rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is roast, cocoa, light coffee, dark maltiness. Flavor is overly roasty with slightly burnt aspects and some nuttiness. Bittersweet.
wchesser (1665) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cask conditioned. Nose is vanilla and cocoa notes. Big full mouthfeel with terrific caramel sweetness. The pecan definitely comes through in the flavor, especially on the midpallete and aftertaste, with just a hint of nutty bitterness with terrific balance. Need to find a few bottles to take back to Colorado.
Sammer (1101) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Holy Grail in Plano, TX. Black pour with a thin head. Aroma is roasted coffee and pecans. Taste is pecans, chocolate and brown sugar. Creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish. Very, very good.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Flying Saucer. San Antonio. An almost black beer with red around the edges. The aroma has a lot of chocolate, some roast, and just enough nuttiness to notice. The taste was again a lot of chocolate, some roast and a nutty taste that I canít say was easy to identify as pecans. The most dominant flavor was chocolate and the palate was a little thin and not as creamy as Iíd like in a porter. Overall a solid TX brew.
llcooldave (1181) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Flying Saucer Houston: simply black in the glass. Strong roasted malt aroma. Flavor is very chocolaty with a touch of roasted coffee and a nice nutty aftertaste. I can taste the pecans in the mouth-feel. Overall, this is just ridiculously delicious. My only hope is that they used TX pecans to brew this.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap....Pours black with a thick chocolate head....Aroma of rich, bitter dark roast, baking cocoa and woody....Flavor is stout and delicious,rich dark roast, semi-sweet chocolate, woodsy with a chocolate bitter. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation....Solid brew!!!!
Pershing (497) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Roasted Malt aroma. Did not detect any pecans in the aroma or taste. The alcohol is on the high end for a porter. Dry clean taste on the palate. I was very impressed with the craftmanship in this brew. Finally, an excellent porter made in Texas.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Anvil in Houston. Pours black with a light-brown head. Nose is of roast malt, nut and coffee. Taste is roast malt, nut and coffee. Very tasty! Mouthfeel is medium with some bitterness and chalkiness. Very good porter.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, nice head and lace. Smokey coffee aroma. Smoky roasted malts dominate, with a chocolatey, coffe flavor. Nice low carb, thick mouth, with a hint of caramel. Tasty brew.
BeerViking (3585) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.