ryrpat (310) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm not a huge stout guy but this is fantastic. Chocolate and nutty just a great flavorful stout.
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gregwilsonstl (1896) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black. This tastes exactly like the deScription....cocoa, milky, some vanilla....salt is noticeable, and very peanut’y. It’s a butterfinger. Thx for the growler of this stuff ibrew2or3! I hope to update this is a few days next to a 4 Hands Absence of Light....or better yet, the peanuts make me want this with some pad thai from Pearl Cafe.
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at GABF 2014. Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is some chocolate, sweet chocolate, salt, nougat, and vanilla. Flavor is similar with lots of chocolate, salt, nougat, and some caramel. Light in body and a nice sweet stout overall.
PartyFowle (952) - - 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 aren’t as bright and clear as some other reviews had me hoping for.
GranvilleTim (1840) - 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 (415) - 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. It’s just much thinner than I was hoping for. It’s a good sweet stout but lacks some depth according to my palate. Kind of fades a bit in the finish.
hopscotch (10532) - 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. It’s tasty, but thin. I’m probably just spoiled by the excellence of Funky Buddha’s and Cigar City’s boutique beers. Big thanks to daknole for sending this fresh growler my way!
jredmond (7228) - New York, 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 (6825) - 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 (929) - 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.