StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HailSquishFace for sending this one my way. Did not get much in the way of Reese like others have suggested, but still a good brew. Aroma is crushed peanuts and oatmeal, with a touch of cream. Flavor is oats, with a touch of chocolate, and lactose. Faint note of hoppy pine. Very akin to Breakfast stout, with less coffee and more nuts. Wish I could get these things on tap; as good as they are in the growler, I just know theyd be exceptional fresh!
flatmatt (1187) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is a very distinct peanut butter along with an alcohol note and chocolate. Flavor is a nice blend of peanut, cocoa, and some dark fruits, along with a touch of vodka. Alcohol character is a little sharp, and while it does little to dampen my enjoyment, it’s enough to settle my debate between a 3.9 and a 4.0. On balance, yet another success from Short’s.
Damico (2747) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 The prominent chcolate peanuts, with roasty coffee notes is awesome! The stout pours dark chocolate with almost no head. The flavors of the chocolate peanut roastiness is smooth, but with a slightly generous medium body that goes down so smooth. Very Shortsy, as usual!
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle from rayl101!). Pours near black/dark brown with thin khaki head. Aroma has lots of peanut, peanut shell along with some dark chocolate/cocoa nibs. Smells very rich. Taste is roasty bitter, but the sweet, slightly tangy malts quickly cancel out the roast. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. The finish is dry, but not overly done. This is a well-balanced beer with several things working together pretty nicely. I think they did a good job here.
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany bordering black with a cashew colored head. Aroma is pretty wild and shows Peanut M&M’s, Payday, and Snickers. Flavor shows milk chocolate, salted caramel, and roasted peanuts. Peanut isn’t aggressive but shows up on the back end. Nice medium mouthfeel. Crazy but good or crazy good?
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A creamy peanut butter sandwich, makes me think of what the founders breakfast stout kid must eat for lunch. Nice and smooth with some roasted bitterness in the finish.
BBB63 (6299) - 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.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a bit of brown head. I get all of the coffee and chocolate and oats in the nose. All the aromas are there but not as pronounced as a Breakfast Sout. Medium body with a big coffee finish.
egajdzis (5459) - Pennsburg, 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.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy GodofThunder. Deep dark almost black pour, short khaki head. Very interesting peanut and nougat aroma, peanut butter cup flesh, also a very, very light roast component in the background. Roast and slight sweetness to start the taste, then the peanut taste comes in. The peanut aroma was unique and just enough comes out in the taste to satisfy. A very unique brew.