JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Made a special stop on my birthday, so high hopes for this one (I’m not a peanut butter whore in beer, simply because the options are slim and it’s often a train wreck, but I am a peanut butter whore in most other gustatory dimensions). Pretty decent pour, a bit oily looking and not much of a head to it. Organic peanut butter nose, you can almost smell the oils amidst the chocolate malts. Dry grainy base brew, with abundant chocolate malts not coming across as especially sweet. Instead, a nutella quality that tends to mesh fairly well with the PB. No infections, no artificial flavors, just a solid (if unassuming) base beer where the addition is sensible and flavorful.
emacgee (4287) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How on earth have I tried two beers with Peanut Butter in the last week? Never again. This one sits dark, mahogany with ruby edges. One finger of chestnut tan head. Nose is nutty, like toasted nuts. Bitter chocolate and the peanut butter come through. Weird flavor, has peanut butter in there for sure. Some cacao. Not digging this one. medium body with a light bitterness.
freekyp (1564) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting take on a porter, this begins with a brown English style porter, and ands with a nutty peanut whack. Interesting experiment, but ultimately no long standing appeal. Pours brown with a slight tan head.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BCBB. Brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is roasty, light cocoa, peanut butter. Similar flavor. Much better than expected and pretty well balanced but I only had a Danish pint.