RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: "You got chocolate in my peanut butter!". Dark chocolate and peanut butter, straight up. The flavor, though, is a bit off. Thin and acidic, with an unpleasant astringency; more like peanut skins and shells than nuts.
bp (757) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a tan head, aroma of peanut butter and roasted malt, taste is malty, slightly bitter, medium bodied
pepsican (1395) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2010
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black pour with a huge tan head. Aroma is very fruity with heavy nuts and a touch of hops. Flavor has tons of sour lactic notes. Everything else is pretty much buried underneath that. Finishes sour, astringent. Oh well.
skoll (402) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, Deep brown hue with a frothy beige head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, peanut, herbal hops, toasted malt, oatmeal and a hint of coffee esters. The taste is a cool balance of fruit, chocolate, and toasted malts and peanut. Some grassy and herbal notes as well along with some coffee. The mouth feel is lush and oily, medium-bodied and very smooth.
carlb (96) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a beautiful silky black with a 6-inch dense tan-colored creamy head that settled ever so slowly. The nose suggests dark roast and sour notes with a strong hint of peanuts and oatmeal cookies. If I had tasted this blind, I would have suggested it was a medium-bodied farm-house ale with a snappy finish. This is tasty and fun; Unexpected but delicious. Very well-developed Belgian lace forms and stays put. The stout lingers with definite peanut, oatmeal and chocolate notes. Excellent at cellar temperature. Chilling further would restrain the expressive nature of this stout. Shorts Brewing is brewing some interesting beer. Must get back to the store to see what else they have made . . .
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the next on the list after the PB&J. Once again thanks to Toby. Pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a small brown head. Aroma of peanut butter along with some light roast. Taste more of the peanut butter, the roast coffee, and plenty of bitterness.
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 had this one around 10 days ago. i recall a noticeable peanut smell. interesting flavor. i recall a tartness on the finish.. overall i would say sweet, peanuty. interesting flavors going on here. iíd recommend trying one just because itís different.
UPDATE: 12-8-2010 ... I think last yearís batch was infected.. this one was good. LOTS OF PEANUTS. medium dark pour, a bit thin looking. very drinkable, not a ton of carbonation, not a ton of roast. unique in itís peanuttyness. decent brew thatís worth a try.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma has some wonderful peanut butter and peanut oil with a hint of molasses, roasted malt and a touch of chocolate. Flavor has peanuty goodness mixed with peanut oil. Kind of odd. And this bottle had a little sourness. Would have been amazing if not for the sourness. Damn.
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Pitch black motor oil pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is a whole lot of roasted and burnt malts with some light peanut and peanut oil. Very heavy coffee aroma. Flavor begins with strong roasted notes and some peanut butter hints before moving to a very strong and tangy finish. Aftertaste is lingering peanut butter with some more of that tannic tang. Definitely interesting and the peanuts were rather subdued.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is a very distinct peanut butter along with an alcohol note and chocolate. Flavor is a nice blend of peanut, cocoa, and some dark fruits, along with a touch of vodka. Alcohol character is a little sharp, and while it does little to dampen my enjoyment, itís enough to settle my debate between a 3.9 and a 4.0. On balance, yet another success from Shortís.