(512) Coco Cerise
(512) Brewing Company

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #712
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,479
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.08%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
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(512) Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 14
Photo of kojevergas
3.07/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes taken in Spring 2015.

Served from a cask into a nonic at Banger's in Austin, TX. Cost was $7.50 USD per 16 oz.

6.8% ABV.

HEAD: 1.5 fingers in height. Creamy, full, and thick, with a soft appearance and an even consistency. Supple. No lacing adheres to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is average (~2 minutes).

BODY: Opaque dark black. No yeast/lees are visible within.

Looks nice for a porter, but it doesn't have any unique or special characteristics. Appears undercarbonated (a seeming casualty of its unfortunate cask dispensing).

I'm optimistic going in.

AROMA: Muted dark malts, faint caramelized pecan, a faint kiss of fruit (I guess cherry), and buried roast.

Nowhere near as evocative/expressive as it should be. Aromatic intensity is quite light.

Again, this seems worse for having been cask-dispensed.

TASTE: Dark malt sweetness, faint chocolate, a kiss of coconut, a bit of faint cherry and vague dark fruit. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Has adequate complexity and subtlety, but this can't compete on those terms with the best expressions of the style.

TEXTURE: Undercarbonated, thin, smooth, wet, unrefreshing. Suits the taste okay, but doesn't elevate the beer as a whole or accentuate specific flavours.

OVERALL: Downable, but not an improvement on 512's Pecan Porter or a better expression of a porter overall. I wouldn't buy it again, but it is above average (i.e. I'd take this over your run of the mill Sam Adams variety pack porter). Worse off for having been dispensed from a cask.

C+ (3.07) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of gilgar
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reminded me of a (512) Pecan Porter with a hint of cherry, similar mouthfeel as well. Looked a lot like the pecan porter except when you hold it to the light, it's a little lighter in color--I'd almost swear it looks a little reddish around the edges.

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(512) Coco Cerise from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 14 ratings