(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!

Added by JonathanL7890 on 10-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,732
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
760
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 760 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Cleaver35
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of jribeiro025
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

You can definitely taste the pecans in this one.

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Photo of Wardnemisis
3.56/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mikeg67
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Yard House, San Antonio, TX. Pours dark brown with creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and chocolate. Finish is long with coffee after taste. Good porter.

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Photo of Redrover
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was excited to try this on cask at Opals. It was served in a standard shaker pint and the beer is a dark, dark brown with a tan priest's collar.

The aroma is of toasted malts, brown sugar and a hint of pecans.

Served at correct cellar temp, the beer is slightly woody with mild roasted malts, a hint of coffee, and those pecans in the background. I wish they would up the nut notes a bit.

The mouth is silky smooth but it thins a bit in the end. Drinkability suffers a bit from the wood notes. Perhaps a cask at the end of its life?

Glad I got to try this one. It's decent, but a bit of tweaking would push it into the excellent category.

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Photo of MrHolden
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
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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Photo of Junichi
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbouso
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjkinate
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank this beer at “The Ginger Man” last night, it was my first time visiting this establishment and was pleasantly surprised by their abundant local beer selection.

A: The beer poured a dark ashy brown that was topped with a small head and exhibited some lacing.

S: Earthy malts with coffee and chocolate undertones.

T: Slightly nutty with subtle coffee and chocolate as indicated by the scent, unfortunately they faded quickly and didn’t deliver enough flavor in my opinion.

M: Medium bodied, relatively high carbonation.


O: Good porter, but not up to par with many others I’ve tasted.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
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 aggiearcher13
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap about a month ago... old notes that I didn't date at least...

A: Dark brown, nearly black. More than an inch of very tan head. Beautiful appearance. Good lacing.

S: Very coffee like aroma, and an earthy smoke. Not much pecan on the aroma, but I'm not sure I could pick out pecans by smell.

T: Dark malts. Smooth molasses, smoke, a little nuttiness I guess but maybe I was anticipating more pecans.

M: Solid body, very nice.

D: I could have many of these, definitely a go-to beer.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
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 BoozerBrad
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DKY
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Afroman
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtaylord
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a shaker, pours a mahogany with a thin khaki crown....not a ton of lacing. Nose is promising if a little underdeveloped- I get some bitter coffee, some baker's chocolate, meaty and woody pecan (but light). Taste follows the nose...and there might be a little vanilla in there. It's nice but I'm a limited way. Feel is a little thin, a litle flat.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

(512) Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 760 ratings
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