starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(512) Pecan Porter (Cacao & Raspberry)
A- Pretty much black in color with some brown hue and a 1/2 finger off white head.
S- Aromas of cacao powder and ripe raspberries. Didn't get to smell it much.
T- unsweetened cacao powder (like the stuff on truffles) hits the palate right away followed by those ripe raspberries that I smelled. The combination of the two made kind of a chipotle fruitiness to me. Works well though. On the finish there's a nice nutty flavor with hints of chocolate.
M- super smooth! Moderate carbonation.
O- all the flavors blend well together. Nothing overpowers anything else. Very well balanced and very smooth and a bit creamy. Probably the smoothest Porter I've had. Great stuff.
Errl (1105) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask..Pour is a dark brown with a nice tan head..Nose is chocolate, pecans, faint raspberry, caramel, sweetness..Taste is Dark chocolate, raspberries, cocoa, caramel, light nutty/ pecan , Raspberries come out more as it warms..
Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Holy Grail Pub.
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of cocoa notes, as well as some roasted malt and a hint of raspberry. The flavor is similar. I get some burnt malt and cocoa notes, as well as some dark fruit notes. As the beer warms up I get some additional raspberry notes, which compliment the other flavors quite nicely. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A nice take on a very good beer.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) espresso brown, flat as a pancake. Roasty,
Cream, nutty, raspberries only as you drink more and it builds. Good times.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Hay Merchant. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy tan head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast smoke and raspberry. Thin mouthfeel with a light roast and chocolate with the raspberry flavor coming thru in the finish. Easy to drink a very good one off of the Pecan Porter.