PartyFowle (632) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Deep black hue, chocolate milk-like. One finger of dense tan head fizzles away quickly, leaving behind an oil-slick top layer I assume is from the peanuts. Smells like a baby Ruth: fresh, unroasted peanuts, honey, nougat, milk chocolate. A little lactose, too. The flavor copies the nose with a soft blend of peanuts, chocolate, bitter roast and sourdough before a soft honey finish. Earthy English hops flash mid-palate. Medium body, mild carbonation, massaging bubbles. A bit of the peanut oiliness comes through in the mouthfeel and a hint of alcohol arives at the swallow. Mild chocolatey bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Each glass was better than the one before it -- the adjuncts seem to sink to the bottom of the growler. Very drinkable, but the flavors arenít as bright and clear as some other reviews had me hoping for.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Dakine for sending me a growler. A dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is peanuts, chocolate and sweetness. Taste is cocoa nibs, peanuts, some salt. Slight snickers bar flavor in the finish. Real tasty overall. So-so lacing.
Clownoisseur (362) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of BOLTZ7555, thanks J! Pours a semi-transparent black, with dark brown hues. A small mocha colored head that fades to a ring. Aromas of salty peanuts, light cocoa and a light vanilla and nougat. I imagine a Snickers bar. Taste is a nice balance of the cocoa and vanilla sweetness alongside the roasted nuttiness of the peanuts. Itís just much thinner than I was hoping for. Itís a good sweet stout but lacks some depth according to my palate. Kind of fades a bit in the finish.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. The faint aroma offers roasted peanuts accompanied by a watery, chocolate nuance. Medium-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is sweet and roasty, but mirrors the nose with watery notes of chocolate and peanuts. Minerals in the finish. Itís tasty, but thin. Iím probably just spoiled by the excellence of Funky Buddhaís and Cigar Cityís boutique beers. Big thanks to daknole for sending this fresh growler my way!
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a deep black body. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa nibs and peanuts. Mouthfeel is medium to soft - light actually, with notes of chocolate covered peanuts, fudge, cocoa, soft vanilla and more nut character. Really nice.
TheAlum (6265) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a nice darker blackish hue, good opaque body with just a gentle brownish glow on the edges. Firmer head atop stays frothy, light brown with good stick around, lacing. Aromas are nice and toasty, firmer chocolate elements and cocoa meet gentle vanilla, a touch of earthiness, nutty, toasty with biscuits. Bigger nose greets and pleases. Initial is medium bodied, a nice airy quality to the body makes this one go down easy. A bit creamy and chocolate driven as we enter, some fudge, cocoa nibs hit with gentle roast, nuts and earth coming on. A faint coffee waft, more chocolate, gentle vanilla and nougat. Airy, light and pretty crushable, this one packs on the flavor well without overburdening the palate with sticky or firm cloying body. Backend is dry, a bit toasty with some cleaner toast and roast, gentle dollop of sweetness. Pretty solid stuff here. Glad I finally got to try it. Flavors and palate and how they work together really is what makes this beer neate.
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 Smells like a standard stout. Tastes like a pretty solid stout as well except for notes of peanut and chocolate in the aftertaste that are pretty nice. Body is medium and smooth. I?ll happily order this one any time I see it available.
WillRunForBeer (1423) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler with big thanks to Dak! My first AZ rate! Pours Coca Cola brown with just a little off white head. Aroma is peanuts, chocolate and caramel. Smells like a snickers tastes. Roasty stout flavors with chocolate and peanut. A bit of smoke in the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a deep mahogany body that has amber edges and supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma is pretty big with molasses, vanilla, maybe some maple syrup, toffee, graham cracker and chocolate. There are dark roasted malts that are well off in the background and pretty well covered up by all the sweetness. The taste starts with a sweet mix of vanilla, molasses and then malt sweetened chocolate goodness. To midway some dark roasted malts and toffee drizzled dark toasted bread peak out amid a sea of various slick sweetness. Yummy.
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Multiple pours at GABF. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, chocolate, peanuts, and caramel flavors. I was a bit skeptical about this beer, but it was pretty good; pretty good but not exceptional.