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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: 81
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.67%
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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AL89BR, Apr 19, 2013
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LibraLady, Apr 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Sovietfox, Apr 07, 2013
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2.99/5  rDev -5.4%

A - Pours like cream soda. Very strong carbonation, and decent lacing. No foam retention is noted. Very clear look.

S - At first there was no scent of anything of note. As the beer warmed some smoky notes and roasty cocoa hit the nose.

T - Hmmm... This one is at best a gateway craft. There is some notes of chocolate and caramel, but the majority of the flavor seems artificial.

M - On one hand the beer is sessionable. But the high carbonation and slight aftertaste would make you wonder why you would want another. Mixed bag, and likely not a good choice for a diehard craft drinker.

O - I'm giving this an extra strike for falsely throwing the word "porter" on the label. Its clearly a brown ale, and not a good one at that.

socon67, Mar 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Zachtheporter, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BigMikie, Mar 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

ufmj, Mar 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jagada, Mar 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dpage27, Feb 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13%

acurtis, Feb 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.7%

djrn2, Feb 24, 2013
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1.7/5  rDev -46.2%

A- poured a oak brown color with 1finger foam. Minimum lacing.

S- heavy cinnamon and brown sugar. Smell reminded me of roasted cinnamon nuts at Christmas. Not getting any sort of brownie scent at all. No chocolate or coffee scents at all.

T- first note was cinnamon. Very heavy on the cinnamon (too heavy for me.). Very sweet. No traditional porter flavors at all. A harsh artificial taste is there as well. Like a bad diet cookie.

M- medium with a very short finish

O- honestly, one of the most unpleasant beers I 've had in a long time. The artificial note on the end is not appetizing at all.

mecummins, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Special? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of glowing khaki foam. The nose comprises cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla bean, and a kiss of nutmeg. The taste generally brings in more of the same, but replete with a general graininess/wheatiness that threatens to drown out nearly all else, though a few sprinkles of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa powder occasionally appear. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a weak porter and a sad excuse for a brownie-flavored anything. Quite the letdown.

TMoney2591, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

nitter, Jan 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

WDJersey, Jan 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

MrTana, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

I was hoping for more from this beer....unfortunately my high expectations werenot met. Kudos to the person that defined this beer as a brown and not a porter. The beer poured a clear deep rich brown with thin slightly off white head that is leaving some lacing. The smell is filled with breaded malts with hints of cinnamon. The cinnamon dominates the taste and I'm not picking up alot of chocolate or brownie. Define base of bread/yeast malt present. The mouthfeel is kind of lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is ok...not a huge fan of cinnamon....I have definitely had better browns than this.

WoodBrew, Jan 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

MinnTwins, Jan 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

spikechiquet, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jdhasse, Dec 23, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev +5.4%

Cool 12oz twist-off sent as an extra (thanks Aaron!) poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint...

A: Looks more like an amber than a brown ale or porter IMO...transparent gold and dark mahogany...quickly dissipating off-tannish head with almost no lace.

S: Cinnamon and malt upfront, big-time bready quality from that malt...brown sugar sweetness competes with those aromas, and the spices do make it smell semi-dessert-ish? Maybe some hints of vanilla as well.

T: More of the same here, dessert baking spices and vanilla essence. Dominant malt presence with some flavors of caramel, brown sugar and faint cocoa.

MF: Cream medium body with lighter carbonation, no complaints here for the way the beer is pulled together.

O: Not too much bitterness but not overtly sweet either. Its good but not quite the 'brownie' I was hoping it would be.

Scotchboy, Dec 20, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +15.5%

Appearance: This beer pours a deep amber color it is a bit light in color for a porter but it is topped with ½” of tan colored head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: Brownie smells of a good malt base and hints of cinnamon and chocolate not much but small hints.
Taste: Wow this is better than I was hoping it has hints of cinnamon vanilla and chocolate, with a sweetness that I am guessing comes from the brown sugar. It has a good malt base under to support the flavors.
Mouthfeel: This is a rather thin bodied porter while the flavor lived up to my hopes the rest of the beer was rather disappointing. Too bad I was hoping it was better.

raznug, Dec 15, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -8.9%

Do I review this as a porter or brown ale? Oh well.

The bottle states: "ale brewed with brown sugar and cinnamon and with vanilla and cacao nibs added."

Medium bronze/amber color with a quick head, ice ring o' foam, and tiny sluggish bubbles. Doesn't look like a porter to me.

Malty, medium roasted bread crust with a hint of cocoa powder and maybe some spices. Pretty light aroma profile overall.

Very light roasted malt flavors. The toasted malt flavors aren't bad. Notes of bread crust, some cocoa powder, a little vanilla, and perhaps cinnamon. The palate is light and watery. Easy to drink, but a little misleading I guess.

Glad I tried this beer, but did not my expectations.

scruffwhor, Dec 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Kunstman, Dec 13, 2012
Horny Goat Brownie Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.