Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
After avoiding the last half-dozen or so Side Projects due to my lack of interest in their styles, I was so excited when I heard that this one, a peanut butter chocolate Porter, would be their next release. I picked up a bottle as soon as it hit my local shop.
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Drank this one alone. Pours a deep dark impenetrable black with a thin beige head. I can hear this one fizzle and pop away, and before I know it, there isn’t a trace of lace left. Underwhelming nose - chocolate, dry husky grains, and a bit of molasses. I expected a bit more potency.
After watching the frothy head dissipate so quickly, I thought this was going to be a bubbly mess. But really, this has such a pleasant creamy feel, and a perfect silky finish. They really nailed the mouth feel on this one. The flavor profile, unfortunately, also leaves me wanting. A good milky chocolate flavor starts this off, but sadly, also holds up the middle, and then closes it out. The PB presence, if any, is faintly noted in the aftertaste. I expected and wished for more PB flavor, but alas, I am let down. They really pulled off the chocolate part of the equation, but fell short on the PB part, which I think intrigued most people into buying this. I can get a chocolate-based Porter any day, so this really isn’t anything special.
A decent beer, but it doesn’t deliver as advertised.
SpringsLicker (3444) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost opaque with a tan head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma of fresh peanuts and peanut shells.
The flavor follows the aroma. Tastes more like peanuts than peanut butter.
OK if you like peanuts. The peanuts cover up the porter pretty well.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from shrubber85, dark brown suede appearance, some tan foam, nose of cocoa puffs, malty milk balls flavor, some peanut butter cups, good malty finish
Booga (63) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2016
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks good and doesn’t smell too bad. Body is kind of thin. Taste is real sweet on the front end and then fades to bitter. I like the latter part of the taste better. The initial taste is a bit weird to me. Not my favorite porter.
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma, unmistakable peanut butter cup. Flavor was a bit deflating after such a GREAT smell. Chocolate PB cup, but with some dry roasted peanuts. Dry finish, but some hops in the finish, too.
M4grem (25) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not good. Thin and poorly flavored. It does have good aroma thru the tasting. Palate is a little weird in that it lingers but it's not pleasant.
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jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours adeep dark brown with a medium head of tan foam. Nice chocolate smell. Fairly thin body with some chocolate flavor. Not really that good. I couldn’t taste any peanut butter. Still better than DuClaws Sweet Baby Jesus.
TychoJames (1034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska bishops Örebro. Mörkbrun vätska. Doft av jordnötter, choklad, vanilj och lite kaffe. Exakt samma i smak. Tunn men ändå smakrik. Väl kolsyrad.
drfabulous (6432) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle bought at the Casual Pint. Light chocolate with peanut butter. Medium to light body. Nice.
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Opaque deep brown/black. Fizzy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of chocolate, peanut butter, plastic, roasted malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Chocolate and peanut butter may make a great combination, but not bitter chocolate, bitter roasted malts and peanut butter. Gimmicky.
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Location: 12 oz bottle purchased at Verdi Mart New Orleans
Appearance: Medium brown with decent tan bubbles.
Nose: Medium roasted malt, hints of roasted peanut and milk chocolate.
Taste: drier than anticipated. Aspects of chocolate and roasted nuts but also a quite offputting metallic finish.
Body: Medium and silky
Parting thoughts: The metallic note became less noticeable through the bottle, though I could have become accustomed to it.