Slipstream (2012) - USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured this into my father’s old, handmade beer stein, which was purchased in Germany many years ago. It is a great idea for a brew, one which I have heard of homebrewers trying. The execution could have been a little better; a little more smoke and sweetness would have been appreciated. Fairly dry and lightly astringent, but with all the flavors that are advertised. Coffee flavor predominates, with dashes of dark chocolate and peanut butter. It is pretty good, but this is a style that could be great.
fire34fighter (1) - Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall a very good beer. I was really intrigued by a chocolate peanut butter beer...Unfortunately I now compare everything to bourbon country stout and this just falls a little short...Not quite as smooth. Definitely a pronounced PB/chocolate taste...I agree with that it could use less carbonation and be a little more viscous.
12ozProphet (8) - Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter.
This one had me excited. I love chocolate, peanut butter anything, so this one felt right up my alley. Unfortunately it left a little to he desired. Don’t get me wrong, this brew wasn’t terrible, but the execution could’ve been so much better.
Pour was a deep, dark brown with a thin to nonexistent head that dissipated quickly. Nose was just decadent. Beautiful notes of chocolate and peanut butter that makes smelling it a treat in itself. Straight up homemade pb cup. Unfortunately the taste doesn’t quite follow. There’s chocolate and peanut butter for sure. Even a little roasted malt present. However, the peanut butter was a little too pronounced for my taste. Also, a little less carbonation and a little more viscosity would’ve done this one wonders.
Overall, it’s a smooth brew with an interesting angle, that just wasn’t executed as well as it could’ve been. My first from Duclaw, and I wasn’t impressed.
Slice (3) - Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was like drinking a Reece’s Peanut butter cup. Amazing aroma of peanut butter and chocolate, and did not disappoint on the palate. However, I’m a big chocolate and peanut butter guy anyway. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, peanut butter and notes of chocolate. Sweet finish and a good ’one and done’ beer.
merc7186 (2053) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Dark Mildly Roasted Chocolate Malts, Nutty, Milk Chocolate
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Peanuts, Dark Chocolate Malts
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Nutty
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours almost black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors of chocolate, peanut butter, and roasted malts with a creamy mouthfeel. Nice porter. Like a liquid peanut butter cup.
TylerGreenDC (293) - - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Aroma of scratch-n-sniff peanut butter. Flavors of a pleasantly chalky peanut butter, chocolate. Slightly odd aftertaste keeps this one from a higher score, but still a very good beer.
nimbleprop (4817) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz pour at the Wharf Rat. Pours a inky brown with some creamy off white head. Nose is like a snickers that got smashed in your pocket, milk chocolate, nutty, malt, a little raspberry too. Flavor has lots of chocolate, malt, mild almond. Sweet finish. Chick beer.
closey22 (873) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with slight dark red hilites little rimming beige head; aroma is strong roasty peanut buttery and sweet notes of berries and chocolate; Flava is sweet yet dry and roasty with def peanut butter notes; feels medium light with slight fizz; finishes very dry and slightly acidic
wisdomsolo (439) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Awesome aroma. Weak on flavor. Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Thanks Doug for a great tasting!