Purple Monkey Dishwasher
Evil Genius Beer Company

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Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #371
Ranked #21,848
3.77 | pDev: 12.73%
Mar 19, 2022
Mar 27, 2014
Very Good
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Notes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, All Natural Chocolate and Peanut Butter
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3.67 by howardnss from Pennsylvania on Mar 19, 2022
3.93 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2022
3.83 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2021
3.55 by jeschaefer from Texas on Nov 02, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by Lucular from Maryland

16 oz can split with my wife, poured into a snifter. Aroma and flavor of peanut butter and milk chocolate with some malt roastiness and coffee. Some hop earthiness. Very little carbonation. Overall a solid peanut butter chocolate stout; just wish there had been more carbonation.

Sep 24, 2021
3.87 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Sep 24, 2021
4.06 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on Sep 04, 2021
3.73 by socon67 from New York on Aug 29, 2021
3.69 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Aug 20, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

Light porter, not much lacing, nose is malty peanut mocha. Given as a gift, so let me say I’m not a fan of peanut butter beers; but this is happily drinkable and actually pretty pleasant, if a bit underwhelming from a mouthfeel/deep flavor viewpoint. I did drink 2 of ‘em and it’s better than your average Joe beer fer sher.

Jul 16, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mikeg67 from New Jersey

On tap. Pours black with off white head. Aroma is of Graham crackers and dark fruit. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of herbal, hops, toasted malt, Graham crackers and dark fruit. Long dry finish. Good brew.

Jun 14, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SierraNevallagash from Maine

12oz bottle courtesy of Pwdbyhops, poured into a balloon stem at fridge temp.

Pours a coal brownish-black and exhibiting no real head, the beer looks fairly porter-like, especially when held to the light to reveal the ruddy dark amber-brown hue. A persistent rim of beige surrounds the beer, with some spare wispy lacing.

Nose: A really nice, simple, roasty porter base with semi-sweet malty roast lays the foundation for this bold, but tasteful blast of peanut butter and cocoa. In fact, remember that kids cereal from years ago? Reese's Puffs? Yeah, this smells exactly like Reese's Puffs, with a roasty, malty undertone. Smells natural, balanced, and understated.

Palate: The beer opens up with semi-sweet cocoa and thar Reese's Puffs peanut butter note, sans sweetness. A bold roastiness is quick to rush in, immediately letting you know this isn't a pastry or dessert beer. It IS liquid Reese's Puffs, but it's dry, roasty, and super malty, delivering that essential porter character, which eventually wins over the peanut butter, and the beer finishes like a bold, burly porter, with just a lingering memory of peanut and cacao nib. Gently bitter.

Mouthfeel/Body: The porter is fairly light in body. It's crisp and drinkable, and it's really relying on that bold to lend presence, and it,definitely accomplishes that. Effervescence is super fine, fuzzy, and slightly restrained, which is exactly where it should be. Malty, lush, creamy, yet fairly snappy and quenching. Nicely done.

Overall: I can just imagine that this one would be devisive. Pastry boiz likely won't enjoy it, and some purists may disapprove. The fact is, it tastes natural, it incorporates both featured ingredients, it preserves the integrity of the porter, and it really drinks quite well. Subtle, balanced, and ultimately, just a damn good, super drinkable Reese's Puffs-esque porter. I like it.

Jun 07, 2021
3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on May 20, 2021
3.52 by Fallen232 from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

Pours a deep cola brown with a creamy tan head.

Chocolate forward nose, peanut butter seems absent at this point. Mild roasted malt blend is present.

Flavor begins with an easy porter profile, toasty caramel and nutty sweetness, mild coffee note as well. Then the chocolate flavor comes on, peanut butter swoops in at the finish.

There is a quaffable porter backbone that is there throughout. The chocolate and peanut butter are there, but they don’t overwhelm. I could drink this all year.

Mar 09, 2021
4.15 by Vylo from New Jersey on Feb 20, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

Two brown 12 oz. bottles poured into a clear glass liter mug allow an observation or two. First, the liquid is as brown as something can be without being black. There's little glass lacing and head, but both are enduring. No mistake about it, a chocolate-peanut butter aroma is obviously in the air. The taste, especially at the immediate finish is nailed as milk chocolate/peanut butter. After that, a slight roasted malt and espresso taste concludes the experience. The mouthfeel is light and the delivery is closer to watery than velvety. Still, it's a nice desert brew, but it would be hard to make a meal out of it.

Feb 08, 2021
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3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

I like my porters and stouts robust and full-bodied. So when I poured Purple Monkey, I was thinking, "uh-oh." Thin-bodied, almost no head, and reeking of peanuts--not a good sign. Expecting dire, I was mildly happy getting mediocre. The beer is unbalanced through the glass, sometimes hitting alcohol pockets, or heavily peanut-y sips. The peanut taste seems confectionate, not entirely natural despite the brewer's claims. Maybe one too many times through the dishwasher?

Jan 06, 2021
3.25 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Dec 30, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

Chocolate peanut butter porter. Poured from a bottle into a Fat Head's pub glass. A rough pour produces a dark mahogany color with 2 fingers of fine tan foam. Good retention. On the nose I get roasted peanuts and roasted malt.

Medium body with a silky feel and a balanced flavor. Roasted malt, toffee, peanut butter, and some caramel up front with a little cocoa at mid-palate. The peanut butter is definitely noticeable, but it doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. It's very well done. Finishes with mild flavors of malt and espresso. Overall, a pleasant porter, but I tend to prefer standard porters without additional flavors. Still, this one is worth trying if you like peanut butter.

Nov 29, 2020
3.96 by Wainfu from New Hampshire on Nov 11, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Rug from Massachusetts

I always welcome peanut putter in a beer, but it's hard to do right. I do enjoy that it's a porter for a base this time around instead of a stout

Pours a very dark brown with a slight red glow and a finger of off white head that quickly fades to a cap and leaves no lacing

The nose is a bit one dimensional on this one. Mostly just salted peanuts and milk chocolate. There's really not much roast behind this one, just a hint of crackery malt and a touch of caramel

The taste is at least more interesting here. To start things off, I get peanuts and roasted barley to keep it balanced. On th swallow, a hint of chocolate comes in to smooth things out, along with linger notes of peanut butter, dark bread, and just a touch of hops. A better taste than I expected

A medium body pairs with light tingly carbonation that offers a smooth drink. However, it drinks a little too sticky. It could probably stand to lose some abv to make it more dry without losing flavor

This was pretty good, but I don't think I could have too many of these. A passable peanut butter beer with a light porter resemblance

Oct 02, 2020
3.4 by Jeez from Massachusetts on Jul 30, 2020
3.89 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jul 29, 2020
3.6 by Sellen from Connecticut on Jul 28, 2020
4.61 by axxe from Maryland on Jun 27, 2020
2 by rickklein9 from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2020
3.7 by FakeDoctor96 from New Jersey on Feb 27, 2020
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1.28/5  rDev -66%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
by gustation_beer_hound from Wisconsin

Tastes like a carpet that was repeatedly soiled on by a doberman pinscher. So happy I bought 1 bottle in a make your own 6 pack. I might dump this thing out.

Feb 22, 2020
4.5 by jakej654 from Pennsylvania on Feb 19, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by thebeerguy31 from Massachusetts

Look: 3.75 black with small tan head
Smell: 4.25 similar to hazelnut. Chocolatey and peanut butter. Really like the peanut butter aspect.
Taste 4.25: mostly follows nose. peanut butter is unique (to me at least) addition. Really delicious and couldn't get enough.
Feel: 3.75 medium body, low carbonation. pretty smooth. would like something slightly heavier for porter.
Overall: 4 really glad i tried something new and would get this again.

Ended up getting really bloated and did not feel like finishing 20 oz. Could be due to beer or other food/stomach issues at the time.

Feb 03, 2020
2 by David19457 from New Jersey on Jan 12, 2020
3.95 by RV109106 from Pennsylvania on Jan 04, 2020
4.25 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island on Dec 31, 2019
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3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by irs from New Jersey

opaque deep brown with almost no foam.
Strong nose. Lots of chocolate and roastyness. very warming. super nice.
the flavor is inversely disappointing. flat and cardboard. i picked this 12oz bottle up from Joe Canal's in Lawrenceville along with another bottle (Curieux) that was suspiciously cardboardy. I think I may need to try this from somewhere else and revise my review.

Dec 31, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

Peanut butter/adjunct porters are not my favorite style, but this is not bad. The peanut is a bit too heavy in terms of both smell and taste. There is a nice bitterness -- if this beer were too sweet, I think I would really hate it.

Dec 27, 2019
4.25 by pete6341 from New Jersey on Dec 07, 2019
4.16 by Rockhead from Virginia on Nov 27, 2019
3.75 by Burt from Rhode Island on Nov 22, 2019
3.75 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Oct 28, 2019
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