Clown Shoes Genghis Pecan Pie Porter - 2012-2013

RATINGS: 291   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!

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kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 20, 2012
From the bottle, deep brown with a thin but persistent tan foam. Chocolate and nuts and maybe a touch of charcoal. Body is full of smokey wood, chocolate, and a smooth buttery pecan finish.

Cybercat (6213) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Smoky aroma has notes of caramel, malt - and yes, pecan. Pours a rich, warm sable with a thick and persistent light tan head. Rich flavor fills the mouth with brown sugar, caramel, pecan and malt notes plus hints of chocolate and roast quality coffee. May be a whisper of licorice in there, too. Fairly sweet, but not too much. Smooth, firm texture has a good amount of fizz and very nice body. A nutty conquest indeed!

smith4498 (3676) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours clear dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel. Toasted malt and sweet caramel flavor with some chocolate and nuttiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. A nice porter.

BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Almost black pour with hints of crimson at its core when held to crazy strong light, mahogany edges. Moderate eggshell head. Subtle aroma of graham cracker, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and caramel (perhaps I’m doing it justice). Flavor doesn’t show nearly the complexity. Cocoa, vanilla, honey, and dark malt. A little thin. Meh.

portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a nice frothy soapy khaki head that settles to a film and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt nuts and a mild burnt sugar scent/caramel malt. Taste is straight forward roasted toasted malt some nuttiness and sweet toasted caramel malt and spice. Palate is full and slick with a drying finish. Really nice porter that is straight forward and nothing over the top, but good.

davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottled on 10/05/12, 22 oz bomber into a pint glass

A - Pours a very dark brown that appears black until held up to the light. Creamy one finger light khaki head with great lacing and retention.

S - Caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, and chocolate. Has that mineral/malt bitterness found in most porters. A touch of nuttiness on the end. Doesn’t really scream "pecan pie" but it does smell like a sweet porter.

T - Roasted malts followed by sweet caramel, charred and lightly bitter malts, and cocoa powder. The finish is nutty which combined with the sweetness creates a vague illusion of pecan pie. Again, not definitive but a slight hint. Mouth feel is medium bodied with high carbonation lending to a quick finish which is great considering how sweet the beer is.

O - I missed my chance to try this beer when it was called Pecan Pie Porter and brewed with extracts. This all natural version is pretty damn tasty. Not a spot on recreation of a pecan pie in bottle, but it is a nice little addition to a porter.

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