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RATINGS: 183   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1265) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Poured at Stubbs in Austin. Dark brown pour with creamy mocha head. Roasty and nutty aroma, but not much going on. Slight roast up front with a lingering nuttiness. Bunch of chocolate coming through as I go. Not sure if this is on nitro or what, but very low carbonation and maybe slightly watered down (or maybe I've been having too many stouts lately). Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1191) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On cask. Deep brown body, stubborn brown head & lace adorn my glass. Beautiful bouquet of toasted grain, roasted pecans, butterscotch, toffee.

Taste leaves a bit to be desired, as the brunt of its nutty flavor fades to finish watery. What's here is good: a little refinement could turn this into a serious contender within the style. Shame the state makes it ILLEGAL for these guys to bottle & distribute this (and all of their other) beer(s). Fuck the TABC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmbrewmaster (6) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
poured deep brown from tap...aroma is nicely done, chocolate, coffee, and a touch of hops. Great end to a tough day

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ryborne (53) - - MAY 7, 2013
thick and chocolaty Stout, big caramel head. Like someone put caramel and hops in guiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
(draft @ The Esquire - San Antonio, TX) Dark brown pour with a chocolatey head. Nice and roasted chocolate aroma with some mild nutty hints, which is what I expected. Flavor is roasted chocolate at the start with a very light and dry nutty pecan finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3491) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose and taste are both quite roasty. Feels very smooth and makes for an easy drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (607) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Draught at flying saucer Addison. Poured a dark brown almost black color with a thin khaki head. Smoky, roasty, toasty, nutty, malty goodness!! High carb, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerseyjohn71 (164) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
i got this beer at CRAFT & GROWLER . dallas , tx , good dark appearance, dark roasted taste , smokey strong bitter finnish ,, some head when poured,

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nytemare (2) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013 does not count
Iíve seen great reviews on this beer, however I was not overly impressed. The color and lack of head had me thinking that this beer would be full and flavorful. In reality I found this beer to be light in body, long on finish but disappointing on the palate. It was reminiscent of old watered down coffee. I didnít get much Pecan but was left with a very dry, tannic feeling. Not a bad beer but also not overly impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3231) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draft 4/14/10 (Opal Divineís-Freehouse)-Pours black with no head. Aroma of burnt malt and coffee. Taste of coffee, chocolate, ad burnt malt. This medium to full bodied brew was darn tasty but just lacked carbonation.

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