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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Thatís right, the first seasonal offering (of many to come ) from (512) Brewing Company was brewed this week. Itís a Robust Porter brewed with Pecans. Look for this beer to be released sometime in late October - We canít release it until thereís 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 Bairdís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (910) - 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 (3061) - 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 Iíd 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 (2406) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Nice beer; solid porter aroma with nutty background; taste follows with nice mixture of choc coffee pecans; a well balanced unique brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2322) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Wow, a porter. Canít really screw up a porter can you? Well, they didnít. It is simple enough and not screwed up, but I am looking forward to trying a real beer from these guys. Thankfully, the pecan flavors were restrained, ícause me donít likey pecans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
On tap at Ginger Man in Austin, TX. Nearly black in appearance with minimal head. Definite pecan on the nose (surprise!). Good interplay between roasted malt, coffee, and pecan flavors on the palate. Just a touch of sweetness. Really well made, this was the first beer I tried from (512) Brewing and it was a great introduction to their offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Clear, nearly opaque black pour which reveals itself to be dark red on examination in bright light. Scant, tan head leaves a coarse lace. Coffee nose, medium body, balance nutty bittersweet middle and finish. I would drink it again, but only a pint at a time - a niche porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1279) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
this beer pours black with a medium tan head. The aromas are chocolate, coffee and nut. the palateia set and lightly carbonated with a roastiness.

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