Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
hornygoatbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full bodied porter that gets its dark luscious color from the generous use of roasted malts. You’ll get just the right amount of chocolate and peanut butter to question whether you’re drinking a glass of delicious suds or popping a peanut butter cup in your mouth.

Added by Mizahri on 05-28-2014

BEER STATS
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81
Ratings:
398
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
16.4%
 
 
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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 398
Photo of Severymusic
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Some of the reviews seem to like this beer. I absolutely didn't. Similarly, the imperial version of this beer didn't fare any better.

It looks and smells pretty good. Black as oil, smells like peanut butter (even if it is more of a powdered PB2-type smell).

Feel could be better. I don't know how to describe it but something feels off as it goes down.

Taste kinda sucks. The fake peanut butter is there. I got some metallic and some burnt flavors. Not a whole lot of chocolate to note.

When I tried the imperial version, it tasted much better when it was very cold (close to freezing). I didn't do that this time. But even so, I don't think I'll be buying this beer again.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark with ruby highlights, and a huge tan head. Nice attractive lace, too.

Aroma: Salted peanut butter. Very nice and accurate.

Taste: Tinge of bitterness but lots of (artificial) peanut butter and roasty chocolate malts. Not bad, and pretty accurate in flavor profile, though. Can’t fault the taste of this one, nope.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from 7-11
Dark brown with ruby highlights and a decent sized tan head that persists. Huge peanut butter cup on the nose with a bit of earth at the edges. Flavor follows through but leaves a bit of sharp bitterness in the finish. Certainly tastes as advertised, tasty and interesting beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
08/14/14
Bottle to snifter.
Aroma: awesome nutty aroma, hints of coffee/chocolate behind. Look: dark black, thick looking, creamy off white head. Taste: much pb in this. Prune, plum, raisin. Cocoa after those. Very tasty. Slight acidic aftertaste. Feel : good bubbles for a porter. Goes down smoothly. Nice beer....beats the Sweet Baby Jesus.
**

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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can thanks to Toby. Dark brown pour, topped off with a beige head. Aroma is straight up Reese's followed by some of the rich roast grains. Taste continues on with the chocolate and PB up front, not overly sweet, blends well with base style.

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Photo of guardian55309
1.32/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

this is a terrible beer the taste is like taking peanut butter throwing it in a pan and burning it then adding it to a very weak porter avoid this beer at all costs

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz. can, no apparent freshness date or canning information. A new one to me from Horny Goat, gifted to me from my friend. "Malt beverage with artificial flavor added". Off to a great start.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a dark blackish-brown body, a bit deeper and darker than I expected, with good dark frothy chocolate head that lingers good, leaving excellent sticky spotty lacing. Looks actually very nice per the style.

S - Wow, this aroma doesn't fool around: full on Peanut Butter Crunch cereal graininess / Reese's Puffs cereal assault on the nose. This thing literally smells like it was brewed with nine million boxes of the famous breakfast cereals. Definitely doesn't smell authentic, but i can't say that it smells bad.

T - Taste is more of the same, with perhaps a bit of noticeable hop presence underneath the artificality of the chocolate / peanut butter breakfast cereal. Slightly sweet & sugary, but never overly so.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy. Fairly easy drinking stuff, with decent carbonation. Not overly sweet or syrupy tasting either.

Overall, decent enough stuff for what it is, coming from Horny Goat. Don't go into it expecting a world class beer.

Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter -----3.5/5

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Photo of ABabbidge
1.83/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

L: Dark brown/black that lets a small amount of light through at the bottom of the glass. Forms a thin tan head that dissipates quickly but leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: Stong peanut butter smell with just a hint of chocolate.

T: Tastes similar to its smell. Mostly peanut butter with some chocolate and some bitterness at the end.

F: Unpleasant bitterness at the end leaves a weird taste in your throat.

O: Tastes like synthetic peanut butter added to a mediocre porter, which is not a great mix. I think they were trying too hard to make it taste like chocolate and peanut butter and just over did it with the artificial flavors. I really dislike the artificial taste of this beer.

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Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, dark brown in color, with one inch head. Taste is as advertised--big thick peanut butter, light milk chocolate, and cream. Sweet and medium heavy bodied. Really nice dessert beer. I like Sweet Baby Jesus by DuClaw more, but this is one of the few other peanut butter beers I would put in its class.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can. Going from the code on the bottom of the can, it was canned the 113th day of 2016.

Pitch black pour with a small head of foam that is tannish and long lasting.

The peanut butter is muchly more present than the chocolate and that suits me fine.

Peanut butter is 90% of the taste; the other 10% goes to dark chocolate that adds an ever so slight bitterness.

This is a cracker jack of a peanut butter Porter. 2nd favourite of mine; right behind the offering from Belching Beaver.

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Photo of kevin3046
2.41/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Smells way better than it tastes. Smells just like chocolate and peanut butter. Very thin head and little lacing. Tastes like burnt peanuts and pee pee. Had to pour it out. Do not recommend.

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Photo of cuttlery
2.68/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

My wife purchased this and I figured I'd give it a whirl. When you crack it open it smells like a reeses peanut butter cup, bonus for that. It also pours nicely. It however tastes like really bad chocolate mixed with really bad peanut butter. I actually drank half the can and poured it out. I waited a week and tried the second simply based off the smell with the same results. Not a fan.

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Photo of Hayden34
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Imagine taking a bowl of Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs cereal and steeping it in a thin, watered down porter. There isn't really anything good I can say about this beer except it smelled okay.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours largely opaque, a dark brown body with a moderate tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing but does fade away to nothing with time.

S - Peanut butter powder is front and punchy, with a mild roasted malt element behind and a trace of cocoa.

T - Follows the nose, with peanuts out front, a mild sweetness in the middle, hinting milk chocolate, and a more harsh bitter close, as the roasted malt comes forward. A faint off note in the close suggests synthetic flavoring, otherwise this might have rated higher.

M - Mild drying in the close. Decent.

O - Seems the balance is a bit off. The peanut butter is too forward. It does remind me of peanut butter cups, but that's not completely favorable, as it is cheap supermarket candy aisle sweetness that I'm reminded of rather than the more rich, robust options I get at a chocolate store. And the close seems to turn spiky and synthetic, which is not welcome. About 3/4 of a great trip, I doubt I'll get this one again, but it does deserve props for actually landing the stated goal.

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Photo of Hendry
4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For starters, the chocolate/peanut butter Porter style is immediately viewed by many as a novelty. Horny Goat is the 4th choco/pb porter I've tried, and rather than discount the novelty aspect, I prefer to rate it by style having a benchmark in mind.
Opaque with a creamy 2 finger khaki head and spotty lacing in the glassware.

The aroma is heavy on the peanut butter, with the chocolate poking it's way through, slight roastiness detected but the least prominent in the nose of all the components.

The flavor, while dominant in the peanut butter department, and notably sweet (as a peanut butter chocolate porter is expected to be), has some interesting layers of sweet cream, cocoa, and a balanced hoppy and roasty quality rounding it all out.

Medium bodied porter, creamy texture,easy to drink.

From the standpoint of judging Horny Goat amongst other PB/C Porters by DuClaw,Foolproof,and Belching Beaver,I'd say this is the best of the bunch for my taste. I can understand why this interesting and well executed desert beer won a platinum medal in a 2015 world beer championship, kudos.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a taster glass.

A: Chocolate brown with a tan half finger head that lingered.

S: Tons of peanut butter with a dab of dark chocolate on the side. Nice.

T: The perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate! This one invades the taste buds with a huge peanut butter smash followed by dark chocolate. Reese's cup on steroids.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: Honestly, the best choc/peanut butter porter I've ever had. So smooth and balanced I could drink it all night. Decadent and delightful. Damn.

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Photo of KevCan
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single can from Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO. No visible date. Poured into a Avery cognac snifter.

Look: Medium brown, little head.

Smell: Peanut butter scent permeates the air even before I bring it to my nose! When smelled directly, intense scent of artificial peanut butter and chocolate, almost exactly a Reese's cup. Intriguing, but not exactly enticing.

Taste: Tastes like candy, like liquified Reese's cups.

Feel: Slightly light-bodied, and medium low carbonation.

Overall: A bit too gimmicky and artificial tasting, for my liking.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'd prefer more beer in my beer. Great looking in the glass and this beer also leaves nice drapery on the glass, but this was just overkill by off tasting chocolate and peanut butter.

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Photo of Ryan3312
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that as you sip it just gets better and better. The peanut butter hangs on your tongue for a nice after taste and the chocolate hits you instantly. Has a rich chocolate smell to it, with a low carbonation feel. This is defiantly a beer for the bucket list. Cheers!

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - black with decent tan head that lasts a bit very nice lacing.

Smell - Very strong chocolate smell reminds me of a lava cake also getting some peanut butter notes very rich desert smell.

Taste - This is a very rich desert like beer lots of sweet dark chocolate and peanut butter.

Feel - very thick and creamy feel this one it is like a rich desert beer.

Overall - Not sure I could drink many of these but it is a great desert beer!!

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Photo of Every1sgrudge
1.91/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Purchased 12oz cans; this beer is absolutely disgusting, or possibly this batch of cans I got is. Drank this straight from the can; beer is flat as water with zero carbonation. Beer tastes like machine processed chemicals; peanut butter, chocolate, and tons of chemical after tastes. One of the worst beers I've ever had. I don't do drain pours often, but all six cans went into the trash.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a Savor snifter. Pours nearly black with a finger of off white foam. Aroma is pure peanut butter. Smells quite pleasant.

Flavor is strongly peanut. Despite being artifically flavored, it tastes pretty nice. Sweet, creamy peanut butter flavor and not much else. Enough sweetness to keep things in check.

This is easily the best offering I've had from this brewery. An interesting and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is peanut butter and chocolate and has a slightly bitter smell too. Flavor is chocolate, peanut butter and bitter coffee. Leaves a bit of a lingering bitter aftertatse. Overall this is a solid example of the style but the bitterness could be more mellow and that would help a lot.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Pours a dark black brown color, with a large creamy white-tan head that takes a little while to dissipate. Some nice white fingers of lacing on the glass. Overall, a nice looking beer.

Smell: This is all peanut butter. The peanut butter overpowers all the other aromas. Slightly off putting aroma.

Taste: Lots of peanut butter,but a little bit of chocolate and roasted malt. A very sweet beer, almost cloying beer. Also tastes rather artificial, and has a very sharp off putting bitterness in the finish.

Mouth Feel: Somewhat light mouth feel for a porter. The bitterness in the finish coats the mouth and is really overpowering, low to medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer is extremely unbalanced. It is pretty much nothing but peanut butter, I get some chocolate, but I don't think enough to be included in the name. It also all taste a quite artificial and has that odd off putting bitterness at the finish. I'll finish my six pack but won't buy it again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The Horny Goat Porter is decent. If it was more creamy and didn't finish so sharp I would like it better. It poured an opaque black with ecru head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is peanut butter woth a touch of milk chocolate. The taste has chocolate and peanut butter but finishes bitter...not smooth. The mouthfeel is a tad to light for my preference, but still ok.....the carbonation is subtle. Overall its an interesting porter that is certainly worth a try. Is it out of this world...no....but kinda cool.

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Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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