Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter
Wild Ride Brewing Co.

Nut Crusher Peanut Butter PorterNut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter
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American Porter
Ranked #221
Ranked #13,452
3.95 | pDev: 15.19%
Wild Ride Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Nut Crusher Peanut Butter PorterNut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter
Notes: We love beer. And we love peanut butter. And Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter is here to bring the best of these two worlds together! With notes of chocolate and caramel, this porter is complemented by the addition of creamy peanut butter flavor. It's a true liquid peanut butter cup, and it's here for you to enjoy.

18 IBU
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 75 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle with a slight tan-brown foam head and a dark, dark brown body. The head recedes quickly leaving a wispy layer behind. Scent is peanuts up front with a nice chocolate and coffee backup. Taste is on the sweeter side, with a nice mix of peanut, chocolate, and caramel and a hefty roasted malt backbone. Feel is silky but not heavy and a sweet aftertaste. Honestly the flavors come across as more subdued than expected, which is a nice change of pace from some of the nuttier or harsher beers that incorporate peanut flavors. Would recommend at least trying!

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akaizer from Virginia, Apr 05, 2020
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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beautiful brew hits all the spots and then some. Truly creamy and delicious. The absolute perfect porter. The flavor is unreal. I tend to prefer stouts, as I like a strong flavor, but this is my absolute favorite. I’m not even the biggest fan of peanut butter, but Wild Ride nailed this hard. I just wish it were more widely available, I have a really hard time finding it in convenient locations.

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MomJuice from Oregon, Jul 23, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i have seen this around quite a lot but didnt get to drinking one until now. its a cool beer, looks like easily the most popular of the wild ride stuff. seems like there are more and more peanut butter beers around all the time now. this is pretty stuff, shiny and near black with over an inch of light brown cream head on it, great retention, almost a nitro look to it, really sexy from the tap. aroma is peanut butter forward, but its unique in that its dry and that there are a lot of chocolate and coffee notes in the dark grain, not sweet either, like adult chocolate and coffee. the peanut butter seems like a dried powdered thing to me, smell almost dusty and the taste starts like that, its not oily and rich like real peanut butter so they must have used something like that. that said, its real peanut flavor for sure, and this being on the drier side for what it is is nice. smooth full feel, some needed bitterness from the roasted barley, and an amazing expansive soft feel, the texture is butter, really working well here and even enhancing the flavors. notes of pretzel, dark chocolate, and slight smoke to finish with the peanut butter. good effort here, i could happily drink a couple of these, which is definitely rare for me in a style like this. good work.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - 1-finger hazelnut head rapidly vanishes, leaving a dark brown cola body.

S - peanut butter, chocolate, roast, a hint of green pepper.

T - lots of mild peanut butter and semisweet chocolate. A touch of pepper, otherwise a clean, smooth middle. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium-light body with near-absent carb.

O - the body on this is lacking, but it’s an enjoyable late summer porter.

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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania, Sep 02, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Athletic tan over jet; sweet roast, toffee, cocoa, + a ton of peanuts; raisin and brown sugar; a slick nutty middle + fading cocoa to end; round + smooth.

4 3.75 3.5 4 4

Peanut on nose never really turns up. Body is creamy but there’s a chocolaty depth missing that makes me want this to be a stout, not a porter. Not Reese’s + I can’t quite forgive it for that. And a gusher even though it’s undercarbed? Rounds out as it opens, though, and somehow sticks the landing as a characterful summer pint.

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StJamesGate from New York, Aug 27, 2018
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4.98/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is perhaps the best porter I've ever had. The foam is minimal but a beautiful caramel color, the best itself almost black. The smell is sweet, liked caramel. Once sipped, there is just a tad of carbonation but you quickly get past that to a pb taste, not too much or too little. It's just the perfect sweetness and the body is light. Can't wait to get some more, and I'm not a fan of peanut butter in the least, but this works!

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flamazon from Oregon, Apr 24, 2018
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3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber brew with a modest foam. Refreshing but strangely watery body. Distinctly peanut aroma with cocoa. Light and a little sweet. A touch of butterscotch. Just a scratch of bitterness in the aftertaste but not anything like a hop flavor.

The nutty aroma lingers with every sip. Surprisingly pleasant, even tangy brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery in Bend.

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mactrail from Washington, Jul 25, 2017
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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, dark brown hue with plenty of haze and a thin layer of frothy dark-tan foam. I like the color a lot, although more head would be nice.

Smell: sweet, with plenty of peanut and chocolate. A bit strange, but it definitely delivers on its promise.

Taste: a nice porter with a bit peanut butter element. There is less chocolate than in the aroma, so overall it works kind of weirdly, but I guess it's not a bad beer if you like weird.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent-enough carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: it's not that I'm against the idea of peanut butter beers; it's just that they have to be damn-well executed to really appeal to me. This beer is fine, but I won't go out of my way to have it again.

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flagmantho from Washington, Jul 23, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Almost overly sweet porter. Peanut butter stands out quite well. Very smooth and refreshing. Not a top 10 for me but I'd have it again. Might be worth getting blended with another porter or stout from a taphouse.

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle 22 ounce from Costco, poured to wine glass 4.00 Appearance: pours black, big brown foam that slowly disappears, 4,25 Aroma: fragrant 4.00 Taste: very good, bitter 4.25 Mouth feel: good carbonation 4.25 Overall: very good beer, repeat: yes
drank: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:30 PM

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gandres from Philippines, Mar 15, 2017
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3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good porter but don't get any peanut butter in the front or back. I still think you just can't flavor a porter. The porter overpowers everything. Now if they did this in a stout or imperial stout, the peanut butter might be more prevalent.

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Photo of Curtis
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a glass off a growler, loved it, visited the brewery the next day for a couple of 22's... then went back for more. Pours very dark brown with a creamy, tight tan head that takes forever to dissipate. Mouthfeel is a little too carbonated, a bit less would make this beer top better at room temp as it brings out the flavor and kills a little of the extra carbonation. Great peanut butter aroma. The flavor is well balanced, prominent peanut butter but not too much so that it would make it "weird". Have had a few bottles for several months, just opened the last one and they age well. Finishes nicely, especially if not too cold. Thinking peanut butter and beer is not my first pairing, but this one works very well. A beer my wife and I can actually agree on. With all of the various hoppy offerings from Wild Ride Brewing (i'm no hop head), this was a nice surprise. Well done !

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Curtis from Utah, Jan 07, 2017
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber bottle bough from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR $4.99 Basically black body to the beer ith a gorgeous creamy tan head. Handsome. Aroma..smells like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup! Whats not to like. Taste less like the above, but the peanut and chocolate is very forward, Dries out to semi dark coffee in the end of the taste. Mouthfeel is actually OK.yes its "thin" but this is more of a trad porter base and to adds to the drinkability..and ensures it does not get too sticky. Very nice beer here. Would be great around the rainy cold month of November

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Reidrover from Oregon, Aug 22, 2016
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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery taproom.
This has an opaque black body with a very good and durable beige head. Patterned sticky lacing gets left on the glass. Plenty of peanut liqueur in the nose and plenty of peanut butter in the flavor.
Overly thin body with proper carbonation.

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chinchill from South Carolina, Jul 09, 2016
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4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery:
This was a very solid beer - If you like peanut butter. Great peanut butter aroma, solid mouth-feel and I really liked the rich flavor. I almost got that 'peanut butter cup' experience that I was expecting. I would recommend it.

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ardeano from Oregon, Mar 01, 2016
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3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

dark with virtually nonexistent head, lacking much lacing at all. i bought this to shut someone up so they'd stop asking me if I had tried it. Interesting brew, simply due to the aroma. the peanut butter hits you first and foremost and follows you from the glass into your mouth. the liquid itself doesn't carry much weight though. the smell is about the only admirable quality of this beer, but as mentioned in other reviews, it's worth trying if you find it.

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qpdx from Oregon, Jan 20, 2016
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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. Peanut butter aroma jumps from the blackish brown brew. Tasty roasted malt, faint sweetness, and a very distinct nuttyiness, but not just nuttyness, straight peanut butter. It's rich and tasty, try it if you see it.

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Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter from Wild Ride Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 75 ratings