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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

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 16
Gots: 16 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.3%

Not really sure how you could drink an entire bottle of this. Smells a lot like peanut butter soap. Peanut butter smells very fake and un-natural. I could barely make it past the aroma but the flavor was much of the same. Fake peanut butter and a light, oily body. I usually enjoy Karl Strauss but this one seems like a fun project gone wrong.

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1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

It's too sweet.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
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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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught into a New Belgium stem-goblet at a specialty beer bar in Southern California. I was surprised to see this available in the L.A. area. Reviewed from notes. Paired with sausage.

A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and above average retention. Body colour is a dark nontransparent but non-opaque ruby-black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Good for the style, but the head could be better.

Sm: Peanut butter, chocolate malt, dark malts, chocolate/cacao, caramel, and a rich malty sweetness. A pretty strong aroma. Not as peanut buttery as you might expect; this is not a Southern Tier take on the style (whether that's for better or for worse).

T: Peanut butter - especially on the climax - but it's somewhat artificial. Dark malts form the foundation. Creamy on the finish. Little chocolate comes through; that's disappointing. Well layered in the body, but not horribly complex. I wouldn't call it simple, but it neither hits the one note it should nor offers a well rounded flavour profile with hints of peanut butter. I'm not let down per se, just surprised. Decently balanced. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth, creamy, and wet. Nicely thick. Good carbonation. Lacks sufficient palate presence; there isn't much depth of flavour here.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable given what they were going for. They missed the mark; this simply doesn't taste like peanut butter cup. Still, it's not quite the marketing gimmick you might expect. It just doesn't deliver. I wouldn't get it again, but it's a nice little porter. As specialty beer, though, it's not particularly notable.

B-

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3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, chocolate peanut butter cup candy, and vanilla aromas. Taste is much the same with peanut butter and vanilla flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the aromas and flavors seem the slightest beer artificial.

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Peanut Butter Cup Porter from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.