Long Route Peanut Butter Porter

Review Date 1/13/2024 By John Staradumsky

           

Well isnít this fun! Iím back in the Beer of the Month Club business! Thatís right, my boss gifted me a two-month subscription to The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club. Now, I have not belonged to a subscription beer of the month clube for over two decades, and that was Beer Across America. I have many fond memories of receiving so many wonderful beers from them during the nineties.

My Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club membership includes 3 12-ounce bottles or cans of four different beers, and for December of 2023 I got two selections each from Big Sky Brewing of Missoula, Montana and Empyrean Brewing of Lincoln, Nebraska. Those selections were:

       Big Sky Space Goat Pale Ale

       Big Sky Brown Ale

       Empyrean Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale

And the beer I am here to talk about today, Empyrean Long Route Peanut Butter Porter. This is my first beer ever from Empyrean. It wonít be the last. Empyrean can trace its roots all the way back to 1990, making at ab early adopter in the American craft beer movement.

Of their Long Route Peanut Butter Porter, Empyrean says:

With delightful aroma of peanut butter cup, this beer maintains a porter backbone with twisting layers of chocolate, peanut butter and toast. An appealing balance of beer and peanut butter candy flavors. Featured on Untappd's list of "9 Best American and English Porters of 2021.

Ingredients from the website:

 

HOPS Perle

 

MALT Pale 2-Row, Biscuit, Dark Crystal, Roast, Midnight Wheat

 

EXTRAS Peanut Butter flavoring (non-allergenic), Flaked Oats and Lactose (Milk Sugar)

Empyrean Long Route Peanut Butter Porter has an alcohol content of 6% by volume with 20 IBUs. I am not sure yet what these memberships cost today, but the club will sell you more at $2.90 a can plus $15 shipping for up to 12 cans. You can mix and match with other beers. Total Wine sells this beer at their Town and Country, Missouri location for $9.99 a six-pack. My can is stamped Best By May 01 2024.

Empyrean Long Route Peanut Butter Porter pours to a dark brown color with a thick creamy tan head and a nose chock full of rich peanutty aroma. Taking a sip, the beer is light to medium in body and chocolaty, quite chocolaty. This serves as the chocolate base for the peanut butter cup candy theme. The peanut butter is delicious here, it jumps out and grabs your taste buds with notes of dry roasted nutty goodness. Thereís a smoothness, too, that imparts the peanut butter theme. The beer finishes gently roasty and nutty and dry. A little more body and this could really be something special, but as it is it is quite tasty indeed.

Iím glad I have two cans more.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??

 

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned

(D)=Draft





 

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