Long Route Peanut Butter Porter
Empyrean Brewing Company

Long Route Peanut Butter PorterLong Route Peanut Butter Porter
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Style:
English Porter
Ranked #78
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,276
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.59%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
63
From:
Empyrean Brewing Company
 
Nebraska, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Blacklist (Go Duluth) tulip.

Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown. Decent head; better lacing.

The peanut butter aroma is definitely present; but not as strong or gimmicky as expected. Toasted grain, coffee and vanilla present.

The brew is medium bodied. Could use a bit more carbonation.

As nutty a brew as I've had, but it comes off a bit gimmicky.

The flavors are somewhat more vague and muddled but decent. Sweet and toasted malts rather forward. Definite nuttiness in mid-palate. The brew finishes somewhat neutral.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really authentic peanut butter aroma in the nose. The big chocolate and nougat flavors transfer well to the taste. Rich and lip smacking with dark chocoalate and dark fruit notes. Texture is silky but up to the challenge. Solid effort by a new brewer for me.

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Photo of akaizer
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bit of tan head with a nice dark brown color. Smells faintly of chocolate and peanut butter -- an enticing preview of the tastes to come. Taste is smooth with the peanut butter and chocolate flavors subtly growing to a surprisingly muted blend of flavors. Aftertaste is smooth, with chocolate lingering a bit stronger than the peanut butter.

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Photo of sps314
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was hoping for more of a peanut butter flavor, but only got some of that when it warmed up a bit. When it's too cold, it loses a major component of the name and intentional flavor. I like it, just would rather have had more of the peanut butter essence; either in the taste or the back end after the swallow. That didn't even occur until I was 80% thru drinking and the temp of the beer warmed a bit. Willing to try it again, but probably taking it out of the fridge and letting it warm a bit before popping the top. Poured about a 2 finger head, creamy and malty. Bread notes on the back with a nice roast malt.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Best By Date is notched at 'MAY' (probably 2017).
Dark brown body, two finger tan head settles to medium thick cap, lots of lacing.
Aroma is dominated by non-sweet peanuts, a little vanilla.
Taste is again predominantly peanut, roasted malt, a little sour at the end.
Mouth feel is rather thin.
Good appearance, but there are many other peanut butter porters that have a better/more complex aroma and taste.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown that isn't far off from black, with a finger of khaki head. Head retention is just okay, but good lacing dots left behind. Aroma is peanut butter from the moment the bottle is opened. Malts are earthy, biscuit, and bread, which form a hearty, dry malt profile around the main attraction - peanut butter. Flavor profile is peanut butter through and through. Earth, biscuit, and bread malts don't lay completely dormant, and show themselves in glimpses throughout the flavor profile. Mouth feel is slightly dry, with a smooth texture. It has a medium-thick feel. Overall, this is an impressive peanut butter beer that packs a good hearty feel. If your long route home after work takes through the cold, this would be a suitable beer to warm you up.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of brenn79
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, thanks bro- Pours dark brown to almost black with a light tan head. Aroma is toffee, peanuts, caramel, not overly sweet. The taste is peanuts, caramel candy, peanut brittle, dryness really balances out what could have been super sweet. Good beer.

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Photo of dcotom
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a straight-sided mug. Root beer-colored pour, with a light tan head that leaves some sticky lacing as it fades. When cold, the aroma has a harsh burnt character that carries over to the palate. As it warms, the harsh edge fades somewhat and some sweet cocoa notes begin to emerge. There is quite a bit of sourness on the tongue, with flavors of milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, burnt coffee, and tart cherry. Silky mouthfeel, with a slightly unpleasant sour finish. What about the peanut butter? I didn't detect much, if any at all. I couldn't tell exactly how old my sample was, so the peanut butter character may have faded. Still, a decent enough English porter overall.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown color. The head was white, less than a finger.
The nose was strong with peanut butter.
The taste is, well, peanut butter. Somewhat light with the flavor, but there.
Feel was quite watery. Minimal body.
Overall not bad, but I've had better peanut butter beers.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Tootsie Roll brown with lighter hues coming through the edges in the light. Cream colored head that leaves a wisp after recession. Light spots of lacing.

Aroma: Creamy, nutty peanut butter on top of roasted and charred malts.

Taste: A definite sweetness opens up this beer before delving into a huge nutty peanut butter body. Tangy finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin, much in the vein of a porter.

Overall: Really true to its name, if you like peanut butter you may like this.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a deep brown with a large off white head. The aroma is strongly scented with peanut butter, and a touch of coffee and chocolate. The flavor is creamy, and very directly peanut butter with a touch of chocolate. The mouthfeel is fairly light with creamy carbonation.Overall this is a good beer if you just want peanut butter flavor, but it does not offer much else..

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Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight peanut butter, hint of pale malt, hint of hops, slight chocolate, and a hint of oatmeal. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong near-peanut butter, strong sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight hops, chocolate, and pale malt. Overall, average appearance and aroma, but body is dominated by an odd near-peanut butter flavor.

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Photo of Cfred371
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a dark brown, and is largely black in the glass, but the edges show some translucency and brown ness. Looking straight on, you can see through this.

Smell: Captain Crunch Peanut Butter fills the nostrils, leaving little else in the aroma. Some dark chocolate is present, but that's it

Taste: The Captain Crunch Peanut Butter flavor dominated the palette. The chocolate is less noticeable in the taste

Feel: The body is a bit thing, albeit it is a porter, and watery. There isn't much of a drying or bitter aspect in the finish.

Overall: This is a fine porter, but nothing to write home about. The peanut butter porter seems to be getting more common, and less of a novelty, as breweries like Dangerous Man have a similar recipe down. If you love peanut butter, grab a bottle and have a good time.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/2017. Pours hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big peanut butter, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, cocoa/lactose/PB, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peanut butter, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal hop and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peanut butter, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted brown bread, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, cocoa/lactose/PB, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a very nice flavored English brown porter style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, cocoa/lactose/PB, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Feels like they barely used any roasted grains in this beer, and went with the cocoa nibs for the chocolate flavor. Great PB presence in balance with base beer. Hits the English style spot on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured thin blackish brown, moderate lacing. Head was brown and minimal but stays around. Good carbonation

The aroma was strong with peanut butter(like PB captain crunch) hints of chocolate

The taste is Peanut butter forward followed by a light toast/bread flavor. Peanut butter sits on your palette just leaning you in to take another sip

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I wish it was thicker but that's just me. I could see myself getting another

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Long Route Peanut Butter Porter from Empyrean Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 63 ratings