Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 Bottle - Pecan, bourbon and vanilla. Jet black with a stunning brown head. Pecans, big whiskey notes and some chocolate malts. Great for the pecans. Draft - Most of the boldness is lost, almost castrated. Bottle is much better.
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Ginger Man Plano. I called before I left Fort Worth to see if they still had it and the said they did. After driving an hour to get there, they told me they ran out yesterday. The manager set them straight, though Iím pretty sure I ended up with one of the last pints of this in DFW.
This beer pours a very dark black color with a tall foamy tan head. It was served on cask so it is carbonated a bit differently which lends to the creamy appearance and head.
The aroma is in a word, gorgeous. Tons of bourbon and whisky notes greet the nose upon the first draw. Big wood and toasted oak scents with sweet vanilla and roasty chocolate. This beer is so inviting to smell I almost just donít want to drink it. Seriously it has been sitting in front of me for 10 minutes and it has yet to touch my lips. Iím very excited at this point!
The flavor is very woody upfront, and I mean extremely woody. Itís like I took a plank of oak and bit into it. Very creamy mouthfeel that almost coats the tongue. There is almost a hint of tart fruit in the middle which might be early warning signs of something awry with this beer. Thatís not surprising as this was the first barrel aging venture this young brewery tried and the barrel aging process is pretty squirrely to begin with. but keep in mind, it was only a hint of it so it could be nothing.†
The finish is when all the whisky glory shines through. You can literally feel the warmth of the alcohol on the back of your throat, trailing all the way down.†
The regular Pecan Porter is already an excellent beer, and this was fantastic. †I am anxious to see what their future batches of this will be, and I really wish I could have had this a bit fresher. At 8.2%, I do not recommend enjoying more than one of these at a time, rather let this one sit and take your time with it. Love it. Treat it like a lady.†
jkwalking05 (3707) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black in color with a decent sized brown head. Aroma is of pecan, tons of oak, and rich dark shocolate. Taste is heavy in pecan and wood with chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of smoke.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle pours a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of light pecans, roasted malt, booze, oak, light vanilla, and some light coco. flavors are the same, not much nuts in the flavor, kind of dominated by the booze taste, but all the aromas are there. Glad I finally got to try this one, a really nice beer overall that I would love to drink again.
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Draught House 42nd anniversary celebration. Pours dark brownish black with a thin alcohol-like beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate. Flavors are rich and sweet barley malt and chocolate. Vanilla pre-finish. Dry woody finish. An after dinner beer for sure but pretty much delicious.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Flying Saucer Sugar Land
Pours a deep black with a tan head. Nose is a nice blend of bourbon/caramel/oak/chocolate. Flavor is upfront whiskey with a nutty caramel finish. Thick on the tongue. Wow. Great balance; the whiskey never overpowers.
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown almost black with a medium light tan head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is alcohol roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet roasted malt and chocolate and nice light bitter finish. Hides the alcohol very well making it easy to drink, a very impressive imperial porter from 512.
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Darkest brown with a two finger lasting tan head. Pretty nice aroma with chocolate, pecan, and whiskey. Flavor is pretty impressive, somewhat sweet but not too much, with roast, chocolate, pecans, whiskey, vanilla, and oak. Just a tiny bit metallic but very good regardless. Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation. Tasty brewski.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle... heard great things about the first batch, batch 2 did not live up to it at all... dark brown with a big tan head, a bit of a gusher as we popped it leading to speculation that this is an early stage infection... the aroma is dead mostly, I was expecting some nice roasted nuts but nada... tastes has a bit of caramel and vanilla but equally boring and overcarbonted... disappointed, would like to try a different batch in the future
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
512 whiskey barrel double pecan porter. 750ml bottle courtesy of mar.
Been wanting to try this for awhile actually... Opens with a smallhiss
and yields a solid but not heavy black hued pour but is quickly
overwhelmed by an engulfing fluffy tan head that takes quite a while
to settle. Overcarbonated it seems and tconsistent with what has been
circulating with respect to the brew... Sour mash whiskey forwardness
with a mild nuttiness. Semi-sweet with a medium degree of chocolate.
Was a bit metallic at first but quickly settles down a bit... Flavors
are more of the same with a whiskey bent cocoa nature. Semi-sweet
profile with a fluffy mouthfeel but the level of carbonation is too
big for its own britches. Body way too pillowy and deserves more body.
Flavor is nice though despite the fact.