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. i’d recommend trying one just because it’s different.
UPDATE: 12-8-2010 ... I think last year’s 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 it’s peanuttyness. decent brew that’s worth a try.
daknole (9437) - 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 (3583) - 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 (1158) - Northville, 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, it’s enough to settle my debate between a 3.9 and a 4.0. On balance, yet another success from Short’s.
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is some mild roast, alcohol and very faint peanut butter, appearance is black with a thin brown head, sweet flavor, chocolate, alcohol, dry charcoal black malt, roast, mild peanut on the finish, cream, interesting but some really hot alcohol flavors, fusel alcohol, I really appreciate the attempt to make a weird stout, totally home brew style recipe and that is a beautiful thing, points added for exhibitionism
HonkeyBra (3523) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI. Aroma of chocolate, peanuts, nutella. Flavor is very dry, but i get the peanut notes and some nice chocolate malt. The malt profile here is very unique. Nice full mouthfeel with dry, peanutty finish. Pretty awesome.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received as a gift from Michigan. Pours coffee black with a dark reddish brown head. Smells and tastes predominantly of soy sauce and peanut oil. Notes of toasted malt and muted oatmeal are also in the flavor, but this really reminds me a lot of Chinese food -- so much so, that I actually cooked some up to pair with it. i was expecting something sweeter, but this was an interesting surprise.
MrBunn (2507) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a little head and smokey/peaty aromas. There’s a bit of a bourbon whiff in there, too, and a little bit of peanuts. Flavor has far less peanut butter than I expected... it’s more of a stout with a peat-like finish.
milewide (1579) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I caught the peanuts in both the aroma and taste, but wasn’t too impressed. Dark black color, and solid body. Sweetness lingers in after taste.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Opaque deep brown/black body, thin tan head. Salty nose with dry cocoa and roasted peanuts. The body is prickly and lacks sweetness, being dominated by cocoa, peanuts, and salt, with hints of molasses. Charred, bitter finish. Somewhat astringent and rough, not quite what I was expecting.