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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (3011) - Gray, 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 (4666) - 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 (9997) - 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 (4358) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Clear deep, dark red Sweet syrupy aroma with caramel, brown sugar and light spicing. More sweet than bitter. Full smooth body with lively carbonation that is, perhaps, a little too high. O: a bit to sweet and syrupy, with insufficient input from the pecans, which seem to new missing in action.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting. Pours dark brown with white head. Nose and taste of vanilla bean, pecan, cinnamon, nuts and lots of booze, Medium body. A bit too boozy, but decent. Not sure if I could drink more than five or six ounces though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Boozy sweet with a thin body. Loads of cinnamon gives it a nice touch, but overall it’s not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
On tap and out of the bottle. They really did a fine job of making a beer taste like pecan pie. Brown pour, sweet nose: pecan and nutty, almost a sugary glaze with some vanilla. Not too heavy on the mouth, taste follows the nose, pretty food desert beer, not for everybody but I would drink it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6719) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Small sample at rbwg. Aque brown. I smell nuts and brown sugar. A brightness that lights ip my taste buds. Alcohol! Cinnamon. So cool and so hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2332) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour dark brown. Nose nutty, dank hop, sweet malt. Taste sweet malt up front,then sweet potatoe pie. Yam, pecan,brown sugar. Sweet finish.

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