Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 20
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Mizahri on 05-28-2014

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Ratings: 176 | Reviews: 35
Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up a few weeks back at the ShopRite Liquors in Wharton. I never had this before and the other offerings that I've had from Horny Goat were less than stellar. This one was the best of the bunch so far and pretty much lived up to it's name. While weak on the chocolate, this was strong enough in body and would make a a great dessert beer on it's own, even if it wasn't as strong and roasted as other Porters that I've had in the past.

The pour to this was as to be expected, with a dark brown hue and a sufficient head that didn't last terribly long. There were a couple of rings of lacing as I made my way through this, but nothing spectacular stuck to the side of my pint glass. The aroma had some peanut butter and soda in it, which were much stronger in the taste. Not a lot of chocolate but what was there seemed like it was of the milk persuasion. Some stickiness to this as there was a hint of molasses underneath everything. The carbonation was good, the mouthfeel was creamy, and this felt like a mass-market peanut butter candy bar in liquid form, from start to finish.

While not strong in the alcohol department, there was enough here that I could feel slight buzz by the time I finished this off. There was too much peanut butter here to let this beer shine on its own and calling it a Porter would be a bit of a stretch but by itself, I found it to be fun and enjoyable. No one could possibly be offended by this and with a good Reese's or Praline dessert, this would be enhanced by quite a bit. God stuff that's not too heavy for the warmer weather that's finally settling in.

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 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 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.

Photo of cvm4
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of Beerma
2.77/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

REALLY peanutbuttery! And not in a good way! Not sweet just weird!

Photo of Zach136
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pitch black, one finger, rocky, beige head. Good lacing.

S - Hershey's syrup and tootsie rolls over a light peanut. Little to no roast.

T - Woah, there's the roast. Astringent, almost burnt malt character with a touch of toasted peanut and bitter bakers chocolate.

M - Fairly light bodied mouthfeel, but the lingering burnt finish detracts a bit.

O - Promising on the nose, but too astringent to let the adjuncts shine through. I think it's may have been borderline undrinkable without the peanut butter and chocolate to soften the charcoal notes.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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.
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