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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Thats right, the first seasonal offering (of many to come ) from (512) Brewing Company was brewed this week. Its a Robust Porter brewed with Pecans. Look for this beer to be released sometime in late October - We cant release it until theres at least a hint of cool weather in the air! This nearly black Porter is made with US 2-row and Crystal malts along with Bairds Chocolate and Black malts. Mild smooth hop bitterness is contrasted with sharp black malt bitterness. It has a full body and malty sweetness balanced with subtle pecan aroma and flavor from locally grown pecans. Yet another true Austin original!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask at the Ginger Man, Houston, 21/05/13. Mid black with a medium tan head that retains well. Nose is roast malt, vanilla, syrup, sugars, chocolate. Taste comprises pecan, roast malt, lactose, light chocolate notes. Medium bodied but a little on the thin/watery side - certainly for a 6.8% ABV beer, moderate carbonation, soft roast in the finish. Drinkable porter, let down by lack of body and no great depth of flavour, not one Id look to in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color with a fingers worth (or so) of tan head. S: Plenty of roast comes through right away with a bit of bananas, which I was not expecting. The nuttiness is there and provides some interesting sweetness, along with a chocolate note. T: A very nice roasty base for this beer. The flavor profile is sort of all over the place: sweet bananas, chocolate, pecans, coffee, and perhaps some molasses too. M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation, but it doesnt detract from the beer at all. D: Im very glad to have finally tried this one, and to find that it was as good as I expected. A very enjoyable beer that I would have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Growler at 10K. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of toasted pecan, roast chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Draft - Coffee and nuts. Jet black with a thin beige head. Chocolate, coffee and a light nutty sweetness. Not sure how big pecans play a part but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Keg at Yardhouse, Houston. It pours darkest brown, near black with a sturdy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, plenty of toasted nuts, a good hit of coffee, treacle and cacao nibs. The taste is bitter, dry roasted malt, toasted nuts, earthy, pecan pie, chewy malt, coffee grounds, cocoa, fudge, toffee and a bit of alcohol. The finish is dry and toasty. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Could be done with a bit more depth, but its pretty decent anyhow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13147) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2009
Handbottle from the brewery. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a medium dark brown head. Decent head retention and nice rings of lacing. Aroma is bitter roasted malts, faint leafy hops, nuts and maple. Taste is pecan pie... pecans, brown sugar... leafy hop notes, slight fruity noted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12893) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
(Draught and a growler sample courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, toffee, roasted malt, and pecans. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, pecans, and some cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (12550) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2010
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy light tan head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a roasted chocolate and nuts. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet roasted coffee flavor and nice lingering finish. Hides the alcohol well making it very drinkable. A very good Porter from (512).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Uncle Billys Brew & Que in Austin. The beer pours a dark brownish-black color with a medium light brown head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Light roasted malt aroma with a touch of coffee. Medium, soft body with flavors of malt, milk chocolate and mild coffee. Very little if any nutty character actually. The finish is malty with a light coffee bitterness left behind. Overall a decent Porter, but kind of a head-scratcher as to calling it a Pecan Porter. I know those nuts are expensive but this could have used more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
JW77 with a growler at cigar city. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is light chcocolate, roasted malt, weak coffee, and some earthy nutiness. Flavor is roasty and light chocolate. I wish I could taste more pecans. But it was still pretty good.

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