(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter | (512) Brewing Company

(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter
BA SCORE
85.7%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 426 ratings
(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States
512brewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
(512) Double Pecan Porter is a robust porter accented by locally grown roasted pecans and subtly enhanced by aging in recently emptied oak whiskey barrels. For the first ever bottling, only one 200L barrel was bottled. Notes of chocolate, coffee and pecan marry with the subtle flavors of vanilla and whiskey to make this a wonderful winter warmer worth sharing and savoring. We sincerely hope you enjoy every sip.

2010 - Jack Daniels barrels
2011 - Maker's Mark barrels
2012 - Jack Daniels barrels
2013 - Maker's Mark barrels

Added by wagenvolks on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,874
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
426
Liked:
365
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
13.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
216
Gots:
114
Trade:
6
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Reviews by valarking:
Photo of valarking
1.79/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Disgustingly infected. Smells like a bunch of mixed bottom shelf liquor mixed together in a bathtub at a frat party. Taste is boozy with an overwhelming funky tart from the infection. Can't really give any more specific tasting notes because I was so distracted by the funk. I'm normally not so negative about (inadvertently) funky beers and I suck it up when Ranger Creek does this constantly, but this pecan porter was a solid $15-20 a bottle here, so the lack of quality control is egregious. Last beer I buy bottled from 512.

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Photo of aubzachsyd
1.26/5  rDev -69.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Bottle from 2014. Infected bottle. Gusher once opened and poured into a teku glass. Smell of pecans and a hint of whiskey. Taste very off. Sour and not in a good way. Was really looking forward to this one, big disappointment.

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Photo of chrismann65
1.29/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I love 512 pecan porter , I always order it when I see it on tap, many times & have always loved it.! So knowing the 2014 BA pecan porter was funky tart from the infection & had to be poured out ! When I saw the (2015) I was so happy to try it. ! No,--- Not the same thing , I got a bad sour,tart flavor big time, W/ heavy carbonation totally off. ! So be aware this can be a hit or miss, cant believe (512) has not pulled this beer .? P.S. I will not stop drinking Reg, 512 pecan when I see it on tap ! I was so looking forward to this beer... ! Anyone else taste the sour, tart notes in this BA, porter.? Cheers

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Clonies720
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

2013 edition of the (512) Whiskey-Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter. 9.5% ABV. Special yearly release in the Spring. No wax around the gold cap this year like the 2012 edition had. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pours a viscous, oily black with a nice, dark tan head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma: The nose starts off with freshly roasted coffee with a touch of vanilla. Notes of chocolate and roasted pecans abound within. It ends with a pleasant dash of spicy phenolics and whiskey.

Taste: The whiskey is very upfront and direct, but not unpleasant. The flavors really come together and blend nicely in this beer. Whiskey flavors give way to the pecans. The pecans acquiesce to the vanilla and chocolate. On the finish, I get some herbal/floral hops

Mouth feel: Low-medium carbonation, which gives the beer a surprisingly thin and watery mouth feel for 9.5% ABV. I'd say I'd say it's a touch or two under medium-bodied.

Overall: This is a really nice beer that's well-rounded. The only thing I'd change if I could, would be the low carbonation. It didn't do so much for the beer. I'd also like to have been able to taste the barrel aspect a little more.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Whip-In. 8 oz pour.

Pours dark brown to black with a beige head. The aroma is oak and whiskey, with some roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is bourbon with some milk chocolate and dark chocolate. There is a little nuttyness which I guess is the pecan and some light bitterness at the end, either from the hops or the chocolate. Medium-thick, creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation. A truly great beer.

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Photo of rissues24
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(512) Bourbon-Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter
Served from a cask at The Dig Pub and poured into a pint glass

A: Beautiful beer that poured black into the (512) glass that I got to take home with me. Thanks Dig Pub! There was no head present when delivered to our table, just a little lacing at the top of the glass.

S: I noticed the smell of the Jack Daniels bourbon right away. I also noticed the aroma of the roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.

T: The taste of the bourbon barrel aging is the first thing that you notice, followed by the roasted malts. The variety of all of the various flavors work well with each other and nothing dominates.

M: Coming out of a cask, the mouthfeel is very nice and smooth with very little carbonization present. I will have to search out more cask events.

D: Aging in the Jack Daniel's barrel was a great idea that made a great beer even better. Putting the beer in a cask helped make a very complex beer even more drinkable.

Wish that I could have had another pint but this was another great event at Dig Pub and there was only enough in the cask for everybody to have one. I hear that they are working on aging a batch in Maker's Mark barrels. A great reason that 2011 should be another great year for beer lovers in Austin.

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Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Soonami
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to chriswilkes33 for sending me this in the N00b BIF 4.

Pitch black with rocky cappuccino foam with fantastic head retention. The fringes shows mahogany highlights

Smells like a lot of bourbon and vanilla, with a bit of chocolate and sweet malts

Tastes comparatively light in relation to the aggressive nose. The bourbon is very well balanced with the toasty malt and sweet chocolate. The roast, cocoa, and barrel are very well paired.

The beer is definitely overcarbonated, but not infected and tasty.

Great to try this beer, thanks again Chris!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Djenx
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of hsus0225
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

(512) Brewing Company "Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter"
on tap @ Craft Pride, Austin, TX on 5 November 2015
$5.50 / 6.5 oz.

Notes: Listed at 8.2% ABV... not sure what year it is. The barrel actually brings out the pecan in comparison to the regular, unless of course there's actually double pecans in use - I tasted them side by side. Bourbon and oak are found in the aroma along with a mild dark roastiness. The flavor follows with an additional touch of fruit and chocolate and milky coffee; and then finishes with fruit, cocoa, a hint of alcohol (Bourbon) and coconut. Medium bodied with a median carbonation. It's unlike any beer I've ever tasted, and I've had other pecan beers before. Was it worth the cost? Probably when you consider that it's a beer you sip at rather than just drink down; and that there are added costs in the ingredients (mainly the pecans) to get it to where it is. In any case it's unique, and probably worth trying based on that alone, but I'd suggest you look for the standard version as well so that you can compare the two.

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StephRai
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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