Peanut Butter Cup Porter | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Peanut Butter Cup PorterPeanut Butter Cup Porter
132 Ratings
Peanut Butter Cup PorterPeanut Butter Cup Porter

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly SDBW Peanut Butter Cup Porter

This decadent twist on a robust porter packs rich layers of smooth peanut butter and dark chocolate flavors. Now back by popular demand, San Diego’s original peanut butter beer makes a special appearance every fall.

Added by BrewTasting on 02-13-2013

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of ThePaleRider
1/5  rDev -73%

Not really sure how you could drink an entire bottle of this. Smells a lot like peanut butter soap. Peanut butter smells very fake and un-natural. I could barely make it past the aroma but the flavor was much of the same. Fake peanut butter and a light, oily body. I usually enjoy Karl Strauss but this one seems like a fun project gone wrong.

 343 characters

Photo of Troc
1.12/5  rDev -69.8%

Photo of jooler
1.38/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pretty nasty. It taste somewhat like plastic and mineral water

62 characters

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of brentk56
2.38/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Looks more like a brown ale than a porter, with a clear burnt caramel color; the head piles about an inch of foam and leaves some dotty lace behind

Smell: I guess this is supposed to smell like peanut butter but it smells more like peanut butter substitute

Taste: Like the aroma, the beer tastes like a facsimile of peanut butter; no real flavor development and it is really rather sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Karl Strauss has been hit or miss with me, and the misses have been very wide of the plate; this may be my least favorite beer from the brewery

Thanks, JesseLara, for the opportunity

 650 characters

Photo of topdown
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of ridgeisgod
2.64/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jefewyatt
2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at the Deli Stop.

This peanut butter porter is dark brown, slightly translucent. There's a very thin amount of head with a slight amount of lacing.

Big hit of peanuts when I smell this. Can't smell much else.

Very pronounced peanut taste. Does not have the roasted malts that I would expect. The taste is slightly off, kind of sour. I've had this beer before and I don't remember it tasting this way, it was usually very creamy, malty, and tasty.

Mouthfeel is very thin, no creaminess or fullness. Very poor mouthfeel.

Overall I'm not sure if this beer used to be better or I'm noticing more of it's flaws when I'm concentrating on the tasting. Good peanut flavor, but that's about all it brings to the table. Kind of a sour taste and a very thin mouthfeel which are both very off putting.

 811 characters

Photo of sjrodriguez
2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Retsinis
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of usylo
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of tally
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of heytomcat
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Stevedore
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at Slater's 50/50 in Pasadena, CA. Poured into a snifter 12/9/2014.

A- Medium cola brown body, half finger white head that drops quickly into a thin collar. No lacing.

S- Faint nutty aroma, mild roastiness, small bits of milk chocolate. Very underwhelming as far as the intensity of the nuttiness.

F- Not much substance to the flavour, milk chocolate and some peanut butter. Not a whole lot else; lacks depth. Still, this isn't a bad beer by any means- it showcases a small bit of roast combined with dark fruit.

M- Thinner bodied, just enough bubbles to keep it drinkable. No off flavours, finish is more of a mild roastiness.

O- Disappointingly thin, not a lot of peanut butter cup as advertised. It was not worth the cost of the pour. I would steer clear of this unless this happens to fall into your lap.

 822 characters

Photo of Buzz3d
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%

Photo of lavapajamas
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of I_heart_beer
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of JoeyStats707
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Jimmy_Melnarik
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Roze
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of heresy22
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of anon
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Hahnin
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looked great, smells incredible, like a Reese's. Taste was flat, with a metallic, bitter, lingering aftertaste while I was expecting a sweet one. Overall this beer is "eh".

 172 characters

Photo of Jnila93
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Peanut Butter Cup Porter from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 132 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.