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Peanut Butter Porter - Beer Engineers

Peanut Butter PorterPeanut Butter Porter

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 16.83%

Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-03-2013)
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Photo of kaufmaal


3.41/5  rDev -18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 02:13:08 | More by kaufmaal
Photo of guityler83


3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from bottle to snifter, the beer produced a finger of tan head made of mostly fine bubbles with a few larger ones. The head fell fairly quickly (under 30 seconds) and left a dusting on top along with a ring around the edge. The beer is a very dark brown with some ruby highlights in the cheers and very clear when back-lit. Alcohol legs are noticeable when agitated and the foam kicks up a little more also.

S: A mild toasted nuts and peanut aroma on the first whiff. Also getting milk chocolate, almonds, sweet caramel and light fruity esters. Very low hop aroma, just an earthy, spice that sits below the candy bar aroma.

T: Chunky peanut butter taste, true to its name, on the first sip. Balance is on the malt side with it coming of sweet but not overly so. Almonds, peanuts, toasted pecans, milk chocolate, toast and toffee flavors all coming through in various intensities. Peanut is defiantly the dominant, slightly artificial tasting. Very low bitterness and almost no hop flavor coming through. A slightly grainy flavor at the end that leaves the pallet slightly dry.

M: Moderate body with carbonation on the lower side. Low alcohol warming.. surprising for the ABV. Maybe its a mental thing but it feels like a slick, gritty peanut butter spoonful after about 2-3 mins without a sip.

O: Unique beer that lived up to its name. Malts shine and the peanut butter flavor blends well. I don't know that I would get it again, but glad to try it.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 02:02:06 | More by guityler83
Photo of Jacurdy60


4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a deep, dark brown color that is almost black. Head is beige colored and wafer thin and does not retain well.

S-Damn. Smells exactly like peanut butter with very subtle notes of chocolate. Not much nuance, but the peanut butter smell is delicious making the lack of complexity just fine with me.

T-Burnt caramel hits the palate first and is a bit bitter sweet and sour, but that unpleasantness fades quickly into a lingering, and downright delicious peanut butter aftertaste. If BE was able to eliminate that initial burnt caramel taste and make it all peanut butter, this would get a near perfect score on taste.

MF-Wet, oily, a bit over carbonated and dry in the finish. Not as rich as a 12% abv porter should be.

O-Damn. The nose on this is exceptional. I was shocked at how delicious this beer was. Alcohol is barely present and the peanut butter notes in the nose make it one of the bet smelling beers I've ever had. If the brewers were able to round off the brew and soften that initial bite on the palate, this would be an elite beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 22:07:43 | More by Jacurdy60
Photo of brewskifan55


4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hop City, Birmingham

A: Shoe polish brown with a tan half finger head that slinked away quickly. Decent lacing.

S: Bring on the peanut butter. Stir in the malts. Spread down the caramel.

T: Pure joy. A great sweet sipper. It really is like drinking a Reese's Cup. Peanut butter, chocolate and malts in a spirited dance down the windpipe. Yummy. The 12% catches you off guard.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try this local favorite. Beer Engineers have really created a great after dinner luxury. The perfect finish to a chopped pork sandwich from Full Moon BBQ down the street.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2013 20:23:50 | More by brewskifan55
Photo of richj1970


4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 00:28:35 | More by richj1970
Photo of dowen17


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2013 03:17:33 | More by dowen17
Photo of zookerman182


4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 05:37:47 | More by zookerman182
Photo of a0lbudman


4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-black with a small tan head that leaves a small lacing
S-peanut butter with a sight alcohol and chocalate smell
T- peanut butter with a roasted caramel aftertaste with some warming after the roast flavor fades
M- creamy, low carbonation, full bodied
O- my first time with this beer without eating peanut butter cheesecake. This is a great beer without the cheesecake, but it will be with a cheesecake from now on

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 03:50:14 | More by a0lbudman
Photo of allofusinone


4.91/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2013 17:50:27 | More by allofusinone
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