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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
That’s right, the first seasonal offering (of many to come ) from (512) Brewing Company was brewed this week. It’s a Robust Porter brewed with Pecans. Look for this beer to be released sometime in late October - We can’t release it until there’s at least a hint of cool weather in the air! This nearly black Porter is made with US 2-row and Crystal malts along with Baird’s Chocolate and Black malts. Mild smooth hop bitterness is contrasted with sharp black malt bitterness. It has a full body and malty sweetness balanced with subtle pecan aroma and flavor from locally grown pecans. Yet another true Austin original!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (3171) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Keg at the Ginger Man, Austin. Pours deep black with red hints, nose has roast coffee, toffee, pecan, apple. The body is rich and full, with black treacle and roast malt, then nuts coming through in the mid body. Sweetness and pecans then come through as the chill eases off. The aftertaste is very roast with bitter and nutty notes, faint hints of strawberries. Superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Roasted malts and nutty aroma.. Color is dark brown... Flavor is pecans, dark chocolate, and roasted malts... Smooth and drinkable, really good beer... Worth the mjney

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Cask at Flying Saucer in Addison TX. Pours a dark brown black with a brown head and webby lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, and pecan shells countered by a balancing spicy bitterness. There was a slight tang or tartness (acetaldehyde?) on the finish that I did not care for, but it went away as it approached room temp

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color with a finger’s worth (or so) of tan head. S: Plenty of roast comes through right away with a bit of bananas, which I was not expecting. The nuttiness is there and provides some interesting sweetness, along with a chocolate note. T: A very nice roasty base for this beer. The flavor profile is sort of all over the place: sweet bananas, chocolate, pecans, coffee, and perhaps some molasses too. M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation, but it doesn’t detract from the beer at all. D: I’m very glad to have finally tried this one, and to find that it was as good as I expected. A very enjoyable beer that I would have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Decent porter.... If pecan wasn’t listed, you would never know. Toasty aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
growler courtesy of thickfreakness, thanks! pours a nice opaque brown with a 1-2 finger brown marbled head. nut nuttiness through out this one, sorta like a not brown porter. very tasty stuff, takes me back for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Cask at Ginger Man Austin. Brown with big tan head and lace. Pecan and cocoa nib aromas. Flavor is roast malts, cocoa, coffee, and nuttiness. Medium body with watery texture. A decent porter but the flavors fade fast into a residual sweet and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Out of a growler at a tasting, brought by jojomdma...thanks Joe! - Pours deep and dark with a small tan head. Smell has peppercorns, a little heat, dark, roasty malt, and dark chocolate. The taste is pretty decadent, with dark chocolate, espresso, light cinnamon, Irish creme, and some nice, complimentary ashiness. Decent heat on the finish, and though a little thinner and more watery than I’d like, real pleasant in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Growler thanks to xpimptastikx!! Dense black pour with big chocolate colored head fading quickly to the edges; aromas of stale nuts, peanut shells and dry chocolate; nice cola sweetness with creamy texture; some plumy fruits with mild ash and chaulk in the finish; sweet, dry peanuts and pecan shells; the nuts here help mute the sweetness and the final product is very tasty and well rounded; lots of dry chocolate and a little fruit; damn tasty; thanks Mike!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with a chocolate colored head. Nose is nuts, bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, and hints of brown sugar. Taste fudge, roasted nuts, Oreo cookie crust and caramel. Medium mouhfeel and decent finish.

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