jhp40219 (426) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. I had never even heard of DuClaw before they showed up in the Louisville market out of nowhere. Had to try it! Pours an ink black with a tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of, well....a Reece’s Peanut Butter cup! Taste is milk chocolate and peanut butter up front and nicely blended with toasty malts, caramel, toffee, a combination of citrus and dank pine hops, and a hint of coffee. Medium, almost full bodied. Creamy texture. Moderate carbonation. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Overall this is definitely good and certainly the dessert aspect of this beer cannot be denied. Sweet, but not cloying. However the hops are coming through a bit too much in my opinion and creating an odd dank flavor underneath the chocolate and peanut butter that throws off the flavor a bit for me. Not that it throws it off too much though, as I am a chocolate junkie and definitely intend to buy this many, many more times. Definitely, certainly, and absolutely worth trying if you’re a fan of chocolate and dessert beers.
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Old Town; shared with Boo. Aroma: Can’t deny the connection to Reese Cups here... peanut butter is at the fore, and light chocolates notes trail somewhat behind. Appearance: Dark amber brown pour with a foamy tan head that settles into a patchy skin. Flavor: Chocolate and peanut butter up front; peanut butter continues and terminates with a bitter roast-like finish (roasted peanuts or malts?); never devolves into sweet stickiness. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Not something I’d purchase on a regular basis, but well thought out and executed; definitely worth a shot for peanut butter and chocolate lovers- that is, anyone who isn’t a sociopath.
geologyguy (1162) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Super peanut butter smell, taste is bitter ....too much so, rough and bitter...peanut butter and too much hops...bleh
tmongoose (1953) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle that poured a dark brown with a tan head and an oily lacing. aroma is medium roasted malts, lots of chocolate with lots of peanut butter and or just peanuts. the flavor is a creamy blend of roasted malts, lots of chocolate and peanut butter...there is a mild sweetness from the malts but this predominately a solid porter with peanut butter and chocolate...for me its not quite full body but close...nice flavor real or artificial it zero’d in on it and nailed it...drink on
AndyW68 (1272) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark with red tint. Aroma is chalky chocolate peanut butter. Taste follows nose. Bitterness lingers.
rondphoto (3337) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark maple brown color, beige head, lace streaks. Strong aroma of peanut butter malt. Taste is malt, but sweet peanut butter actually is the winner here. It sweeps to the finish, where a little chocolate and light hops turn this into a drinkable Resse’s Peanut Butter Cup. Very distinct, but a little goes a long way.
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewing from notes from a July trip to Pittsburgh. This was a bomber, poured into a plastic Solo cup in a hotel room where there was no other glassware option aside from drinking right from the bottle.
Appearance: Pours very dark, and forms a thick, frothy tan head that lasts for quite a long time.
Smell: This smelled more or less like a Reese’s Cup in a glass, with some hints of beer malt around the edges of the mass of chocolate and peanut butter.
Taste: Exactly as the nose, this was effectively like drinking an alcoholic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. There were hints of some charred malt, but primarily a sweet blast of milk chocolate and peanut butter.
Mouthfeel: Typical porter mouthfeel, light to medium-light in body.
Overall: I rather enjoyed this beer, and will likely pick it up again should I ever run across somewhere in Cincinnati that carries it.
bubblehouse (1014) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really delivers with the aroma and has a good taste. Pitch black. I liked it but couldn’t drink a bunch.
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty peanut butter aroma. Roasted malty peanut butter chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty peanut butter chocolate finish.
monk191 (1542) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good peanut butter beer. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells great, of peanut brittle. Taste is more chocolate then peanut butter, but well balanced, with a sweet finish. Had in the bottle.