Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 19
Gots: 62 | 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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Ratings: 187 | Reviews: 41
Reviews by Boto:
Photo of Boto
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle: The name seems to be a dead giveaway of what this is going to be. It pours a fairly inky dark brown color. There was a bit of a beige head that didn’t linger long. The aroma is pure Reeses Peanutbutter Cup. The taste is definitely different. There is a bit of roasted malts. Actually a hint of bitterness in there. The rest is peanutbutter and chocolate. The sweetness is actually fairly subdued. It is unique, I’ll give it that much. It’s really not that bad. I’m not quite sure I want another one of these.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BigBry
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of 303beer
4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Photo of papman
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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.

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.8/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Immediately after cracking the bottle open the aromas of chocolatey peanut butter smash against your nasal cavity!

Photo of SomethingClever
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
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

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
2.93/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Photo of russpowell
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this up at liquor world in Fayetteville, AR...

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3+ fingers of tan head. Very good lacing & head retention

S: Huge peanut butter nose, some iron

T: Some peanut butter, a bit of roastyness, ever so faint cocoa notes up front. Faint woody hops, more peanut butter, perhaps a bit of coffee, carob & dryness as this warms. Finishes peanut buttery, a little mocha & some iron

MF: Light/medium bodied, over-carbonated, weakest link in this beer. Gets thicker as it warms

This could've been truly great if the malt bill was stepped up, seems a little thin. Wanted more coffee. Fairly drinkable, I will this again in sixer format if I see it. Not a lot of beers of this flavor in this neck of the woods; really delivers on the peanut butter

Photo of DS31
3/5  rDev -21.5%

If you enjoy the added artificial flavors that are added to this porter, then go ahead. I prefer natural flavors with a bit more subtlety. Four-pack is too expensive for this flavor-added product.

Photo of NavyGoat
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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!

Photo of jwall76
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not as delicious as a Reeses but damn pretty its pretty tasty.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: black, ruby edges, dark beige foamy cap, stringy lace.

Aroma: peanut butter, cocoa powder, roast, faint coffee.

Taste: dry cocoa, peanut butter, bitterness, roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: quite dry, medium body, hint of creaminess.

Overall: there's some high points, definitely the aroma, and the flavors are all there, but it just comes off as artificial. It's a bit harsh with the bitterness, detracting from the sweetness a bit. Does the trick though, but it's not stellar. Worth a try.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Black coffee body. Mocha colored head. Little lacing or head retention.

Aroma: Peanut butter cups, chocolate, peanut butter toast.

Taste: Really roasted and bitter, but very rich in peanut butter and chocolate. A bitter, roasted finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: The best beer from this brewery hands down.

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Roasted peanut aroma. Initial taste is chocolate with rich peanut butter flavor. Coffee finish.

Photo of Jakeness93
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

it taste like reese's puffs

Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

I go 'way back with The Horny Goat, so when he shows up as a single at The Friendly Greek and especially in a limited status, I am quick to bring him home to Chez Woody.

From the bottle: "[Wisconsin] Brewed"; "Limited Edition"; "Carefully Crafted -Famously Fun."

I was kind of surprised by the crown cap, which needed to be prised off, vice a screw-top cap, which is what I usually get with The Goat. The pour created a pseudo-cascade and so I had to watch and wait as it settled into just better than a finger of dense, deep-tan head with good retention. Whomever the previous reviewer was who described the nose as being like "a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup" was spot-on! I might also add a Tastykake Peanut Butter Tandytake, which was my late Pops' favorite. Color was a deep, dense, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Mouthfeel was full and creamy and suddenly, I was put in mind of Mom-Za and her scoops of Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream from Pennsupreme when it was still extant. It really nailed the tastes in a spot-on way! In fact, that would be my only knock on this one - it was far too sweet for the likes of me. That brings us to its finish, which was slightly smoky, very chocolaty and with a lingering aftertaste of peanut butter. I hate to say it, but this was a one-and-done for me. If only I had my parents' sensibilities toward these flavors ...

Photo of AngusOg
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
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...

Photo of sd123
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

kinda burnt flavor and too much of the peanut butter artificial flavoring for me

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color bordering black. Off white head forms and laces the glass with every sip. The aroma is spot on. Chocolate, coffee but mainly peanut butter in the nose. The taste follows suit with thick and hefty peanut notes as well as cocoa and a hint of malt sweetness. Not overly sweet for being the dessert beer that it is, the flavor profile here is nice. On the light side of medium bodied. Overall, a pretty interesting and flavorful beer from Horny Goat. They are on the right track with this one.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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