Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

(512) Pecan Porter | (512) Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
4.14/5
Exceptional
760 Ratings
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:
#1,734
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
760
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
194
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 760 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of jdimento
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ranger7
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

 176 characters

Photo of Alby
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jim_TX
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

 228 characters

Photo of acashk
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hudson2508
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

 324 characters

Photo of SuburbanCowboy
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
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

 165 characters

Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ackeeper
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Beer_lover89
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.21/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LizT
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thatche2
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

 870 characters

Photo of KingAristocrat
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bwood06
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

 1,023 characters

Photo of kingjohnh
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Xp_3
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MicTar
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 BradMacMullin
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
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

 236 characters

Photo of Mwinek
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.