Thursday, December 27, 2012

Genghis Pecan

When I think Clown Shoes Beer I think . . . good beer, fun labels, creative concepts . . . not necessarily in that order.

When I spied a bottle of Genghis Pecan pecan pie porter I couldn't deny myself a bottle.  The label depicts Genghis Khan chucking pecan pies at a rampaging horde of vicious turkeys.  That in itself was worth snagging the bomber for but that coupled with an intriguing sounding beer well it just had to be winner!  Didn't it?  

Did I mention the attacking turkeys on the label are wearing clown shoes?  No?  Well, that just goes without saying, really.

This beer didn't remain in my inventory very long . . . maybe a few hours . . . because I really wanted to try it.  It sounds so damned good!

When I busted into the bottle all I could smell was nutty pecan, a delicious drinkable alcoholic pecan pie kind of smell. This boded well for what was to come.  

Genghis Pecan (7.0 % ABV) pours a rich reddish brown with a butter colored froth that hugs the glass creating layer after layer of lacing.

When I took my first sip I was surprised that it was less nutty than I expected.  The pecan was actually fairly subtle, considering.  There was plenty to taste, nonetheless.  

Don't get me wrong there was a certain nuttiness along with loads of malty caramel combined with dark chocolate and coffee.  All good things to be found in a good rich porter.  The mouth feel is smooth and creamy, much like a milk stout, and quite nice.

I like this beer a lot.  It was sweet without being cloying and the flavors were well balanced.  Clown Shoes did good!  Grab a bottle, you won't be disappointed.

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