(512) Pecan Porter | (512) Brewing Company

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(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!

Added by JonathanL7890 on 10-29-2008

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718
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4.1
pDev:
26.34%
 
 
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Reviews: 132 | Ratings: 718
Photo of The_Epopt
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Some say I'm a dreamer, but my mind is set on believing this is 512's best beer. the IPA may sell better but they perfected the balance of toasty/burnt malts of the porter with the level of pecan flavor. It goes down smooth and is perfect for cool Autumn weather.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very surprised by this one. It had a very thin mouthfeel as expected, but the flavor was great. It had a nice roasty flavor and almost reminded me of pecan pie crust.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.18/5  rDev +2%
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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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black draft pour with smooth (nitro) creamy tan head; some clarity under cap which was long lasting; heavy lacing. Almost no aroma save for a hint of roasted nuts. Roast malt and subtle pecan flavors. Creamy nitro mouthfeel and moderate plus carbonation. Wish it had a stronger nut presence.

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Photo of puck1225
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft into a pint glass. Very dark brown with little head and ok lacing. The beer is very dark. Rowan with a coffee and chocolate smell and taste. The pecan taste is subtle, and overall a pleasant beer. This keg may have been around a while and the bartender a poor pourer. I had him pour my wife's Ultra in a glass and he did not do that well!

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Photo of ranger7
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Main Event. Nice looking. Typical porter with brownish head. Rich and somewhat toasty, but not overpowering which I appreciate. A solid porter, but not my favorite.

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Photo of stephens101
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

To-go from Craft And Growler. From notes.

Dark brown in color. Roasty and nutty with little else in the aroma. Tastes of dark chocolate, toasted grain, candied sugar and mineral water. Medium in body and comparatively thin.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Black, milky and foamy.
Taste: Really sweet of chocolate taste. The pecan taste also came up often. Little hoppy taste.
Feel: viscous and thick, full body. Sweet after taste from the chocolate.

Had it on tap at the Londoner, Addison, TX. A lovely brew, extremely tasty, and I would gladly introduce this to anyone.

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Photo of SuburbanCowboy
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious beer. Pecan sweetness, but not over powering. Done really well. Exceeded my expectations, I was a little worried it would be gimmicky but it was real solid

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Photo of thatche2
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is almost completely black with some dark red around the edges. The head is very thin, but there is some nice lacing around the glass with an aggressive pour.

The smell is earthy nuts/pecans with some molasses coming through (fresh).

Taste has nice malt flavor with an earthy and roasted pecan aspect. Some molasses and raisin flavors are noticeable upfront in which the finish is fairly dry. A nice but faint coffee/cocoa flavor is also present. There is very little bitterness or acidity.

Mouthfeel is fairly creamy, medium to heavy bodied with some noticeable carbonation. There is some chewiness, but the beer avoids excessive heaviness.

Overall this is a very enjoyable and well balanced Pecan Porter. There is some sweetness, but it is not excessive. The pecan flavor has nice earthiness and roasted qualities, and the flavor is not over the top.

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Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great looking beer. Very dark with light head - nice clean malt taste and I get a nice hint of coffee and caramel. I don't get the pecans though which is good, as nobody really likes pecans. If we can bury them in beer, let's do that

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Photo of JFCLACK
3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with tan head, great lacing, roasted malts rich texture nice finish. I really think it's well balanced porter didn't get any pecan notes but who cares it's good

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like coffee and pecans. Maybe a hint of toffee. Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State! Boldest and grandest, Withstanding ev'ry test; O Empire wide and glorious, You stand supremely blest.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap@ Whip in in Austin, TX 3/18/15. On nitro.

Appearance - Pours near black with dark mahogany brown edging where light can penetrate. Broken layer of suds with a thin ring around the edge of the cup.

Smell - Malty, with light brown sugar notes, nutty pecan and a distant powdered cocoa character.

Taste - Follows the nose with sweet and earthy flavors upfront with brown sugar, light pecan and faint cocoa flavor. A bit more earth and pecan hit in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with low carbonation. Silky smooth delivery that comes with the nitro.

Overall - A mighty fine porter, but didn't quite live up to the expectations that the hype train behind it had bestowed upon me. Of course I've always noticed a dip in the strength of flavor with every beer I've had on nitro, so that could be an issue here too. Would love to try again, but who knows if I'll ever find my way back to the Austin area.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Hopdoddy's in Dallas. Jet black with thin carmel colored head. Symphony of chocolate, roasted coffee and just a subtle hint of pecan. One of the top two or three porters I have ever had. Don't pass this one by if you have the opportunity to drink one (or four) :-)

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Photo of AustinEric
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bartlett's. Proud to have this brewed in Austin. Kind of a one note taste, but the look and feel are top class porter. Carbonation? The feel is smooth and creamy as it should be.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought in a 32 oz growler from Central Market in Fort Worth, Texas. Poured into a glass in Oklahoma one day after purchase.

Pours a thick dark brown almost black with a brown head. Excellent malty aroma with hints of maple and chocolate.

Flavor is outstanding. Dark chocolate, toasted grain, caramel, licorice, just a little bit sweet at first with a dry finish. Slight hops in the background.

Nice medium-full mouthfeel. Very smooth.

Overall, I wish they bottled this beer. It is very good.

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Photo of FickleBeast
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nitro pint at flying saucer in ft worth. Black with full finger of Nitro foam.

Silky smooth with a nice roast and sweet flavor. Pecan flavor not really noticeable but this is a nice beer nonetheless. Great flavor and mouthfeel. I'd order this again for sure

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Photo of HipCzech
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled as an 8 oz pour into a goblet during (512)'s 6th Anniversary... poured out of a carved pumpkin "keg"! The pumpkin didn't seem to add to the always enjoyable flavor. Rich, sweet, roasted malt flavors abound (coffee, chocolate), with light bitterness to balance and some earthy, almost smoky notes. Medium body and carbonation, very drinkable, even in 80 degree heat on a sunny October afternoon in Austin.

11-Mar-16: enjoyed again on tap at Siphon (Houston), served in a shaker pint. Same rich, sweet, roasted malt flavors - this time pairing nicely with an espresso shot. Tart bitterness of the espresso draws out the porter's sweeter chocolate and caramel notes.

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Photo of FLima
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black color with a thick caramel head with eternal retention and a wall of laces.
Nice aroma with notes of coffee, nuts, some dark chocolate and licorice.
Flavor of pecans (not lots of it), char, coffee, mild lactic, some mild spices and licorice.
Very dry aftertaste with an eternal residual taste.
Medium body giving a sensation of full body given its type of carbonation. Completely smooth and silky, I even had to look for nitro addition. Alcohol feels absent.
Very flavorful porter, not hoppy but with a roasted malty bitterness.
Ap.4,5 Ar.4 Sab.4,25 Sens.4 Cj.4,25

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Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slips out a very dark, deep brown body with a thinnish, khaki-toned head.

Smell: Pecan Porter has a roasty, subtly nutty nose with sweetish touches of chocolate and cooked sugar.

Taste: A flavor that mirrors the nose, with tastes of well-roasted malt, chocolate and burnt sugars. The pecan addition is appreciable but is not the focus of the flavor, here, remaining fairly light. Small hint of raisin. Hop character and bitterness remains low. Very minimal alcohol presence. Mellow, lightly drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: While the pecans add a light, scant flavor and may leave you wanting, it still remains a nice, pleasant porter.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on cask at Flying Saucer on 4/7/14

A-Appearance is a rich dark brown with a moderate white head. Great lacing.

S-Aroma is nutty with hints of caramel, malty, sweet and decadent.

T-Taste is great, nice rich porter with great pecan/hazelnut notes.

M-mouthfeel was great being well balanced.

O-Overall an excellent porter love the pecan flavor and aroma

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black pour. Nose is pecan. Very nice nutty/chocolate flavor upfront. Body had a really nice roasted flavor. Chocolate, nut, malt, and espresso all come through. Medium bodied. Nice finish that is creamy espresso with a slight bitterness.

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