changeup45 (1708) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Styles. Lots of peanut in the aroma along with chocolate, toasted hazelnut, wheat, and a slight fruity presence. This kind of smells like the PB&J, with of course less jam. The pour is nearly flat and black with just a pencil thin head slowly developing. Roasty flavors; milk chocolate, and plenty of nutty notes here, although not specifically peanuts, like the aroma which is all peanut. The palate is silky with a creamy coating, seemingly from the oatmeal. A bit lactic as well. Imperial Stout the label says? No. But this is a very good all around Sweet Stout. Thanks Chris.
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with only a trace of a light brown head. Roasted peanuts with a faint sour aroma. Nice components of a traditional dry stout up front with lots of roasted malt and a hint of tart coffee. Big dry roasted peanut flavor in the finish with a peanut butter sweetness lingering on the lips. Creamy and slightly dry in texture. Perfectly carbonated despite its flat appearance. Nice, easy drinking stout from the good folks at Shorts!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma was full of peanuts, big salty nuts with a hint of roasted malts. Black syrupy pour. Thick with no head or lacing. Taste was slightly salty, a lot of the peanut aroma really came through in the flavor. It was incredible.
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thick, black, creamy, but also carbonated. The aroma is powerful roasted peanuts. There is some bit in the back of the throat. Taste includes some bitterness and just a little sweetness. Good to try, but not one Iíd really go back to other than in a sampler.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma smells just like a bag of peanuts. Salty husks and slight roast also follow through in the flavor with an additional touch of chocolate. Itís definately interesting, just not quite my thing. Overall body is moderate for a stout and relatively salty for a sweet
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 1/5/11 from a 12oz bottle sent to me in a trade, bottled on 11/1/10. Pours an almost purple black color with just a hint of tan lace that quickly recedes to no head or lace whatsoever. The nose is just like smelling peanut butter on fresh wheat bread with dark caramel, brown sugar, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet caramel malt and brown sugar up front, moving to the same peanut butter on wheat bread that I described on the nose, with a nice roasted bitter note on the back. The body is medium, but rich and creamy, with light but stinging carbonation and a long peanut butter and roasted malt finish.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma of peanut shells and roasted malt. Flavor of roasty malt with peanuts on the finish. Pretty good stuff!
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, pours a dark opaque with slight tinges of brown at the edges. little carbonation or head, and aroma strongly suggestive of reeseís peanut butter cups. peanut and roasted barley dominate, along with just a hint of balancing green hops bitterness. surprisingly peanutty flavored, because i assumed the nut oils wouldnít readily blend with the beer but itís certainly a neat brew and iíd revisit it, probably with dessert.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yummy yummy in my tummy. Nice oily mouthfeel. I love peanuts. George Washington Carver approved!
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque, black, with a slight mocha head. Nose is both pleasant and frightening at the same time (whatís up with Shortís and doing this to me?) Huge amount of peanut butter notes, some saltiness, a bit of soy. I donít really get any chocolate on the nose, just salty soy nuts. Dauntingly, I take the first sip...and itís drinkable. Weird, but drinkable. Thereís the chocolate malt on the front of the palate, followed by salty nuttiness on the midtongue and more chocolate and caramel on the finish. Thinnish mouthfeel, very little carbonation, sweet, salty, imperceptible bittering.
This beer is a parlor trick, because it doesnít taste like it smells. Itís also not really my bag. A unique beer, for sure.