Horny Goat Brownie Porter | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Brownie PorterHorny Goat Brownie Porter
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Horny Goat Brownie PorterHorny Goat Brownie Porter

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by thecheapies on 11-25-2012

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1/5  rDev -69%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.21/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Reading the description of the beer, I thought I was in for a treat.
"Ale Brewed with Brown Sugar and cinnamon & with vanilla and cacao nibs added".
I did not pick up any of the flavors in the description. Don't get me wrong, it is an easy drinking, smooth beer, but still a big let down. I will not be purcashing again.

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of JMS1512
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours from can a caramel brown with ruby highlights. Average head and tan suds. No true lace to speak of.

Aroma: Nutty chocolate malts, maybe a touch of maple or burnt brown sugar. Not bad.

Taste: Sweet and light in body, this “porter” is quite enjoyable overall, with chocolate, nuts, and caramel notes. I don’t get much real “brownie” taste, and this ale seems much nearer to a traditional brown ale than a porter to me, but it is enjoyable and quite drinkable, and I’d have no problem drinking more of these.

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Photo of socon67
2.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours like cream soda. Very strong carbonation, and decent lacing. No foam retention is noted. Very clear look.

S - At first there was no scent of anything of note. As the beer warmed some smoky notes and roasty cocoa hit the nose.

T - Hmmm... This one is at best a gateway craft. There is some notes of chocolate and caramel, but the majority of the flavor seems artificial.

M - On one hand the beer is sessionable. But the high carbonation and slight aftertaste would make you wonder why you would want another. Mixed bag, and likely not a good choice for a diehard craft drinker.

O - I'm giving this an extra strike for falsely throwing the word "porter" on the label. Its clearly a brown ale, and not a good one at that.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was hoping for more from this beer....unfortunately my high expectations werenot met. Kudos to the person that defined this beer as a brown and not a porter. The beer poured a clear deep rich brown with thin slightly off white head that is leaving some lacing. The smell is filled with breaded malts with hints of cinnamon. The cinnamon dominates the taste and I'm not picking up alot of chocolate or brownie. Define base of bread/yeast malt present. The mouthfeel is kind of lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is ok...not a huge fan of cinnamon....I have definitely had better browns than this.

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3.52/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of DaneBramage
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: reddish brown
S: cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon and caramel, plus some other spices....almost like cookies baking in the oven
T: cocoa, caramel and chocolate
F: thin, should be heavier for a porter
O: almost a porter-light, decent flavor that's more reminiscent of an English brown ale. Got a 4-pack on clearance at my local shop but probably wouldn't recommend it. Almost like they tried to throw too many flavors in which hurt the end result.

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Photo of bmurray10
3.54/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.24/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the tall boy can in a pint glass. This porter pours with a very nice rocky head of tan foam that sits atop a dark brown ale with nice lacing. Nose of sweet malts and little else. Flavors exceed the nose with notes of dark cocoa colliding with sweet brown sugars with a touch of vanilla on the back. Smooth medium mouth feel with good carbonation that helps with the malt forwardness and slight cream notes of the brew. A malt bomb that is solid for a session brew. No cinnamon was noticed anywhere which is actually fine by me. A decent brew.


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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, some notes of vanilla. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon, some vanilla, unique and pretty tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a different and solid beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.35/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Brewed with brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cacoa nibs.

A: Cinnamon stick orange pour appears ruby red in the vessel. A healthy 2 inch frothy, whipped beige head is fairly strong as was the carbonation factor. Head coverage was mostly lasting, the lacing was a bit weak and sparse. Doesn't really strike me as a porter brown coloring either way from the bottle or in the glass.

S: Brown sugar is very evident for aroma, sweet, sugary, along with some strong cinnamon turning to a faint sweet chocolate. Actually smells like cinnamon toast crunch cereal, sugary, not so much brownie. Dry chocolate fade.

T: Flavor was dry, a bit powdery chocolate, the cacao nibs get involved. The cinnamon again is at the forefront with toasted dry grains, Again cinnamon toast crunch cereal flavor comes to mind with a dry cacao nib fade. There seems like an almost faint chili pepper soft heat coming about along with some sour malt.

M: Frothy mouthful turns washy, sour malt as it sits on the tongue along with a lack of carbonation. Not pleasant to hold on to for any length of time.

O: Overall sweet, sugary, gimmicky, and doessn't remind me any bit of a porter let alone a brownie. Cinnamon toast crunch with some dry french toast mixed with some cocoa nibs best describes this missed attempt. Flavor doesnt translate well. Label says porter, BA lists it as a brown, i say pass either way. unimpressed.

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3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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Horny Goat Brownie Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 122 ratings