chibuck (3504) - 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. Short’s 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 don’t 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, can’t say anything wonderful things about how real the aroma is. Just doesn’t carry over to the taste, which wouldn’t be bad if was tastey itself, but its not.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black head disappears quickly, but while it was there is a nice caramel color. Light peanut, burnt hay, light coffee. Taste is bitter. Palate is creamy peanut butter, roasted coffee, creamy, flat carbonation.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sunset for their Shorts event prior to EBF. Pours a deep black. Light peanut butter on the nose, chocolate and roast. Sweet and nutty. Chocolate, malt, toast. Very faint earthy peanut butter before a long roast and chocolate finish.
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2011
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Faint aromas of nuts and roasted malt, but mostly dominated by sour dough on the back end. As for the taste I can detect some sort of nuts followed by a noxious sour flavor, this bottle probably has infection issues. My mouth feels very slick and gross after drinking this too. :(
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with some brown head. Nose is roasted malts and peanuts. Taste is chocolatey with some raw, unsalted peanuts flavors with some bread like malts characters. Taste is roast, and rich bread malt character with that raw peanut flavor in the finish. Rich and fully slick and oily on the palate. Medium full body. Good and like all shorts has that house flavor thats a little dry and tart.
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with eerie red highlights.. short-lived dark tan head. The aroma picked up peanut-butter-laden shortbread upfront with backing from graham crackers and milk chocolate.. nothing in there I didn’t like, but it was odd coming across in beer form.. sweet, yet savory. The flavor found more black patent than chocolate malts at the core, with something like nutella air floating around.. slick and kind of sour through the palate, lacking the depth and substance the nose promised.. maybe a touch of oxidation or infection, especially evident on the back. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. the feel and flow degraded as the drink progressed.. something seemed wrong here.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the 13 Shorts in one night tasting at the Mikes on 2/18/11. Thanks Mike. Gee, the nose is peanuts. Soy sauce brown in the glass. Taste high cherry sweet, dark malt, and peanuts. Wanted more peanut.
wmubronco1992 (686) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an dark black. Short lived brown head that quickly dissipated into a greasy film. Strong peanut aroma. Flavor of peanuts, coffee, and some chocolate. I give this one high marks for originality and for the nice aroma, but I was disappointed with the weaker then expected palate. Was suprised that others thought of this as full bodied. Would have liked more roastiness.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #100 for this brew. this is a pretty solid stout, sweet oatmealy mostly, but a good peanut nuttiness in the background the whole way through. the body is very nice and thick and gooey. better than i thought it would be.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of BadNewsBeers- thanks Tyler! Big peanutty and sour nose with a big dirty earthy roasty smokiness. An almost full body, soft and milky. Sweet taste with a dryer finish, this is a big beer with a beautiful sweet earthy nut character. I wish I lived in Michigan.