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.
anthony850 (436) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth with a peanut and chocolate taste. Very tasty beer.
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bnokk (320) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks black, but i think it’s very dark brown. Very light nougat colored head that has nice persistence and lacing on my plastic hotel cup.
Roasted peanuts comes through. Smells slightly like another beer I know is brewed with PB2. Malty sweetness hints around the PB.
FLAVOR- Instantly recognizable peanut buttery flavor, that fades away quickly. Body is lighter than expected and feels fairly thin. I was surprised until I reread the label and recognized its a porter, not a stout. The body is on point for porters. The PB is NOT overpowering (which can be common in this style), it’s present to get a nice flavor then fades away slightly to let the light roastiness of the malt finish the sip.
Extremely well done PB porter!
shigadeyo (3462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/05/2016: Aroma of chocolate and roasted nuts, a bit roasty; deep brown-black color, opaque; roasted nuts and malt fallowed by semi-sweet and dark chocolates with a dry, cocoa/bitter chocalate bitterness in the finish that sticks in the back of the throat (maybe that’s from the heavily roasted peanut flavor?), rich, roasty, lots of chocolate and a good accompanying bitterness, balanced and real flavors throughout; medium-full body, slightly thick, but smooth; this is a really good attempt at a chocolate and peanut butter beer that doesn’t quite delivery a Reese’s cup in a bottle, but is perhaps better in that it’s definitely more beer, less candy, and not fake at all; well done Terrapin! 12 fl oz bottle brought back from Asheville, NC.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a black color with a large foamy light tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was berry jam, nutty and roasty malts, phenol and vanilla. The flavor was dry, roasty, nutty and had a light berry note. long finish. Medium body. Tasty.
tysonf7 (18) - - JAN 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Not usually a porter fan. But the two words chocolate and peanut butter called my name. Not a ton of aroma on this but does have a pleasing hint of peanut butter, almost like a Reese's cup. Taste is similar. Pretty sweet and not much on the bitter end. Otherwise a nice dessert winter beer!
MiamiBarman (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is a little funky, like opening a package of organic peanut butter mixed with chocolate covered cherries. Very playful.
Very dark brown appearance with an appropriate sized tan head.
Barely medium bodied with great carbonation and a decently long finish.
Not too bitter for an American style porter.
It’s not bad, but not my favorite.
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 On tap, poured into an IPA glass. The aroma is kinda like a knock-off Reese’s peanut butter cup with a herbal note. It pours a rich, dark, clear caramel brown with a tan, dense, stiff foam head that retains well and leaves great lacing. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium bitter. The texture is oily with fuzzy carbonation and a medium full body. The flavor is a muted peanut and chocolate with a bread crust and cola note. The finish is crisp with some herbal hints, but mostly a peanut note strengthening and having a slightly dry character. The aftertaste is cola, grains, and peanut butter.
Poobah (350) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a tan head, and a peanut butter, chocolate, coffee nose. Starts smooth and stays that way. Has peanut butter, dark chocolate, and coffee concentrate in the lasting, bitter finish.
Hammy78 (918) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black brown, thin ring of head around the glass, a couple of lace spots. Nose is distinctly peanut and chocolate, not like a peanut buttercup it’s hard to believe this is possible. Tastes thin, roasted malt, sweet, peanut again, but not peanut butter . Chocolate is not real spear present. This is really interesting, although it comes across rather artificial, I wish it was sweeter and fuller.
woodychevy (752) - - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2016 Well done for the style. The peanut flavor is authentic and balanced just right . Rich in mouthfeel and weight for a porter. Love the dark chocolate notes - not overly sweet. Peanut butter finish lingers. Really well done . Great winter beer.