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.
Nejhleader (1261) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Actually pretty good. Nothing over the top, has a faint peanut aroma. Taste is a good chocolate kick with a bit of peanut butter mixed in but keeps good porter qualities.
dfinney23 (1772) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I hate peanuts so find this one pretty foul. but my wife thinks it’s pretty fabulous so using her scores.
Steasy66 (962) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, small white head. Aroma all peanut, backed with some roast. Thick brown ale-ish, sweet finish and smooth body.
JBPortland (889) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to Lukaduke! Pours inky brown with medium head. Nose is roasty peanut brittle, chocolate milk, vanilla, nutty cocoa. Taste is sweet chocolate, cream, nutty, peanuts. Finish is more of the same with pronounced sweetness, chocolate milk, peanuts, cocoa. Pretty good creamy palate. Enjoyed it in a guilty pleasure junk food sort of way.
Fritz123 (1100) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft taster at Boca Wine and Food fest. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate head. Strong peanut and peanut butter aroma. Taste of peanuts, peanut butter, roasted peanuts, heavy malts, chocolate. Very smooth, medium body. Low carb. Finish is well...peanuts.
hombrepalo (1841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from a fantasy baseball win. Pours dark brown with a medium mocha head that disappears almost immediately...no retention or lacing. Aroma has light peanut butter, roasted nuts, and roasty malts. Flavor has dark chocolate and roasty malts with some nuttiness...more nutty than peanut buttery but not bad.
DrewFace (846) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Peanut and peanut shell aroma, sweet chocolate. Dark brown/black, minimal head. Peanuty character in the flavor, sweet, chocolatey, not really peanut buttery to me but does have some peanut character, but needs more.
kvv104 (8) - - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black. Smells like a butterfinger. Tastes is heavy on the peanut butter and less of the chocolate.
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of cocoa, nuts, roasted malts, vanilla, toffee. Taste is of roasted malts, cocoa, toffee, toast,, and nuts.
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is dark, cola like, brownish black, with a beige colored head. The smell is nutty, peanuts, a lot of chocolate, dirt dessert, malts, roast, and good. The taste is mostly the same, somewhat incredible to all these flavors i there. Good beer.