superspak (3500) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
chinchill (3124) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jtclockwork (11042) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Strykzone (5623) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drsordr (1595) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Wonkavator33 (4) - - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Exactly what I hoped it would taste like.