Crunch (Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter)
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

Crunch (Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter)Crunch (Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter)
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From:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 12.93%
Ratings:
101
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 27, 2019
Added:
Jul 24, 2015
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  23
SCORE
85
Very Good
Crunch (Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter)Crunch (Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter)
Notes: Chocolate and peanut butter come together in perfect harmony to create Crunch, our luxurious and decadent spin on our traditional porter. With bold chocolate and coffee notes, Crunch is rich and smooth with an insane malt profile and delightful roasty peanut aromas.
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Photo of Saylor
1.71/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by Saylor from Pennsylvania

The taste and smell both off. I could get the peanut butter but the chocolate was something else. Three sips, down the drain.

Jun 30, 2019
 
4 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on May 11, 2019
Photo of Lampro
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by Lampro from Virginia

Phenomenal peanut aroma - very exciting! Much lighter nuttiness on the palate, with a slightly burnt note. Just a bit malty, but with a somewhat lighter body than I would like.

Mar 04, 2019
 
4.63 by Acmother from New York on Feb 23, 2019
 
3.84 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Oct 17, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. Initial impression is thin chocolate and peanut butter, period. Did I say mouthfeel was thin? Finish is more of the same. My first beer from this brewery, and I am not impressed. Not quite a drain pour, but close.

Oct 13, 2018
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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Poured in sunlight. Clear brown with an orange tint. In regular light, opaque dark brown. Thick, light brown head that stuck around for a while. OK lacing.

S---Can smell the chocolate & peanut butter from a distance of a couple of feet. Nothing else, but nothing else was advertised.

T---As in the smell, chocolate, peanut and nothing else. Malty, but not full of the malty sweetness that I find off-putting.

F---Thinner than I was expecting. Well carbonated. Not one to hammer back a few, just sipping one is plenty.

O---A nice effort by Manayunk. I've recently tried a couple of their beers and, while they haven't been great, they've been solid and I'm going to look for future offerings from them.

Oct 11, 2018
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2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

try it, then get back to all those good ole plain porters which are superior and so good.

Aug 26, 2018
 
3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2018
 
3.68 by jtw21 from Pennsylvania on May 26, 2018
 
3.91 by JPeterson17 from Massachusetts on Apr 29, 2018
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4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
by Efoley46 from New Jersey

Should be alittle heavier, but overall a great porter with heavy sweetness

Mar 30, 2018
 
4.47 by gibbygano from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2018
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by SpeedwayJim from New York

12oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is lactose, milk chocolate, cocoa powder and peanut shells. Solid. Really smells like it sounds. Beer opens lightly tart. Hints of roasted malt, chocolate, lactose sweetness and peanut butter. Peanut gets more and more prominent as it warms on the palate. Like a less sweet peanut butter cup to finish. Body is light to medium with moderate to low carbonation. Slightly prickly on the palate and aggressive going down. Wish this one was a bit smoother.

A pretty solid peanut butter beer. Worth trying if you like that kind of thing.

Nov 19, 2017
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3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by q33jeff from New Jersey

**
10/14/17

Central Jersey Beer Fest.
On Tap to 2 oz. tasting glass.

LOOK: muddy brown, thick off white head
AROMA: crazy lots of nuttiness in aroma
TASTE: less nuttiness, but still tasty
FEEL: medium body.

Pleasant surprise by Manayunk.

**

Oct 22, 2017
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1.72/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
by stanzy1 from New Jersey

Not enjoying this brew. Got 12oz can and poured into tulip class. A ton of foam, not really head, that quick dissipated. Typical dark brown of a porter. Very turned off by the smell. It kind of smells like peanut-ish as expected but in a very bad way. Like an old sock. The taste is the same. Getting a lot of sock. No chocolate. Sock. Too carbonated for my liking. Lastly the mouthfeel is very thin for porter. Unfortunately I have 3 unopened cans left.

Sep 22, 2017
 
3.79 by BranfordBound from Connecticut on Sep 07, 2017
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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown pour yielding to a black color. Finger’s worth of eggshell white foaminess sits atop of the beer before gently dieing off into the beer. Light lace. The aroma opens up with sweet crushed peanuts, roasted nuttiness, soft sweet chocolate malt and then a touch of balancing coffee. The flavor balances very nicely between the roast and sweet of the peanuts and nuts to the chocolate malts. Coffee seems to sit just a touch further back. Eloquent semi-sweet to roasty aftertaste rolling into the finish very nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body, perhaps closer to light. Good carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. I have to admit, this one does seem a bit rugged on the feel, perhaps that is due to that there was real peanuts actually crushed into this beer. Overall, I think this was a very nicely done creative porter by Manayunk. If I lived in their distro, I wouldn’t mind more of this even if the feel is a bit more rugged than expected.

Sep 02, 2017
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Pours almost completely black,medium feel and carbonation. Aroma was strong of roasted peanuts,then chocolate,malt, and perhaps some coffee and vanilla. This was basically a peanut butter cup in a can minus the syrupy sugar feel and taste. There was zero false advertising here,you get roasted peanuts followed by some chocolate wrapped up in a porter and put in a can. It was a very good novelity beer that I would get again and have as a dessert beer. But this is a beer you can actually stop after having just one

Aug 22, 2017
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by OompaMentor from Georgia

Crunch by Manayunk Brewing Company at Poolside at The Westin Sahvannah Harbor Golf & Spa

7/21/2017- Savannah, Ga.

Aug 20, 2017
 
4.02 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania on Aug 18, 2017
 
3.65 by addiwilliams from Virginia on Aug 06, 2017
 
4 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey on Aug 05, 2017
 
5 by FilumDee from North Carolina on Aug 04, 2017
 
3.99 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jul 23, 2017
 
2.93 by joshautry from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2017
 
3.37 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Jun 12, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

As the English porter style trends chocolaty and nutty without any other assistance, the brewing team at Manayunk give that character a big ole nudge with both of those directions by slathering the ale with copious chocolate peanut butter cup flavorings.

Deep garnet in color and casting a beautiful bright sheen, the beer's shy froth precedes a highly seductive scent of chocolate, peanuts, toast, toffee and coffee. Its taste is malty sweet with the firm porter underpinnings of toffee and caramel, coffee and cream, toasted pecan and faintly burnt toast.

As the beer's malt sweetness slowly trades caramel sweetness for toasty dry impressions across the middle palate, the flavor additions of bittersweet chocolate, fresh roasted peanuts and vanilla coat the mouth with sugar sweetness and an abstract extract taste. Bitterness of hops are broad and woodsy, and disguised easily as cocoa or coffee-like late on the palate.

Medium full on the palate, the full flavored beer carries a creamy lightness at first but as the carbonation fades rapidly, the finish falls cola-like while laying tracks of aspartame on the finish. A waxy taste is quite forgivable because of the seductive power of chocolate and peanut butter that's mesmerizing and so luscious right from the get go.

May 31, 2017
 
3.75 by parkwood from Pennsylvania on May 21, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

Poured from a can into pint glass in April 2017. Drank it about 2 weeks after purchase. No packaged date on the can.

Appearance: Dark black with a thin tan/brown head. Head is thin, and has a little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of chocolate and roasted nuts. There is a hint of coffee as well, but overall the roasted chocolate and nuts is most pronounced.

Taste: This is a sweet ale. There is an interesting balance between the malts, chocolate, nuts, and roasted coffee flavors. There is some hop bitterness to enhance the taste and add some complexity, but it is dominated by the sweet flavors.

Mouth-feel: Medium, and with a smooth creamy body. Matched 6.0% alcohol on the label. Sweet and not as bitter as some other stouts.

This is an interesting porter, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. It is very smooth and sweet. Its an interesting alternative to drink.

Apr 26, 2017
 
4 by paulish from New York on Apr 18, 2017
 
3.12 by Jhfinn from New York on Mar 26, 2017
 
3.28 by acurtis from New Jersey on Mar 25, 2017
 
3.75 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2017
 
4.06 by HermitDan from New Jersey on Feb 20, 2017
Photo of IronLover
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by IronLover from Pennsylvania

Dark brown to black in color. Poured with a soapy, light beige foam with moderate retention. Medium high sweet dark malt and devils food chocolate cake aromas with a definitive nutty aroma. No hop aromas. On the lighter side of medium bodied with medium, assertive carbonation. Light creaminess through the middle that is a bit overwhelmed by the biting carbonation. Light dark malt flavors up front followed by an artificial nut flavor. Abrupt hop bitterness through the middle followed by light roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors to the end. Finished dryly with a light lingering dark roasted malt and hop bitterness. Although the nutty characters seemed somewhat artificial, the aromas were pleasant and there was some nice lightly roasted and chocolate malt characters. The bitterness was a little off-balance, not super bitter, but too bitter considering the light malt character. Body was a bit thin and the carbonation a little agressive. Drinkability was decent, but the nutty character would prevent me from getting a refill.

Feb 18, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stakem from Pennsylvania

Can into a tulip appears black in color with a khaki head thats quick to fade.

Aroma has a fresh and inviting grain quality that mingles with a nuttiness that honestly smells like roasted and salted peanuts unlike the typical sweet peanut butter character found in other peanut ales. Chocolate is noticed across the back.

The taste has that same roasted and salted peanut character with strong spent grain feel and almost a bit reminiscent of peanut shells too.

Light in body, modestly carbonated. Far and away the single most natural seeming peanut flavor ive come across in any peanut butter beer ive had - right down to almost a salted aspect too.

Feb 17, 2017
 
4.4 by edthehead from New York on Feb 04, 2017
 
3.91 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey on Jan 29, 2017
Crunch (Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter) from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 101 ratings