Since it’s Winter, it’s all about the stouts for me. Let’s see how this one was.
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “The pecan tree is a large deciduous tree, growing to 20–40 m (66–131 ft) in height, rarely to 44 m (144 ft). It typically has a spread of 12–23 m (39–75 ft) with a trunk up to 2 m (6.6 ft) diameter. A 10-year-old sapling will stand about 5 m (16 ft) tall. The leaves are alternate, 30–45 cm (12–18 in) long, and pinnate with 9–17 leaflets, each leaflet 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in) long and 2–6 cm (0.79–2.36 in) broad. A pecan, like the fruit of all other members of the hickory genus, is not truly a nut, but is technically a drupe, a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk. The husks are produced from the exocarp tissue of the flower, while the part known as the nut develops from the endocarp and contains the seed. The husk itself is aeneous, that is, brassy greensh-gold in color, oval to oblong in shape, 2.6–6 cm (1.0–2.4 in) long and 1.5–3 cm (0.59–1.18 in) broad. The outer husk is 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) thick, starts out green and turns brown at maturity, at which time it splits off in four sections to release the thin-shelled nut.”
Random: I’m not a huge fan of pecan pie. It’s too sweet for me.
The beer poured with a half a finger of light brown head. It dissipated slowly, but left no lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was filled with roasted malts and roasted pecans with some caramel. There is also notes of coffee and dark chocolate. I didn’t pick up any smoke. The taste started with roasted malts and dark chocolate. It transitioned into roasted pecans, molasses, toffee and caramel. It also had a black coffee note. The booze was undetectable. It had a thick body with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy and nutty. This was another beer that I received as a gift, but given how good this was, I would happily pay for a few of these to age. This beer is highly recommended.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0