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

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Reviews: 60
Hads: 302
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 33.86%
Wants: 31
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
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Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

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 FickleBeast
3.97/5  rDev +5%
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 +1.1%
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 -16.4%
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 +6.3%
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 -0.5%
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 -0.8%
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 -20.6%
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 -36.8%
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 +8.5%
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 +21.7%
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 -14.6%
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 +7.9%
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 +6.1%
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 +7.1%
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 -24.9%
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 +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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Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.