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.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, light brown head. Flavors are all chocolate with a light hint of peanuts. Very oily and slick mouthfeel. A bit overdone on the chocolate but that’s ok by me!
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vol 18. 22oz bottle, foil wrapped. Pours black. Smells of cocoa powder, hints of chopped peanuts. Tastes sweet, dark cocoa, loads of chocolate. Finished with the slightest hints of peanut butter. Flavor is just right. The notes are there! Body was a lot thinner than expected. Almost a watery texture. The flavors made up for light body. (3822)
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from mixmasterob. Pours very dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate peanuts. Like a bag of them. Med body. It’s very chocolate, very dark malt, and peanut. Chocolate is dark and dominant. But peanuts tend to stay past the finish. Quite an unusual and excellent ale.
alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle sample. Pours dark brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweetened peanut butter, chocolate, light roast and a hint of earth. The carbonation was low, but it could have been opened for a bit before I tasted it.
stoody5000 (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this beer the other night. Had a nice silkyness to it. Very dark color and good strong chocolate presence.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours black with thin head. peanut aroma very toasty. taste is dry lots of peanut flavor lacking the sweet chocolate
MadRobin (1404) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, densely dark brown with a small tan head that disappears completely and onlyfair lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, peanut butter, roasted malt, brown bread and lactose.
Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, dark bread and peanuts with a slight copper metallic taste at the finish.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization.
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mathieuc (698) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium black with a head that won’t stick. No lacing. Aroma of peanut skin and/or roasted malts. Taste is quite dry with no hops. Flavors are of black chocolate and a bit of coffee. Gimmicky but not offensive.
Djosher (12) - - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle from loved ones over the holidays. With gifts like this, the love keeps pouring. I'm not much of a porter guy, but this one hit the spot. Not too sweet, malty or boozy; very well balanced, but very tasty in an intriguing way. Pours black with a little tan head. All the flavors-chocolate, peanuts and other sweetness are subtle enough to make this a very drinkable brew.
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vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good porter. Malty with subdued peanut and chocolate flavors. The name and description make it sound like an explosion of sweet flavors which I didn’t find it to be. Not bad tho