Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Oatmeal Porter
Isley Brewing Company

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Isley Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #30
Ranked #4,815
4.16 | pDev: 10.82%
Oct 03, 2021
Jan 22, 2014
Notes: None
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3.83 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Oct 03, 2021
3.72 by hophugger from Virginia on Sep 19, 2021
3.7 by QuintusHorace from California on Mar 01, 2021
4.35 by jdezelick from Virginia on Feb 16, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by teromous from Virginia

There doesn't seem to be a date on the bottom of the can or anywhere on the pink label.

Appearance: The body is black and the head is a short, khaki, slightly frothy and slightly bubbly, medium retention cap. There is no lacing.

Aroma: From the get-go it smells like peanut butter. There is a ton of peanut butter aroma that runs the gamut of "creamy peanuts" candy from Halloween to the hard candy pillows. It smells artificial but enticing.

Taste: Up front there is burnt caramel and heavily toasted peanuts. There is a bit of sugary caramel and coffee in the background between sips, but mostly it is burnt caramel and toasted peanuts. It is good but less sweet and more bitter than the aroma would indicate.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness is moderate. The body is medium. The finish is a bit textured but within what is expected.

Overall: The aroma really wins it for this beer. The flavor is good, and even better than most, but what really drags this beer over the finish line is the aroma; it is worth it to buy this beer just to smell how good it is. While the base porter is left somewhere in the dust, if you enjoy flavored beers, this one will entice you. I could see myself drinking it again.

Jul 21, 2019
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4.87/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by jmcki13 from Virginia

My favorite dessert beer, absolutely delicious and local. Pours dark brown, almost oily black with a dark tan head. Incredible peanut butter aroma. Initially tastes of peanut butter then fades to roasted barley and chocolate. Light to medium carbonation, thick and creamy. If you’re ever around Richmond, definitely give this a try.

Jan 13, 2019
4.27 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jan 09, 2019
4.1 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Dec 29, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JamFuel from Sweden

On tap at Strawberry Street Cafe in Richmond.

Pours jet black with fine, light brown head.

Smell is sweet and slightly roasty with notes of chocolate, coffee, peanut butter and Oreos.

Taste is well balanced between smooth chocolate, roasty coffee, peanut butter and chocolate biscuits. Slight bitterness, but very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is medium and smooth, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice porter, smooth and drinkable.

Dec 08, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ktrailz from Virginia

Just enough of the flavor without going overboard, great beer, will be getting more and it's variations ....... I also discovered it is delicious with cake !

Oct 29, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

On-tap at Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a off white beige collar and lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peanut butter are preset in the nose along with hints of roasted malts and chocolate.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of peanut butter dust along with notes of chocolate.
M: It feels 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.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 10, 2018
4.02 by smithj4 from New York on Aug 10, 2018
4.08 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Aug 10, 2018
4.25 by Jason_cs from Florida on Jul 29, 2018
4.81 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Jul 06, 2018
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 20, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a 32 oz. growler to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of creamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of peanut butter, chocolate, roasted malt, and an oaty quality.

T: Tasted of a small amount of chocolate, a bit of roasted malt (mostly in the finish), a ton of peanut butter, the aforementioned oaty quality, and light hops. An extremely focused flavor that delivers on its promises. The peanut butter isn't overstated, so it works well with the other ingredients. Quite tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth, clean finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An exceptionally enjoyable, well made stout. Some beers advertising a peanut butter flavor don't deliver, but this one does.

Nov 17, 2017
4 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee on Sep 25, 2017
4.25 by Scott_McCool from Florida on Jun 23, 2017
4 by McBraniel from Virginia on May 13, 2017
4.62 by J-Rice from Massachusetts on Apr 06, 2017
3.69 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Feb 21, 2017
3.98 by Boone757 from Virginia on Oct 11, 2016
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4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Britewood from New Jersey

Smooth and tasty..

Sep 30, 2016
4.1 by qcbrewer from North Carolina on Sep 24, 2016
4.5 by MaddDogg84 from Texas on Aug 14, 2016
4 by Stolenface1 from Virginia on Jul 27, 2016
3.57 by IrishColonial from Texas on Mar 12, 2016
3.94 by JMUbrewz from Virginia on Feb 14, 2016
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Beerfiend1 from Virginia

So the first time I had this the brewery was in it's infancy and I wasn't the biggest fan. It reminded me too much of other peanut butter beers which I wasn't a fan of. Think sweet baby Jesus. It's ok, you just feel full after having 1 glass and don't want anymore.

They've obviously been fine tuning their recipe because these new batches have been delicious. Look is a typical porter black. Head is small, and falls quickly to a white ring. Smell is... peanut butter. Like someone just pulled a fresh batch of peanut butter cookies out of the oven type peanut butter. Taste is along those same lines, taking a bite of a peanut butter cup. It's sweet, rich, and velvety, but it's balanced by the thin mouthfeel. I didn't want it to be thick like a stout. Peanut butter taste doesn't stick around for long, but you keep smelling it for a few minutes after each sip. Incredibly drinkable, and you can keep going after having a glass. Well done.

Feb 04, 2016
4.39 by Nolynylon from Virginia on Jan 11, 2016
4.09 by lillitnn92 from Virginia on Jan 02, 2016
4.4 by One100grand from Virginia on Dec 23, 2015
4.37 by JWing from Virginia on Nov 26, 2015
2.81 by PGVG from Virginia on Nov 05, 2015
4.34 by barden12 from Virginia on Nov 01, 2015
3.75 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Nov 01, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the growler, it pours very dark into the glass with a small head, Roasted peanuts in the nose, along with some oat. Porter taste, along with some peanut butter. Intriguing beer.

Oct 17, 2015
3.5 by Cobratrooper from Virginia on Oct 08, 2015
3.53 by bigbutter from Virginia on Oct 05, 2015
Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Oatmeal Porter from Isley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 88 ratings