Bad Tattoo Brewing – Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter


Bad Tattoo Brewing – Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter Review

From the Winter  2020 edition of the What’s Brewing 
Tasting Panel


Bad Tattoo Brewing‘s name means one thing to most people – it’s not the beer they talk about but their pizzas! With an eclectic menu ranging from Spanakopizza, Philly Cheesesteak to Lobster Mac and Cheese pizzas one can see why. And even now,  after six years of opening, regulars and visitors still flock there for the pizzas!

With those great pizzas you need some fun beers, and along comes one of their seasonal winter releases; Peanut Butter and Chocolate porter! This beer was first released in the Fall of 2019, and loving both peanut butter and chocolate, I had to pick up a can to try…and it was good, so good, I went to go buy a 4 pack, but it was sold out. Due to its popularity, a wise decision was made this year to make more than one batch, so I had the opportunity to pick up a few packs for myself and some to share.

The beer pours a warm black colour with a huge big bubbled tan coloured head that shrinks down to a light layer that sits on top until the last sip. The aroma is OMG peanut butter!!! If it were not for the extra aromas of chocolate and vanilla, you would almost swear you were smelling a fresh jar of peanut butter. As the beer starts to warm up, the roasty, bitter qualities of the malts become more apparent, and the peanut butter aroma and flavour takes a back seat to the bitter and chocolatey malts. The carbonation is light, and the mouthfeel is creamy with a finish of a dark bitter chocolate bar with a swirl of peanuts. While it is not a beer I would recommend to sip along with pizza, this porter would be great as an evening beer, on its own, but it could also be served with ice cream as a float, or with a bar of milk or dark chocolate.  A perfect “dessert” beer.

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    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Black
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Opaque
  • Balance: More Malty
  • Drinkability: Definitely Drinkable
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Rich/Sweet, Coffee or Chocolate, Toasty/Roasty
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Added Chocolate, peanut butter
  • Palate: Creamy, Soft or Silky


Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?  No-one, that’s who! This big bold porter is infused with delicious peanut and chocolate flavours to keep you warm on those cold winter days.

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