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Genghis Pecan (2012) | Clown Shoes

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3.63/5
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207 Ratings
Genghis Pecan (2012)Genghis Pecan (2012)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rab53 on 10-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
207
pDev:
11.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
Photo of falloutsnow
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Bottled 11/15/2012
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Clown Shoes' Ghengis Pecan is a fairly straightforward (strong) porter beer, with a notable roasted, chocolate, and caramel malt base. The pecans, though mentioned on the label, do not seem to show up well in the beer itself, nor is there a discernible pie-like influence. In general, a well-made porter, but nothing very far above average, and the $8/22oz price tag doesn't warrant purchasing this again.

Pours a 1.5cm head of medium tan color, bubbles small to medium in size, with average retention length of about a minute. Lacing is present, but fairly modest, a few lines and dots adorn the inside of the glass. Body is dark brown to nearly black, opaque. Light doesn't change much of the coloration, except around the edges, where it brings out a dark brown-amber hue. Carbonation is not visible, except for that which brushes against the side of the glass, giving the appearance of a fairly lowly carbonated beer.

Aroma is sweet, with moderate, but noticeable, roasted and dark caramel malts with a touch of chocolate. I don't detect any toasted (or raw) pecans (or other nuts), despite the advertising. In the strong porter category, bordering on stout territory with the roastiness, though it is still sweet and light enough, at least aromatically, to be a porter.

Overall taste is of roasted, chocolate, and some caramel malt, well-balanced between being sweet and acrid, though the beer is, as others have noted, not pecan or pie-like. Tasting opens with sweet, dark-colored caramel malt, chocolate, and light roasted malt. Mid-palate detects stronger roasted and chocolate malt, though still fairly well-balanced by the caramel-like sweetness. Back of palate gets more roasted malt acridity than any other area, with slightly stronger chocolate malt and a reduced caramel malt presence. Aftertaste is fairly sweet, more of caramel than roasted malt, though the latter is present, and this combination seems to reinforce its porter-side, though the beer is still pushing into stout territory.

Beer is of medium weight, with medium-low carbonation intensity, resulting in a primarily smooth mouthfeel with enough bubbles to render it interesting and not stagnant. Closes fairly dry, with moderate stickiness left on the palate.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial nonic a deep dark brown with a thinner tan colored head that was gone pretty quickly.Aromas of bitter chocolate,coffee, and a nice amount of roasted pecans.The feel is is a little fizzy and on the lighter side.Dryer on the palate with decnet roast and quite earthy in the finis,there is some dark corn syrup and caramel notes underneath but the dry earthy tones win out.not bad but really not anything to seek out,the feel of the beer is a bit of a turn off.

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Photo of Stebow1289
3.92/5  rDev +8%

Photo of b2hogan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Poured dark brown, nearly black, with a light brown head. The head soon reduces to a durable partial coat and ring. Moderate lacing.

Smells sweet and delicious. Some pecan pie filling with cinnamon. Moderately strong. Only faint grains.

Less sweet than it smells, there's a solid layer of medium and dark roasted grains with a bit of caramel and dark chocolate. A hint of roasted pecans, but wuite faint, as is the coffee in the finish. Near equal sweet/bitter by the finish. Nice nutty/malty aftertaste.

Medium body; very good carbonation level; very smooth; dry finish.

O: Lightly boozy nose and feel, but still drinks like 4-5% ABV brew. A distinct, remarkably smooth Amer. Porter. Recommended.

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Photo of rdilauro
1.93/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I never like to bad mouth anything and I wont start here. But, this was a beer that I did not like at all. Right from the onset, the pour was less to than favorable, there wasnt much of any aroma in the glass and the first sip didnt offer me anything that I was looking for.

Each follow on sip did nothing more to impress me with this one

Sorry, guess we cant like every beer

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Underrated porter. The pecan adds a nice slightly sweet and certainly nutty beer. Above average mouthfeel. Dark brown coloured body. Pleasant and slightly sweet aroma. Very good drinkability. Fun unique stuff worth trying for those not hung up on being purists. One of the best bottle labels of recent years.

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Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MADPolo
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Damian74
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of blindpiggie
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mscudder
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Bung
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Murky dark brown pour, thin but nice looking light brown to light tan as the head sticks down below sea level. Retention is very good.

Aroma, roast malt, some toasted nut.

Taste, heavy roast malt and some coffee. Pecan peanutty accent, some dark chocolate. The roast and coffee is just a tic overpowering.
Not as bad as the big hoppy feet, which was like drinking burnt toast.
A little herbal and piney bite in the finish.

Medium body and fairly creamy. The pecan seems to add more to the body than flavor. Drinks pretty well. A nice enough example, just not quite up there.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black in the glass with dark brownish edges, creamy tan foam on the top. Spotty lacing in the glass, creamy surface texture.

Dry chocolatey aroma with a hint of nutty pecan.

Roasty bitter black malts, a touch of lactose, slight nutty pecan bitterness. Pretty dry, bitter, and astringent... Not at all sweet or reminiscent of pecan pie. Still it has a creamy feel and is a nice enough porter on its own. Probably wouldn't pick it up again, but it wasn't bad. If you're looking for a good novelty beer though, look elsewhere.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Plissken
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Genghis Pecan (2012) from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 207 ratings
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