I went to a local microbrewery with a buddy today and ordered a peanut butter porter. I was intrigued by the description and figured how can I go wrong? Well, when the flavoring imparts a sting to the back of your tongue it ruins the beer and cancels out the front flavors of a good porter. I was incredibly disappointed and because my buddy knows a few people who work there I couldn't just push it away, especially when an assistant brewer was sitting to my left! I was thinking either the beer was improperly flavored or was ruined by an infected batch. I choked down the rest and went on to try a straight up pale ale; it was good but not great-despite the owner raving about the floral and citrus hops they use. I'm by no means an experienced brewer but both beers I tried were less than great. Am i getting more particular because I am drinking my own beer (honestly not the best either) or are some brewery's just around because microbrews are a fad? To give some context, I love porters, ipa's and almost any form of wild yeast/farmhouse beer. The rest (except dunkel) I will be objective on an drink based on the individual flavor. Also I am not allergic to any food, I in fact ate peanut butter this morning and am still alive which is why I am assuming its an additive or infected beer.