JDBaker11058 (1070) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:deep dark brown with ruby highlights and a short, bubbly tan head. Aroma: smells exactly as advertised--chocolate and peanut butter. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, talc, peanut skins, a bit of cashew as well, with a hint of vanilla just underneath. Finish: drier than expected, with the peanut butter lingering the longest, although the dark chocolate holds on as well. Notes: This was not a complex beer, but it was exactly what you’d expect. Good, medium palate and I appreciate that the sweetness--which could have been way too much--was nicely subdued to keep the beer from being cloying. bottle at MokoMandy.
EKGoldings (523) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of fake peanut butter flavoring combined with some chocolare malt. Clean, clear and clearly enhanced. Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick but the fakeness is annoying.
keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at DuClaw Bel Air.
Appearance: Deep garnet with good clarity, creamy light tan head.
Aroma: Wow! Reese and Cocoa Puff aroma! Excellent!
Taste: Peanuts throughout with solid cocoa puff backing, like a Snickers without the nougat. Excellent!
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Wow this is just a treat. I am in love with this beer, it’s near perfect. This is a must try for those who like chocolate and peanuts.
Emeister84 (639) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like a Reeses Cup covered in a Tootsie Roll. Jet black with a small beige head. Dryer than the aroma led me to believe. Pretty thin, kind of lackluster.
Gromis (12) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like a normal porter, till you lift the glass. Nose is peanuts. Starts with a chocolate porter, ends with peanuts. Very interesting brew. If I'd be a porter buff, I'd be a fan.
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TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour. I can smell the peanut butter before I even put my nose towards the snifter. Aroma is chocolate and peanut butter. It’s a liquid Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Taste is strong peanut butter, light chocolate notes, soft roasted malt and cocoa. It’s like taking a bite of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and drinking a porter to water it down it touch. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more peanut butter notes, chocolate, light cocoa and soft roasted malt notes.
Smoozie (5) - - AUG 23, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown. Strong chocolate and peanut butter in aroma. Same in taste, along with malts. Not strongly sweet or peanut buttery but more deep, roasty cocoa and nut flavors.
TheGB (462) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and nuts. Taste is nutty with a good amount of malt. I’m not entirely sold on the taste.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of Reese’s peanut butter cups and a bit of roast. The taste is roasted malts, cocoa, nuts, mild hops. Medium bodied, well balanced.
PHChikka (12) - - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Foreboding smell (the peanut butter is RIGHT THERE), unremarkable appearance, completely over-the-top style made by a hit-or-miss brewer, gimmicky name... everything about this beer seems shady. Then you taste it , then you like it.
It tastes exactly what you think it will taste like, except better. The flavors are really in a great balance and it’s something you really won’t mind drinking three bottles in a row of. I’m happy DuClaw’s had success with this; hopefully we’ll get some big, wacky variants of it down the line.