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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Nose is roast, cocoa, light coffee, dark maltiness. Flavor is overly roasty with slightly burnt aspects and some nuttiness. Bittersweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wchesser (1665) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammer (1101) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
llcooldave (1181) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
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!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (497) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (3585) - 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.

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