Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...
Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest BeerAdvocate updates delivered to your inbox.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Chocolate Peanut Butter PorterChocolate Peanut Butter Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 34
Hads: 200
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 21
Gots: 64 | 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.
View: Beers (27) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 34 | Hads: 200
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. (849 characters)

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. (958 characters)

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. (180 characters)

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. (596 characters)

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 (940 characters)

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. (2,834 characters)

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. (992 characters)

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. (421 characters)

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. (302 characters)

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. (383 characters)

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. (509 characters)

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.

RJT (400 characters)

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! (244 characters)

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. (732 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours dark like a porter, maybe darker. Tan one finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - So rich & decadent on the nose. An outpouring of chocolate & peanut butter that errs on the latter than the former.

T - The taste is a bit less decadent & more chocolate with roasted peanut butter.

F - Medium bodied & medium carbonation. Silky on the tongue.

O - They pretty much nailed it. Chocolate peanut butter through & through. (434 characters)

Photo of bnes09
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly pretty good. Love the aroma of fresh peanuts. Sweet, buttery, mellow, roasted. Compliments the dark flavors well. Mild chocolate character. Moderate to medium body with a buttery texture. A tad over carbonated. (229 characters)

Photo of Foxybrau
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The peanut butter is more subtle and enjoyable in the taste than on the nose. Aroma is quite strong peanut butter cup, and spot on, just too overt. Flavor is interesting and easy to drink. A good brew. (204 characters)

Photo of 303beer
4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Crack it. Pour it. Smells of a roast peanut butter cup. Can't see through it when held to light in a pint glass. Smooth mouth feel. Lasting roasted peanut flavor. I don't know if they set out to make a peanut butter beer and hit it dead on or if they made it, tasted it and named it. Eigher way it is exactly what they named it. Good job to the brewers at horny goat. (367 characters)

Photo of AngusOg
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Over the top peanut butter smell and taste, the most intense peanut butter beer I have ever had. May be good for people who like that or are looking for that, but I would have preferred a little more balance, let me taste some roast and chocolate of the porter. Still not horrible, but don't think I will be revisiting this one. (332 characters)

Photo of AtHomeOnTheBeach
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing smell - comes off lighter and not as "smooth" as most porters, but finishes roasty and coffee like. Intense peanutbutter smell, strong chocolate taste. Mmmmm. (167 characters)

Photo of Beerlover
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Sooooooo over carbonated for a porter its ridiculous. Aroma is amazing, taste is pretty spot on but almost too rich and sweet even for me, someone who loves when flavors come out in the forefront. My own rating tells me that normally i'd buy this again but i would not. (269 characters)

Photo of BigBry
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Standard sized bottle, brought back from the States.
It poured dark brown, with an inch of tan foam.
The smell is peanut butter, and some sweet chocolate. I was skeptical, but is really does smell nice.
The taste has more chocolate roasted malts. A bit nutty, and more on the sweet side. Peanut butter is not nearly pronounced in the flavor as the aroma.
The body is medium, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Better than expected, was assuming it would be overly sweet or artificial, but this one actually worked nicely. (523 characters)

Photo of papman
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

This beer is amazing. Aroma is pure peanut butter madness. Sure it's slightly artificial but so is peanut butter. This beer is one of my favorites and on par with the best specialty beer I have ever found. I bought all I can get my hands on. Awesome beer. Don't be a beer snob. (277 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

I've been trying for a long damn time to find a chocolate-peanut butter beer that actually stands up to its touted title. Could this finally be the one to not let me down? Let's see: It pours a straight black-brown topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises rich fudge brownie backed by a bit of creamy peanut butter. Very rich, very nice. The taste holds notes of treacle-y roasted malts, dark toasted bread, a heap of cocoa powder, and something I can only describe as old nuts. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, the prophecy remains unfulfilled. There was promise in the incredibly sweet and appropriate smell, but things fell apart thoroughly on the tongue. *sigh* Maybe some day... (817 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured into shaker pint


A: black small creamy looking head slightly off white


S: smells like peanut butter cup very nutty 


T: peanut butter cup a little roast coffee taste bitter on the end


M: medium bodied for a porter lingers on the tongue with that bitterish aftertaste 


O: it's ok I do not care for the bitterish aftertaste but it's pleasant up front with peanut butter cup there are better peanut butter porters/stouts out there (456 characters)

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.