DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from a PUB’R member direct from Fred Karm’s hands. Pours dark black with tan head. Nose is rich dark malt, cacao, dark chocolate syrup, and peanut butter. Tastes rich, with a big dark malt, cacao, dark choc, peanut butter, and coffee flavor. This beer is extremely complex and absolutely delicious.
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Thanks to my friend Daniel for the trade. Black with 1.5 fingers of light tan head. Aromas of big sweet roasted coffee, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel. Tastes of roasted coffee, milk and dark chocolate, rich peanut butter, caramel, a bit of vanilla. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Fantastic!
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of fresh peanut butter, milk chocolate, roast chocolate, coffee. Medium body.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Muckfest 2014… This beer rocks!… Pours murky and dark brown with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Terrific retention. The nose is a fantastic swirl of coffee, peanut butter, hazelnut, chocolate crème and vanilla. Medium-bodied and super creamy with lackluster carbonation. Deeply roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel and toasted nuts in the sweet, vanilla-driven flavor. World class beer!
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Hoppin’ Frog Tasting Room on 04/19/2014 (deemed unratable initially, but subsequently allowed): The beer is a dark brown color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes steadily to a thin outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate malt and peanut butter. The finish is roasty with a cocoa and peanut butter aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, peanut butter and roasted malt. Malty and roasty flavor with coffee and chocolate before a peanut butter finish. Exquisite.
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by JaBier, who showed me that this one should indeed be rateable because it was brewed with coffee and bottled, and not just pulled through a randall. Anyway, it pours a deep brown color with a small beige head that leaves some film and a ring. Notes of fudge, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and a nuttiness that suggests peanut butter, but the sweeter version that would be inside a Reese’s. Surprisingly sweet, actually. That’s what differentiates it from the Cafe Silk Porter, to me. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Interesting beer.