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Peanut Butter Porter - Beer Engineers

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Peanut Butter PorterPeanut Butter Porter

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very good

14 Reviews

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 80
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 17.32%
Wants: 43
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-03-2013

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 80
Reviews by dowen17:
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown with minimal head and lacing.

Aroma is of peanuts, sweet malt, some salty notes, and booze.

Tastes like a Reese's cup. Very nice. I don't much like peanut butter but this is very nice. A touch of booze on the finish. Not too sweet, not too dark. Delightful.

More carbonation than I'd imagined there being. Not too much though. Creamy but not extremely thick. Very nice.

Overall this beer is great. Didn't have high expectation for it but I was pleasantly surprised. Worth the try.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kaufmaal
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark honey color with some ruby highlights. No head, just some wisp from from the continuous and forceful carbonation. Yep, it smells like peanut butter, or more accurately a Nutter-Butter cookie. There's a salty-sweetness on the nose, too, and some chocolate notes. This is a glorious beer to inhale.

The taste, however, is a bit of a disappointment. Roasted malts, dark rum, cane sugar up front: sweeeet. Then there's a fruity, spicy, sourness that takes over and lingers: pomegranate, sorghum, chocolate, pepper. The peanut butter is, unfortunately, masked and detectable only when smelling the beer. It's a bit over-carbonated, and for 12% not as full as I thought it would be for a porter. Maybe if they could bring the focus of the beer - peanut butter porter - back to the center, then this could be an exceptional beer.

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Photo of Vestlake
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with no head whatsoever from this bottle. The aroma is peanut butter/roasted peanuts. It's not an overbearing aroma, but you definitely know what your smelling. My first taste was right out of the fridge and it was exactly like the aroma. I couldn't taste the alcohol at this temperature. As the beer warms, the alcohol comes out and warms the throat and stomach nicely. Medium body, not a ton of carbonation.

I was expecting this beer to be thicker, sweeter, and boozier, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and will be drinking again soon.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

Keeping the brewer’s intentions in mind, this is one insanely intense beer. Aroma and flavors border on sensory overload, with big notes of nuttiness and rich caramelization. Indeed, this beer might be over-the-top for some. The aroma smacks of flavored syrups with a cloying sweetness. That said, fans of peanut butter and big boozy beers should give this one a try.

STYLE: American Porter w/ Peanut Butter
ABV: 12.0%

LOOK: Mahogany; creamy, thick beige head

SMELL: Peanut oil, toasted grains, hazelnut, toffee, syrup

TASTE: Viscous, creamy, sweet, toffee, coffee, roasted peanuts, fruity, boozy, peppery, lingering nuttiness, sweet finish

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Photo of Golden32
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Ice_cyclops86
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Riverared
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Dracarys
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Mavajo
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of BeerRunner
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Very dark brown almost lack with minimal tan head that was one quite quickly. Some light lacing.

S: Lots of nice peanut butter and chocolate. Smells a lot like a Reese Cup.

T: Peanut butter and roasted caramel mixed with chocolates. A bit of alcohol apparent in the back.

M: Nice and creamy. Full bodied like you would expect with a big porter.

O: Enjoyable brew. A nice desert to ay meal.

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Photo of Micahbozeman
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of JingoWingo
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of allofusinone
4.91/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was delightful... Dark and aromatic, reminiscient of dark chocolate and organic peanut butter, though not overly sweet. Not a lot of head, but a small amount of lacing along the inside of the glass.

High gravity beer at 12%, but not alcohol heavy. Very interesting concept done well. Incredibly balanced and complex throughout the palate.

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Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of pknyc
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Arr_Jayy
5/5  rDev +22%

If you like porters and peanuts then this beer is definitely for you. This is an absolutely wonderful beer and one of my personal favorites. Look is very dark like you would expect with a porter only very little head on most pours. Smell is also wonderful; hints of peanut butter and chocolate are very obvious but not overwhelming. Taste is strong but definitely not overbearing, unlike how i expect most 12% abv beers to be. You get the rich porter taste up front with a perfect amount of peanut flavor on the end. For feel, I would say that it has a medium to full body that can be a little heavy, depending on the batch.

Overall this is a wonderful beer. The best of any specialty or peanut butter porter that I have had.

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Photo of freduardo
2/5  rDev -51.2%

Photo of cfaulman
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of WestBrewer
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm with the BROS on this one... Love the idea of the beer way more than the actual experience.

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Photo of sajaffe1
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of krl2112
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of zookerman182
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a dark brown/black color with zero head.
Aroma is like no other. Dry roasted peanuts up front with hints of milk chocolate. It smells like a Reese's cup.
Flavor is of dark and milk chocolate dominant with dark fruit and lingering peanut butter flavor at the very end that sticks around til the next sip.
Simple but complex flavors in this.
Mouthfeel is bubbly, doesn't coat your mouth totally which keeps you going back for more.
The 12 abv is extremely well hidden, you cannot pickup any alcohol at all.
I could hurt myself on these!

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Peanut Butter Porter from Beer Engineers
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