The world is cluttered with mediocrity, when good enough can quickly become great thanks to overzealous fans, Likes and Google+ buttons.
Case in point is Peanut Butter Cup Porter, a popular seasonal beer from Karl Strauss Brewing Co. I've had many a beer and tasted my share of exotics, but had never heard of the candy-bar mashup until a stop at Breakwater Brewing Co. in Oceanside, Calif.
After starting with a solid Old Blue Eyes American Ale, I was ready to close with BB's Biere du Jour on the recommendation of the seasoned skateboarder sitting next to me at the bar. That was until my eyes spied the Peanut Butter Cup Porter pull handle in front of me.
The woman bartender told me it that while it wasn't one of her favorites, it was more popular than you can imagine. She poured me a sample and … I can't recall a more disappointing beer. Instead of a mouthful of warm flavors melting in my mouth, I was left with …. nothing. Nothing good, nothing bad. Just meh.