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O’Connor Winter Pecan Porter

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The Winter Pecan Porter is a traditional English-style Porter infused with Toasted Pecans. It is full-bodied with a semi-sweet flavor that finishes off with hints of toasted pecans. Perfect for the winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1228) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma is coffee and chocolate but not a hint of pecan. Great looking black color with a short lasting creamy tan head. Taste of chocolate and coffee with a hint of bitterness. Watery feel with a chocolate finish and a small trace of pecan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teromous (119) - - JAN 9, 2015
Appearance: Dark black body with a light tan head that quickly fades to nothing, giving the beer the appearance of cola in the glass.

Aroma: There is a chocolate aroma and a slight note of alcohol. I don’t pick up any pecans in the aroma.

Taste: I pick up a fresh roasted coffee flavor, some toasted bread, and a bit of an oak flavor.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium bodied but doesn’t coat the mouth. A hint o f roasted bitterness is left on the palate.

Overall: I didn’t get any pecan flavor in this beer, which is a pretty big disappointment considering the picture of pecans and use of the word "pecan" in the title of the beer. It’s a decent porter but it doesn’t deliver what is advertised. I wouldn’t pick it up again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Large beige head atop a nearly black body and good lacing. Roasted malt aroma with swirls of chocolate, dark fruit and modest nuttiness. Smooth, moderately sweet, toasted malt taste with caramel and toffee along side the subltleness of the pecans. Aftertaste stays sweet. Full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel and a long lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattyKakes (116) - Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours dark black with tan head. Scent is toasted nutty brown sugar. Mouth is full of woody toasted pecans with a hint of coffee and currants. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a dense, medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate notes and toasted nuts. Taste is roasted malt, sweet chocolate, toasted nut, light earthy hops and caramel. Body is medium and rather chewy with a dense, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more roasted malt, toasted nuts, dark bread, caramel and chocolate notes. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4902) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft at Green Leaf Annual Christmas dinner, Williamsburg VA: Light charcoal aroma. Cola colored, thin head. Charcoal and ash flavor. Pecan presence is not obvious. Decent porter, but not as nutty as expected.

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