llcooldave (1165) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black in the glass. Awesome aroma of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. Creamy on the palate. Nutty peanut flavor, mixed with coffee and cocoa. Overall, a solid brew!
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 shared by bastarda at oldmanriver’s potluck post-Nikolaus tasting 12/2014. Diluted Snickers and pindakaas give way to a flat sweet porter with a hoppy, metallic edge. Butter is slightly caramelised, suspected rancid before. Not sure what is underneath this artificial goodness, maybe a basic brewing kit porter? Confidently exploring the edge of what craft can and needs to do in an increasingly competitive market before toppling into its own pastiche.
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (trade non Rate Beer member); pours dark brown with a thin tan head; peanut butter and malt aroma; taste is peanut butter and chocolate with a hint of coffee; light bitter finish; better than I expected
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 Bottle. Nice notes of roast, chocolate malts and nuts. Body was a bit thin for my liking, but the brew was solid overall. Nice dry and sweet finish. Not bad.
njager246 (588) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark malts, very little aroma.... taste is super weak, where is the chocolate? Maybe a bad bottle?
LetsGoState (673) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Appearance is small tan head with deep brown color. Aroma is a not so great peanut butter. Taste at first is a mild, malty porter, but then the peanut butter hits. Overall something I was really looking forward to with the chocolate peanut butter combo, but the peanut butter taste was terrible, which ruined the beer.
pilgrimoutlaw (866) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with thick tan head. Peanut butter, roast, chocolate. Moderately bitter and sweet. Medium, crisp body. Just couldn’t get into this ... too gimmicky.
mabel (7385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[6600-20140815] Tap. Wafer chocolate aroma is super choco-cereal. Cola brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Chocolate wafer flavour is just super chocolatey. Full body. Delicious! (8/3/8/4/17) 4.0
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Dacrza (635) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: December 18, 2014... GLASSWARE: Guinness classic pint... OCCASION: a Blackish marathon... APPEARANCE: dark black body with creamy brown head that laces and traces well; head is steady throughout... AROMA: burnt toffee and what can only be described as scratch’n’sniff peanut butter; oats, chocolate and vanilla provide a balance of undertones... PALATE: rich, creamy and medium-bodied; slightly warming at 6.5% ABV; agreeable...TASTE: more peat than peanut; roasted malty goodness--a bit grainy and gritty, as a lunchbox brew should be... OVERALL: expectations were impossibly high here, and unfortunately, the beer could not meet them--but to be fair, its mild chocolate and peanut butter compliments the earthy mouthfeel, and a solid porter is worthy of being sought out...
tia (1241) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Mellow Mushroom. Dark brown with tan head. heavy whiff of chocolate and some basement plus coffee. Roast and chocolate flavor. Light ish bodied, not as smooth as it could be.