Dogbrick (9191) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brew pours a dark mahogany brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of peanuts and chocolate malt. Medium body with flavors that a a fairly radical departure from the smell. Notes of solvents undermine the roast malt and peanut butter flavors. Either something got into this batch or this beer needs an overhaul. Fairly disappointing beer from a brewery that has otherwise impressed me thus far.
JaBier (5315) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle given to me by a friend. In fact, he gave me five because he didnít care for it. Pours black with a thin tan head. To my knowledge thereís no coffee in this beer, but it has that green bell note in the nose that a lot of coffee beers have. Also has peanut butter and chocolate notes. So far so good. Flavor starts with chocolate and peanut butter as expected, but finishes thin, tart and acidic. Infection is setting in. Not sure if this is common with this beer, or itís just a bad batch.
JohnnyJ (4825) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Malt, light roastiness, sweetness, peanut, and slightly creamy. Itís fine. Another odd Shorts release, but itís not a train wreck.
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany bordering black with a cashew colored head. Aroma is pretty wild and shows Peanut M&Mís, Payday, and Snickers. Flavor shows milk chocolate, salted caramel, and roasted peanuts. Peanut isnít aggressive but shows up on the back end. Nice medium mouthfeel. Crazy but good or crazy good?
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle from rayl101!). Pours near black/dark brown with thin khaki head. Aroma has lots of peanut, peanut shell along with some dark chocolate/cocoa nibs. Smells very rich. Taste is roasty bitter, but the sweet, slightly tangy malts quickly cancel out the roast. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. The finish is dry, but not overly done. This is a well-balanced beer with several things working together pretty nicely. I think they did a good job here.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The nuttiness is very light on the aroma and almost as light on the flavor. I was hoping for peanut buttery goodness. A nice base stout though. Well balanced roasted malts and light sweetness. Light bittersweet cocoa keep it balanced.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to my brother, as always, for picking up loads of Shortís in Michigan for me.
Pours a nice medium brown color with a bit of a light tan head. The nose really does bring some peanut character through with a bit of mild bread behind that. Taste is light peanut and not too much else. They hit the concept but it just doesnít do all that much for me. The feel is nice and a bit creamy, really bringing the flavor forward, which is good as there really isnít a terrible amount of flavor there. Drinks fairly well but is one dimensional.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010
Ibrew2or3 (7370) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of markwise. Thanks! Pours a pretty dark mahogany with thin mocha like head. The aroma is just about like opening a fresh jar of car trunk warmed peanut butter. I really donít get much else beyond the legume-ness. The taste isnít as all encompassing Ďpeanutí as the nose with peanut butter, some mild chocolate, nutty maltiness and malts. It has a mild level of spicy hops that seems to reside around the edges of the flavor.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is coffee, light peanuts and...dammit, there it is again. The sour smell that means for the second year in a row Iíve fallen prey to infected Goober. Taste, lightly roasty with subtle peanut butter and yep, a foul, sour finish. Mouthfeel is unpleasantly slick and lacking in body. God, when will I frickiní learn with Shortsí oddball releases?
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle provided by Jale, who was extra generous...Black pour, only a light tan head for a second then its gone...The aroma is the star of the show, its a dead on ringer for a creamy peanut butter pie. Lightly roasted, but incredibly creamy and smooth. Shortís nailed it here...The taste loses a lot of the creamy peanut butter, still present but greatly subdued, disappointing. This is very roasted, but has a dominance of stale black coffee that is so strong that I donít even want to drink it. Monumental failure to me to not transition the aroma remotely in the taste.
Worth giving a shot if you like peanut butter, canít say anything wonderful things about how real the aroma is. Just doesnít carry over to the taste, which wouldnít be bad if was tastey itself, but its not.