mmmbeer (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2018
22 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a non-transparent black when held to a light source, razor thin white ring about the vessel for a head that refused to lace, aroma of cheap booze (almost bathtub gin and shine after the first distill), molasses, and coffee. Hits the mouth with a wide medium body, malt was roasted evenly, dark chocolate notes in the start and middle, a very heavy alcohol wave comes in the middle and leaves your mouth dry on the finish- warming sensation from it. Some parts were nice, some not so much. Andrew196 (2051) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Almost black, mahogany edges with a somewhat elusive beige head. Excellent aroma, big and robust, dark roast coffee, roasted nuts, fudge, bourbon notes. Complex flavors, charred wood, burnt bread, chocolate bars, bitter lacto finish, lingering coffee finish. Like many clown shoes beer it's got that usual astringency. hopscotch (11492) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2017
(Canned 10/27/2017. ABV listed at 9% on the can. No mention of bourbon barrel aging) Can... Pours black with a large, creamy, light brown head. The aroma is is roasty, chocolaty and nutty with a hint of vanilla, but I'm picking up no bourbon or pecan pie-like notes. Full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is roasty, chocolaty and bittersweet, boasting chocolate creme, vanilla and deeply roasted malts. Roasty, bittersweet, dark-chocolaty finish. No bourbon or pecan pie-like notes here, but this a rock solid imperial porter. ads135 (5235) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Not a bad porter at all. Pours rich and black. Thick flavor, lots of chocolate, some nuttiness and a hint of bourbon barrel. Most of the aroma comes from the bourbon. bconch (474) - - NOV 23, 2017
Black pour, foamy tan head. Chocolate and coffee dominate the nose . Taste is similar but with a mild sweetness and mild bourbon. Very nicely blended.
AWISLguy (3497) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2017
650ml bottle from Dino's Cardinal in Waukegan. Almost black pour with a cafe au lait head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has chocolate and vanilla, with caramel, some fruit and nut. Some Ice cream/lactose and coffee. Taste is of smooth chocolate bourbon, caramel, some cocoa puffs, light roast, light nut. The bourbon is smoothly under everything. Many solid flavors present. The blend is well done. There is some alcohol present, beside the bourbon layer, and the body is medium-to-full. Finishes to the vanilla sweet side of bittersweet. Best of the 'pecan pie' yearly offerings -- the barrel is so solid, the flavor blend is quite good, and it comes together so well. Hopefully the Harpoon merger does not kill this yearly tradition. 16.4 tightslice (1532) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Bottle from Willow's Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is earthy pecan, cocoa, vanilla, coconut (pecan mixed with vanilla). Taste is dry cocoa, earthy nuttiness, some dark chocolate tang. Mixed feelings on this one...although good, was expecting more Imperial / Bourbon notes. MetalNHopHead (2318) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2017
As I've been getting acquainted with Clown Shoes, I've gradually come to see their niches that they do best: hoppy beers (big & small) and classic styles infused with fresh fruit. Thanks to Pecan Pie Porter, I can add decadent dessert ales to the list. PPP pours dark brown with a tan head. Oak, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, pecans, and molasses on the nose. Flavor is all things wonderful, warm, and starchy. Full-bodied. It's boozy, roasty, syrupy, nutty, and mildly chocolatey. It presents a barrage of large flavors, but everything works together brilliantly. A marvelous malt bomb. HuskerTan (2470) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 28, 2017
A- Bourbon, pecan, sweet, chocolate covered cherries, caramel.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Pecan pie, sweet, bourbon, chocolate, caramel.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- A great introduction to Clown Shoes for my first beer from them. Shockingly not near as boozy as I imagined. In fact, the bourbon doesn't show through until it's warmed up to almost room temp. Tastes like a liquid form of MetalNHopHead's bourbon soaked pecan pie. Really nice.
marcus (10975) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle from Corti Brothers. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with some pecan and a warm bourbon trail.