Bull City Peanut Butter Porter
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
This is the home brew competition winning recipe submitted by Ryan Weir in August of this year. His version tasted just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Our version tastes like someone “got peanut butter in my porter.” Having never worked with peanut butter in beer, but extensively with jelly on bread, we really dug deep to find research and notes on brewing with peanut butter. Lo and behold, we found absolutely nothing! In our batch we were afraid of gumming things up with real peanut butter, plus all that peanut oil would kill the head on a beer, so instead we used a product called PB2. This is a defatted peanut flour that when mixed with water looks and tastes like peanut butter, or so they say. It sure smells like it and we think you will enjoy this unique one time brew. Thanks Ryan for expanding our horizons and teaching us something new, and congratulations on being the 2012 home brew winner. Hops Used: Northern Brewer, Goldings

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Made a special stop on my birthday, so high hopes for this one (I’m not a peanut butter whore in beer, simply because the options are slim and it’s often a train wreck, but I am a peanut butter whore in most other gustatory dimensions). Pretty decent pour, a bit oily looking and not much of a head to it. Organic peanut butter nose, you can almost smell the oils amidst the chocolate malts. Dry grainy base brew, with abundant chocolate malts not coming across as especially sweet. Instead, a nutella quality that tends to mesh fairly well with the PB. No infections, no artificial flavors, just a solid (if unassuming) base beer where the addition is sensible and flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
How on earth have I tried two beers with Peanut Butter in the last week? Never again. This one sits dark, mahogany with ruby edges. One finger of chestnut tan head. Nose is nutty, like toasted nuts. Bitter chocolate and the peanut butter come through. Weird flavor, has peanut butter in there for sure. Some cacao. Not digging this one. medium body with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Interesting take on a porter, this begins with a brown English style porter, and ands with a nutty peanut whack. Interesting experiment, but ultimately no long standing appeal. Pours brown with a slight tan head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Tap at BCBB. Brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is roasty, light cocoa, peanut butter. Similar flavor. Much better than expected and pretty well balanced but I only had a Danish pint.

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