(512) Pecan Porter
(512) Brewing Company

(512) Pecan Porter(512) Pecan Porter
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(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States
American Porter
Ranked #29
Ranked #5,064
4.13 | pDev: 10.9%
Dec 02, 2023
Oct 29, 2008
Nearly black in color, (512) Pecan Porter is made with Organic US 2-row and Crystal malts along with Baird’s Chocolate and Black malts. Its full body and malty sweetness are balanced with subtle pecan aroma and flavor from locally grown pecans. Yet another true Austin original!
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Rated: 4.07 by Highlonesome1 from Texas

Dec 02, 2023
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle served in a tulip. Packed 01/06/23. Got it in a trade with @MrSandman101.

Pours black or very dark brown, big head, maybe two fingers tall. Head collapses but leaves a thick, dark tan, half-centimeter cap. Smell is toasty, nutty, sweet, roast. Maybe raisins.

Taste is nicely on the roasty / chocolate side. A little smoke gets up the back of the nose. Dark, sweet bread.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. Overall, nice porter.
Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Dark brown with thick, khaki mousse-like head, great retention

Aroma: Pecans. Lots of pecans.

Flavor: Robust malt flavors with roasted malt, cocoa, and pecan flavors. Balancing baker's chocolate like bitterness.

Mouth feel: Full bodied, drying.

Overall: Very robust beer. Big and bold with roasted malt and pecan flavors. Well crafted specialty type brew.
Nov 25, 2023
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Reviewed by francesatx from Texas

4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I know nothing about beer (want to learn!) but this was great. I only turned 21 recently so take this with a grain of salt, but this is the richest tasting beer I’ve had. The pecan flavor really comes through but it’s not overwhelming. I love the smell, it has little hints of mocha and espresso. Very delicious!
Nov 02, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by o29 from Texas

Oct 25, 2023
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Reviewed by NorsemanOne from Utah

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

consumed on 4.16.23

12oz can poured at fridge temp into a nonic glass

Pours deep inky brown with a big mocha colored head

Dark and nutty aroma

Taste follows, nuttiness is farily strong and clear

Solid moderate and medium built body, with a nutty bitterness to it that lingers

Overall one of the best out of the state of TX
Jun 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A bit too much head production, although it's not quite a gusher. Solid retention.

Nose is a touch metallic and prune-forward. Additional notes of light to moderate char, cola, and coffee.

Flavor is solid, mostly matching the nose but a bit smoother. Pecans are noticeable primarily in the middle of the sip, but the robust char comes back for the back third and really leads the way. Additional notes of dark chocolate, toffee, and grainy caramel. Drinks a bit thin for a porter, but not inappropriately so given the modest ABV.
May 27, 2023
Rated: 3.09 by jmdavisson from West Virginia

May 24, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Andyman22 from Texas

Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
3/23/2023, On tap at The Flying Saucer, Garland, TX, deck seating right on the water of Lake Ray Hubbard. First stop on our trip!

Beautiful opaque rich brown, little to no head.

Aroma is off the charts. Rich cocoa and roasted, nutty coffee.

Light in the mouth, yet lingering flavor. Very smokey and stoney. Sweet pecan comes through. Slightly bitter on the finish. Very drinkable.
Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 3.44 by maiell0 from Texas

Jan 27, 2023
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Reviewed by kflorence from Texas

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours an opaque, dark brown, almost black in color with minimal head and lacing. Carbonation looks average.

Aroma is burnt malts with hints of coffee, cacao and nuts with some hop bitterness lingering in the background. Not a very pungent aroma, but enticing.

Taste follows the aroma quite well. Lots of burnt, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with a lovely hop bitterness to balance it out. Hard to discern specific notes about the hops, a bit earthy and maybe a bit lemony. Definitely a background flavor, but really enhances the sweet, smoky nature of the malts. Not getting much in the way of pecan, perhaps a bit more as it warms. Does not quite coat the tongue on the finish, although the roasted, chocolately malt flavor lingers for a bit. Alcohol is barely discernable until it warms a bit. And even then, only towards the end of the glass. Overall, perhaps a bit sweet for my tastes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with subtle carbonation. Finishes fairly dry. Maybe a touch thin for the style. Quite drinkable.

A very solid porter, if a bit one dimensional. If it weren't labeled as "pecan" I'm not sure I would have picked up on it at all, it's pretty subtle. That said, it was quite easy to drink and very much hit the spot this winter. Another solid offering from 512, cheers!
Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by ear-bending from Texas

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by travelguy from Ohio

Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by turfy from Texas

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured mainly black, with a dark tan head. Not much aroma, basically roasted malts. Taste is of the roasted malts and bitter chocolate notes. Mouthfeel was good, with a medium body and carbonation. I didn’t get any pecan notes, but overall a very nice, enjoyable porter.
Dec 01, 2021
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Reviewed by CTBrewReview from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a softer. Look is typical porter with low froth on top. Good smell of pecans on the nose with typical wafts of porter in the air. Tasty! Good notes of pecan in the mouth and not chewy. The taste though is fleeting - does not linger. Feel is smooth not chewy but leave the lips sticky. Good quality beer!
Oct 06, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 21, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by Argail from Louisiana

Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Jul 01, 2021
(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
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