Action Figures & Their Beers: Grape Ape

by Bill Cable
on 2018-03-07, 06:57:50

Bill Cable here, yet again stealing Beedo's shtick. Last week I was beer shopping for Saturday's PSWCS Western Meeting and I always keep an eye out for anything Star-Warsy that I can use for an AF&TB article. This one jumped out at me immediately. Image

It was kismet. The reason we scheduled the meeting was to commemorate the series finale of Star Wars: Rebels. So to have a beer pop into my view that perfectly describes Zeb Orrelios, with his simian gait and bright yellow tarsier eyes, was just too incredible of a coincidence to pass up. Plus - it's a peanut butter chocolate porter. I mean, who doesn't buy a peanut butter chocolate porter?

Evil Genius Beer Company describes their brew thusly:
Purple Monkey Dishwasher is our robust porter made with Chocolate and Peanut Butter. We start with a world-class American-style porter recipe, which is already laden with notes of chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, and molasses, and then take it to the NEXT LEVEL by infusing it with natural chocolate and peanut butter! The final product is like a candy bar in a bottle that is deceptively quaffable despite it’s strength. Just take one sip and you’ll understand why this is our signature, year round porter.

Now, I figure it's damn near impossible to mess up a peanut butter chocolate porter. The only way you could do it would be for it to be just cloyingly sweet. And despite EG's description of this being like a candy bar in a bottle, I found it just the opposite. To be honest, I only tasted a subtle hint of peanut butter. I didn't get any chocolate notes at all. It was 95% just toasty, rich porter goodness. You're not going to get anything approaching the in-your-face experience of Sweet Baby Jesus here. It's like that beer's laid-back, mellow cousin. And that was entirely enjoyable.

Drink this if you also like: Deschutes' Black Butte, Sweet Baby Jesus, dark and toasty beers. is not affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its licensees... damn them to hell. Can't they see a golden opportunity when they see it? Buy us, you fools! You already own our souls and all our money... buy US!!! This site uses Google Analytics. It does not collect or share any additional user data.
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