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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 18.13%
Wants: 16
Gots: 13 | 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:
Formerly SDBW Peanut Butter Cup Porter

(Beer added by: BrewTasting on 02-13-2013)
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Wasn't sure what a peanut butter porter beer would taste like, but tried it draft while in San Diego at local restaurant. Was surprising good, very smooth, sweet (but not too much). Not as much peanut butter taste as the belching beaver peanut butter milk stout, but was a good tasting beer. Would recommend trying it.

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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Real big foamy three finger head. THick solid retention and capped and settles evenly, with a color of head that is extremely light almost brown vanilla creme in color. Body color is a real nice mahogany brown with some seriously dark red highlights on it. VEry nice looking brew.

Holy carp does this aroma and bouquet just rio, even off the pour. Choclate and peanut butter in leaps and bounds, with a nice sweet carob like sense, forgoing milky and cocoa richness, and hints of almost raspberry like fruit. The nutty angle on this is also creamy, with that hint of icing sugar and even more fruity character. PB cup in a glass for sure.

The palate after this just comes as a let down. Mildly sour acridness hinting, with hints of some fruity ester berry quality. Raspberry like milk chocolate and an almost weak kirsch cherry sense. Real light porter body, and very wet with not much roast character or coating through the palate. Peanut actions seems completely lost as well on the palate, and not much malt coating either.

The beer is overall pretty interesting but takes a big 180 degree turn it seems once it hits your lips. Where is the chocolate and peanut flavor on the palate? It's other qualities in flavor are not bad, but you feel set up for greatness only to be let down even harder.

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Appearance: Pours dark brown with some bright gold/orange-ish highlights. Decent head retention.

Smell: Peanut butter, chocolate, and some roasting notes in the nose.

Taste: Wow. I got all of the peanut butter cup-ness in the first sip. Good. What surprised me the most was the very pleasant vanilla notes mid-taste. Then the beer finished with a really nice porter sharpness on the tongue. A lot of layers to this one.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body, straight down the middle. I would have liked a little more mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Very smooth drinking. Balanced and interesting. If you’re intrigued by the name of the beer (I was - I’m a Reese’s mega fan), you owe it to yourself to try this. Recommend!

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I thought this beer was great. There are better peanut butter stouts in San Diego, but this one was a very close second to those. Really smooth and enjoyable. Perfect for an after dinner brew.

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The name alone is enough to make your mouth water.

While traditional in English Porter appearance, this beer really sucks you in with the smell of peanut butter, especially as it warms a little. (I never wanted to wash my growler after)

The taste is very similar to a peanut butter cup. The mouthfeel is a little light, but that somehow amplifies the taste of peanut butter and chocolate. Vanilla also present, but the heart of it resides in a Reeses peanut butter commercial.

Put this in my halloween bucket every year please. I hope Karl Strauss brews this again, and again.

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Peanut Butter Cup Porter from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.