Pailhead (4931) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists moderate peanuts, dark chocolate, and light roast. It’s a muddy brown with no transparency and a minimal tan head. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate. The finish has light moderate peanut/peanut butter and light roast. It’s medium bodied with minimal carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2012. Pours with a black hued body and tan head. Massive peanut butter aroma, very creamy, chocolate, toasted malt, fudge. Flavors are peanut butter, lightly metallic, dusty, chocolate,decadent cocoa with a fuller body.
tectactoe (2055) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Tap: Not sure how I feel about peanut butter beers, but I love peanut butter, so why not? Deep brown and black color with a thin, khaki head. Liquid Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in a glass. Sweet chocolate, peanut butter, faintly roasted malts. Well integrated chocolate malt flavors with the strong but subtle peanut butter nuttiness. Hops add a very small amount of bittersweet florals in the finish. Creamy body, soft carbonation. Very nice ale that avoids being gimmicky by tasting good.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the better smelling beers I’ve raised to my nostrils. Such may betray my utmost affection for Reese’s. That being said, nobody likes candy beer... and thankfully, this isn’t one of ’em. A dry, mellow, constant peanut butter flavor that rides the whole swallow. Here, I appreciated the low viscosity because the subtlety of the peanut butter is better allowed to come through.
cancerhawk (22) - - FEB 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Eh, nutty finish, but way too light. Lackluster stout, flat and typical coffee. Nothing special.
Mittenator (1355) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bummed. Really wanted to like this more. Stale cigarette taste at the end too...
umich03jm (2062) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Old Chicago. Pours a dark brown color with a small amount of head that fades quickly. Aromas are roasted peanuts and light roasted malt. Taste is mostly roasted peanuts. Thin body and a tad watery finish. A decent flavor but I think the name of this beer is misleading. It should just be peanut stout. This beer doesn’t taste like peanut beer at all. Oh well, still decent overall.
MrBunn (2462) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Odd Side. Pours dark brown, kinda thin. Little head. Aromas are straight phenol or nail polish with a little roasted malt. Flavor is duties under a layer of hot alcohol. There is some peanut and chocolate, but something went wrong with the fermentation on this one... I hope.
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF 2012. Pours a medium stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is roasted malts, earth, and some peanuts. Flavor is similar with some chocolate, roasted malts, earth, and peanuts. I didn’t get an intense peanut butter cup, but I may be spoiled by Cigar City and Funky Buddha’s over-the-top peanut butter beers.
nimbleprop (5017) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours an oily black with some spitty head. Nose is straight Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, chocolate, peanut butter, honey, caramel. Tastes like peanut butter and chocolate, malt. Chalky and oily finish. Smells silly but the finish is a bit of a let down.