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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First brewed in 2011, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is jet black in color with a tan, rocky head, full body and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Its lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by rich flavors of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter, and balanced by a subtle hop character and moderate 6.2% abv. Sweet Baby Jesus finishes smooth, dry, and roasty with lingering notes of chocolate and peanut butter so savory, you will exclaim its name!

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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/20/13. 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a dark burgundy color. The head is a three finger heavy cream shade. It looks to be very well carbonated judging how the bubbles from the body rise upward, as well. Nice streaks of lace are left on the glass. S: Well, they were talking about chocolate and peanut butter with this one...and golly gee, it smells of chocolate and peanut butter. There’s a definite vibe of roasted nuts here, and maybe just a hint of fruity esters. T: Personally, I’d start off by saying that the chocolate used here rubs me the wrong way - and just now, I catch "porter with artificial flavors" on the label. Damnit. So does the rest of the flavor profile redeem the experience? Well...sort of. I really enjoy the nutty flavors of this (both from the malt and peanuts) on the finish in particular. Still, this could have been really something if the chemical off-notes were toned down. M: Thin and dry. It goes down superbly due to the weak body and higher carbonation, but in no way does it feel substantial. At least it scrubs away some of the poorer flavors represented here. O: There is a really sound porter here...but the chemical qualities really hurt the quality of the brew. It does taste like advertised, and I can see this one appealing to non-beer drinkers. As a gimmick, it’s likable enough where I don’t really regret buying a six pack, but not to the point where I’d buy it again.


2.9
jhsnitz1 (39) - Central, South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Dark color with a peanut butter aroma. Sweet malt and peanut butter flavor balanced a little bit by hops. Unusual, like drinking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

2.9
FlacoAlto (4228) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2018
This definitely smells like peanuts, and this is done better than other peanut beers I have had, but I still can't quite help but feeling that peanuts just don't work in beer; somehow putting it in a beer brings out a harsh, sort of nail-polish like note in the peanuts. The beer is a concentrated brown / black color, and it is topped by a frothy, nicely browned, dirty tan colored head. Other aromas of cocoa, chocolate syrup, and perhaps some acrid coffee roasted notes are also noticeable.
The beer tastes of peanuts, and again is not as offensive as other beers of this type, since it is a touch more subtle, but it still doesn't quite work with a fake, chemical, peanut sort of flavor going on. There is lots of roasted flavors that even linger in the finish with a bit of bitterness, and ample chocolate syrup like flavors are found here as well. The body has a bit of heft to it, but the beer is definitely on the light side of chewy.
Not bad for a peanut flavored beer, but it just doesn't quite work for me.

4.3
AssKicker (715) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Bue à la pression. Couleur brune archi dark. Mousse généreuse et onctueuse à souhait. Au nez c'est purement du chocolat, c'est dingo. En bouche également. Jamais bu une bière aussi chocolatée en goût, impressionnant. En se réchauffant la cacahuète ressort énormément. C'est peu commun mais c'est vraiment cool et pas déconnant. C'est très doux en bouche, peu amère, bonne surprise, super chouette !

3.4
Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Backlog entry prior to closing out 2017. Well rounded, as expected. Nothing too unusual.

3.5
hitemwitthehein (43) - - DEC 11, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2017 ABV -6.2 IBU - 33 .Appearance: Dark blackish brown, with a frothy brown head. .Aroma: Chocolate and roasted peanuts. Slight roasted malt, burnt sugar, caramel. .Taste: Surprisingly nice flavor. Good combination of flavors. Chocolate, sugary peanut butter. Very slight bitterness on the end. Little on the sweet side. .Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. Slight dryness. Very easy sipping. .Overall: B .Bottom Line: Easy drinking porter with nicely implemented flavors of chocolate and peanut. Nothing overly complex, simply enjoyable.

4
coachtom (4) - - DEC 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Found this surprisingly good. Good after dinner beer. Nice flavor, not too sweet.

3.6
lbianchi66 (450) - FRANCE - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 robe brun noire et opaque. arôme café cacahuète puissant. idem en bouche. tre crémeuse et épaisse. Très bon mais écoeurant sur la fin

3.5
hbiermann (24) - - NOV 28, 2017
Pour from 12oz bottle. Very dark brown with foamy head and average lacing. Aroma of peanut butter and some chocolate. Balanced flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
HonusWagner (2248) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Dr pepper color and a strong powdered peanut butter aroma with some heavy roast verging into ash. Taste is sweet, peanuts work decently, but overall the beer lacks the oomph of the best examples of this style.

3.4
piscator34 (2673) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Strong aroma of toasted peanut and cheap chocolate. Flavors of sugary peanut butter, milk chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of ash. Medium bodied with a blend of both sweet malt, toasted nut, and chalk on the finish.


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