(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
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
Ratings:
426
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
14.79%
 
 
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216
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114
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Photo of scottfrie
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this one Andrew! 2011 vintage, reviewed form notes.

A: Pours dark brown with a crazy huge billowing head that almost foamed over the glass.
S: Pecans and wood dominate with just a hint of dark fruit.
T: Follows the nose with an overall nutty quality and flavors of pecans, whisky, and chocolate. The pecans really come out in the aftertaste as well.
M: Carbonation is ample but soft enough over the medium body.
O: Really good with great nutty and barrel flavors. Over-carbonated though. Thanks again, Andrew.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drifter1
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of churchillps
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of brew3crew
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown with tan head that quickly disapates
S-subtle whisky and vanilla. Very well balanced
T-this has been warmed up a while and is very heavy on the whisky. Overpowering. Can't get much else off it. Maybe a little vanilla, but hardly any at all.
M-medium body and crisp. Slow whisky aftertaste.
D-very drinkable, but I do not like all the whisky...

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3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Black, but brown at the edges. Nice khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Lots of whiskey. Nutty. Chocolatey and very oaky.

Taste - Strong whiskey and oak. Chocolate. Less intense on the nuts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A little thin. High carbonation.

Overall - They told me this might be infected, but it's not. Tasty stuff.

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3.68/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a dark brown in color with brown highlights when held to the light with a huge 4 finger khaki colored head that left way too much bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: I did get plenty of whiskey heat upfront in the aroma with chocolate goodness, maybe a little pecan character but I did manage to sniff out some good wood notes, slightly dark fruits and coffee coming through as well.

T: the pecan was more apparent on the palate but was still a little muted alongside great dark chocolate flavor, nice woody barrel character, sweetness from the vanilla, very well hidden whiskey boooze heat, good coffee notes and roastiness.

M; the brew was medium in body with tons of carbonation which had a semi sweet, nutty, mildly dark fruity, boozy, woody frothy and creamy finish.

O: it was a good beer all around but I feel the over carbonation took away from the overall flavor.

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Photo of Phelps
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage. Bottle into a new Belgium goblet. Shared by ejyoung.

Explodes upon touching the glass -- one part liquid, three parts foam like spun brown sugar. It eventually recedes to a thick, half-finger layer above plain black liquid. 3

Vanilla, booze, tons of toasted pecans, milk chocolate and maple in the nose. Sweet and rich. Maybe a touch metallic.

Crumbled chocolate, a touch of tangy dark fruit. The whiskey is well integrated, lending tangy booze to the chocolate malts. Pecans actually take a backseat. As it warms, sweet caramel and toasted bread emerge. Lingering chocolate bitterness and a finish of dry pecans.

Carbonation from the appearance carries into the mouthfeel, exploding when it hits the tongue. This is the main downside to the brew -- I want a heavy, thick, creamy body, not crazy Belgian bubbles.

Good flavor. A little thin, both in flavor and body, but enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Vintage 2012
750 ml black waxed bottle
Served into a snifter

A: High carbonation on the pour yielding a huge frothy tan head. Dark brown body, black in the glass. Lacing was good and the retention cap was thick, too.

S: Roasted malts, nutty, pecans, chocolate, oak and not too much in the way of whiskey. A sweetness with a little booze could be the affects of the barrel but it doesn't stand out like other spirit barrel aged beers.

T: Plenty of roasted malt, a little coffee, bitter chocolate and a lot of nuts. Not necessarily pecans per se, but a very overall nutty flavor. Back of the palate has a bit of whiskey and wood, just enough to compliment the base beer without overpowering it.

M: Too carbonated for my liking. This could easily be toned back quite a bit to give it a full-body, instead this is kind of fizzy and thin.

I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It has plenty of different flavors that all work well with the porter base. The whiskey barrel could have come through slightly more but nonetheless a tasty beer to be sure.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Photo of joeyfeets
3.75/5  rDev -6%

a great offering from local brewer 512. They added locally grown, roasted pecans to this porter & upped the ante by aging it in oak whiskey barrels. In the glass, the beer is dark black w/ a small khaki colored head. I could definitely smell the oak & whiskey in the brew. The aroma was also slightly nutty & earthy w/ a hint of chocolate. When tasting it, I could pickup the whiskey but it wasn't overpowering in this batch. Roasted malt comes through w/ pecan flavor throughout. A hint of vanilla sneaks in at the end. Despite the higher ABV, this porter is as drinkable as the regular Pecan Porter they offer. Tastes somewhat similar but this one has a lil more carbonation & the "ramped up" flavors from the whiskey barrels.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter from (512) Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 426 ratings.
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