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. There’s a definite vibe of roasted nuts here, and maybe just a hint of fruity esters.
T: Personally, I’d 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, it’s likable enough where I don’t really regret buying a six pack, but not to the point where I’d buy it again.
Pailhead (5822) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma is huge peanut butter cookies and light-moderate chocolate. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights. It has a small beige head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is sporadic thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate dark chocolate. There is some faint roasted malt and coffee in the middle that quickly gets dominated by a peanut butter cookie finish. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, I love peanut and chocolate, so this is great for me.
obxdude10 (2131) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been avoiding tasting this beer because I was afraid of the ingredients. I wasn’t sure that peanut butter and chocolate would meld together. But they did! This was an amazing beer! I could probably only drink one or, at most, two of these in one night. The flavors were so rich and on the sweet side. The beer poured a black color with a small tan head. The head left some good lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was full of peanut butter, chocolate, toasted malts and some really light hops. This beer tasted like a Reese’s peanut butter cup dipped in alcohol. It had a really delicious and smooth peanut flavor with that rich and creamy chocolate tone. The finish was malty with a touch of alcohol on the tongue with even more creamy peanut butter flavor. This was a very good beer!
mikesaum (670) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light tan head, not much lace. Damn, the aroma on this is fantastic, I wasn’t expecting the peanut butter to stick out as much as it does, smells just like a reeses, the chocolate and peanut butter mingle very nicely. Taste is peanut butter, chocolate, light coffee, finishes with a mild bitterness and leaves behind overall nuttiness, medium body, a tad watery. I think this beer is pretty damn good, and would be even better if it had some heavier body to it.
Goblincat (396) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark in color, as expected. Lots of coffee aroma. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavors, with a hint of peanut butter finish. A nice offering.
arn8897 (202) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
200th rating! Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate and peanut butter. Taste the same with some coffee and malt sweetness. Peanut butter is nicely balanced with the chocolate. Not overpowering. Little light on the palate. Not much lacing but overall very nice.
lobosaintori (53) - - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a bubbly, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is dark chocolate with a touch of coffee. Taste is noticeably of chocolate with a little bit of peanut butter but also reminiscent of dark coffee with heavy creamer. has a slightly bitter finish but is a tad watery. .
uvajed (178) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample bottle from distributor’s salesmen. Pours dark, thin off-white head, aroma of nuts, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is overly malty, sweet, light peanut butter, chocolate, a little coffee. There’s been a buzz about this beer, and I like porters, but I find this to be highly overrated. The peanut just doesn’t work for me, but I understand the popularity base don the wide appeal of peanut butter and the catchy name (which, like other DuClaw bers, has absolutely nothing to do with what’s in the bottle).
nickd717 (3730) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Back in Bethesda and not missing a beat on my ticking. This one pours dark brown with a fading tan head. Light peanut and roast aroma. The flavor is nice but a little unbalanced. Hershey syrup and peanut butter with hazelnnut hints. The palate is a little watery and carbonation is a little low. This was interesting but I wasn’t that into it.
weark (464) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille achetée chez Drink of the World - De couleur noir avec une belle mousse beige - Au nez des arômes de café, de cacao, de beurre de cacahuètes, malt rôti, un nez magnifique - En bouche une bière ronde et crémeuse, sur le café et le beurre de cacahuètes, le chocolat, la vanille, et des touches de malt rôti - Corp puissant, amertume moyenne, carbonation correcte, douce et crémeuse, final douce sur le chocolat et le beurre de cacahuètes - étonnante et très bonne un peu trop douce pour en boire plusieur mais etonament bonne
Bosco (262) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Porter black with quickly diminished head and decent lacing.
Smells.of.Reeses.PB.Cups.and a.spent coffee pot.
Tastes of peanut butter, coffee, chocolate, cacao.nibs, sweet finish.
Lingering weird after taste.
$9.99/multi sixer at Wegmans Leesburg VA