Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter - Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 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.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 22:44:46 | More by JerzDevl2000
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4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 22:23:00 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.6/5 rDev -2.7%
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 ...
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 16:26:19 | More by woodychandler
Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.