Long Route Peanut Butter Porter
Empyrean Brewing Company

Long Route Peanut Butter PorterLong Route Peanut Butter Porter
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Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
English Porter
Ranked #59
Ranked #18,590
3.85 | pDev: 13.25%
Dec 25, 2022
Dec 31, 2015
Very Good
Long Route Peanut Butter PorterLong Route Peanut Butter Porter
Notes: Cheers to the destination being the journey. Toast to going your own way off the beaten path. This beer is for the travelers, soul-searchers, explorers and thrill-seekers: who know the labyrinth is all about the journey, not the destination; just as beer is an art form to be savored, not simply a means to an end.

With delightful aroma of peanut butter cup, this beer maintains a porter backbone with twisting layers of chocolate, peanut butter and toast. An appealing balance of beer and peanut butter candy flavors.

This beer was previously retailed under the name Carpe Brewem Peanut Butter Porter.

Malts: Maris Otter, Biscuit, Dark Crystal, Roast and Midnight Wheat
Hops: Meridian
Extras: Artificial Peanut Butter Flavoring (non-allergenic), Flaked Oats and Lactose (Milk Sugar)
20 IBU
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Empyrean Brewing Co. "Long Route Peanut Butter Porter"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle "Best By 05/06/23" and sampled on 12/24/22
$1.83 @ Hy-Vee #1470, Omaha, NE

Notes via stream of consciousness: The label reads "Brewed with lactose sugar, we age this porter on fresh-roasted cacao nibs then add a touch of artificial peanut butter flavor (flavoring contains caramel color)." The body is a hazy deep brown that appears black in the full pint beneath a thumb's width of rocky tan foam. Peanut butter is clearly evident in the nose over a little bit of sweet chocolate. The flavor doesn't deliver the amount of peanut butter that you might expect given the aroma but that's probably a good thing as it comes across as a porter with some added character and not a peanut butter beer that happens to have a porter base. It's chocolatey and there's a very light touch of fruitiness to it. There might be some minor leafy hop notes in there towards the finish but I'm not really sure. A moderate to median bitterness balances it and it finishes dry with sweet dark chocolate and a touch of peanut butter lingering. In the mouth it's medium bodied on the lower end and gently crisp. The head held up fairly well and it's left some nice lacing about the glass. All in all it's pretty decent but it somehow leaves me wanting. I feel that it should be a bit fuller overall but I can't argue with it just the way it is, and to be honest it's really quite well balanced. I think that the cacao nib character is nice, and believe me, I'm sure about that as I used to work at a brewery right across the street from a cacao nib plant and we used their materials quite often. I don't think that the peanut butter flavor is at all artificial although I do think it is just slightly light in intensity. I'll call it a very good beer overall but I still think it could be better.
Review #8,483
Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Clear, very dark mahogany color with a moderate tan head that subsides quickly to just a ring but does produce some decent lacing.
The aroma is roasted malt, peanut butter and a hint of chocolate.
The taste is peanut butter, dark chocolate and some sweet dark malt. The peanut butter and chocolate, while out front, do not overwhelm the taste of porter beer, nicely balanced to enjoy both.
The body is light/medium, a bit watery.
Altogether this is a tasty and enjoyable brew.
Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the brewer at Mountain Hops Brewhouse.

Pours almost a pitch black with a small head of foam. Some decent lacing.

The smell is pure peanut butter
peanut butter, some roasted malt, but peanut butter is dominant.

The taste is just like the smell. No deviation. It tastes like numerous peanut butter beers that I have had in the past. May
Maybe fresher?

The body is on the lighter side.

Jul 06, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
"Best by 9/17/22"; drank 7/4/22 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice tan head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Peanut butter, mild chocolate & vanilla notes in the nose.

Sticky medium mouthfeel.

Peanut butter syrup & chocolate syrup flavors; this was artificial tasting & cloying.

Permanent pass.
Jul 06, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Empyrean Long Route Peanut Butter English Porter, 6% ABV. On tap. Pours dark brown/near-black with a ring of brown bubbles that left no lacing. Nose is some roast malt, chocolate, and peanut butter. Taste follows, with peanut butter at the forefront, slightly sweet, faintly bitter. Decent mouthfeel, if a bit under-carbonated. Overall excellent.
Apr 29, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by travelguy from Ohio

Nov 07, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 3.56 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle best by 04/17/21 (a couple days ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 14.6 OG, 20 IBU, 5% ABV per label. The beer pours bright light brown in color with mahogany highlights and light brown head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. There is a nice web of lacing. The aroma is mild with peanut and chocolate. The taste more of the same with semisweet peanut butter cup flavor to spare. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, truth in advertising. Nice porter with plenty of peanut butter.
Apr 23, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Midwest_Hazy from South Dakota

Mar 16, 2021
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours black, minimal lacing, has a great deep smell of cocoa, chocolate and peanut butter. Mouth feel is a bit thin but taste is overall solid. Pretty darn good porter for it's price point. Have to factor the price into the review as well.
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 3.32 by dehlet01 from Minnesota

Aug 21, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.62/5  rDev -6%
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.

Overall solid.
Feb 08, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jan 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 28, 2019
Rated: 3.91 by Turbo from Minnesota

Oct 14, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 24, 2019
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
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.
Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jul 17, 2019
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
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.
Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Chilmer from Iowa

Mar 02, 2019
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Rated by Dbehan from South Dakota

4.86/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Draft! Very good peanut butter flavor. I will definitely order this again!
Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by mholdefer from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 2.85 by Lord_Thom from Nebraska

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Oct 22, 2018
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sep 13, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by SeanMNCraftBeerLover from Minnesota

Jul 08, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by gdduncan2001 from Colorado

Jul 02, 2018
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
May 29, 2018
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Reviewed by sps314 from Iowa

3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
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.
Feb 15, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by Piccholo01 from Nebraska

Feb 11, 2018
Rated: 3.45 by TylerJ from Iowa

Feb 08, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by BLarson31 from Minnesota

Feb 05, 2018
Long Route Peanut Butter Porter from Empyrean Brewing Company
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