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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9692) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Clear brown pour, light head. Flavors of maple syrup, pecans, crust, light roast, some lactose notes. Very good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle @ Steve_0, thanks doodler! Pours a clear reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Caramel, cardboard / oxidized, earthy, brown sugar aroma. Thick body. Syrupy / maple, toffee, thick sugary flavor. Finishes thick and sugary. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9451) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8928) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
750mL thanks to tastybeer! Clear, deep cola red. Great yellow foam. Nose gives off volatile plastic, salted pecans, buttery crust, rich, flashes of coconut rum. Taste is spot on rich Pecan pie, salty, super rich, coconut, baked buttery crust. Impressive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (8313) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
750ml bottle. Amber pour. Smell is puffed wheat cereal. Flavor is sickly sweet candy corn. Failure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7266) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7201) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
750mL bottle pours with a dark amber body that has glowing thin gold edges and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses, caramel malts, sweet and hoppy wort notes, some mild fruity esters and then malt sweetened ginger snap cookies. Cool. The taste is smooth sweet goodness with molasses, caramel malts and tasty sweet sticky wort flavored spiced cookies. This all rides on a smooth slick rich sweetness that binds everything together. I want to give this about a 3.9 but being the “homer” I am it needs to bump up higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7040) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6980) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6577) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet nutty and malty nose. Malty, super sweet, dry, earthy, big berries. Light chocolate. A bit of heat. Very sweet, molasses. Unusual.

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