tmoreau (2480) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub bar, with a clear, brown color and light ruby highlights, off white, bubbly foam that reduced quickly to a ring & film, and left only some light lacing. The aroma was lightly toasted malt, with a little nuttiness and caramel. The flavor added what might be considered light peanut butter taste, with light hop bitterness, in a light body. Not bad, but somewhat uneventful.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderately dark brown pour, with off-white head. Nose is pretty evasive. Very thin-bodied (Read: watery) and pretty insubstantial. Flavors are likewise watered down...nuts, caramel, toffee, butterscotch....but really thin and wispy (cask-version) and left me longing for something more substantial...so I had another C-5 and called it quits!
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GTMW 08 on cask - Pours dark brown with almost no head. The aroma has reese cups and toasted malt. The body is quite light and there is no apparent carbonation. The taste is like the aroma, but on the watery side. Then the peanut butter taste comes in and the taste is much more full and rich and there is some milk chocolate taste as well. This is a nice interesting beer I’d like to revisit in the future.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 on draught at oak park micro brew review 2008. appearance is barely suitable for the style and mouthfeel is non existant, very thin. if this was just a regular brown ale, its not very good. as far as the peanut butter goes, this intregued me very much. upon questioning, i was told they use ’water soluable peanut butter’ in the brewing process. im not sure what that is, but the flavor it provides is subtle at best. as i said, this is barely an average brown ale. it has great potential to use peanut butter flavor in a beer, espically in a brown which seems to be a good companion but it wasnt executed that well. i found some of the ’water soluable peanut butter’ in the nose but little to none on the tounge. all of the below ratings seem to have been tapped from a cask which i definately would like to try. from a cold jockey box, this was not much to write home about to say the least.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap GTMW 2008 CASK
Aroma is nutty, sweet, and thin.
Taste is sugar, thinness, and peanut butter in a fake kind of way.
Nice creamy mouthfeel, but this is more of a novelty- Reese’s Pieces kind of flavor.
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on cask at the GTNW ’08 festival in the Real Ale tent. A peanut butter ale? I had to try this based on curiosity. Pours a semi-hazy cola brown brew with virtually no head. Aroma of roasted dark and chocolate malt, some dark pitted fruits, toffee and (sure enough) peanut butter. Taste is medium bodied, no carbonation with flavors of chocolate, roasted dark malt, roasted peanuts and a touch of caramel. Finish is when the peanut butter really stands out which reminded me of those M&M’s peanut candies. It was interesting.
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at Rock Fest..... poures a murky/cloudy brown witha thin off-white head.... aroma was pretty nutty and incorporated more sweet malt, and dark fruit.... flavors tasted like watered down boiled peanuts. this too was a little watered down for my liking.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
solid brown color, little brown bubbles. i catch chocolate and coffee in the nose. i found this beer reminicent of m&m’s, but it is probably closer to reese’s pieces. i found this surprisingly delicious. light bodied. i seemed to want more.... after drinking this, i wished i had a big bowl of m&m’s on the table.
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Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Someone told me before I tried this that it tasted like a Butterfinger candy bar. I no longer eat candy, but when I was a kid, that was always one of my favorite finds in my Halloween bag. This ale poured a dark brown without much of a head. Sure enough, it smelled like chocolate covered peanut brittle. It seemed a bit thin, but did come across like a liquid Butterfinger. I’m not sure I’d have it again and probably rated it higher than my beer tastes normally dictate, but it was a sentimental thing with me.
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chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a beer that everyone was talking about @ Night of the Living Ales. I thought it was interesting and had a good flavor, but the beer was a little watery/thin. Pours dark brown, with strong aroma of peanut butter and chocolate. I thought it was a decent brew. I had some friends there that really enjoyed it.