(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) Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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

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For a special occasion in November, 2013 I cracked open my 2012 bottle of the WBADPP.

Bottle #00653

The beer foams up upon uncapping and cutting through the rock solid wax.

It pours a jet black topped by a coffee colored foam that's light and airy. This dies down in a hurry leaving liquid goodness behind.

On the nose is an evident whiskey barrel influence, although my palate and sense of smell are not discerning enough to tell what particular barrels are used.

I found some elements of dark cherries and bitter chocolate emerge, along with just a touch if vanilla and some leather.

Time has mellowed it out a bit, with a wonderful mélange of dark cherries, dark chocolate, a subdued roast and a hint of leather. Whisky kisses the palate at the end. A true imperial porter, its body doesn't cross into heavy stout territory. Has a bitter roast which gives it a great kick. Of course it tastes great. My only regret is I may never obtain another bottle of this!

Original review:

This is my 500th review.

The (512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Pecan Porter, on tap at Freetail in San Antonio.

This pours a dark brown-black, the color of burnt oak (charred staves perhaps from a barrel ready for filling?) with a thin, tight ring of foam.

The aroma has notes of bourbon mixed with a hint of dark roasted malt, the combination of their pecan porter and a barrel-aged boozy bear of a beer. As it warms there is more of a presence of dark chocolate and some coffee rounding out the aromatics, along with a touch of toffee.

The flavor has a sharp, almost harsh, upfront roastiness at first but this mellows out as it warms and opens up, releasing bourbon notes along with a sharp roast and dark cocoa as well as a dry finish. It’s not a big boozy barrel-aged beer but it does warm as it warms in the most pleasing of manners.

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Had the 2012 version most recently at the brewery's 5th Anniversary on tap. It poured a dark brown to black with a slight tan head. The aroma held deep chocolate and pecans with the whiskey barrel nose coming through. It smelled great. The flavor was an amped up version of their already wonderful Pecan Porter with the rich chocolate and pecan but the barrel aging gave it a vanilla smoothness and whiskey touch that rounded it out. A well done barrel aged beer that adds perfection to their Pecan Porter. It was nice to have it on tap at their Anniversary and my favorite of the day.

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Served in a tumbler.

2013 vintage. For a couple hours, I was referring to this brewery as "312". I've been drinkin' Goose Island for too long... Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises cocoa nibs, light whiskey, and a touch of darkly-roasted nuts. The taste brings in more of the same, with the nuts/caramel mix (yeah, the roasted nuts have been dipped in some rich caramel now, which somehow hasn't diminished the roastiness any) taking astrong lead. The body is a more-than-stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a solid little beast, with the nuts standing out more than I thought they would.

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