kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
olio (10769) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Date: December 02, 2012
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, big dense beige head, layers of lace
Aroma: sweet nutty chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness, buttery
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nutty, caramel sweetness, hint of butter just enhances the chocolate
Date: December 24, 2012
Aroma: sweet and nutty aroma, sweet and dark chocolates
Flavor: dry choclate flavor, earthy, nice nutty pecan character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
65 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours clear dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee notes and resinous hops. Flavor of roasted malts, some tar, caramel, mild cocoa, dry nutty notes and wood. Slightly too thin but almost perfect balance on the body. Very nice anyway.
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a dep brown/black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, aramel, turtle dessert, chocolate, earthy, roasty malty, slightly grassy/herbal hoppy aroma. Roasty, slightly burnt, big anise, dark chocolate, slightly nutty, quite earthy flavor that finishes a bit watery. Kind of thin with a bit of bitterness on the finish but still kind of watery. sebletitje (10547) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
bomber split wth Tomaz @ home.
Brune foncée, col moyen, moka, fin doré au verre.
Arôme donne ce bouquet agréable de noix de pécan quoique ce dernier reste discret. Le tout indique une petite rondeur de sucre caramélisé suivi d’une pointe d’amertume/citronné.
Palais est malté, caramel grillé avec ce petit côté noisette-pécan. Le tout est assez discret, et je déplore ici ce profil sucré-sucre brun qui domine toute la bière la rendant trop douce. Le tout est sec et une effervescence moyenne-haute.
Au final, bière agréable mais dont j’attendais plus. J’avoue avoir acheté cette dernière sur base de l’étiquette, très sympa. Clown Shoes reste solide comme brasserie. JorisPPattyn (10140) - BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2013
Thick creamy dark-beige head over virtually black beer. Roasted/burnt, dark malts very dominant, breadcrust, faintly sweet smelling. Something of dark green leaves as well, whilst warming yields liquorice. Bitterish-roasted, brown sugar underneath, but hardly any sweetness. Don’t get the pecan, but then that’s not something I consume daily. Flavours drop away quite soon, leaving not much more than carbonated liquid behind. Spritzy, medium bodied, bit slick, but finishing empty. Ho hum.
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Sample from a 22oz bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Good toasty, nutty (pecan) nose. Some light roast and coffee, little dark chocolate in the nose. Black body, but clear dark brown color on the very edges, still. Thin tan head, good reaches of lace. Definitely a solid pecan pie flavor to it. Mostly sweet taste, lightly bitter. Medium-plus body, softer carbonation, kind of smooth, lightly creamy, lightly dry in the finish, a little lingering though. Solid, tasty porter. 7/4/6/3/14b3shine (9359) - Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2013
Re-rate, 10/27/13: 2013 bottle. OK... A good amount of pecan, but it’s really sweet.
Bomber to taster (shared with the group; thanks Jay). Looks good; dark brown light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, roast, and pecans. Tastes like it smells, but weaker, with an average mouthfeel. Not bad, but could definitely be more flavorful. drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
1/4/12. 22oz bottle from Binny’s in Bolingbrook. Black pour with a nice khaki head that laces very well. Dry, ashy porter characteristics in the aroma with just a touch of sweet caramel. Lightly sweet caramel entry with a touch of nuttiness and caramel. Not really like the pie, but tasty. nimbleprop (9048) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
22oz bottle pours a translucent brown with some cloudy, beige head. Nose is nice, sweet, nutty, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, nutty, brown sugar, malt, toast, brown bread. Dry, toasty finish. Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a mahogany colored body that briefly supports a weak dark tan head. The aroma offers up muted aged cinnamon spice, ginger and a sweet orange hard candy note. At the edges of the aroma might be dusty dry nuttiness but it is so light it could be something else. The taste begins with sweet malts and some sweet nuttiness and then moves into a sort of cinnamon spice to roasted malt sort of mixture. It’s not really gelling for me.