BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 2012 version which was release April 17th has black wax on the bottle and is numbered in the wax. The black wax gives the bottle that extra look of appeal.
Apperance is that of a thicker motor oil which is helped by the bottle fermentation and the finer bubvles it produces. Black as black and a nice mocha colored head on this baby. The nose is roast, dark fruit, and yumminess.
The finer buibbles gives the mouthfeel this creaminess that is very nice. The alcohol is present but to me compliments this beer. It lets you know you are drinking a bigger badder version. IMO the best release yet! I really have a tough descision on to trade any away or save it for myself.
If you have not had this, it is up there with the best of them. BEFORE I drank this years version abyss was my favorite go to stout! This has changed my mind as my new fav stout even though porter is in the name
wchesser (890) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 This is a match made in heaven. On tap at the brewery. Like a drinkable bourbon pecan pie without the cloying corn syrup sweetness. Pours dark but still translucent with a thin head. Bourbon really shows on nose and finish. Taste is full on pecans, dusty bittersweetnes included riding on a hefty full bodied port undercurrent. Looooong finish. Incredible beer. Wish I could find a bottle.
Not changing the numbers here b/c I think they truly represent this as intended. Rerate of ’11 bottle from Errl. Thanks, Chris! Body much faded from what I remember. Jack and Coke with a bitter pecan pith finish....really biting actually. A bit of the nut but mostly the pith/coffee grounds. Numbers on this would be 8 3 8 2 17. Have a 2013 bottle I intend to crack this year and rerate.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
big thanks to pimptastic for this long time want! yummy! this pours very dark more like a stout, nice thick dark brown head. nice aroma, the pecans actually come through a good bit i feel, smells like a pecan pie that my grandma would make. the taste is great, similar, the pacans lend a lot to the mouthfeel with a great nutty quality. its sweet and bittter, roasy and creamy, great stuff!
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into the glass with a small brown head. Aroma is chocolaty with a bit of the bourbon vanilla coming through. Flavor is extremely rich, but drinkable. Lots of dark chocolate, a little coffee, and the perfect amount of bourbon barrel cutting through the sweetness. Full bodied. I enjoyed this so much more than I was anticipating! Well done. Bravo!
degbert (901) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Bottle -- seemed appropriate for number five hundred. Pours a monstrously opaque black with a tan, large-grained head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, molasses, espresso, and just a touch of booze. Nutty and slightly sweet at the front of the mouth, then the dark dark roast kicks in and just dries the tongue out in a pleasant way, finishing with rich, rich bitterness and whiskey notes. Very clean and surprisingly prickly on the mouthfeel, with a great counterpoint of lactic oiliness. Yeah, it’s worth the hype.
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, and I thought the regular pecan porter was good! Dark and rich with caramelized sugar sweetness and a light pecan aftertaste. Thank you sir, may I have another?
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.
Experiment_Ale (375) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zwanze Day 2013. Pours dark brown black with light lacing. Aroma is roasted pecans and heavy malt. Taste is whiskey chocolate malt booze nice. Finish is boozy in a good way and malt. I love the spiritus flora in this beer great.
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at the Whip-In in Austin.
Pours dark brown to black with a beige head. The aroma is oak and whiskey, with some roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is bourbon with some milk chocolate and dark chocolate. There is a little nuttyness which I guess is the pecan and some light bitterness at the end, either from the hops or the chocolate. Medium-thick, creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Aroma of roasted pecans, oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Flavor is full bodied with pecans, vanilla, toffee, bourbon and oak. Damn good. Double damn good!