ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a dark burgundy color. The head is a three finger heavy cream shade. It looks to be very well carbonated judging how the bubbles from the body rise upward, as well. Nice streaks of lace are left on the glass.
S: Well, they were talking about chocolate and peanut butter with this one...and golly gee, it smells of chocolate and peanut butter. Thereís a definite vibe of roasted nuts here, and maybe just a hint of fruity esters.
T: Personally, Iíd start off by saying that the chocolate used here rubs me the wrong way - and just now, I catch "porter with artificial flavors" on the label. Damnit. So does the rest of the flavor profile redeem the experience? Well...sort of. I really enjoy the nutty flavors of this (both from the malt and peanuts) on the finish in particular. Still, this could have been really something if the chemical off-notes were toned down.
M: Thin and dry. It goes down superbly due to the weak body and higher carbonation, but in no way does it feel substantial. At least it scrubs away some of the poorer flavors represented here.
O: There is a really sound porter here...but the chemical qualities really hurt the quality of the brew. It does taste like advertised, and I can see this one appealing to non-beer drinkers. As a gimmick, itís likable enough where I donít really regret buying a six pack, but not to the point where Iíd buy it again.
superspak (3412) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and peanut butter notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and peanut butter flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome peanut butter porter style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and peanut butter flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. The aromas were much stronger with peanut butter presence; the flavors were more balanced overall. A highly enjoyable offering.
jaghana (4652) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl @Freiburg Tasting session thanks. A dark beer with medium head, nose is very nice on toasted chocolate, toasted nuts and peanuts. Aroma is on toasted and light roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, excellent body, well drinkable, pleasant porter.
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep brown almost black color with aromas of peanut butter, earth, cacao, and chocolate. Flavors were earth and light oily peanuts with s nice chocolate finish, a solid beer overall.
williamherbert (1384) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chocolate brown color. Gets a little red at the edges.
Amazing chocolate aroma. The peanut butter really hit me in a way that it never has on draft. (I poured this one in several spurts.) Short of some kind of peanut butter infused chocolate shake, Iíve never sniffed anything like this.
The flavor is like a liquid peanut butter cup. The nuttiness subsides a bit, giving way to the sweetness. The peanut butter is absolute though.
This beer absolutely, positively needs to warm up. Iíve had it too cold on tap and itís no good that way. Itís excellent if consumed correctly.
Tonkun (1163) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark pour with a big off white head. Peanuts butter, vanilla, ash, toast. Medium bidy with oily and bitter finish. A lot of peanuts butter
Ron (3011) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from JB. Pours a dark black with a tan head. The aroma was chocolate and roasted coffee. The taste was coffee, creamy chocolate and a hint a peanut butter. The porter was very cold at 1st. The peanut butter came out more as it warmed. Thanks JB.
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, that was a fun beer. Wish I had bought more, actually. And yes, it smells and tastes exactly like youíd expect - Chocolate covered roasted peanuts. Maybe a little coffee in the finish, but not much.
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle via trade. Black appearance with a diminishing tan head. Aroma of chocolate, peanut butter, roast and dark malts. Similar flavor, mild bitterness and light sweetness with a peanut finish. Medium body. Rich, smooth and tasty. Pairing: James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (album)
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.00 at Tasty Beverage Co. in Asheville, North Carolina.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a faintest hint of tawny ruby at the far, far edges. Scant, stray beige bubbles struggle to maintain a head beyond a minute or so.
Smell: Well, frankly, it smells of a peanut butter cup that beckons you to let it in your mouth and embrace you in its endless grasp of sweet chocolate laden peanut butteriness.
Taste: A roasty, sweet, chocolaty start with a bitter richness akin to a dark chocolate creeping in which is quickly overtaken by the peanuts peanuts peanuts. A light fruitiness, a bit hard to discern beyond the, as previously mentioned, peanuts peanuts peanuts. Perhaps an imagined slight salty element. Finishes as it starts: sweetish, chocolaty and full of peanut butter.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Lightly creamy mouthfeel.
Overall: Granted, Iím not a fan of peanut butter anything, really. I had thought the locally-produced Liquid Bliss by Terrapin was fair enough, but, to my surprise, this was actually pretty good (at least for a twelve ounce bottle and a two-buck purchase) and one of the better beers at pulling off the whole peanut butter angle.
jb (2514) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely full bodied very tasty. Palate kicks butt full rich gritty grainy. With coffee beans peanut butter and a touch of chocolate. Nose is similar. Dark pour.