12 Days of Beers Across the World – Day 5

The fifth beer of the set.  Fif.  I plead the fif.  I says there are…..so many amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America.  I can only choose one…I can only choose oneeeeee. I plead the fif. One two three four fif!  Anything you say; fif!  Sorry.  The fifth beer that we’re looking at from the Beer Camp Across the World set is Campout Porter.  Beer Camp Campout Porter is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Garage Project out of Wellington, New Zealand.  This Porter comes in at 7.7% ABV and 32 IBU and is packaged as a twelve ounce bottle. Continue reading 12 Days of Beers Across the World – Day 5

Exit 7 Pork Roll Porter

file_000-2I feel like I’ve mentioned that porters, and by extension stouts, are not my favorite style of beer.  There are people that would gasp at that I’m sure.  That said, I’m continuing to try to up my porter/stout game. Somerdale, NJ’s own Flying Fish Exit 7 Pork Roll Porter is apparently a limited release brewed in honor of Flying Fish’s 20th anniversary.  I definitely felt the “I need to try this” come over me when I heard about it but I’m not sure this was the best porter to try to change my opinion of the style.   Continue reading Exit 7 Pork Roll Porter

PBJ Crunch Porter

file_000Full disclosure: Porters are not my favorite style of beer.  I can certainly appreciate the rich history and varied
flavor profiles of a porter, but they’ve just never resonated with me.  So, why a porter as my first review?  It was simply the first thing I saw when I opened my fridge….that’s it.  With that, we have the PBJ Crunch Porter from Philadelphia based Manayunk Brewing Company.

 

From the can, Manayunk describes the PBJ Crunch:

As a kid, there was nothing more satisfying than a delicious PBJ sandwich. This staple could be found in most lunchboxes across America. Mouthwatering, ripe strawberries and delicious nutty peanut butter play in perfect harmony with this bold and malty Porter. Just don’t pack this delicious beer for lunch. Or go ahead. We don’t care.

file_000-1The Pour

PBJ Crunch pours a very dark dark brown with maybe a hint of red when held up to light.  Slightly less than one finger of tan head, which dissipated quickly.  Definitely looks like a porter.

The Aroma

The smell is malty with strong peanut aroma.  Almost more peanut shells.  Smells a bit like you went to a baseball game, bought a bag of peanuts, and poured your beer into the bag.  There’s a very slight hint of fruitiness too but you have to search for it.

The Taste

The taste is pretty much how it smells.  Strong peanut flavor with a slightly stronger hint of fruitiness.  It took a couple sips before I noticed the fruit flavor.  The can says strawberry flavor but it could just as easily be raspberry.  Definite maltiness with a bready aftertaste.  So that bag of beer and peanuts you have, imagine taking a swig out of it but you just finished eating one of those old strawberry candies first.  That’s about what you’re dealing with.  

Overall

As porters go, this one was pretty interesting.  The peanut flavor and taste is strong but different than any of the various peanut butter beers out there.  For me it’s a 6/10 but definitely worth checking out if you see it somewhere.