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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Growler shared by suzyg. Pours a rich black with thick coffee tan head. Coffee, slight sweet cocoa, roasty malt, vanilla and a nice light nuttiness. Body feel is nice and light yet full with depth and a creamy carb feel. Balanced with roast, coffee, slight sweetness and a identifiable touch of nuttiness. Flavorful yet sessionable, nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
growler. thanks ben! pours jet black with a big dense creamy dark tan head that falls away quickly. big roasty, chocolatey, nutty nose. creamy medium body with lively carb. roasty, chocolatey, nutty mid palate. long roasty finish. drinkable, pleasant, sessionable. great porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2311) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Draft from draught house. Malty chocolatey and some coffee predominate. THe pecans really were quite tastable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Pours dark brown/black into the glass with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate and nuttiness. Flavor is chocolate and coffee followed by extreme astringency which I can only guess comes from the pecan. Light to medium body, would not drink often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2010
On tap at Gingerman Austin TX. Pours a nice black to brown with a brown head. Aroma is roasted barley chocolate coffee and a little earth. Flavor is roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, pecans. Good Stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
(Growler) Pours lack with tan bubbles. Nose is nutty, roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, with an oily, creamy body. This is very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Tried on tap at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer. Pours black with basically no head. Aroma is roasted malt along with a little bit of coffee and some pecan nuttyness. Flavor is similar to the aroma with the pecans being the star of the show. Medium mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. Very drinkable and one of the best beers I have tried from Texas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
(Draught and a growler sample courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, toffee, roasted malt, and pecans. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, pecans, and some cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 25/09/2009 Roast aroma. Small white head. Black smooth and a little rich on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Tap at Flying Saucer, Houston.
Pours a deep, rich mahogany with a nice, off-white head and a nose of coffee, roasted chocolate, and ground roasted nuts. Flaovr is a nice coffee/pecan balanced by chocolate syrup and a roasted malt finish. Thick and chrewy mouthfeel. I wasn’t expecting much but this was a pleasant surprise. Great beer!

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