Aubrey (3412) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Empire Alehouse, Mount Vernon, WA: I think this is the first beer I’ve ever had made with peanut butter. Sounds strange, but it was actually rather delicious. Peanut butter flavors and aromas come through masterfully from start to finish, and they’re not overdone at any point. Meanwhile, some bready, nutty and chocolaty malt flavors merge wonderfully, and it’s all balanced well with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Texture-wise, it’s smooth and somewhat chewy with only a mild carbonation. Other words I’d use to describe it: cozy, wholesome, mellow, pleasant and tasty.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy peanut butter nose and milk chocolate. Dark cascading brown in the glass. Peanut butter character is consistent and smooth on the palate and marries so wonderfully to the chocolate base that perhaps this will be the next big thing. Peanut butter cup is the closest thing that comes to mind, but the components in this beer are more pure and more integrated. There’s a little dry piney hops in the finish that cleanses the palate to ready it for the next sip and prohibits any cloying concerns.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strange Brewfest 2011 – Port Townsend, WA
This is a winter warmer with added Peanut butter. Dough like aroma with lots of nuts. Reddish brown in color, hazy with a thin head. Lots of malt and nut flavors. Loved the spices that are picked up they are tangy, sweet and nutty. Very tasty beer this one hits the mark.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Big Al tasting room. Cloudy red-brown with an off-white head leaving creamy lace. Nose somehow smells like oatmeal cookie dough mixed with peanuts. Medium-heavy body is pleasantly sweet and tastes of roasted peanuts, vanilla, cherry, chocolate and pumpernickel. This blend of their PB Stout and Winter Warmer is superb - it’s rare than I can drink more than one glass of such a sweet, complex stout, but this masterpiece borders on sessionable.