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Peanut Butter Cup Porter - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Peanut Butter Cup PorterPeanut Butter Cup Porter

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 18.65%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BrewTasting on 02-13-2013

Formerly SDBW Peanut Butter Cup Porter
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Photo of lavapajamas
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeyGCAP
4.69/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a great Porter from the tap. The chocolate and peanut butter is subtle and not overbearing. Very drinkable pint after pint.

Photo of swanfungus
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrodriguez
2.99/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ambruns1979
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsling
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of SP1_FLA
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
2.38/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Looks more like a brown ale than a porter, with a clear burnt caramel color; the head piles about an inch of foam and leaves some dotty lace behind

Smell: I guess this is supposed to smell like peanut butter but it smells more like peanut butter substitute

Taste: Like the aroma, the beer tastes like a facsimile of peanut butter; no real flavor development and it is really rather sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Karl Strauss has been hit or miss with me, and the misses have been very wide of the plate; this may be my least favorite beer from the brewery

Thanks, JesseLara, for the opportunity

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1.38/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pretty nasty. It taste somewhat like plastic and mineral water

Photo of Wolberjs
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at First Class Pizza in Irvine, CA. On to the beer:

This is a dark brown porter with cola red hues as highlights. Spotty lace hangs around the glass as the beer goes down. I was surprised when I smelled not just a pleasing chocolate and peanut butter note, but I smelled fruity esters too. Is that coming from the yeast, or am I picking it up from dirty tap lines. Je ne sais quoi.

Peanut Butter Cup Porter is not what I thought it would be. A peanut butter porter would have been fine; sweet, somewhat nutty, easy to drink. Actually, the beer does meet these prerequisites. However, the fruity ester note from the aroma is the first thing I get from the beer's taste. Melded together, the flavor is okay, and it does retain an easy drinking behavior, but whether it's tap lines or the beer itself, my sample was not what I was expeting.

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3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeoChase90
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of st9647v3
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeyStats707
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Stevedore
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at Slater's 50/50 in Pasadena, CA. Poured into a snifter 12/9/2014.

A- Medium cola brown body, half finger white head that drops quickly into a thin collar. No lacing.

S- Faint nutty aroma, mild roastiness, small bits of milk chocolate. Very underwhelming as far as the intensity of the nuttiness.

F- Not much substance to the flavour, milk chocolate and some peanut butter. Not a whole lot else; lacks depth. Still, this isn't a bad beer by any means- it showcases a small bit of roast combined with dark fruit.

M- Thinner bodied, just enough bubbles to keep it drinkable. No off flavours, finish is more of a mild roastiness.

O- Disappointingly thin, not a lot of peanut butter cup as advertised. It was not worth the cost of the pour. I would steer clear of this unless this happens to fall into your lap.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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Peanut Butter Cup Porter from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.