(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

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11.11%
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep dark brown, almost black with khaki colored head. Nuts, cocoa, and a little toffee on the aroma. Same on the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with just a hint of sweetness.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Growler sent to me from beerhunter76, reviewed the day after I received it. Poured into a Stone chalice...

A: Very dark pour, oily with no head, minimal carbonation...opaque with slight traces of red along the edges of the glass. Very dark for a porter.

S: Chocolatey sweetness and nuttiness, solid roasted malt backbone shows a light dusting of coffee aromas. Maybe a hint of dark caramel or molasses...

T: Follows the nose, and suffers a bit from lack of carbonation. There is a nice chocolatey sweetness, cocoa, some flashes of dry nuttiness, and some roasted bitter notes of coffee. Dry nutty finish. As it warms some pecan and more dark caramel emerges.

MF: Tough to gauge, obviously I'd like more carbonation...as it is, its drinkable and a bit oily/heavy/syrupy.

O: Really pleasant porter with a good flavor profile. Not life-changing, but a beer that could be a really good everyday drinker. Not too sweet, but definitely leans towards chocolate, caramel, and pecan, which is a good thing in my book.

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3.6/5  rDev -13%
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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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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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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(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 779 ratings