(512) Pecan Porter | (512) Brewing Company

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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!

Added by JonathanL7890 on 10-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
742
Reviews:
135
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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137
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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light bodied and interesting without being overly flavorful. Near black in the pint shaker with a modest head and some lacing along the glass.

Dark caramel flavor, a touch of bitter chocolate, and something like nuts. I guess it's the pecans, though the flavor doesn't jump out at you. I wouldn't describe it as buttery, but there is a hint of that acetyl taste. Some bitterness along with a distinct grainy flavor. A walnut shell bitterish taste along with a slight sourness of the burnt barley sort. Not much of a fragrance.

An okay quaff, and more interesting than a lot of Porters. On tap at the Double Horn brewpub in Marble Falls.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Esquire Tavern in San Antonio. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - pours what looks like black I the glass. It it more of a deep brown when viewed with sufficient lighting. A two finger medium brown head builds and collapses on itself within a few minutes. A few rings if lacing appear as the libation is consumed.

S - nutty, toasty, malty, brownies, milk chocolate, Mars bar

T - malty chocolates and nutty - very smooth. Rich and decadent wih a slight nuttiness from the pecans that added to, but doesn't dominate the beer. Finishes with a so lean, slightly sweet maltiness with some caramel dry chocolate.

M - medium bodied and slightly creamy

D - easy to drink. It's lighter has great taste and a slight drying that makes a pint go down smooth.

Overall, a fantastic beer I'm glad to have tried. It blows the doors off other pecan beers I've had and even without it I think it would stand as a fantastic beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On vacation in Austin ordered on tap at whip in, this was poured in a way to eliminate the head sadly. Anyways this pours a pitch black with a minimal tan head. The smells are of nuts and dark roasted malts. The feel is medium. The taste is great a load of bitter dark malts along with a nice nutty flavor.

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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Buffalo WIld Wings in Webster, Texas.

This is a great Porter. Can I taste pecans? I'm not sure. I think they are there. There are the regular porter flavors it seems.. coffee, chocolate... at least to me.

All I know is it's such a good beer. Not one you can drink one after another, but enjoying a pint every now and then is a nice way to finish off a meal.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 742 ratings.
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