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(512) Pecan Porter | (512) Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States
512brewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,556
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
792
pDev:
10.87%
 
 
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141
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Ratings: 792 |  Reviews: 137
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Appearance: Opaque mahogany brown, verging on black, with a large tan head, which retains fairly well. Thin, fine-beaded lacing adorns the glass walls. (4.0/5.0)

Aroma: Strong notes of roasted barley, cold coffee, bitter cocoa, brown sugar, earth, and roasted pecans, the last well befitting its name. (4.0/5.0)

Taste: Opens with strong roasted malt flavors, very pleasant, and largely free of acidity. Cold coffee soon follows, with a compliment of bitter chocolate. Later in the taste, the rich nuttiness of the pecans is evident, as well. Late in the taste, there is a slight earthy hop presence, and a lingering note of roasted barley and cold coffee. (4.0/5.0)

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant, with just the slightest sting of carbonation. (4.0/5.0)

Drinkability/notes: Unwaveringly excellent, I wish this were bottled. If you should find yourself in Austin, Texas, (512) Pecan Porter should be on your bucket list. (4.0/5.0)

Presentation: Packaged in a 64 ounce brown glass growler purchased at HEB in Austin, Texas, on 08/26/2014. Served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass. The growler fill was $12.00 plus tax.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass

A - Ultra thin head that is retained as a thin lacing. Beer is pitch black in appearance. Slight mahogany tint around bottom edge of glass. Unable to comment regarding carbonation level. 4.25/5

S - Very muted aroma with notes of molasses, pumpernickel bread, dark toasted bread, and an earthy nuttiness. 3.5/5

T - Very earthy and nutty profile overall which also features notes of brown sugar, tobacco, and grassy hops. Slightly sweet despite the earthiness of the beer which balances things out a bit. No lingering bitterness to the flavor. 4.25/5

M -Heavy but with a high carbonation burn. Somewhat chewy but the carbonation burn maintains a lightness that would not be achieved without the level carbonation that is present. 4/5

O - Very good Pecan Porter offering here. Nice to see a porter that is not crazy sweet or crazy dry or crazy bitter. Very well balanced between earthy, bitter, and sweet. There is a smoothness to this beer that some porters just don't achieve. 4/5

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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5-17-16 - On tap at the Hyatt Lost Pines outside of Austin, TX. Served in a classic pint glass. Super black with nice tan head. Quick swirl and the head came right back. Tasty porter with nutty tones. Went very well with my jalapeno burger.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a black color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of roasted malt with coffee and pecan scents

T - Follows the nose roasted malt that gives off coffee flavors and some pecan

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is a damn good porter with a southern twist thats very easy to drink this is one of those beers you have to get if you see it around on tap

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JCMattson
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUnit63
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hand-bottled bomber courtesy of crellmoset split at an impromptu Charlottesville BA tasting. Many thanks to Chris, dkachur and Proteus93 - bottle split between us all. Sampled in Williamsburg Alewerks tasting glass.

Deep and dark with a solid maple walnut head and sparse lacing. Quite opaque - a little on the dark side, even for the style.

Nice sniff of roasted coffee - mild and very creamy pecans abound as well, but in subtlety. Solid hop presence - a little pine and grass together. Coffee balances out with deep dark roasted malt. Quite velvety.

Excellent balance in this - pecans provide a mild nuttiness and maybe a pinch of salt. Coffee grounds and some bittersweet chocolate notes with no hint of alcohol. Nicely done.

This is very creamy - the pecans smooth out the bitter coffee and chocolate malts. Slight slate in there with a little hop grass.

This sips very nicely. Balance doesn't show a hint of alcohol and it's very smooth and comforting. I have wanted to try this offering for quite a while so I am happy for the opportunity to check it out - no disappointment here. Must be even creamier and smoother on the tap. Well-crafted.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer. Pours black with basically no head. Aroma is roasted malt along with a little bit of coffee and some pecan nuttyness. Flavor is similar to the aroma with the pecans being the star of the show. Medium mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. Very drinkable and one of the best beers I have tried from Texas.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of hopsleeroy
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Billy's (not Uncle) in Austin
A- Deep black with no ruby edges, nice 1 inch beige head. Looks nice on the pour with decent lacing.
S-Smokey smell with some dark chocolate and pecan
T-First taste is like roasted coffee without too much bitterness, there is a smoked earth feel on the back end which is a great finish, the pecan taste is there but fairly subtle, chocolate is in there as well as well as a slight caramel/malt sweetness, very nice taste with a lot of good flavors
M-Creamy and full in mouth very good carbonation for style
O-Very very drinkable and i've found myself ordering this more as it gets colder

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of snowman4440
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A true porter excellent clean finish after hints of chocolate, coffee and pecans. A new favorite. 512 brewery has hit a home run with this great beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sprucetip
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, on tap at Ginger Man in Austin. Nearly black, thin tan head fades, minimal lacing, inviting. SMELL roasty, nutty, malty sweet. TASTE roasty, nutty, malty sweet. Smooth, balanced, clean finish. FEEL mediumb body, slightly viscous, clean finish. Easy drinking, mellow, smooth, tasty.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 792 ratings