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Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Mizahri on 05-28-2014

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Reviews: 69 | Ratings: 352
Photo of Hayden34
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Imagine taking a bowl of Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs cereal and steeping it in a thin, watered down porter. There isn't really anything good I can say about this beer except it smelled okay.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours largely opaque, a dark brown body with a moderate tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing but does fade away to nothing with time.

S - Peanut butter powder is front and punchy, with a mild roasted malt element behind and a trace of cocoa.

T - Follows the nose, with peanuts out front, a mild sweetness in the middle, hinting milk chocolate, and a more harsh bitter close, as the roasted malt comes forward. A faint off note in the close suggests synthetic flavoring, otherwise this might have rated higher.

M - Mild drying in the close. Decent.

O - Seems the balance is a bit off. The peanut butter is too forward. It does remind me of peanut butter cups, but that's not completely favorable, as it is cheap supermarket candy aisle sweetness that I'm reminded of rather than the more rich, robust options I get at a chocolate store. And the close seems to turn spiky and synthetic, which is not welcome. About 3/4 of a great trip, I doubt I'll get this one again, but it does deserve props for actually landing the stated goal.

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Photo of Hendry
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For starters, the chocolate/peanut butter Porter style is immediately viewed by many as a novelty. Horny Goat is the 4th choco/pb porter I've tried, and rather than discount the novelty aspect, I prefer to rate it by style having a benchmark in mind.
Opaque with a creamy 2 finger khaki head and spotty lacing in the glassware.

The aroma is heavy on the peanut butter, with the chocolate poking it's way through, slight roastiness detected but the least prominent in the nose of all the components.

The flavor, while dominant in the peanut butter department, and notably sweet (as a peanut butter chocolate porter is expected to be), has some interesting layers of sweet cream, cocoa, and a balanced hoppy and roasty quality rounding it all out.

Medium bodied porter, creamy texture,easy to drink.

From the standpoint of judging Horny Goat amongst other PB/C Porters by DuClaw,Foolproof,and Belching Beaver,I'd say this is the best of the bunch for my taste. I can understand why this interesting and well executed desert beer won a platinum medal in a 2015 world beer championship, kudos.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a taster glass.

A: Chocolate brown with a tan half finger head that lingered.

S: Tons of peanut butter with a dab of dark chocolate on the side. Nice.

T: The perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate! This one invades the taste buds with a huge peanut butter smash followed by dark chocolate. Reese's cup on steroids.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: Honestly, the best choc/peanut butter porter I've ever had. So smooth and balanced I could drink it all night. Decadent and delightful. Damn.

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Photo of KevCan
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single can from Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO. No visible date. Poured into a Avery cognac snifter.

Look: Medium brown, little head.

Smell: Peanut butter scent permeates the air even before I bring it to my nose! When smelled directly, intense scent of artificial peanut butter and chocolate, almost exactly a Reese's cup. Intriguing, but not exactly enticing.

Taste: Tastes like candy, like liquified Reese's cups.

Feel: Slightly light-bodied, and medium low carbonation.

Overall: A bit too gimmicky and artificial tasting, for my liking.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.04/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'd prefer more beer in my beer. Great looking in the glass and this beer also leaves nice drapery on the glass, but this was just overkill by off tasting chocolate and peanut butter.

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Photo of Ryan3312
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that as you sip it just gets better and better. The peanut butter hangs on your tongue for a nice after taste and the chocolate hits you instantly. Has a rich chocolate smell to it, with a low carbonation feel. This is defiantly a beer for the bucket list. Cheers!

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - black with decent tan head that lasts a bit very nice lacing.

Smell - Very strong chocolate smell reminds me of a lava cake also getting some peanut butter notes very rich desert smell.

Taste - This is a very rich desert like beer lots of sweet dark chocolate and peanut butter.

Feel - very thick and creamy feel this one it is like a rich desert beer.

Overall - Not sure I could drink many of these but it is a great desert beer!!

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Photo of Every1sgrudge
1.91/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Purchased 12oz cans; this beer is absolutely disgusting, or possibly this batch of cans I got is. Drank this straight from the can; beer is flat as water with zero carbonation. Beer tastes like machine processed chemicals; peanut butter, chocolate, and tons of chemical after tastes. One of the worst beers I've ever had. I don't do drain pours often, but all six cans went into the trash.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a Savor snifter. Pours nearly black with a finger of off white foam. Aroma is pure peanut butter. Smells quite pleasant.

Flavor is strongly peanut. Despite being artifically flavored, it tastes pretty nice. Sweet, creamy peanut butter flavor and not much else. Enough sweetness to keep things in check.

This is easily the best offering I've had from this brewery. An interesting and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is peanut butter and chocolate and has a slightly bitter smell too. Flavor is chocolate, peanut butter and bitter coffee. Leaves a bit of a lingering bitter aftertatse. Overall this is a solid example of the style but the bitterness could be more mellow and that would help a lot.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Pours a dark black brown color, with a large creamy white-tan head that takes a little while to dissipate. Some nice white fingers of lacing on the glass. Overall, a nice looking beer.

Smell: This is all peanut butter. The peanut butter overpowers all the other aromas. Slightly off putting aroma.

Taste: Lots of peanut butter,but a little bit of chocolate and roasted malt. A very sweet beer, almost cloying beer. Also tastes rather artificial, and has a very sharp off putting bitterness in the finish.

Mouth Feel: Somewhat light mouth feel for a porter. The bitterness in the finish coats the mouth and is really overpowering, low to medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer is extremely unbalanced. It is pretty much nothing but peanut butter, I get some chocolate, but I don't think enough to be included in the name. It also all taste a quite artificial and has that odd off putting bitterness at the finish. I'll finish my six pack but won't buy it again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The Horny Goat Porter is decent. If it was more creamy and didn't finish so sharp I would like it better. It poured an opaque black with ecru head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is peanut butter woth a touch of milk chocolate. The taste has chocolate and peanut butter but finishes bitter...not smooth. The mouthfeel is a tad to light for my preference, but still ok.....the carbonation is subtle. Overall its an interesting porter that is certainly worth a try. Is it out of this world...no....but kinda cool.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass the beer was a very dark brown, near black, color. A decent size tan head with plenty of lace.
Aroma of chocolate and peanut butter.
Taste followed the nose. Chocolate and peanut butter. A little coffee.
There was an unpleasant sharpness to the mouthfeel. Happy to drink what I have, but won't be buying this again.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours very dark brown black with a small white head.
S - Wonderful aroma of chocolate and peanut butter.
T - Flavor follows the nose but not as nice. More of a bitter dark chocolate and PB.
M - Mouth feel is thick with little carbonation.
O - Very much a desert beer. Pretty good but not great.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black pour with a light brown one-finger head. Smells like a peanut butter cup. Taste has dark roasted malt and peanut butter upfront. Chocolate also comes out really nice as well. Tastes like drinking a Reese's peanut butter cup with a slight burnt coffee kick. Finishes sweet with a lingering peanut butter flavor.

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Photo of StoutJunkie
2.39/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

As a peanut butter, chocolate, and porter lover, I saw this on the shelf and couldn't resist. In the back of my head, however, I knew that this porter was either going to be fantastic, or awful - no middle ground. I really wanted to enjoy this beer. Sadly, the peanut butter aroma as well as the flavor itself was so incredibly artificial that I was only able to muscle through half of the can before calling it quits. If your on the fence about purchasing a six pack, do yourself a favor. Make a peanut butter sandwich, and wash it down with a bottle of Founders porter instead!

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is black w a finger or so of a khaki colored head, looks nice. Huge nose of peanut as well as chocolate and some malts – I like it, the look and smell of this beer really made me excited to give it a try. Taste is similar to the smell, with a very slight bitterness. Others have said this isn’t very drinkable but I disagree, yeah I wouldn’t pound one of em… but to me i didnt find it difficult to drink by any means. Overall id say it’s a pretty different and interesting beer. Wouldn’t wanna drink one everyday but also wouldn’t mind having 3 or 4 in my fridge to drink occasionally!

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Look: Lovely dark beer. Head is a regular, middle-of-the-road dark khaki. Head dissipates fairly quick.

Smell: It smells like peanut butter. No joke.

Taste: Each sip provides a robust combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It's really quite lovely.

Feel: It's smooth and rich. Not incredibly creamy, but nevertheless, great mouth feel.

Overall: Good impression of this beer. It's a lovely beer, with some bold flavor. I really enjoy it as a dessert type beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Confession: I'm a peanut butter junky, but I still think this brew is great.

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Photo of BrewThru_29
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Didn't enjoy this one. Struggled to get through one can of this. Way to coying of a peanut butter flavor on this one. It was really hard to finish. I've had better PB beers.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The year of peanut butter beer is in full swing, and the folks from Horny Goat jump right on board and have it right by saying that their porter is a peanut butter cup that's popping in your mouth.

Simply and aptly named Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, the lavishly dark mocha porter layers patiently in the glass, building a rich tarnish lather that extends easily to the rim. You don't have to work too hard to figure out that the beer is chocked full of both chocolate and peanut butter as the decadent dessert-like scent fills the room.

Its first savory sip layers on the mouth with marshmallow consitency but with the sultry combo of bittersweet chocolate, mocha latte and walnut brownie. A quick followup of peanut butter is fudge-like and wrapped in a warm blanket of vanilla cream. Its balanced bitterness seems coffee-like or of walnut oils as it offers the pin-point counterpart to the dextrine-rich malt and unwavering sweetness.

Finishing full, creamy, lush and much like marshmallow fluff, the beer is saturating on the entire palate and rewards the tastebuds with its culinary decadence; but much at the sacrifice of any sense of drinkability. Its a sipper that won't accompany dessert, it replaces dessert altogether.

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Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's good, it's more like a peanut chocolate porter, it should have a thicker viscosity to really give you that peanut butter effect. However I enjoyed this and will buy it every now and then. Hopefully the brewers take my advice, maybe turn it into a full blown imperial stout, it's just really lacking the feel and taste of peanut butter.

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Photo of MAFC_Trainer
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - pours a black body with no head
S - peanut butter
T - peanut butter, chocolate, roasted pecans or almonds, malty, slight bitterness at the end
F - above average coat of mouth, nice carbonation at the end
O - this is a delicious Porter and taste like nothing I've had before. I'm a bit partial because I love Reese so i really enjoyed this Porter.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.84/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can: Poured a black color porter with a mediums size dark brown foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of peanut butter and chocolate is quite intense. Taste is also dominated by loads of peanut butter and chocolate notes with a syrupy finish. Body is light with good carbonation. Flavours are too intense which limits drinkability.

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Photo of Chris_Huston
4.7/5  rDev +25.3%
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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Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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