drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/16/12. Bomber from Grassroots Natural Market. Rich black pour with a nice tan head that cuts to a ring and laces slightly. Earthy aroma with cocoa and roasted peanuts and a hint of that peanut skin aspect... it doesn’t strike me all that much as "peanut butter," honestly. Roasted malt hits the tongue right away with ash, chocolate, and light roasted coffee. The flavor follows with cocoa powder, a hint of sweetness, and that earthy peanut aspect again. Once again, it doesn’t strike me that much like peanut butter. Not a bad brew by any means, but it definitely isn’t what I was hoping for at all.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Secret Santa! Pours a chocolatey color with minimal head. Smells like pine nuts, peanut butter and cocoa. Taste is so unique and interesting. Very much like peanut butter nutella. Very good and enjoyable
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 ml. Opaque black with an eight inch of cream. Smooth rich nose of dark chocolate, earthy caramel and a touch of sweetened peanut butter. Taste is a little more earthy than the aroma indicated, but all the same flavors are there, plus some added vanilla, oak and dark fruit notes. Slightly sweet but balanced well by the roast and earthy flavors. Velvety smooth, medium body has a light tingle from a low-medium carbonation level, and is watery enough to keep from ever becoming sticky. This one should enter the regular rotation, or at the very least become a seasonal.
NikkTwist (1245) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque pour with a minimal head, just a slight foamy ring. When cold had very little aroma or body. Had more flavor and seemed to thicken a bit as it warmed. Dark chocolate Nutella. Black coffee. Little smokey. Little ashy. Not much red fruit. But quite big on the peanuts. Fills you up. A novelty. Unusual, but not exceptional.
OldGrowth (2341) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10oz pour at the Gorman St Pub. Good aroma, sweet. Chocolate, peanuts. Dark orangy brown color. No head or lace. Sweet flavor. Lite body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. Pretty tasty. Chocolate and peanuts. Both in aroma and flavor. Solid porter.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a Taco Mac. Pours near black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of sweet chocolate with light roasted malts and a hint of bitterness underlying. Flavor begins with roasted malts and dark grains with sweet chocolate growing through the finish and just a hint of peanuts.
ben4321 (3351) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 12/14/12
Aroma: Pretty much what I expected, chocolate malts and peanut butter (the chocolate is stronger)
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small light brown head, that leaves light spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is pretty much the same, chocolate, peanut butter, and a mild earthy bitterness
Palate: This one is fairly creamy, not chunky! (Yes, I know, I know, that was a terrible joke, but I just could not resist), this beer has a soft carbonation, and a smooth feeling medium-plus body to it
As a fan of everything peanut butter and chocolate, I was extremely excited for this one, even though part of me was a bit skeptical as to how it would work in a beer. They proved my skepticism was unnecessary, as it really worked in a beer. Novelty? Absolutely? Novelty that works? Absolutely! Nothing else really needs to be said, obviously I’m a sucker for it.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from McScrooge’s. Peanut butter beer is a pretty strange concept, but the results were really not strange at all. This comes across like a sweet stout, enhanced with milk chocolate. If there is any nuttiness imparted by the use of peanut butter, it blends so well that it doesn’t really stand out. The malts are roasty and the palate is not as heavy as I would like for this kind of flavor. I’m glad it’s not too sweet, but just dessert-like enough to make it a treat.
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barcade w/ Allen. Pours deep pitch black color with small but creamy beige head that dissipated quickly. Notes of vanilla, chalk, citrus, chocolate, malts, nuts and the peanut butter really came about as the glass warmed. Smooth as can be and drinkable for a porter. Very nice.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught. Pours an extremely dark brown with a fairly small head on it. Nose was almost exactly like a chocolate peanut butter shake - amazing. Taste was much the same, and felt very smooth. Great beer...