Clown shoes ‘Genghis’ 2013 pecan pie porter


image“Ghengis Pecan relied on mighty powers to repel and uprising of violent turkeys looting bourbon barrels filled with our Pecan Pie Porter. His vigilance allowed us to create a beer that is 25% bourbon barrel aged. We brewed the base beer with roasted pecans and blended it with the barreled portion to create a decadent tribute to autumn.”

This is what we love about craft beer….taking a certain style of beer, recreating it and adding real ingredients to produce a beer no other brewer has ever released. On the label it states the brewers used to use extract for flavour but now use real pecans and brown sugar. Respect! Poured into a tulip glass the colour of the body displayed an opaque black with a compacted 1 finger tan cap that slowly reduces to a collar. Average head retention and lacing. The aroma is quite complex with a dominant roast standing out. A delicate, tart hint of berries and subdued earthy notes of nuts and cocoa are easier picked up than the very subtle waft of spicy aniseed and caramel. Mildly carbonated with an oily mouth feel. Medium body. Initially, roasted malts with a gentle fruity sweetness are picked up. A thinnish mid-palate with a touch of chocolate is drawn out to a pretty bland and short back end. Soft, nutty finish. 7% ABV was unfortunately hidden, in this case we would have liked a bit more warmth. Quite disappointing really, we guess the drama with having higher standards is on occasions it falls short on expectations. We’ve had much better beers from this brewery.