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Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Pie Porter (2012-2013)



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RATINGS: 294   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1820) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Good with a twist. Roasted malt and wood or earthy aroma. Dark brown and murky. Lighter than expected palate. Smooth with good carbonation. Standard roasted flavors of a Porter but deeper and more dry. A hint of wood and earth touched by pecan, which I found more subtle. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3648) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Pours black with thick, tall tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, light vanilla and maybe hints of pecan, nuts of some sort at least. Taste is dry, chocolate and vanilla before a roasty coffee finish. Fairly light but creamy and smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2665) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
Pours black with a large frothy mocha head. Aroma is quite sweet with roasted malts, pecans, brown sugar, slight berry tartness, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, brown sugar, roasted nuts, faint berry tartness. Moithfeel is surprisngly dry with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1117) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared at BrewDog, Bristol. Pours almost black with a small tan coloured head. Aroma of roasted chocolate, toast, caramel, molasses and nut. Medium body with fairly soft carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (745) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
650ml brown bottle, label featuring a Mongolian warrior fighting off turkeys with pie, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is a dark nearly black mahogany colored with a medium large foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Flavours of roasted malts, brown sugar, dark chocolate, rye sourdough bread and a hint of nutty notes. Taste is medium-heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-full bodied, thick texture and average carbonation. Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Pie Porter is decent overall, it’s too sweet and the pecans are barely detectable in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (2134) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Overall: Sweet, dark roasted malt, ashes, Dark cocoa.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. (Vintage 2013) Reviewed 2014-08-08.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1430) - - AUG 7, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma and taste are pecans, brown sugar, and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2332) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours almost black, with a brown head. Roasted, spicy aroma, chocolate, licorice, hops, coffee, maybe faint hints of nuts (?), tar, mint. Off-dry, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2. Roasted, spicy, hoppy taste, licorice, mocha, herbs, coffee, chocolate, caramel, slightly earthy. Well balanced and smooth, long finish with notes of licorice and eucalyptus (!). I don’t really get the pecan flavours, though. (2014-08-05)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is light brown with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor of semi-sweet chocolate, light roast, burnt cocoa, and raisins. Finish is dry and a bit sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5472) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of pecans, nuts, earth, malt, figs, raisins and a touch of smoke! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong earthy and nutty flavours at first with a very deep pungent toasty flavour and even more pit fruits noticeable, all with some light caramel and smoked peat notes as well. Aftertaste is rich and complex with the full flavours of nuts and earth really meshing well with the sweetness of the caramel and pit fruits. Overall, a nice porter with a huge nuttiness (expected) and a defined sweet flavour from the caramel and pit fruits (not expected) make this great to drink. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Alexandria (Old Town), Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$7.99 sampled at home here in Washington on 15-June-2014.

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