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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, itís pronounced puh-CON, not PEE-can!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex4r (72) - - 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 (5074) - 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 (1237) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wonkavator33 (4) - - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
Exactly what I hoped it would taste like. Excellent! +++++++++++++++++*++++++++*++*

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the 750 bottle. Chocolate and big alcohol bite. Rum raisin vanilla and some pecan pie thrown in. Tastes more like a barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Clear dark copper with a tan head. Heavy vanilla aroma with mole sauce notes. Delicious pecan pie filling, aromatic vanilla beans, some fumey alcohol. Really does give off a pie vibe. Body is quite thin and airy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
bottle from daniel719. pours deep amber, foam head. nice nose, really smells like a pecan pie, molasses, sugar, pecan, crust. taste follows, pecan is most notably midway. very interesting and tasty beer. moar. need moar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - Whole Foods - 750 ml capped bottled. Pours a deep, dark brown with a slight reddish tinge to it, light off-white head - light traces of lacing. Aroma is pleasant and sweet with some molasses, nutty pecan accents, a touch of vanilla. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying with some sweet pecan pie notes, a bit of maple syrup, some hints of vanilla and a back end of brown sugar. Mouthfeel has a nice stickiness. This could have have been a hot mess.....but CC has a way of making these things work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - JAN 12, 2014
This beer pours a dark brown with a small khaki head. Smells of vanilla and nutty, taste is very sweet lots of vanilla up front followed by nuttyness and malts. Basically taste like pecan pie, some alcohol can be detected once it gets warmer. The body is a bit thinner than I expected but it is very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2925) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
750ml bottle from Whole Foods in Tallahassee. Brown pour with an orange tint and thin tan head that disappears quickly. Nutty, chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Tastes definitely capture the pecan pie vibe -- pecan, coffee, toffee, chocolate, little woody, molasses. Slick medium to thick palate. Itís sweet for sure, but not overly so. Still, just a one-off sipper for me. Well constructed and interesting overall.

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