Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 24, 2014
It does what it says. Southern slice is a sweet malty ale with hints of spice and pecans throughout. It would be a chore to finish the bottle alone so drink this with a friend or two.
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a deep nut brown with a finger or two of eggshell foam. The nose is heavy with sugar sweetness, molasses, cinnamon spice and some bread and nuts too. The palate follows and is pretty much what I envisioned this beer tasting like... no big surprises but enjoyable by the small pour. Rich toffee, brown sugar a bit of earthy nut adds some complexity on the lingering finish. superspak (5604) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/3/2013. Pours fairly clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, pecan nuttiness, vanilla, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and pecan/vanilla notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, vanilla, pecan nuttiness, light plum, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, vanilla, pecan nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and vanilla/pecan flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome flavored doppelbock style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and pecan/vanilla flavor additions; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. deyholla (11606) - 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. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Capped, 750ml bottle. Pours very dark, brown color. Aroma of oily, toasted pecan meal. Some chocolate/vanilla in the distant nose. It’s strong. Thick bodied, texture of a pecan pie. Loads of caramel, heavy toasted malts character, nutty, creamy, hints of vanilla bean. Yeah, pecan pie.
chinchill (5025) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Clear deep, dark red
Sweet syrupy aroma with caramel, brown sugar and light spicing.
More sweet than bitter.
Full smooth body with lively carbonation that is, perhaps, a little too high.
O: a bit to sweet and syrupy, with insufficient input from the pecans, which seem to new missing in action. jtclockwork (16602) - , 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. italarican (1551) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Boozy sweet with a thin body. Loads of cinnamon gives it a nice touch, but overall it’s not my thing. alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
On tap and out of the bottle. They really did a fine job of making a beer taste like pecan pie. Brown pour, sweet nose: pecan and nutty, almost a sugary glaze with some vanilla. Not too heavy on the mouth, taste follows the nose, pretty food desert beer, not for everybody but I would drink it again Strykzone (7363) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Small sample at rbwg. Aque brown. I smell nuts and brown sugar. A brightness that lights ip my taste buds. Alcohol! Cinnamon. So cool and so hot.