Peanut Butter Porter | Beer Engineers

BA SCORE
89
very good
80 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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Peanut Butter PorterPeanut Butter Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beer Engineers
Alabama, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
17.32%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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2.7/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beer Engineers no longer exists. This was being produced by a contract brewer in Alabama. The beer actually had an oily mouthfeel and was to me nothing more than a fusel mess with peanut butter in it. There are much better peanut butter beers out there.

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm with the BROS on this one... Love the idea of the beer way more than the actual experience.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark honey color with some ruby highlights. No head, just some wisp from from the continuous and forceful carbonation. Yep, it smells like peanut butter, or more accurately a Nutter-Butter cookie. There's a salty-sweetness on the nose, too, and some chocolate notes. This is a glorious beer to inhale.

The taste, however, is a bit of a disappointment. Roasted malts, dark rum, cane sugar up front: sweeeet. Then there's a fruity, spicy, sourness that takes over and lingers: pomegranate, sorghum, chocolate, pepper. The peanut butter is, unfortunately, masked and detectable only when smelling the beer. It's a bit over-carbonated, and for 12% not as full as I thought it would be for a porter. Maybe if they could bring the focus of the beer - peanut butter porter - back to the center, then this could be an exceptional beer.

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3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

Keeping the brewer’s intentions in mind, this is one insanely intense beer. Aroma and flavors border on sensory overload, with big notes of nuttiness and rich caramelization. Indeed, this beer might be over-the-top for some. The aroma smacks of flavored syrups with a cloying sweetness. That said, fans of peanut butter and big boozy beers should give this one a try.

STYLE: American Porter w/ Peanut Butter
ABV: 12.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Mahogany; creamy, thick beige head

SMELL: Peanut oil, toasted grains, hazelnut, toffee, syrup

TASTE: Viscous, creamy, sweet, toffee, coffee, roasted peanuts, fruity, boozy, peppery, lingering nuttiness, sweet finish

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a thick, oily brown color. A thin, tan head sits atop the beer. It slowly fades, leaving remnants along the glass.

S-A big, sweet, artificial peanut butter aroma. Sweet, toasted peanuts. Some fudge and sweet chocolate.

T-More like a peanut butter cup than actual peanut butter. They must be using a ton of flavor additives to get it to taste like this. It's super-sweet peanut butter with some dense chocolate.

M-Oily, full bodied. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable but I was surprised the ABV was this high. Nearly cloying.

O-Regardless of the tactics used to get this flavor, they nailed the peanut butter thing here. I actually grew to enjoy this beer as I took my time with it. I'm a peanut butter fiend so I shouldn't be surprised.

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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from bottle to snifter, the beer produced a finger of tan head made of mostly fine bubbles with a few larger ones. The head fell fairly quickly (under 30 seconds) and left a dusting on top along with a ring around the edge. The beer is a very dark brown with some ruby highlights in the cheers and very clear when back-lit. Alcohol legs are noticeable when agitated and the foam kicks up a little more also.

S: A mild toasted nuts and peanut aroma on the first whiff. Also getting milk chocolate, almonds, sweet caramel and light fruity esters. Very low hop aroma, just an earthy, spice that sits below the candy bar aroma.

T: Chunky peanut butter taste, true to its name, on the first sip. Balance is on the malt side with it coming of sweet but not overly so. Almonds, peanuts, toasted pecans, milk chocolate, toast and toffee flavors all coming through in various intensities. Peanut is defiantly the dominant, slightly artificial tasting. Very low bitterness and almost no hop flavor coming through. A slightly grainy flavor at the end that leaves the pallet slightly dry.

M: Moderate body with carbonation on the lower side. Low alcohol warming.. surprising for the ABV. Maybe its a mental thing but it feels like a slick, gritty peanut butter spoonful after about 2-3 mins without a sip.

O: Unique beer that lived up to its name. Malts shine and the peanut butter flavor blends well. I don't know that I would get it again, but glad to try it.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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