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Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter PorterChocolate Peanut Butter Porter

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Reviews: 37
Hads: 211
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 35.19%
Wants: 23
Gots: 66 | 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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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 whit_knee_41
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of gibgink
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.8/5  rDev +27%
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!

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

Photo of kwkdmk
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ice_cyclops86
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachpaschal
2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Did not enjoy this one at all! Not my jam

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Photo of drinking12many
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of Mshea805
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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Photo of russpowell
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
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

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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