madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!!
ilovedarkbeer (2389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer; solid porter aroma with nutty background; taste follows with nice mixture of choc coffee pecans; a well balanced unique brew
legion242 (2315) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ttutony (754) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
dyetube (1261) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy light tan head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a roasted chocolate and nuts. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet roasted coffee flavor and nice lingering finish. Hides the alcohol well making it very drinkable. A very good Porter from (512).
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Fort Worth Gingerman. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is about the same with the chocolate a little more upfront. Pecan finally pulls through to the forefront in the finish.