arminjewell (9259) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black with tan head, aroma is peanuts, chocolate, some coffee. Taste is peanut butter, chocolate, roast, and a bitter finish. Wow, fantastic crazy beer.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle multiple times from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor when fresh have nice peanut butter, chocolate, roasted peanuts, a splash of caramel with a nice body and good finish. Unfortunately, some of the bottles were infected and they became total drain pours. The rating is blended and reflects my entire experience with this beer.
douglas88 (8400) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tim. We were warned that this was probably off, and it was, but in a nice way I thought. Anyway, pours a dark black color with a medium brown head- looks appealing. The aroma is nutty, coffee, toasted malts. The flavor was loads of coffee, rich nutty flavors, lots of unintended sourness, rich caramel. I liked it. I need to try it uninfected for sure.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of markwise. Thanks! Pours a pretty dark mahogany with thin mocha like head. The aroma is just about like opening a fresh jar of car trunk warmed peanut butter. I really don’t get much else beyond the legume-ness. The taste isn’t as all encompassing ‘peanut’ as the nose with peanut butter, some mild chocolate, nutty maltiness and malts. It has a mild level of spicy hops that seems to reside around the edges of the flavor.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. High hopes on this one. Pours with a huge brown head and a black body with good lace. Aroma is strong, with husky and deep, rich peanut butter, dusty, alcohol and chocolate. Taste is infected, sour, acrid coffee and chocolate. Light bubbles. Ruined.
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.
Sledutah (7023) - Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Timbo for sharing this beer.
This was the 3rd Shorts beer we had and was told that Shorts had a large amount of infected Uber Goobers. Unfortunately this beer was infected and I hate to say it, but a drain pour.....
Appearance: It poured a dark brown with very little head or lacing
Not sure if I should even rate this, but I hope to try another one and rerate it. The other Shorts beers were great, looking forward to trying more.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle given to me by a friend. In fact, he gave me five because he didn’t care for it. Pours black with a thin tan head. To my knowledge there’s no coffee in this beer, but it has that green bell note in the nose that a lot of coffee beers have. Also has peanut butter and chocolate notes. So far so good. Flavor starts with chocolate and peanut butter as expected, but finishes thin, tart and acidic. Infection is setting in. Not sure if this is common with this beer, or it’s just a bad batch.
TheAlum (6943) - Aurora, 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.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 MBG Winter Fest: Deep brown hue with a frothy beige head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, peanut, plum, anise, herbal hops, toasted malt, oatmeal and a hint of coffee esters. The taste is a cool balance of fruit, chocolate, and toasted malts (not much peanut on the palate). Some grassy and herbal notes as well along with some coffee. The mouth feel is lush and oily, medium-bodied and very smooth. A nice beer and twist on the style. Mikey Likey.