wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, 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 (6973) - 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 (1313) - 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 (583) - 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 (872) - 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.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz beer from my trip up to Michigan. Awesome. Pours a very dark brownish black hue, near opaque with some reddish dark edges. A small dark brown head sits atop and laces small, dies to a edge clinging ring. Aromas are a big blast of peanut butter, dominant on the nose with roasted malts, cocoa, some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, toffee, caramel. Big creamy peanut butter and chocolate component. Initial is big peanut butter. Medium bodied, maybe even a touch lighter with sweet peanut butter, earthy nuts, dark and sweeter edged chocolate mix, roasted malts, touches of caramel, toffee, light earthy roast seems to mix with the peanuts. It is sweet, but frankly, the peanut butter is most dominant, earthy and sticky nuts, sweet peanut butter and cocoa, roastiness really does work well with the earthy peanuts, faint tobacco, sweet oats. Finish is lingering nuttiness, cocoa, and bready and biscuity malts. Substantial earthy roast, peanut butter. Interesting. The new batch, being not infected makes this a clean rate. While I do love peanut butter, I generally dislike chocolate and peanut butter combined. However, I feel the earthy peaut butter and roasty play better than the chocolate component for me, not getting too sweet. The nose is powerful, the beer itself is ok, interesting perhaps better describes it. Could really work well in a niche. I even daresay I might be able to drink two in a sitting before the peanuts get too overwhelming to continue with? Obviously, allergy folks.. stay far away from this.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to the kind soul that shared this at the So Long Sea Bass Tasting (jdub? fogdog?). Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, peanut, peanut shells, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of sweetness. Flavor is similar: slightly peanut-forward but the chocolate shines right behind it to make it a nice team effort instead of a peanut party. Very nice.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, oily, no head. Aroma is full of peanuts/peanut butter, chocolate, light coffee, might be mental, but swear I’m getting grape. Flavor is mostly chocolate, light coffee, nutty character is there, but nowhere near aroma. Oliy mouthfeel.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from deyholla, thanks Derek! Pours a black body with a thin, fizzy, brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing throughout. Aroma is straight up rich peanut butter. A bit of a sour fruit with some coffee, chocolate, and cream. Flavor is similar with the sourness sticking out more. Still lots of rich, creamy peanut butter with lots of dry roasts and coffee. Some more chocolate and cream before the sourness increases slightly in a very dry, roasty, bitter finish. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and moderate carbonation. Overall, another interesting beer from these guys. Lots of roast, plenty of peanut butter, and a solid malt balance, but I don’t really like the sour fruit a whole lot. Its not overly distracting, but enough for me to bump this down a bit.