Peanut Butter Cup Porter | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
20.12%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TBonez477
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kavinci
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeBogert53
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmattbarney
4.53/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful peanutty nose with the right amount of chocolate for an adult Reese's PB cup taste that is not too sweet. Surprisingly good. This is worth buying if you like Reese's Peanut Butter cups

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Photo of Jnila93
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Golden-red inflected brown color; minimal head. Nice nutty-salty note, with bits of mocha and dry cocoa. Interesting salty texture—more than much in the way of true peanut taste—but some nice soil qualities, some cocoa-nib fruity bitters, and a touch of blonde-roast coffee. Very thin mouthfeel, with minimal head bespeaking very tenuous effervescence. And, overall, tenuously a "porter"—English or otherwise—but not a terrible dessert beer, for what it's worth, mostly delivering on the elements it promises, without ever straying into the excessive, cloying areas these types of beers sometimes do.

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Photo of thedemise
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.16/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.31/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jefewyatt
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

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Photo of ridgeisgod
2.64/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrisjws
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannel24
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
4.44/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.16/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle served in a tulip. Pours black with little head or residual lacing. Nose is undeniably peanuts. Taste is peanuts also. Not much depth of flavor. Mouthfeel is really thin.

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Photo of rwaynes
4.57/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RBuckley73
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Peanut Butter Cup Porter from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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