AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep Brown/black body, thin tan head, aroma is pretty much spot on Peanut Butter and Jelly, really smells like I’m about to gobble down a PB&J (maybe i need a glass of milk with this beer) flavor misses the mark for the samich, tart acidic berry flavor that pushes through to the finish, a hint at peanut but not much there in terms of the peanut butter can’t really taste any, mild roast, chalky black malt, an interesting ale, definitely drinkable and worth a try, I applaud the effort, must be a homebrewer in charge over at Shorts
nuplastikk (4085) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Red-amber chocolate body. If this was supposed to be sour, it would be higher regarded. Big vinegar notes, but with some brown sugary malt tones to balance it out. Pretty nice somehow.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Sticker on the cap reads "1-10". Moderately hazy, dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Leaves solid ropes of lace. Tart, tannic, nutty peanut butter aroma. Light jelly fruitiness. Very sour, tart taste. Sweet and sour. Oxidized aroma - some paper, cardboard. Medium body. Lightly slick. Lighter, kind of soft carbonation. Lightly sour, clearly old, infected, pretty oxidized, but not repulsive - significantly better than Uber Guber, when I tried it (it was incredibly sour)
b3shine (4135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to taster (2010 vintage; shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; cola with beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of sour fruit. Tart on the palate. A good fruited sour, but an inappropriate example of the style.
bpar73 (326) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a quickly dissipating white head. . Smokey peanut butter and grape jelly aroma and taste. Roasted malt with nuts and dark fruit. Interesting combination.
mikem409 (1456) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from notes 2011. pours dark brown with red tint and nice redish head. big berry and faint peanut aroma. taste is sweet berries at first and follows right behind with the peanut butter and chewy bread!
Mittenator (1026) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(From backlog) Bottle. Odd fake chemically smell. Peanuts followed by artificial fruit and really weird aftertaste.
madmitch76 (12964) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20th February 2011
Opaque and very dark brown beer, short lived head. Nose of tart black fruits and earthy peanut. Crisp palate, dry. Pretty tart fruits to start - we are almost in sour beer territory! Generic black fruits with a touch of red berries. In the backdrop is earthy peanut with a whisper of smoke. Finishes crisp and dry. I love Joe Short’s creativity and this another great idea but I’d like the tartness toned down a lot. Still enjoyed it though.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy brown body. Small beige head, mostly diminishing. Aroma of peanuts, bread crust, damp basement, roasted malt. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly tart. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly sweet and moderately tart. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Light taste of peanuts, citrus, sour apple. Slight oxidation. Interesting beer, but not all that enjoyable.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap from notes at EBF 08. Sample pour was certainly enough on this one, dark hue, aromas were very strange, some nutty qualities and over ripe fruit. Goes down smooth, but the palate is all messed up, too much cloying up front with little to no finish. I guess this was a noble try, but PB and J should go into a beer.
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in May, 2011 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Siciliano’s. Pours opaque dark brown with a very thick, fizzy tan head that recedes rather quickly to nothing more than a thin collar of lace. The nose is darkly roasted malt along with dark chocolate and peanut butter, blended with a bit of tart fruit. The flavor is exactly the same with the tart fruit much more intense, and the dark chocolate malt and peanut butter underlying. The body is medium with very lively, almost fizzy carbonation, and a long peanut butter and tart fruit finish.