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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Prominent chocolate nuttiness on the nose with full flavor on the palate. Creamy oatmeal fused with peanut puree compliments rich caramel and roasted malts. Uniquely satisfying


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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spartan213 (6) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2012
12oz Bottle. Pours a deep brown with almost no head. If only the taste completely lived up to aroma of chocolate and tons of roasted peanut. The flavor of the peanut is definitely there and I get a little bit of the chocolate as well, just not as much as I was expecting. This is an older bottle and as something that I have had in the past it seems like it has lost a little something over time. Not quite to the point of being infected as so many reviews on here mention, but maybe heading that way. In the end I still enjoyed it and will definitely buy again when the next batch comes out.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled: unk A: pours a dark brown on black with a thin sheet of mocha foam which falls quickly to a scattered sheet of the same. No lace. Clarity irrelevant. S: Sitting with my face a good 18" from the glass, I can smell the roasted oatmeal malts. I can smell the peanuts. As I approach the glass I get even more peanuts, some cardboard, some burnt toast. These all meld well enough, and the beer creates the novelty it adverts. I also like it (but in limited encounters) T: Hmm, initially sweet, then a pinch of tartness and then I start to be able to try and appreciate the flavors. The beer has a slight soy sauce flavor on it (which I really appreciate in SA Triple Bock í97), but Iím not encouraged by the circumstances here. Some bitter soil tones here as well. M: Medium on thin bodied with moderate carb. Semi-dry finish. O: Iím a bit torn on this beer. On one hand the nose is quite strong and meets the advertised tones of the beer. On the other hand, the flavor profile indicates something is not quite right. Hard to tell if this is a yeast issue, sanitation issue, oil issue or simply my palate on the intended beer. After Iíve had half the glass, the tartness has become less evident allowing the peanuts and malts to resurface again. Would I drink again? Yes. Would I prefer on tap? Yes - as Iíve had less issues with novelty beers deviating from their former selves associated with bottle conditions and dating issues. Worth a peak as a beer. Serving type: bottle 10-15-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pour dark brown with a thin tan head. Peanuts, caramel and malt in the aroma and taste. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
tap at 2012 michigan winter beer festival. Black with small head. Rich stout with some peanut flavor. Pretty average for the style.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
12oz bottle -- big thanks to the michiganer that tipped me this! A lot of people are doing peanut butter porters these days, but I donít think Iíve seen anything that involved just peanut puree... You can get peanut in the flavor, not too strong, but there. Unfortunately, this is very sour. Bottle is infected for sure. Taste is almost nothing but sourness -- maybe a light bit of bitterness. There might be some peanut in the nose, but what is predominant is the tart funky sourness. Peanut aroma is very nice in the aftertaste, though (once the big abrupt sour taste finishes), as well as good creamy oats. Luckily those flavors outlast the sour. Dark brown, near black color. No head or lace. Medium body, very thin. Just a light (pretty nice) chewiness in the finish. Lighter, kind of rougher, abrupt carbonation. Sipping this is kind of miserable, really, the aftertaste is all that keeps me going. You have to get through the thin body, rough texture, and sour taste to get to that awesome oaty peanuty aftertaste. Itís still a sour, kind of gross beer, though. Would love to re-rate a fresh example if I ever get the opportunity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
bottle. from notes 2011. sad this is not bottled anymore. pours black with decent tan head. big roast peanut aroma. taste is medium thick lots of smooth chewy peanuts and slight smoked coffee

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours an inky black with a huge brown head. Big aroma, of oatmeal, malt, nuts, caramel, and a hint of some juicy fruit. Taste is an odd blend of sharp sparkly malt, nuts, and tart citrus, with sweeter creamy caramel and peanut butter. Lingering tart nutty bite. This is a weird beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Black in color with a large tan head. Aroma is of peanut shells, sharpie, and peanut sauce. Taste is of vinegar, peanut sauce and roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
27th April 2011
Opaque black beer, small tan head. Nose of unshelled peanuts! Light dry palate, crispy. Mild dark malts with unsweet peanut and mild minerals. Interesting contrast between the Porter like tangy dark malt and the earth peanut. Slightly weird - but tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle shared by afdempse. Thanks Adam! The beer appears a dark brown shade with a small beige head. The aroma is quite interesting, with notes of roast, light chocolate, sweet malts, dark fruits, and a prominent scent of you guessed it...peanuts. It smells like weíre gonna get drunk at the circus. The flavor brings mostly peanuts, along with some roast character and a mild funk presence. The beer is well done, albeit another wild idea from Shortís. Intriguing and fun, I enjoyed this beer and would have it again. A small sample was plenty for me, however. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-11-2011

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Johnsense (701) - - JUL 21, 2012
Nice dark pour. Small tan coloured head. Chocolate peanut cigarette butt and bitter coffee aroma. Tastes better with no cigarette but some lactic sourness. Black coffee and chocolate covered peanut butter. Nice thick body. I love shorts but wasnt into this one.


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