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Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Pie Porter (2012-2013)



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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our new Pecan Pie Porter no longer uses extract, but rather brown sugar and pecans roasted by friends at The Gallows in Boston. Buddy Hadry, a rep at Bella Vista in PA, gave me the name for this beer, the second Pecan beer now that he has named. Thank you, Buddy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
65 cl bottle @ wPBF14.
Pours clear dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee notes and resinous hops. Flavor of roasted malts, some tar, caramel, mild cocoa, dry nutty notes and wood. Slightly too thin but almost perfect balance on the body. Very nice anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
65 cl bottle @wPBF14, no BBE info
Aroma has some roastiness and distant moldy tones. Flavour is nutty with roasted notes, some cocoa and bitter coffee. Good, but no big feelings here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (942) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Aroma has pecan, vanilla, brown sugar, cream, and a little metallic funk that breathed off after a minute. Flavor has vanilla, nuts, and a little coffee, with a really creamy mouthfeel. Roast coffee bitterness in the finish. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Color- dark brown with cocoa head. In the nose you get maple syrup and brown sugar. A bit of a metallic taste, but that goes away as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
From Aalborg, DK. Bottled, 011213. Black with small head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with caramel, coffee and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darb85 (178) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Smooth. Mild pecan a bit sweet with bitter finish. Bubbly thin mouth feel. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Clear, dark, brown head. Aroma of old burnt coffee with some sour notes. Taste is sweet at the start with a pleasnat nutty flavor towards the middle then ending with burn grains, though sweetness pervades all along. A little lingering sweetness at the end. Heavy with a full and rich palate that is quite fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Aroma: Nutty, roasted aroma with hints of soy sauce. Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, with a chocolaty tan head. Taste: Medium sweetness with hints of bitterness at the edges. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Its a rich, robust beer. Im not sure I taste the pecan pie, but there is a slightly nutty flavor that adds to this beer. Really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1374) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours an opaque, very dark brown color with some cola-ruby glints around the bottom edge of the glass when held to the light. Creamy smooth, one and a half finger, dark taupe head is noted. The head has good retention, creating a good-looking beer for a little longer. Sweet sorghum, a little char, and some date on the nose. Thicker mouthfeel with a slightly drying texture. I got a hint of the pecan pie in my third pull, about two thirds of the way just before the beer finishes. Mashed potatoes at times. The tastes are blended well, but fat is noted to be expressed just a touch more than others. A bit of a woody flavor is detected at times. Not barrel wood, but saw dust you taste in the air after cutting with a saw. There is a smoky dimension as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1821) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bomber. Pours a dark brownish black pour with a sudsy head. Nose is nutty and malty and quite pleasant. Taste is sweet chocolate with nutty notes, full of flavor ! Taste is light and not heavy on the palate. Finishes with a sweet chocolate dessert like finish. Nice porter. Quaff Score 8 / 10

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