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Horny Goat Brownie Porter - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Brownie PorterHorny Goat Brownie Porter

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thecheapies on 11-25-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, some notes of vanilla. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon, some vanilla, unique and pretty tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a different and solid beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Look: Dark chocolate color. Tan head, foamy and slow to recede. Light lacing.

Aroma: String cinnamon and ginger element, toasty malts.

Taste: Very rich on taste. Starts with strong cinnamon and ginger spices then solely was into a chocolate fudge finish.

Mouthfeel: Nedium body, nice weight to it.

Overall: A bit too much of a holiday spices taste about it. Not bad though.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This is a cinnamon flavored beer and it's like mulled wine for those who like real wine--horrible. But even if you like a porter, this beer has no real body or depth of flavor like a decent porter (never mind a good one, or an imperial brew). The pour is fine at first, a decent dense head, but with a light brown color. You know before you taste this will not be rich or complex. Then the hit of cinnamon, which kills the other flavors for me. The mouthfeel is watery, the carbonation closer to soda than beer. One of the worst drinking experiences I've ever had!

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. A semi-aggressive bottle pour resulted in about a 1/4" thin beige head that quickly reduced to a thin ring. Darker amber lager in color, similar to a lager or fall season beer. Minimal lacing barely makes an effort to cling to the sides of my glass.

S: Aroma is a sweet medicinal cinnamon. I really don't get much else and believe me I tried several deep inhales. I'm not sure how cinnamon ends up so prominent in a Brownie Porter, but it does.

Taste: There it is again, cinnamon clearly dominates. Sweet, but astringent flavor follows in stride. This is definitely no porter that I've ever experienced. I get no chocolate "brownie" taste at all. I was totally fooled by the beer name. This is no porter.

M: Lively carbonation is this beer's only positive.

O: This beer came in a sampler 12-pack. If I'm being honest, I can't see myself ever buying a 12-pack from this brewery again. None of the beers "wowed" me, and as a matter of fact I found myself really disappointed. The brewery name grabs your attention, but definitely not the beer itself.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Brewed with brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cacoa nibs.

A: Cinnamon stick orange pour appears ruby red in the vessel. A healthy 2 inch frothy, whipped beige head is fairly strong as was the carbonation factor. Head coverage was mostly lasting, the lacing was a bit weak and sparse. Doesn't really strike me as a porter brown coloring either way from the bottle or in the glass.

S: Brown sugar is very evident for aroma, sweet, sugary, along with some strong cinnamon turning to a faint sweet chocolate. Actually smells like cinnamon toast crunch cereal, sugary, not so much brownie. Dry chocolate fade.

T: Flavor was dry, a bit powdery chocolate, the cacao nibs get involved. The cinnamon again is at the forefront with toasted dry grains, Again cinnamon toast crunch cereal flavor comes to mind with a dry cacao nib fade. There seems like an almost faint chili pepper soft heat coming about along with some sour malt.

M: Frothy mouthful turns washy, sour malt as it sits on the tongue along with a lack of carbonation. Not pleasant to hold on to for any length of time.

O: Overall sweet, sugary, gimmicky, and doessn't remind me any bit of a porter let alone a brownie. Cinnamon toast crunch with some dry french toast mixed with some cocoa nibs best describes this missed attempt. Flavor doesnt translate well. Label says porter, BA lists it as a brown, i say pass either way. unimpressed.

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Horny Goat Brownie Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.