010 20:49:33 | More by AleWatcher
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
Appearance - copper colored with a thin light tan head that reduced to a thin one bubble thickness sheet, spotty lacing.
Smell (nose) - I love the light smokiness. I'm a huge fan of German rauchier. Light malt sweetness hits next with support from the pecan addition.
Taste - Light smokiness melds nicely with lightly sweet malt, pecan nuttiness and some brown sugar in the finish. Combines nicely.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied, I prefer a more viscouis brew, for the style, it is appropriate. I think the thinness detracts from my ability to really get behind this one 100%. Feels weak on my palate.
Drinkability - Sessionable. I like the initial flavors but I quickly got bored with it. Nice effort and creative ingredients.
04-04-2010 18:19:35 | More by trafordboy
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
A-Clear brownish copper with a thin light tan head that transformed to a thin veil and left spotty lace.
S-Nothing outrageous here but pleasant nonetheless. Light malt sweetness up front with support from the pecan addition. Sublte touch of smoke in the background.
T-Light smokiness melds nicely with lightly sweet malt, pecan nuttiness and some brown sugar in the finish. While this all combines nicely into a "good" tasting beer it really did little to Wow! me.
M-Light bodied and a little disappointing. I think the thinness detracts from my ability to really "get into" this one. Feels weak on my palate.
D-Sessionable and certainly interesting but in the end it lets me down. I like the initial flavours but I quickly got bored with it. Nice effort but really not sure what they were aiming for with this brew.
04-04-2010 13:46:02 | More by Deuane
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
750ml bottle poured into an 8oz imperial style glass.
Pours a rich but clear brown with a small slighty brown thin head that fades. Nos is plesant and has a very light smokiness to it.
Taste is light and smooth, very. Easy drinking. It has a ver subtle smoke flavor that's quit unique. Crisp with a light sweetness and the smoke lingers on the finish.
04-04-2010 00:08:28 | More by kingcrowing
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Thanks to froggyfrog for sharing this bottle and Heezee for picking this up in DE. Poured chilled from the 750ml into a mug 4.5-A 4.5-S 4-T 3.5-M 4-D
A - A golden amber - very attractive color like bourbon w/ great clarity and a thick ecru cap from a vigorous pour. The ale has tight beading and lace sticks in spots
S - A sweet nutty and slightly smokey aroma - hints of wood and earth w/ a light malt essence has a gentle spice aroma too - nice complexity of the pecan smoked in there
M- A med body and slight nutty feel w/ moderate carbonation w/ smokiness and mild sweetness w/ subtle alcohol as it finishes
T - A taste that has nice malt and wood blend of flavor w/ subtle smokiness in the taste and light woody and earthy flavor perhaps carob is there, but it seems like the pecan wood dominates w/ mild spice and hints of hops. The malt has a light caramel quality w/ slight nutty/light biscuit and finishes slightly sweet w/ hints of hops and alcohol lingering
D - This is a very drinkable beer -I enjoyed the smokiness and malt profile made it something I would certainly want more than 1 serving of - I am glad I got the chance to try it - thanks again froggyfrog!
thanks to Stakem for sharing this 10/16/10
Poured chilled from the 750 into a tulip -
A-3.5 S-4 M-4 T-4 D-3.5
I found the first taste of this to be better than the last, not bad, just ok. A light brown color w/ pale cap and tight bead, spotty lace clings. The nose is slightly odd, in a good way with smokey peaty scents w/ mild sweet notes and musky meaty nutty aromas -very earthy yet with some mild dark dried fruit. The feel has mild toasted and light bitter elements with a subtle sweetness in the middle w/ moderate carbonation throughout and a slight dry roasted finish.
The beer has bits of nuts and dried fruit in the flavor w/ a subtle candied nut flavor and caramel -carob?. The plantain makes the light sugar tinge and woody taste surface w/ mild hop note in the peripheral - the pecan smoked wood seems to impart the most flavor and aroma which is good. A tasty brown with some subtle earthy and unique tastes - very different but not really worthy of repeated tastes
04-01-2010 16:29:16 | More by Slatetank
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
split this with PaulMPap, awesome looking bottle. not sure who he traded with and got 2 bottles from but thanks!! really excited for this one!!
a- beer pours an amber, copper, brown hue. very little head even with an aggressive pour, basically no lacing.
s- almonds, some brown sugar, pastrami, very buttery, oaky, kinda like a chardonnay... weird for a brown ale.
t&m- not exactly what i expected, most of the tastes i experienced were muted and toned down. muffled hints of cinnamon, cashews, almonds, vanilla and some booze. this one was more pleasant chilled than when it warmed up a little from sitting out.
d- not really what i expected, so i was kinda disappointed and with that being said we all know how hard it is to enjoy a beer when you are ready for something phenomenal and its a shade above average. not a bad beer by any means but i wouldnt trade out the cellar for it.
03-22-2010 04:38:57 | More by caresville
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
Dark brownish, clear with off white frothy head. Smoked ham, tobacco, spices, and alcohol. Tastes of smoked ham, meat, tortilla chips, plantains. Light in body and carbonation. This is a beer I'd bring to a barbecue and enjoy with ribs and what not. This beer is worth a few tries and worth a few sips before contemplating.
03-18-2010 02:30:20 | More by JRed
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
Served in a Dogfish Head shaker pint glass.
Pours a clear amber brown with a finger of white foamy head. No real lacing to speak of forms. The nose is sweet banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, brown sugar, and clove. The taste maintains the banana character, as well as the nutmeg and caramel, and adds a touch of light cocoa powder and a hint of hoppy bitterness. The body is a fairly light medium, with lightly moderate carbonation and a very smooth liquidy feel. Overall, a very tasty, highly drinkable brew that was worth the 2.5-3 hour drive to Delaware to procure it.
03-16-2010 00:54:22 | More by TMoney2591
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
I had the pleasure of pouring this beer for them on cask at NOTB and on tap during EBF. IMO the tap version was quite a bit better.
A: Fairly clear light brown color. Minimal head. I think there was actually more head on the cask version which is unusual. Just a touch of lacing for both versions.
S: The nose on the cask version was super tight. It wasn't bad but you could not pick out individual smells. The tap version was nice. A little bit of smoke. Very subtle. The pecan did come through nicely. Little big of malt but not that much all things considered.
T: The tap version has a nice smokiness that just was not there on the cask version.The pecan came through nicely but it was combined with the smokiness and that really worked well for me. The cask version was all pecan and really was not as complex. Both versions had a touch of spiciness to them.
M: This surprised me. Super light body. It really worked well for what they were going for with this beer.
D: I like what they did. A sessionable extreme beer. This would be a nice daily drinker. Nothing too crazy but with enough flavor to keep you comming back for more. Would love to try the bottled version at some point. Pecan!
03-04-2010 15:35:44 | More by aerozeppl
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
Served on-tap at NotB/EBF 2010 in Boston, MA into a tasting glass at the appropriate temperature (02/21/10).
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with some mahogany hues capped with a slight off-white head which fades rather quickly.
S: Quite malty with a nutty quality and some oak. A charred character sticks out as well with a hint of sweetness and smoke.
T: Malt and some pecan hit the palate first along with some sweetness and smoke. Wood and some sweet malt as well, but it is a little weaker than I expected.
M: Lighter-bodied with moderate carbonation, a little watery.
D: Very easy to drink and lower abv. of 6% never gets in the way, but not as flavorful as some American Brown Ales.
Overall this beer sounded like a great idea and overall it was nice, but just a little on the weak side.
02-24-2010 20:00:34 | More by Lunch
4.5/5 rDev +18.4%
Had this on tap at the Extreme Beer Fest the other night and wrote down some notes as I enjoyed a few samples.
The color is an amber/gold with some slight head that is more less a finger and leaves some laving on the glass.
The smell is malty with a burnt flavor and a bit of cashew and other nuts.
The taste is again some sweet malts and a pecan flavor. It was somewhat sweet as well.
The feel was great, the little samples I had. The beer was easy drinking and really did not give you a overload of malt that I do not like.
02-24-2010 04:40:24 | More by Duhast500
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
Got a couple of samples of this beer at NotB on cask. I love all things DFH so I had to go out of my way to get some of this.
Beer is amber in color and has a slight haze to it. There is a little bit of carbonation to the beer but the head doesn't stick around much and there isn't any lacing. Beer looks fine.
I know its currently classified as a brown ale but I'm just going to review it as a stand alone beer. The aroma is slightly sweet with some smoke in there.
Beer is medium bodied, good carbonation in the mouth, the dominant flavor is the smoke but its overall a little weak. There is asome sweetness to it but the carob is totally lost on me. Mouthfeel is good, the smoke builds the more you drink, making drinking this beer a little difficult.
I got a small sample the next day at session one when it wasn't on cask. I could taste the carob more and the smoke was better balanced.
02-23-2010 20:08:33 | More by drabmuh
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
The beer pours an orangish/amber color with a 1/2" off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pecan scent, but nothing too pronounced. It's not overly complex in the nose; sweet malts, mild pecan, light wood aroma. The taste is much the same. It's light and easily quaffable. There is a mild pecan wood flavor as well as a faint smokiness. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinker, but I can't say I'm a huge fan. Hey, big props for the effort.
02-22-2010 23:24:30 | More by WesWes
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
I had this into a tasting glass at NoTB.
The beer pours a medium clearish brown with a light tan head. The head only rises about a finger and has light retention and lacing.
The aroma is very strong laced with tons of smoke and a hint of bacon.
The taste is similar to the aroma with lots of smoke and a pork finish.
The feel is a little too watery for my liking.
Drinkability is pretty decent for a smoked beer.
Overall, for the first try this is a pretty decent effort. Its too watery right now and needs a tad more balance of flavor to even out the smoke.
02-20-2010 03:31:48 | More by jrallen34
Wrath Of Pecant! from Dogfish Head Brewery
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