Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Oatmeal Porter
Isley Brewing Company

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American Porter
Ranked #30
Ranked #3,525
4.2 | pDev: 10.71%
Isley Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 85 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jdezelick:
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmcki13
4.87/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of teromous
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Zraly
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at brewery. Close to pitch black, mocha head. Smells like a Reese's peanut butter cup. Flavor is oats, chocolate and peanut butter. Smooth, creamy, and extremely tasty. Well-constructed and easy to drink. Medium bodied. Probably the best peanut butter treatment of a beer I have come across. A must try.

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Photo of upton7418
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a tulip from a growler

A- black body with a nice head that dissipates into a small paper thin head. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Head is a light brown to tan color.

S- Peanut Butter and more Peanut Butter...for you lover of the peanut butter it is a great smell. light oats as well but predominant smell is Peanut butter.

T- light malt taste from the dark malts clearly the porter taste followed by some dark chocolate and a lot of peanut butter.

M- a little light in the mouth for a porter with decent carbonation. I can't complain because it goes down smooth and easy.

O- This is the peanut butter beer I've been looking for. I've tried a few others and they just didn't have the peanut butter kick that i was looking for. this delivers the peanut butter. This is a great beer and I would advise any peanut butter fan to try this. If you're coming though Richmond stop and give it a shot!

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Photo of metter98
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with one finger tan head that died quick and left little lace. Aroma is pretty much a peanut butter cup sans chocolate but add some oatmeal. Light bodied and slick, the beer has this slightly artificial peanut butter taste along with some oat sweetness that adds smoothness to the beer. Finishes easy and is enjoyable but as beer warms it gets tiring and I couldn't drink more than one of these at a time.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of nmann08
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.08/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Oatmeal Porter from Isley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 85 ratings