egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque black color with a small tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, roast, cocoa, oats, and vanilla bean. Taste of rolled oats, roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, nuts, and caramel. This was quite nutty.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler thanks to Hopdog. Nice deep dark brown almsot black with a thinning off beige head. Aroma is less on the PB than I had on tap at EBF a couple years ago- more earthy and dirt yeasty like this time with more phenols and only a slight chocolate pb going on. Roasted barley flavor charred black malt earthy dirty and some chocolate malt, phenolic dirty yeast, adn soem stale harsh pb and medicinal character. Somewhat prickly finish.
TheAlum (4989) - 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 Reeseís 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.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to my brother, as always, for picking up loads of Shortís in Michigan for me.
Pours a nice medium brown color with a bit of a light tan head. The nose really does bring some peanut character through with a bit of mild bread behind that. Taste is light peanut and not too much else. They hit the concept but it just doesnít do all that much for me. The feel is nice and a bit creamy, really bringing the flavor forward, which is good as there really isnít a terrible amount of flavor there. Drinks fairly well but is one dimensional.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010
JaBier (4352) - 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 didnít care for it. Pours black with a thin tan head. To my knowledge thereís 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 itís just a bad batch.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to hopdog. Pours a deep black with a smaller bubbly deep tan head. Aroma of peanut butter, oats, light roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Flavor of roasted, oatmeal, nut and light coffee.
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin, very fast-dying tan head. Aroma of odd rubber, alcohol, anise, medicinal and funky malt smells with perhaps a hint of peanuts, sweetness and more licorice. Medium-bodied; Assertive odd funky malt flavours at first with a taste of balloons (inflating), alcohol, nuts, resin and some odd funk. Aftertaste shows some odd flavours still, with a touch of anise and other spices. Overall, easily the worst from Shortís that iíve had, and although not a horrible beer, one that I will not tell others to buy nor drink. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 for US$2.59 sampled at home in Washington on 27-November-2011.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of alcohol (surprisingly strong for 6.5%), chocolate, coffee, and peanuts. It pours a dark with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and light coffee. The finish has some light peanut flavors, a hint if fruit, and some noticeable alcohol. Itís hard to believe this is only 6.5%. Medium-full bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel.
DrSilverworm (4109) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
markwise (4098) - 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.