markwise (4546) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at GABF 2012. Pours a medium porter brown with an off-tan head. Nose is big whiskey, some roasted malts, some chocolate, and some oak. Flavor is big whiskey with some chocolate, some roast, and hints of vanilla and wood. Medium in body and interesting overall.
drfabulous (4196) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF. Big whisky taste straight up. Aroma is total whisky. Thin body overall but nice flavor and tasty.
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some pecans, some light whiskey and oak, hints of chocolate, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A solid beer.
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is pecans, malts, roasty, alcohol, and good. The taste is malts, sweet, chocolate, pecans, wood, alcohol, and nice.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl, tnx to Kan. Pours pitch black with a huge tense brown head leaving lace. Aroma is very nutty dry whiskey vanilla roasted malty. Flavor is acidy malty roasted and very nutty in start more fruity apples pears ans whiskey with dry harsh barrel tones and bitterness towards the end. Finishes bitter nutty. Maybe a bit too carbonated
jkwalking05 (3939) - 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.
djd07 (3896) - 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.
burg326 (3890) - 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.
Cavie (3844) - 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.†
vtafro (3835) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Malty, nutty, oak, and bourbon aromas. Pecan, spice, malt, sweet and bourbon flavors.