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Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter



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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Karl Strauss and San Diego go together like peanut butter and chocolate. That’s why we chose San Diego Beer Week back in 2012 as the perfect place to debut our Peanut Butter Cup Porter. This decadent twist on a robust porter packs rich layers of smooth peanut butter and dark chocolate flavors. The lingering, slightly dry finish is sure to keep you going back for the next sip. Today, it turns out you really can have your dessert… and drink it too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4677) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2016
Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter 5.6% Slightly darker than the maple but with a way way better nose. Great rich peanut aroma. Medium bodied with a raspy mouthfeel. The taste is roasted peanuts, chocolate, graham and balanced. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2565) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 29, 2016
Tap at DC Hama. Wow, amazing nose. Exactly what Reeses Peanut Butter cup smells like. Huge, peanut butter and milk chocolate nose with some light vanilla and nutella notes. The body is super thin though, with average carbonation. The taste is still there, but missing the richness that would take this beer to the next level. Sweet, but not cloying. A fun dessert beer, but maybe closer to a brown ale rather than a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of amber malt and peanut butter. Malty and peanutty flavor with a roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
On tap @ the brewery, downtown San Diego location. Dark brown, Amber highlights, tan head. Peanuts, chocolate, husky roast, bread crusts. Dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (429) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle poured dark cola brown with a light tan head and quickly dissipating lacing. Aromas of dark roasted malt, peanuts, cocoa, and vanilla. Flavor is a bit sweet with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2015
A very good peanut butter porter. Pours a deep black with a grey tan head. Smells of peanut butter, brittle, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is creamy, with lots of peanut butter along with vanilla and chocolate and more peanut brittle in the finish. Had on tap at Hopmonk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9406) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2015
Bomber. Great nose just like a Reese’s peanut butter cup. Rich chocolate and peanut. Medium brown with a low head. Body and flavor are a bit of a letdown after that nose. Thin body, peanuts and chocolate. Ok, but would be better at 8% or so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2015
I’ve always been intrigued by peanut butter flavored beers - but usually get disuayed as they are almost universally slammed by the population as being unpalatable. But this is just fantastic, really is the perfect after dinner or desert beer. The liberal minded could also enjoy for breakfast. Great chocolate peanut butter smell as taste; a winning combination. The lowish alcohol is necessary to not overshadow these flavours. Tastes like drinking a Whittakers peanut butter chocolate block

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bonesy2 (5) - Ocoee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015 does not count
This is what I've been looking for. It is better that the others. Has the taste of peanut butter one would expect. It isn't overly sweet. An excellently smooth beer. You have to try it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (172) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. I’m fairly impressed by this one. It has a good peanut aroma, followed by a decent peanut flavor in the taste. The only gripe I have is that the palate was too thin. I prefer my porters to have a more substantial mouthfeel. That gripe aside well done KS.

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