durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at J. Clyde in Birmingham. Wait, this was 13%??? Jesus, no wonder the taste was so big. It was a bit boozy but the taste covered it well. Tasted like beer concentrate. Near-black pour, small head. Nose of peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of caramel. Tastes like that multiplied a few times. Bomber in the store was only $4.99. Wish our local breweries in Durham would recognize that should be their price point and not $15-20 for their stronger beers. Get that shit outta here.
umich03jm (1303) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with soonerchamps. Pours very dark brown with a very small head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is a good peanut butter and caramel mix with some light roast. Taste is great. Moderate sweetness up front with lots of caramel and then the peanut butter flavor builds through the finish. Nice underlying roasted malt throughout. Smooth finish with a very light booziness. Cannot believe this is 12%, drinks like its 6-7%. Not only was this an Alabama tick but one of the best peanut butter beers Iíve had too. Thanks Matt!
ReggieDunlap (2766) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a somewhat clear brown with a medium tan head. aroma has nice peanut buttery notes...not a ton...gets overshadowed with roastiness and mild booziness. flavor is roasty and nutty with light burnt bitterness and PB creeping in...some caramely notes and slight booziness...even some chocolate. mouthfeel is light/medium and a tad thin in the middle while the finish warms and lingers with dark chocolate and slight PB.
b79turner (207) - Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. 12% ABV version released in August 2013. Pours dark brown with a small white head that fades quickly. Minimal lacing around the glass. Nose is very nutty, peanut, hazelnut, very rich. Taste is similar, somewhat sweet...a desert beer. Not much alcohol burn for 12% ABV. My biggest complaint for this beer is the thin mouthfeel. I expected a porter to be a much thicker beer. Good stuff though!
blutt59 (5871) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, walnut brown pour with frothy tan foam, aroma of peanut and caramel, flavor of peanut, caramel, grape jelly, sweet somewhat cloying finish
LaShea (3) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 5, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to try this one out during Bards & Brews at the Avondale Library over the weekend. Mellowed peanut butter flavor, not at all cloying. Goes down smoothly and makes a proper dessert beer.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black with ruby highlights and thin tan head. Aroma of peanuts, chocolate, and roast. Similar to a Reeseís Cup. The flavor found roasted malts and peanut butter. Medium body, smooth, and peanut aftertaste.
Disullivan (2) - - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my second encounter with the lead belly peanut butter porter, and Iím much more pleased with this new batch. The taste of peanut butter is much more subdued in this new edition as compared to the first batch, making it much more drinkable--albeit still on the dessert beer side. Color is a deep red, minimal head off the tap, palate is very full and serves to hide the alcohol. Aftertaste with a hint of smoke. Great mouthfeel. Iíd recommend trying.
horto008 (152) - Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting. On tap at a local brewfest. The ABV was not apparent like I expected..was very subdued. The nose has the peanut butter but it was more hidden (a good thing) on the taste. It had just enough sweetness to balance the style and wasnít cloying as some beers this strong tend to be. Itís unique and absolutely worth trying.
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As others have said, it may be 12%, but the flavor is smooth, so the alcohol doesnít seem so sharp. Very much a dessert beer.
bytemesis (2133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear reddish brown, medium beige head, great lacing. aroma really is peanut butter, caramel. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet, minimal bitterness. PB taste there but not overpowering. A nice beer, but i am not sure i could drink a full pint