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

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Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter PorterHorny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

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

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.

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Reviews: 99 | Ratings: 463
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Horny Goat Brewing Co. "Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "1288 0657"
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Black-brown in color beneath a finger-thick head of tan foam. The body is mainly opaque but a glimmer of mahogany brown comes through at the base of the glass when held to the light. The aroma is rich with both peanut butter and chocolate, although I think the peanuts dominate. I'm not sure that it is, but it seems completely authentic. The flavor follows, not quite as rich and sweet as the nose suggests, but with both peanut butter and chocolate. It definitely a dark chocolate flavor, not milk chocolate, and there's some bitterness to it, it finishes dry with a bit of bitterness lingering. I'm still thinking I'd personally reserve this as a dessert beer, but it's not that sweet and if you really like peanut butter and chocolate you might like this as an everyday pint. Of course that's really all there is to it, PB and chocolate, there's nothing more to it than that, nor should there be. One trick pony? Yes, but it's a good trick. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. The head held up well and I still have an almost solid surface covering, and there's some decent lacing left behind.
Review# 6,308

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: big earthy peanut, sweet, roasted malt, cocoa, sticky finish. Dry peanut and chocolate aroma to nose. Dark brown, semi clear, tan head, some lace. Full but not heavy body. 55 IBUs

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Dark red, almost black. Dark yellow-tan lingering head. Smells like dark chocolate, peanut butter, roasted malt, a little caramel. Sweet smell. The taste is less sweet, with similar flavors. There's a moderate amount of metallic bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. It detracts just a bit from the overall taste and experience.

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Photo of pat61
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: pours dark brown with ruby highlights under a 2" lacy tan blanket of foam with fair to good retention

S: very rich chocolate peanut butter aroma with moderate sweetness and some mild roast in the background

T: mildly sweet very rich peanut butter chocolate flavor with a dark chocolate bitterness on the finish

F: medium full body and medium low carbonation

O: This rich and flavorful beer is a little over the top resulting in a dessert beer to drink once per evening

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Solid black, very nice thick creamy , somewhat oily feel. The taste is off,the peanut and chocolate is there but almost fake or chemical taste accompanies the main flavir and ruins it. Everything is very good about this beer,but the taste

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Photo of Vidblain
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I used to drink Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter alllll of the time. Confession - it was my first peanut butter beer, and I loved it for what it was.

Time has passed, apparently. I poured one today, for my lunch time beer, and had a distinctly different experience. The beer poured a very deep brown with a low brown head of foam. It's quite fragrant - the peanut butter and chocolate are very distinct in the nose. Great so far.

And then it's all down hill. The beer has a tremendously artificial taste to it - the peanut butter and chocolate are certainly there, but they have a strange tang to them - sort of metallic. Very strange. As the beer warms, that tang does not go away, rather it lingers even worse. The aftertaste is miserably bad. I'm not sure whether this is just because the beer is so full of artificial flavors, or whether it's a canning issue, or what - but the beer is just not good.

Very disappointing.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark with light brown head. Smells of nuts, chocolate and slight alcohol smell. Tastes of chocolate and faint peanut butter flavor. Very smooth mouth feel. Overall not bad but needs a little more peanut butter flavor to make it great.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter pours an almost black color with a small, but long lasting and lacing head. Big rich sweet aroma, lots of chocolate and peanut butter notes; like a Reese peanut butter cup. Flavor is strong, lots of peanut butter, hints of chocolate blend in. Good body and feel. Overall, taste like a peanut butter cup candy.

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Photo of Mdog
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Dark brown, ok head.

Smell: Roasted peanuts, artificial smelling.

Taste: Moderately sweet, a kind of mixed chocolate/coffee flavor with some roasted peanuts.

Overall: Picked up a single to try since there are several PB porters at local taprooms. This one is probably the most artificial tasting and smelling of the PB beers I've tried. Misses the mark.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/30/2017. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big peanut butter, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, brown sugar, vanilla, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, peanut butter, chocolate, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peanut butter, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, brown sugar, vanilla, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peanut butter, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, brown sugar, vanilla, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, peanut butter, chocolate, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly silky/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.5%. Overall this is an excellent American porter! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, peanut butter, chocolate, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Impressively rich malt complexity, with great PB/chocolate presence and balance. Pretty much identical to the imperial version, but this is a little more intense on roast/coffee notes and earthy hop presence. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.97/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Orange-ish can poured into a Deschutes Pint Glass as per instructions minus the Deschutes part.

A chocolatey muddy brown color with a colossal head of khaki, and lots of webbing left behind.

This smells what I suppose a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup would smell like along side a stadium beer. There's something metallic to it, and grainy as well. A certain sour chocolate peanut butter metal.

This is awful. It's a sour, earthy, peanut buttery mess. On top of a cantaloupe rind. Either I'm just used to great beers, or I got a bad one. Chocolate dishwater.

Feel is creamy and semi roasted, but is irrelevant at this point.

Overall, this is going down the drain. So gross. A good gag gift.

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Photo of Act25
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Remind me that I do not like flavored beers, especially peanut butter chocolate or artificial fruit. It's all down-hill. Unable to finish, would only drink this at the END of the evening in stead of or with dessert, or share in small tiny glasses for laughs.
a) Pours a stoutlike black body, with 2 finger head, but lacking in lacing & head retention (from the halloween can)
s) Stinky and sticky peanut butter up your nose, some roast and iron.
t) Massive overload of peanut butter, roast, char, cocoa, coffee, carob, mollasses, & some iron. Dominantly over-cooked candy sweetness.
f) If you like a cabinet of old, stale candy, in a thick, cloying, unbalanced body - this is your beer. I'm putting it back in favor of a real beer until I can spring it on a few friends in small (espresso) cups later tonight.

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Photo of Sampler66
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very pleasant
Smell: It is very representative of the tastes to come.
Taste: A thick chocalate taste with a hint of peanut butter to follow. The after taste is a combination of the two.
Feel: It feels like a porter beer.
Overall: I would recommend this beer. It didn't par good with a turkey sandwich but I feel it would go good with ice cream.

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Photo of ToddAxeBeer
4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can to chilled mug (can't remember the last time I put beer in a mug, but it just happened).

Thinner than other peanut butter porters I have drank. Nice and crisp for summer. I might favor a creamier thicker porter in the winter. Some have described a burnt taste. To me, there is a coffee-like flavor. I like coffee type beers, so it sat well with me. There are sweeter peanut butter chocolate porters. I am going to assume the brewer is not after sweet. Not much of a head in my glass, but a decent amount of lace. Don't expect a glass of chocolate milk. Nothing wrong with this one. Will likely pour a second.

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Photo of singletary
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours a dark brown with a large tan head that leaves a good lacing on the glass. The smell is one word peanut butter and nothing else. The taste is full on peanut butter with a faint bit of chocolate to the end. It is a medium body with a rich flavor. Overall a nice drink just a little bit on the odd side with so much peanut but still pleasant.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a deep brown with a one-finger tan head that's thick and leaves nice lacing.

The smell is peanut butter from three feet away. Really amazing. There's some roasted malts and a little chocolate in there too.

The taste is tons of peanuts and some light roasted malts. The chocolate is a little more subtle. There's something burnt in there too.

The mouthfeel isn't bad with medium thickness and slightly high carbonation. It's a little thinner than I'd like but decent.

Overall this is a pleasant beer. If it didn't have the strange, burnt flavor I would probably buy it again.

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Photo of Severymusic
3.2/5  rDev -16%
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 +2.1%
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 -0.3%
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 +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.
Best of. Random tasting at Jpks. Go Flyers.

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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
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 -65.4%
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 -2.9%
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 -52%
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 +8.9%
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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