Chunky | Burlington Beer Co.

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ChunkyChunky
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burlington Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
burlingtonbeercompany.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Peanut butter is often best served straight from the jar. You could drink straight from the bottle, but we recommend you pour this dark elixir into a glass to fully indulge in its decadence. Layers of roasted peanuts meet waves of chocolate and graham cracker flavor, eliciting fond memories of years past. Deep within the darkness of this ale lies subtle fruit reminiscent of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Added by founddrama on 03-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,180
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
50
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
8
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Blackback Pub. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Lacing was light and semi-messy. The smell started off with some roasty peanuts, light vanilla, subtle graham cracker, sly chocolate. The taste was mostly sweet with that graham cracker flavor trying to give a lighter cracker-like balance. Chocolate comes back slightly. Subtle vanilla to chocolate aftertaste with a smooth dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides fairly light. Subdued bitterness. Overall, nice imperial porter for the most part, I could see myself coming back to this.

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Photo of JeremiahFick
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jesterr44
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of peanut butter, coffee & chocolate notes on the nose & taste as well as some alcohol & biting carbonation. Not the smoothest, but it is what it is at 12%ABV. (Apparently prior versions were 11%ABV; the one I had was 12%). This one comes in a bomber & I didn't read the ABV off the side of the bottle until I poured the 2nd half into my glass. This one nearly knocked me on my butt but was pretty enjoyable along the way.

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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Burlington Beer Co. "Chunky"
on tap @ The Archives on 7 June 2016
$8/snifter

Notes taken as I wander from arcade game to arcade game from my youth (actually there are a lot of games at The Archives that I've never seen): Well, I get peanut butter, Haa!!! of course, it'd better be there, right? It's also chocolatey, which seems to be the main force (it is a porter), with a bit of medium-dark caramel, and some mild coffee-like roastiness. Nutty, chocolatey, and caramelish but also... ahhh... hmmm... is there a subtle touch of spice to it, or is that just alcohol? Subtle background hops... grassy & leafy. I've had peanut butter beers that offered more peanut, but there's something about this that keeps you on the edge, looking for that note, although you can just let it go if you want, thinking of it as just a porter. I find it quite drinkable in that sense. Medium bodied... I might have been expecting more, but it's decent enough. Gently toasty in the finish. Nutty. It lingers. It's not a hit you over the head beer, but it's pretty straightforward and solid in what it is. But is that good enough? Shouldn't it have more complexity? Nahhh, it's a peanut-porter, and it's done all that it's set out to do. IF THIS WAS LESS EXPENSIVE I'd consider drinking it more often, but I'm still not sure I'd make it a year-round beer. It's good as a special treat, VERY GOOD, but it still doesn't transcend into greatness. Oh, wait, I even forgot that it's strong - that makes a difference! Maybe it would be good for that after Thanksgiving dinner drink, or would it be too much? I'd at least definitely make it part of my Christmas all-day-dinner celebration. Or, it could be used as a dessert beer. Ahhh, I almost feel bad saying that, but it is a kind of specialty beer so I guess it's kind of asking for it. Overall: well worth trying but don't get your hopes up.

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3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.02/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was very disappointing. The peanut was barely noticeable (even when looking for it) and the mouth feel was extremely thin and watery. Overly sweet as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep chocolate color. Aroma is rich roasty peanuts with chocolate. Flavor is delicious. Rich peanut butter and roasted malts with chocolate. Nice feel and a touch thin to me but overall absolutely delicious.

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3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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Chunky from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 50 ratings