Horny Goat Brownie Porter | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz twist off bottle poured into a nonic.
5.6% ABV, no date.

A - Horny Goat calls this beer a porter, but it looks far from it as it pours a moderately deep amber color that's totally clear and topped with a fleeting off white head. Lace sticks to the glass though which scores Brownie some brownie points.

S - Spiced lightly with cinnamon and vanilla bean tannins, this incredibly light porter has notes of chocolate, dry cocoa, and mocha with a faintly roasted malt nose. It does in fact have resemblance to a brownie.

T - I've never known anyone to use cinnamon in their brownies to spice them so it would come as a surprise to drink a beer which is supposed to mimic the food, loaded with cinnamon spice flavor. Brownie starts like a powerful pumpkin ale that shifts to vanilla bean and cocoa with hints of roasted malt and caramel sweetness on the finish.

M - Roll this beer around in your mouth and you'll notice yet another thing off about it's "Porter" description; heavy carbonation dancing around. It livens up an already medium-light body that finishes dry with spice and cocoa while lingering sweetness pans out.

O - In the grand scheme of beers Horny Goat's Brownie isn't bad. In fact, it's one of the brewery's best beers, but to try and pass this off as a porter is not justifiable. It's lacking the color, malt - particularly roasted malt, and body for such a beer. If that we're in place it would knock some of the more outrageous attributes back in to place where they would compliment said beer much more suitably.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz tap poured at Horny Goat Hideaway in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Appearance- Brown in color with a finger of white head that dissipates semi quick.

Smell- Lots of sweet sugary smells

Taste- Wow, tons of cinnamon! Think cinnamon and suguar toast.

Mouthfeel- Very light for a porter as tyey have called it. Drinks more like a brown ale.

Overall- Very interesting tasty beer. Unique in the fact that it has such a cinnamon flavor.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Gary's in Wayne this past weekend, having never had any Horny Goat beers before. This intrigued me a bit because I expected a dark, thick porter with the mouthfeel of a brownie that would have me giggling and hungry but sure enough, the novelty was along the line of the Magic Hat beers. While I didn't spit this out or pour it down the drain, there wasn't any doubt that this was a letdown and seemingly categorized incorrectly.

The pour to this was a clear, dark copper hue with some head and almost no lacing to be seen. The aroma was of a cream soda with brown sugar mixed in for good measure. Hardly any sign of the vanilla and cinnamon mentioned on the bottle and none of the cacao nibs seemed to have made it into the beer itself. I don't see how anything clear can take on the characteristics of a Porter and the mouthfeel was too creamy and frothy without feeling roasted and thick. Little carbonation and only a hint of burnt caramel and licorice in the back gave me the impression that this was a Brown Ale.

This wasn't too strong in the alcohol department and I could hardly taste it. It wasn't that this beer wasn't enjoyable but I just think that the label needs to change to reflect what's inside of the bottle. By itself, this would be relatively cheap choice for a late fall night such as the ones we've had lately.

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Photo of thecheapies
2.09/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Horny Goat Brownie Porter.

Looks way too light! Like an amber cider with sparkling carbonation and no head.

Coppery malts that barely conjure up an ale. Some honey, some cocoa, barely any hops.

Cringing metallic notes and bitter toast. Hardly any chocolate to note. More implied honey in the sweetness. Tastes like a poor Marzen with heavy toast and bitterness. Very attenuated. The feel is also notably awful. Tough to get through with this watery cream soda feel. Almost resonates that way in the flavor.

Impossible name and an extreme disappointment. A misnomer to the max. Avoid.

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