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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A collaborative beer produced by Terrapin Beer Co. and Cigar City Brewing, two innovative breweries in the deep South. We decided to make a beer that will bring to mind a Southern staple, pecan pie. Pecans were first introduced to colonists by the Algonquin Indians. They referred to the nut as pakan or paccan, which means "a nut so hard that is ha to be cracked with a stone." The two breweries agreed that a malty, dark lager would be a great canvas for such a Southern tradition, graciously slathering heaps of Munich malt and other specialty grains to emulate a portrait of Southern hospitality, the likes of which could conquer any sweet tooth.

And just a reminder, it’s pronounced puh-CON, not PEE-can!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Armin. Thanks ma!. Pour is deep brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Grainy, lightly chocolatey, bready, caramelly, toffee, roasty, somewhat grainy, and sweet malty aroma. Taste is husky, vanilla, caramel, grainy, somewhat nutty, tart, dark fruity, and soy sauce. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Really different beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish, brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of bourbon, pecan pie, oak, vanilla, hints of dark fruits, raisin, plum into a bit of molasses. Taste is a mix of molasses, brown sugar, slight bourbon, oak, pecan, nice vanilla in there, finishing fairly sweet, slightly boozy, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Dark brown. Small tan head that falls quickly. No lacing. Aroma is vanilla with slight chocolate. Taste is a huge vanilla and cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6438) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
750 ml bottle at RBWG grand tasting. Pours a nut brown color with slight reddish highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice pecan nuttiness, caramel, lightly toasted, earth, cinnamon, mild vanilla and some of the alcohol shows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle at the Grand Tasting of RBWG. Pours a clear chestnut with a beige ring for a head. Notes of pecan, toasted malts, brown sugar, toffee, leaves, and earth. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 24, 2014
It does what it says. Southern slice is a sweet malty ale with hints of spice and pecans throughout. It would be a chore to finish the bottle alone so drink this with a friend or two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2486) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a deep nut brown with a finger or two of eggshell foam. The nose is heavy with sugar sweetness, molasses, cinnamon spice and some bread and nuts too. The palate follows and is pretty much what I envisioned this beer tasting like... no big surprises but enjoyable by the small pour. Rich toffee, brown sugar a bit of earthy nut adds some complexity on the lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3076) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/3/2013. Pours fairly clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, pecan nuttiness, vanilla, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and pecan/vanilla notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, vanilla, pecan nuttiness, light plum, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, vanilla, pecan nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and vanilla/pecan flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome flavored doppelbock style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and pecan/vanilla flavor additions; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7477) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of pecans with backing notes of molasses with a bit of vanilla. Flavor has more molasses and vanilla that combine with a pecan and earthy grain note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4320) - Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Capped, 750ml bottle. Pours very dark, brown color. Aroma of oily, toasted pecan meal. Some chocolate/vanilla in the distant nose. It’s strong. Thick bodied, texture of a pecan pie. Loads of caramel, heavy toasted malts character, nutty, creamy, hints of vanilla bean. Yeah, pecan pie. (3971)

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