Peanut Butter Porter
Dangerous Man Brewing

Peanut Butter PorterPeanut Butter Porter
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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #18
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,938
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.55%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
168
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Dangerous Man Brewing
 
Minnesota, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  35
SCORE
92
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Peanut Butter PorterPeanut Butter Porter
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 notes:
Appearance: deep black, under a rich, toasty brown head, looking good.

Aroma: sweetness and nuts starts it off. Earthy, and malty, and doggone it, peanut-buttery. Scarcely a note of hop bitterness to be found anywhere. Dark malts and peanut butter.

Taste: All of that and more, on the palate. Medium-bodied, with a semi-sweet finish. The full flowering of the peanut-buttery-ness seems to wane a bit after the start. Let's give it another chance,….well, it's sweet, nutty, pleasant, drinkable, and I don't think I would ever have two in a row. Or finish off a growler by myself again. It is what it is, and what it is, is okay. Beer, and I can drink it.

Apr 06, 2021
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metter98 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Dangerous Man Brewing, Minneapolis, MN

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a short tan head.
S: Moderate aromas of peanut butter are present in the nose.
T: Moderate to strong flavors of peanut butter are present in the taste. It's difficult to discern if there are any other flavors of the underlying porter.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the aromas and flavors of peanut butter in this beer, although it tasted more like a lighter version of a stout than a porter.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 03, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Dangerous Man. Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of peanut butter, chocolate and toffee. Sweet, rich peanut butter taste with a touch of chocolate and toffee.

Jan 04, 2019
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darktronica from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL crowler poured to a snifter. Half a finger of fluffy head with modest retention. Roasted, peanut butter aroma on the nose; I'd call it much closer to a Little Debbie Nutty Buddy wafer bar than a Reese's cup, thanks to the grain bill and underlying base porter. In any case, very enticing smells, with a bit more sharp bitterness on the palate. Excellent and enjoyable for a Saturday afternoon.

Feb 24, 2018
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Sammydabull54 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml crowler canned on Jan 16 2018 poured into snifter
Black with 1” of tan head that stayed for quite awhile. Wonderful aroma of reeces peanut butter cups. Slightly thin feel. Good peanut butter flavor but not much else. Not boozy at all.

Jan 24, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml crowler into glass. Fill date is marked as 'AUG 30' (2017).
Body is opaque and black. Tan head settles into ring and floating islands. Scattered bits of lacing around glass.
Rich nutty aroma, with sweeter cocoa, and dark roast malts. Very inviting.
Base taste of roasted malts with added nutty richness and chocolate. Slightly bitter at the end.
Smooth and coating mouth feel. Adds to the drinking experience.
A beer that shows its craftsmanship and experience. Very well done for what it is. Aroma, taste, and mouth feel all work together for a very enjoyable drinking session.

Dec 31, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml crowler, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark cola brown body, one finger offwhite head, good retention, not much lacing. Smell is rich nuttiness, peanut, light milk chocolate and a touch of roast. The nuttiness is strong without being overwhelming, and you are able to appreciate the rest of the underlying base beer. Flavour is similar, rich nuttiness and milk chocolate works together nicely, light roast and a bit of rich dark chocolate and nuts finishes things out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, smooth and nutty on the finish. Enjoyable, not artificial tasting at all, with a slight nutty bitterness on the back end. Good stuff.

Sep 24, 2017
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Black body. Smells of peanuts and chocolate. Really nice. Tastes a little less refined. Peanuts, nutty malts, chocolate, but not as rich. Peanut finish. A little astringent. Medium body. Remarkably good, it must be said. Saved the day from a bunch of other dull beers here at DM.

Jun 23, 2017
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PHBoiler from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A really nice light bodied porter. I get more roasted peanut than peanut butter but it is an impressive level of added flavor. This beer is not going to be for everyone as the peanut flavor is fairly aggressive. Slightly light bodied even for a porter.

Nov 10, 2016
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spacecake9 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bartender at another brewery suggested I go to Dangerous Man just for the Peanut Butter Porter. I went and tasted a different beer at DM but brought home 2 crowlers of PBP.
A - Pours black with a beautiful, thick tan head.
S - The aroma is coffee, chocolate and some peanut butter.
T - Flavor is dark chocolate with peanut butter coming in at the end and growing stronger in the after taste. Fortunately the sweetness is restrained.
M - Carbonation is low. Mouth feel is a little sticky.
O - This is a very good beer. Not a sugary desert beer, but a porter with PB and dark chocolate flavors.

Oct 23, 2016
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BeerGuy8315 from Iowa

4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap at the taproom.

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black color. Small, frothy, light brown head with short retention. Minimal brownish lacing throughout.

S: Straight peanut butter aromas followed by mild chocolate, sweet, caramel, and toasted malt notes.

T: Taste matches aromas well. Peanut butter jumps out right away followed by milder chocolate and toasted malts. Very well balanced and the peanut butter flavors are strong but not overwhelming.

F: Medium bodied, thick, creamy, and smooth with a small but good amount of carbonation.

O: Overall, this is an awesome porter and I can't believe I haven't tried this until now. This is very well balanced and packs a powerful punch of peanut butter, though not overwhelmingly so. Would definitely try this again. Amazing stuff.

Sep 14, 2016
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bsp77 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I expected to like this, but not so much. Peanut butter and chocolate drives the aroma and taste, but it also tastes and feels like a proper Porter. Not an easy feat. Simply outstanding.

Sep 01, 2016
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Koral from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Darkest brown, almost black, with a frothy light brown head
Smell: peanut butter, baby!
Taste: an excellent combination of peanut butter and dark malt. Not too roasted, and the chocolate notes from the malt plays exceptionally well with the peanut butter
Feel: Just thick enough for a porter with an excellent creamy mouthfeel, but doesn't cross into an uncomfortable thickness that some stouts and porters can have.


I have had a few peanut butter beers from around the country, and many of them fall short of the expectation a name like "peanut butter porter " sets forth. This beer nails the flavor and mouthfeel of what a peanut butter beer needs to be to bear that name. This is the best peanut butter beer I can get regularly and any time I am in NE Minneapolis I try to stop by and at least grab a tulip of this delicious brew. Excellent job DM, keep up the great work!

Aug 05, 2016
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mynie from Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If a brewpub is new or obviously an amateurish operation with no pretensions toward fanciness, I will not review them if their beers are bad. There's no point in being mean.

For some strange reason, these small operations always try out some weird high-concept beer, even if they can just barely brew a palatable APA, and a staggering percentage of these beers are peanut butter porters. I have tried many, all of which will remain unnamed, a few of which are easily among the ten worst beers I have ever drank. I have never had a decent Peanut Butter beer... until now?

That--that was lame. This is decent. You already know from looking at the score. It was beyond decent, actually, and it makes me wonder just how they did it.

Pours very dark with a large, fluffy brown head. Smells quite nutty, but not in the usual beer way, like how nut brown ales kind of have a whiff of nuttiness. This smells straight-up like dry-roasted peanuts. Not conventionally beer like, but very nice.

Tastes much more beer-like, with the nuttiness remaining. Big stouty malts start things out, bitter and milk-sweet, moving quickly into a middle that's a melange of peanut butter, chocolate, and barley. This stretches out until the beer is swallowed.

Jun 06, 2016
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Mdog from Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 750mL crowler (my first one!):

Appearance: Black, huge head.

Smell: Yes, it smells like peanut butter.

Taste: Mild sweetness, roasted malt, then peanut butter and chocolate. Peanut flavored finish/aftertaste.

Overall: I don't get to Dangerous Man too often because it always seems to be super busy. But I went a while back and finally got to try the PB porter. Yes, it delivered chocolatety peanut butter flavor beer. I was hoping for a little more sweetness I suppose, but still quite good.

May 03, 2016
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml "crowler" can into a Dangerous Man can glass.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and sweet dark malt driven aroma with a scent of peanut butter and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with a scent of peanut butter, chocolate, coffee, smoke, toast, biscuit, caramel, and oats along with yeast. Hints of brown sugar and vanilla. Subtle hints of earthy hops. A pretty good rich aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with notes of peanut butter and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of peanut butter, chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, biscuit, caramel ,and oats with some yeast. Sweet taste of brown sugar along with a little vanilla. Subtle hop bitterness. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good twist on a Porter. Good sweet peanut butter and chocolate flavor that avoids becoming too sweet.

Apr 18, 2016
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B-Stad from Minnesota

4.96/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

World class porter from one of my favorite Twin Cities breweries. You can't make a porter much better than this. A must try to anyone that has the pleasure of stopping through Dangerous Man.

Apr 08, 2016
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dohm179 from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Initially very skeptical given the pure novelty attached to beers this sweet, but this was a real treat.
Look: standard Porter but with above average head retention.
Smell: Best peanut butter smell from a beer I've experienced. Pure Reese's bliss.
Taste: initially matches the nose perfectly and then subsides quickly as expected for the abv. But PB nuances manage to hang around the palate for a while after.
Feel: the only downside (if we're being really picky here) was the thin feel. But really not an issue for the abv. This might benefit from a slight upping of booze.
Overall: worth seeking out, especially if you love Reese's.

Mar 06, 2016
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pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a 5 day old crowler into a pub glass. A deep dark brown liquid produces a hefty and lacy 3” tan foam collar that takes 3 minutes to reduce to ¼ its size.

S: Peanut butter and chocolate aromas with some light grains.

T: On the palate the peanut butter and chocolate complement each other with the dark malts balancing the peanut butter. The peanut butter is especially prominent in the finish. It has medium sweetness, medium high malt, and medium low bitterness.

F: Very creamy with a medium full body and medium very soft carbonation.

O: Truly is a Reese’s peanut butter cup in a glass.

Dec 11, 2015
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Autumnotter from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is from a growler, pretty vigorous poor. Looks pretty standard stout, maybe a little dark for a porter, deep black, nice tan head, not a ton of retention. Smell is a bit roasty, intense peanut butter. Flavor is awesome, a little sweet but i love the intensity of the peanut butter, it balances great with the mild roastiness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but not bad. Pretty drinkable too, not overly rich.

Nov 24, 2015
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Jasonth123 from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. This is a beer that people had to line up for to buy a growler due to availability. They have since expanded and this beer is now more readily available. If you are in Minneapolis and have not tried this please do. It will be worth it. One of my all time favorite beers.

Nov 20, 2015
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Enygma from Minnesota

2.88/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap at the brewery. Heard a lot about this one, finally had a chance to try. Nice head, deep dark color. Taste is pretty thin, with light hints of peanut butter and chocolate. Honestly way too sweet for my taste. Feel like the flavors are a bit muddled here. Pretty disappointed with this one given that I had heard so much.

Aug 05, 2015
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pours a thin black color with a very little tan head, smell was great peanut butter and vanilla with chocolate and roasted malts , taste follows the nose love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate it works well , mouth feel was thin and really low carbonation would have liked more on this , overall tasty porter a tad on the thin side

Jul 26, 2015
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Taybeh from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At the brewery, this is one of their better offerings imho, and one of the better peanut butter beers I've had. Very peanuty, moderately roasty, especially at the end, just a touch of milk chocolate, and a creamy mouthful. Great depth of flavor as it unfolds, with a moderately substantial body. This is seriously good stuff...a real treasure of the Minneapolis scene.

Jul 24, 2015
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Bobloblawlawblog11 from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a tan head. Smells exactly like opening a jar of peanut butter. Peanut butter and chocolate are prominent tastes. The initial taste is similar to a peanut butter cup. Very smooth beer, not as sweet as you would think given the type of beer.

Jul 22, 2015
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