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

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(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter
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(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:
#2,109
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
434
pDev:
13.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of ruzzal
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stewartea
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer reminds me of a slightly boozy liquid Almomd Joy candy bar! Had it on tap. Dark brown, good lacing. Very distinct smell of whiskey and chocolate. The earthy taste includes chocolate, coconut, almonds, and sweet vanilla. A great desert beer!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pinthouse Pizza in Austin, TX.

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like earthy roasted pecans, vanilla, creamy coffee, oak, chocolate and roasted malt.

There’s a little bit of whiskey flavor here and it’s nicely woven into the whole beer. There’s definitely some oak and vanilla, with a killer toasted pecan flavor- very roasty and nutty, with just a little bit of sweetness. The base is super chocolatey. There’s basically no boozy flavor at all.

This is medium bodied, rich and creamy, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

This is a really fun beer. It’s nice to have a good beer with a less common ‘adjunct’- you don’t see many pecan beers.

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Photo of mlanier
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

nuts in beer fascinate me, i think the potential is enormous, but in my experience it has been really hit or miss. i have been looking forward to trying this one, after hearing about it for years. this is an interesting beer, it surprised me in that the base porter is pretty light and boring, not that great really, almost more of a deep brown ale than anything else, not as roasty or dark as anticipated, lots of cocoa and some sweetness to it, i think a more robust porter would be a better starting place for this recipe, but the rest of it i liked a lot. the pecan profile is great, they can be smelled and tasted effortlessly, with the roasted richness there, and a hearty and warming baked sort of profile that works with the residual sugars in here. the whiskey is way ahead of the wood, and more wood mellowing this would be nice. the booze aspect is strong, and it tastes kind of cheap to me, strong vanilla and corny sweetness, still nice with the nuts, but it doesnt taste like amazing bourbon to me, almost like some whiskey is actually blended into this instead of just the barrel ageing. i was a little disappointed overall by this, i wanted it to blow my mind and be the best nut beer ever, but its not. that said, still a really enjoyable product, nice for fall, and something i would gladly drink again. ambitious stuff, pioneering to some extent, but the execution could be picked up a notch i reckon...

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: pitch black, cinnamon lacing and 3 inches of head.
Smell: whiskey, cocoa, and hint of coffee.
taste: delicious, whiskey, chocolate, raisins, and ends with a hint of pecans.
Feel: smooth, medium bodied , and flavorful.
overall: delicious

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
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3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bangers. Dull pour and mild aroma, but wait for it....huge taste and lingering warmth. Nutty, sweet, woody. All comes together quite nicely. Drinkable, but sip slowly, and savor....

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

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3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
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