Beer Review: Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

I almost never buy novelty beers but I gave in when the guy at the liquor store said it was a big mover.

Horny Goat Brewing’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter certainly gets a five out of five rating for creative naming but that’s where the five star ratings end.

Here’s the commercial description from Beer Advocate : “A full bodied porter that gets its dark luscious color from the generous use of roasted malts. You’ll get just the right amount of chocolate and peanut butter to question whether you’re drinking a glass of delicious suds or popping a peanut butter cup in your mouth.”

Peanut Butter Porter received a generous 3.74 rating from Beer Advocate and a 3.71 from the beer app Untappd. I originally gave it a 3.5 which correlates to “good” or “decent” but after sampling it more than once I would downgrade it to 3.0 which means “okay.” You can see my YouTube video review here.

Based on my tastings you can’t miss the chocolate and peanut butter nose. The porter hit my mouth almost as heavy as a milkshake. Then it gave way to a lighter, thinner finish with a bitter burnt malty taste. Bitter can be good but in this case it wasn’t the good kind of bitter.

Final summary Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is true to its name which certainly sounds fun. It might be a fun novelty or dessert beer but certainly not an every day drinker. In the end, unless you’re offered one for free I’d pass on it. I have four left if you want them.

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