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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
growler thanks to thirdeye11. black with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, light pecan and chocolate. very nice on the palate with a light pecan flavor backed by chocolate and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Growler thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a black body and a tan head that fades. Aroma of roast, coffee and pecan. Taste is pecan and mocha. Pretty straight forward, but good porter. Light bubbles. A lot better use of pecans than Shiner...gawd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
growler, thanks to thirdeye11, black color with slight foam, aroma of pecan pie and coffee, flavors of dusty pecan, coffee, dark chocolate, nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Uncle Billyís Brew & Que in Austin. The beer pours a dark brownish-black color with a medium light brown head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Light roasted malt aroma with a touch of coffee. Medium, soft body with flavors of malt, milk chocolate and mild coffee. Very little if any nutty character actually. The finish is malty with a light coffee bitterness left behind. Overall a decent Porter, but kind of a head-scratcher as to calling it a Pecan Porter. I know those nuts are expensive but this could have used more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
JW77 with a growler at cigar city. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is light chcocolate, roasted malt, weak coffee, and some earthy nutiness. Flavor is roasty and light chocolate. I wish I could taste more pecans. But it was still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2009
Thanks to whoever left a full growler at CCB after Big Sound release. Pours black with beige head, light golden lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, light pecan nose. Taste, nutty / pecan with chocolate malts, light abv an palate with some coffee notes in the finish and some faint bitterness. Very tasty and gets better after a few pints and after it sits outside for a few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Had on tap with Cavie while visiting Texas. Decent brew, but it needs more pronounced pecan flavor to really tout that name around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fivehoursfree (11) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2009
A solid porter. I think the Pecans might be a gimmick because I couldnít taste them, or even a hint of nuttiness. I also drank it outside when it was 100F, so I may not have enjoyed it as much as if I was sitting in a dark pub when its 50F outside.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On draft at Uncle Billyís. Real impressed with this porter...very nice malt, coffee and chocolate aromas and flavors...with a touch of sweetness on the end, but not too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfrederi (1) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2009 does not count
I am very partial to Porters. And this Porter lands near the Meantime Porter as far as my favorites. In my top 2, most certainly. This Porter is good in a much different way. It has a great chocolate/coffee aroma to it, and has a more malty taste to it. The first batch of it I tried wasnít nearly as dry as the last batch I tasted, but in both cases, the beer didnít disappoint. When you read Pecan, donít expect sweet. It is still very much a Porter, but with a little bit of added malt to it. Which some will like, and other wonít.

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