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Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter - Willoughby Brewing

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Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter
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94
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 119
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Willoughby Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: neenerzig on 09-27-2008)
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

LSMroz, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

phishphorce, Sep 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

jmw4437, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

zimm421, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of mholtz35
3.36/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer for the second time last night.

A- Dark brown in color with a less than finger width head, which settled immediately after pouring.

S- The smell is the best part of this brew in my opinion. Several people sitting around us had ordered it and you could smell it. Deep dark roasted coffee aroma with hints of roasted peanuts and sweet toffee. I am a big coffee drinker and really enjoyed the way it smelled.

T- Roasted coffee and peanut. I almost expected a buttery taste like peanut butter but didn't get any of that. Very sweet as well, creamy and toffee like. I kept thinking about how good this beer would have tasted after a big meal.

M- Heavy to the taste, but not over powering. Pretty well balanced.

O- Definitely would have this one again. Almost filled a jug of it but would probably be really full after drinking a few.

mholtz35, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark brown, but not quite black. Fairly translucent. Forms a thin dark tan head that leaves no lacing.

S: Lots of toast and peanut butter. Cocoa to a lesser extent and a bit of coffee.

T: Lots of roasted malts and coffee. Roasted peanuts, dry chocolate, cocoa powder, and coffee grounds.

M: Medium bodied and beyond chalky to the point of being grainy.

O: A decent beer, but a little harsh in my opinion. While this one has an interesting complexity, I don't feel as if the flavors really blend all that well together.

Florida9, Apr 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

DiscGolfRobot, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

sitarist, Apr 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

beernads, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

djrn2, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.64/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Veldrid for the trade!

Poured from the growler into a Hair of the Dog tulip, very dark brown with a solid finger of tan head that retained well, rejuvenating with a swirl; minimal lacing. Aroma was coffee-forward, roasty dark malts, virtually nothing in the way of peanut butter, but this characteristic came out a bit more as it warmed. The taste was almost completely dominated by coffee. It was good coffee, smooth and slightly bitter, but where was the peanut butter cup? Dark malts lent a good balance of sweetness and roasty bitterness, mild unsweetened chocolate, and a slight earthiness. As with the aroma, the peanut butter came out a bit more as it warmed, but the coffee pretty much conquered all. For a porter, the mouthfeel was great, smooth, robust, medium-full body. Overall a solid brew, but disappointing. Sure it was good as a coffee porter, but I guess I expected more on the peanut butter cup side, as the name promised, and it just wasn't happening.

Rifugium, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

DerekQXQX, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

elkinbrown, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

dbrauneis, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

chippo33, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Duff27, Nov 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

mykill84, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

vfgccp, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

soroka24, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jale for sharing this. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass at our Anniversary Party pre-event.

Pours a very dark brown color with a good tan head that persisted for a bit. Slight lacing as it went down into a thin cap. The nose is just as it was described -- a good amount of chocolate with peanut butter backing. Really interesting. Some mild malt presence in the background bringing some roast forward. The flavor doesn't hit as hard on the peanut butter, though it is there. Flavor is mostly chocolate and roast. Dark chocolate. Medium body and good carbonation. Solid brew, I'd be glad to have it again.

Thorpe429, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass at the Willoughby Brewing Company.

A- Black with mocha colored head that vanished fairly quick

S- Dark coffee and peanut butter

T- Very strong black bitter coffee taste and peanut butter.

M- Medium body and pretty smooth

O- Overall this was a very interesting beer. Tastes and smells like black coffee and peanut butter. An enjoyable beer that I would recommend to anyone to try, although I am not sure I would get it again. It is a fun beer, but I think it would have been better as a sample in a flight because I did get a little sick of it towards the end of the beer, but it was well-crafted and very unique. Great flavor and interesting, but a novelty beer that you kinda need to be in the mood for.

Hoptometrist, Apr 03, 2011
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3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Syndicate provided this tonight at a bonafide epic tasting... Too many amazing beers. This was poured from a 64oz growler many times... Short lasting dark tan head... deep dark brown brew that allows a little light through... Nose is light cocoa and a bit more peanut essence... flavor is about as expected with dry cocoa and dry peanut, a bit more sweetness would go a long way to making this an upper echelon want. Very tasty, but needs to be dialed down. Thanks for the opportunity Darrel!!

3.75/3.75/4/3.75/3.75

JohnGalt1, May 18, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola like color with a slight deep dark khaki color head which quickly goes away. The aroma is of coffee and roastiness along with a hint of chocolate. The taste starts with a nice dark coffee flavor that plays over a roasted malt. In the back end you get a nice mellow peanut butter flavor. It is not a big over powering flavor but a mellow smooth flavor. The mouthfeel is properly carbonated and not too thin. Overall it was a good beer, it was interesting but something I would try again.

goblue3509, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of adamette
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Live review. Poured into a clean, clear glass by Thomas, assistant to the head brewer at Willoughby. Thomas is a young, affable fellow who was easy to talk with and clearly has a passion for beer.

A Dark brown body which lets light through only in front of direct light, minimal head as the brewer's assistant Thomas reported to me that "they are having an issue with the carbonation right now." Anyway, nice look. 4.0

S Nice but potent coffee smell. Upon repeated sniffs there is also a nut (peanut butter?) smell in there as well. I like this smell. 4.0

T Well, as advertised, a nice porter with the coffee and peanut butter tastes. Porter aspect is a nice medium to dark roast malt. Thomas reported that this is their "Pride of Willoughby Porter" brewed with actual Peanut Butter Coffee beans, not coffee and peanut butter as separate ingredients. Anyway, I liked the taste of the beer and I thought that the non traditional ingredients were there in appropriate amounts. 4.0

M Thin like most porters but I like a bit more body, fullness than this offers. Come to think of it, it had the consistency of a cup of black coffee. 3.0

D Good since the interest level of the smell and taste kept me coming back for more sips. 4.0

Notes: The clear winner of tonight's tasting at the brewery. I wish that Willoughby would do more interesting stuff like this.

adamette, Nov 12, 2009
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter from Willoughby Brewing
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