bvc (1138) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz bottle from suzyg. Pours a thin black with a crazy alki seltzer head...infected? Earthy peanut butter riding low with some roasted malt and then huge balsamic tartness...should this be a sour? Thin body with cotton like fizz. Whoa! Tart and like licking a 9v dipped in skippy creamy peanut butter. Man, I loved Shorts before tonight...how about some QC guys.
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Daknole. Nice relatively viscous pour. Nice fluffy light brown head sitting on top of an opaque black body. This is looking pretty damn good to me. I love the twist on this thing i.e. the salty, peanut, peanut butter, roast aroma. I didn’t quite believer the label, but damn this beer is pungent and sweet and salty. What else could you be looking for in a sweet stout? Too carbonated, I must say. If this were a bit smoother then this would be like drinking a PB&J. I know they have their PB&J beer, but the strawberry dominated that. Flavor is salty peanuts, roast, some slight sweetness (not fruit though) possibly some sugar added. Amazing beer and I wish I could have access to this all the time. I WANT MORE SHORTS BEERS!
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of nuts, roasted malt, and some sour fruit notes. Flavor of grass, nuts, and light sourness (infection).
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The smell is definete peanut butter, corn nuts, peanuts, and pbj. The look is dark, brownish in color, with an ok beige colored head. The taste is sweet, nut, slight tartness, and more nuts.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a fairly viscous black liquid with a fluffy mocha colored foam.
S: At first sniff, the peanuts are not all that present, but as the beer begins to warm up a bit, it comes through. The roasted malt and chocolate aromas are a bit more powerful though. The oatmeal provides a bit of a cookie smell.
T: Like the nose, the peanuts come out a bit more as the beer comes to temperature. The oatmeal lends the beer a peanut butter cookie type flavor, and the chocolate flavor in the beer goes very nicely.
M: The body is nice and medium to full with a low level of carbonation, providing a smooth creamy mouthfeel.
D: Perhaps I’m simply a victim of the "interesting" factor, but I found this beer to be very enjoyable. I really love peanut butter and while it wasn’t as "peanut-buttery" as I would have liked, it still was a nice beer.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Flickr(http://www.flickr.com/photos/26049401@N Saykilly’s coarse peanut butter cups volcanize themselves from the chocolate-laced black-colored, lightly brown-finged liquor beneath. Add a splash of raw peanut oil over coffee and you’re all set. Flavors develop an immediate sense of lactic acid. Surprisingly, more infected than the last. A strong lactobacillus presence overrides the subtlety of the peanuts, oat cream, and stout roast. Heavy foam carries away the slick oily perfume of ground nuts that this beer should be so good at displaying. It’s like that Family Guy commercial spoof where two guys, one eating peanut butter and the other eating chocolate get in a head on car-accident and merge the two. Delicious, but tragic. And still drinkable. Yet, less mangled than PB&J. Can you imagine what that cartoon-rendered car-accident looked like?
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of tpd975
pours dark brown/black, thin mocha head.
Again this was a very fizzy beer, similar in disappointment to their PB&J.
Aroma, light roast, malty, peanut was actually more present than PB&J.
flavor, peanut flavors, some roasted caramel malts, hints of chocolate, lingering sourness, a beer that just went wrong. Overly infected
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my man from Michigan who shared this at Pre Sex. Been wanting to try this for a while, so much obliged. The pour was a bit on the dingy, dusky side, not particularly appealing. But the slightly tangy nutty aroma - natural peanut goop, not Skippy - was fairly nice. Roasted malts component was a bit understated, and I felt that a little more boldness here would have improved the desired effect a bit. Overall a fun beer though.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, nearly black without much of a head. Nose of oatmeal, chocolate, and peanuts. Bread and caramel. Tasty and unique.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the new 6-pack seasonal. Tremendous roast aroma, black with fabulous brown head. Carbonation is right there. The taste is very sour, I cannot imagine that this is intentional. Yes, peanut, yes stout. But sour? Above average mouthfeel, but sour is one step backward for me, one big step backward for the masses.