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Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter PorterChocolate Peanut Butter Porter

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45 Reviews
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Reviews: 45
Hads: 258
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 27
Gots: 92 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mizahri on 05-28-2014

A full bodied porter that gets its dark luscious color from the generous use of roasted malts. You’ll get just the right amount of chocolate and peanut butter to question whether you’re drinking a glass of delicious suds or popping a peanut butter cup in your mouth.
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Photo of Chris_Huston
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the strongest smelling beers I've ever had, but it's a gorgeous and not at all simplistic aroma. It isn't just peanut butter or chocolate, It's not entirely clear or easy to decipher, but there is some roastiness, coffee, possibly hazelnut, burnt marshmallow, and other sweet, roasted, nutty, even woody aromas and flavors. And it's near-stout body and feel is a bonus. Some may find the sum total overkill, but if you can hang with it for a while, I think there's a lot to appreciate here. I'd love to have a constant supply of this thing.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can.
Dark reddish clear with fluffy, pitted head.
It smells incredibly potent. Peanut powder is most obvious. Peanut M&M's is the smell. I really don't like the nose, but it smells exactly like it should.
Thick and sweet and candyish. Again, I hate these sorts of candies, so I do NOT like this beer, but that's a personal thing. It's basically liquid Reese's or some such. I'm impressed and appalled.

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Photo of snippydippy
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's got peanut butter flavor. It has chocolate flavor. Good beer to have after a meal. Starts sweet with a nice bitter taste at the. Bought this in a can as part of a choose your own six pack. Probably wouldn't want a six pack of these but good individually.

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Photo of suzychesser
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting for this to come back in season and this year it's available in cans. Same great taste, not too sweet, but yummy none the less. Smells like the most heavenly peanut butter treat that can't possibly be coming from a beer, but lo, it is true.

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Photo of Astrolic
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell is spot on, as others have noted. Smells like a fresh baked chocolate peanut butter brownie. A nice dark, full texture upon sipping. Taste is not what I imagined. A bit bitter, hinting of dark chocolate (not bad tasting though). With a 6.5 abv it's a great to beer to sip on as an appetizer, watching tv before dinner, or as an after work treat. More than 2 would do it for me. I got it in a variety pack which was perfect, but would not buy an entire 6er.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Deep brown body, light tan head with great lace. Smell is full of almost realistic sweet peanut butter, sweet milk chocolate, roasty malt. They definitely didn't hold back here, this thing is pungent even just upon cracking the can, but the nutty aroma is too artificial. As fun as the aroma almost was, the flavor takes a downturn. The close-but-not-quite PB has become a warped chai/bubblegum flavor with outright soap aftertaste. There is a trace of real nuttiness and chocolate, far too little too late to save this. Feel is smooth, pretty thick with fine carbonation.
I did have hope for this beer, and the first impressions of everything were pretty good. It was on the second and subsequent smells and tastes that everything went south. The veneer of authenticity was quickly torn down and mutated into chemically versions of their former selves. Still, this is good for a (4 oz.) novelty.

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Photo of LarryZ
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

It's a beer I would recommend but probably not buy again. Taste like a dark chocolate Reese's cup. I thought they hit the taste they were going for out of the gate

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves some decent lacing

S: Lots of peanut butter and chocolate up front. Hints of some earthy hops in there as well, but really dominated by the peanut butter and chocolate

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some peanut butter and milk chocolate, followed by some light roastiness and earthy hops. PB and cocoa notes continue into the finish, which is a mix of light bitterness and moderate sweetness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Nails the peanut butter cup analogy, as you really get both the peanut butter and chocolate in full force. Not much else to the beer, but that's the point. Perfect for a dessert beer, as it's a little too heavy and on the sweeter side to really drink more than 2 or 3

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Photo of leantom
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. Better than Sweet Baby Jesus, which is very similar. Here goes:

A: Deep black with somewhat of a red hue. Pours a modest head that leaves very good lacing.

S: Great. Lots of peanut butter cup, nuts, rich chocolate and some coffee. Great.

T: Unfortunately, the smell doesn't translate to the taste very well. While a good beer, I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of sweet malt. Initial tastes of deeply roasted peanut and coffee. Some chocolate, but this is overly burnt and not at all sweet. Good, but nothing to write home about.

F: Very rich and creamy.

O: Good beer; just wish it was sweeter. Like in SBJ, the smell was somewhat deceptive.

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Photo of joefretty
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reminds me of sucking on a peanut shell at first sip. Has a slight charred flavor in the aftertaste, and I can't tell if it adds or detracts from the overall peanut-buttery taste of the drink. Not too heavy on the chocolate--was expecting more. It's pretty unique. I like it, but would not get it again any time soon. Definitely worth trying at least once though!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a small khaki colored head that reduces quickly and eventually disappears completely

S- wow, this smells exactly like a peanut butter cup. Big roasted malt aroma mixes with dark chocolate and toasted peanut butter. As it warms, picking up hints of coffee and black licorice

T- the peanut butter isn't as prominent in taste. Sweet dark chocolate flavor up front mixes with some caramel , a bit of artificial flavor accompanies it. There is a nice roasted nut flavor that kicks in near the finish and continues through to the linger

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finishes viscous and creamy

O- the flavor doesn't quite project like the aroma but still very good, a fine after dinner treat

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Photo of angelmonster
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black opaque body with a tan 1/5th inch head. Head retention and lacing are good.

Smell is of crushed reeses pieces, tons of peanut butter and chocolate. Straight up candy aromas, get whiffs of milkshake also. A little bit of roasted malts are there, no hops or alcohol.

Taste is of roasted peanuts, melted milk chocolate, and reeses pieces. A slight dry bitterness comes through, similar to pure dark chocolate. No hops present and alcohol even for 6.5 percent, is extremely light.

Mouthfeel is kinda light for a chocolate peanut butter porter, carbonation levels are high. Head offered a decent amount of texture to the beer.

Overall this beer was a pretty good dessert beer. Lots of peanut beer and chocolate but not sickly sweet. I have a soft spot for peanut butter so my review might be biased, would definitely buy again.

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Photo of MaximalC
2.05/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Pours seal brown with toffee highlights and a solid head of fine, khaki foam. The aroma smells of peanut shells, roasted malt, and salted caramel, though the peanut smell is a little aggressive and less than organic.

The taste is unlike anything I’ve tried before. It’s also a poster child for wariness in the face of “beer with artificial flavor added” on the label. In this case, it borders on artificial flavor with beer added. Once you get past the taste of discarded peanut shells and carboard, there’s some black coffee to cling to. Unfortunately, I don’t like black coffee either, so this brew has pretty much nothing to offer me in the flavor department. Medium-light body and low carbonation make for a smooth but unremarkable mouthfeel.

It turns out that a peanut butter porter doesn’t taste nearly as good as you might hope. I’ve never had anything else by this brewer before, but this was an unfortunate first impression.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
1.93/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Definitely do not like this beer. Pours very dark with nice creamy head. Very strong chocolate/peanut butter taste up with a front with a malts/coffee taste. Would not buy again.

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a thick tan head. Head fades rather quickly but leaves behind some moderate lacing.

S: Peanut butter, chocolate, and some roasted malts.

T: Peanut butter dominates the palate, some hints of chocolate and roasted malts are there on the back end. Tastes like a Reese's.

M: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, oily on the finish.

O: If you like Reese's this is a good beer for you. I enjoyed it but it is really just a peanut butter bomb. I don't think I could drink more then one of these a time but it was definitely worth a try.

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Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer appears jet black in color, except when it is held up to a light and dark red becomes visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a two finger high tan head that died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface, a small collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of peanut butter are present in the nose along with notes of chocolate.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the peanut butter flavors are a lot stronger. Hints of chocolate are also perceptible. The peanut butter lingers into the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really nice beer if you like peanut butter as it's almost like biting into a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. It seems a little heavy for a porter and has a mouthfeel that is closer to being a stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Horny Goat's Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter last week for $2.39 at The Lager Mill. This one caught my eye while I was at the beer store and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks ok, but it doesn't seem to be too eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a little over a fingers worth of creamy darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the peanut butter being the first to show up and it imparts a nice peanut like aroma that's pretty similar to the peanut butter. Up next comes the chocolate which shows up nicely and it has more of chocolate syrup like aroma to it with a little more sweetness showing up towards. This beer has a good aroma, but I wish the Porter base was a little noticeable.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the peanut butter being the first to show up and it imparts the same aspects that it did in the aroma. Up next comes the chocolate which is lighter than it was in the aroma and it doesn't have that same chocolate syrup aspect. Towards the finish there's a little bit of grainy malt flavor with pretty much not bitterness and it had a nice peanut and light chocolate like aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer and it lives up to it's name.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, a little on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it was a little thicker, creamier and richer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a nice example of the style, as far as peanut beers go I would say it's just a notch below Short's Uber Goober and it does a good job at living up to it's name. This beer has a nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of these, but it might start to wear on me after that. What I like the most about this beer was the aroma it was pretty good and I liked the combo of peanut and chocolate aromas. What I like the least about this beer is the mouthfeel, it's not bad, but I think a creamier and thicker mouthfeel would help it match the flavors better. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend trying it if a Peanut Butter and chocolate beer sounds good to you. All in all I liked this beer, it was enjoyable and it lived up to it's name. This beer made for a good first impression for this brewery and I would say it's my second favorite Peanut beer. Good job guys, this was a tasty and interesting beer, keep it up.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 22, 2015

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Very dark brown to nearly black, pours medium. A half inch of tan foam with mostly low retention.

S – My goodness. Just an absolute blast of sweet chocolate and crunchy, nutty peanut butter, similar to a peanut butter cookie. What I’m clearly thinking of is Tagalong Girl Scout cookies. There’s no hop aroma or other malt aromas, as the chocolate and peanut butter aromas are so strong.

T – More complexity here. Still milk chocolate and peanut butter cookie, with some light caramel notes and some earthy or woody hop notes low in the background. Some light hop bitterness follows and increases in the finish.

M – Medium body with moderate-light carbonation. Some light silkiness from peanut butter. Sweet but not sugary, with mild hop bitterness.

O – This is actually a pretty well made beer, considering the novelty. Like a milkshake in a bottle, I wish there was a bit more to it. Still, it’s exactly what it wants to be.

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Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is hugely peanut buttery, with a mild fruity character, vanilla, and sweet, cheap cocoa playing in.

Flavor reveals big peanut butter flavor throughout, obviously artificial, and more reminiscent of a liqueur. The finish is moderately bitter roast. Cocoa weaves throughout, and there's a light fruity character that detracts somewhat.

Probably the most artificial pb porter I've had, but at least it fits the bill.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head that disappates quickly. Aroma is peanut butter and roasted chocolate malt. Taste is peanut butter and chocolate, but very artificial tasting. Mouthfeel is fine. Overall, not good, but not terrible. Wish it was more natural as I had high hopes for it.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a big creamy brown head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is strong roast chocolate and peanut butter.

The flavor is roast chocolate and big peanut butter and a bit of an acidic finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, very interesting lots of roasted chocolate and peanut butter.

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Photo of ARoman
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

On tap at American Beer Classic. The aroma is that of a peanut butter cup candy. It's a dark, malty brown beer with a brown head that's light, but dense with an ok retention, and a light lace. The beer is a medium high sweet with a medium bitter support. It's creamy with a light fizz carbonation and a medium full body that tastes like peanut butter ice cream with chocolate syrup in a wafel cone. The finish has a mocha like character to it that carries into the mild mocha and peanut butter cup aftertaste.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G.O.A.T. Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter has a medium, beige head, a black (brown highlights) appearance, with thin lacing left behind. The aroma is strongly of chocolate, pretzel, peanuts, and black malts. Taste is of all that with acidic coffee, strong background bitterness, brown bread crust, and salt. Mouthfeel is medium, and G.O.A.T. Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter finishes wet and sweet.


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Photo of NavyGoat
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love peanut butter so I was pretty excited to try this brew from Horny Goat Brewing Co. Very nice look and smell. You could definitely taste the chocolate and peanut butter up front; it was slightly bitter on the back end but still a treat!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, milk chocolate, and peanut butter aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, milk chocolate, and peanut butter flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with fantastic chocolate and peanut butter aromas, but the flavors aren't quite as good to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.