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.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted peanut, sweet chocolate aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium chocolate peanut sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured semi-opaque cola brown with a 1-finger tan head. Aroma is mostly of peanut butter, with some milk chocolate notes beneath. Body is medium-to-full with a moderate oiliness. The finish is long, but mild. Flavor of peanut butter, with a note of bitterness underneath from the chocolate. A note of char lingers in the finish.
thepeter (324) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nutty and grainy aroma. Taste of nuts, grain a hint of salt and some cocoa. mild in terms of flavor and palate as the abv is low. Very drinkable and pretty refreshing for the style. I love peanutbutter so I am pretty Biased
G_Ram9 (23) - - MAY 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In one word: incredible! This beer does something that I never thought would work. It brings all of the deliciousness of peanut butter and chocolate to a beer in a way that is just salivating. With a smell like a Reece's Peanutbutter cup and a flavor that takes you straight back to the best PB&J sandwich that grandma ever made, this beer is a real treat! As rich and delicious as the flavors are, the most interesting thing about this beer is how drinkable it is. It's not as heavy and filling as the tongue leads you to believe. Dangerously tasty, the first sip just makes you want more and each sip becomes more delicious than the last. This is one of my top 10 all time favorite beers. A must-try!!!
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knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing beer. I love how it’s a dark beer, big body and has a nice peanut butter with chocolate taste to it. the hope go well and it is so well balanced that you can taste everything. Nothing is over power. I strongly recommend it, as you can smell the chocolate as you take the beer in.
Nisse666 (4796) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wee bottle from Total Wine... Tampa cons 2015-05-12 Spring Hill
AR: wee peanutty and big fat chocolate milk bar - yummy, hint of coffey 10/10
AP: dark dark ruby (almost black), high frothy/stouty steady brown head, wee traces of curtains
F: peanut butter, dark milk chocolate bar, coffey, caramel, wee soft carbonation, wee watery sense, boost this one to 12% and u will have a winner, - second review, after the beer have recived a wee bit high temp. one sense a bit of hollowness, reducing original rating by 0,2
Erikh04 (141) - - MAY 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared with Brian. Interesting beer. Really enjoyed it but would only want one glass. Strong peanut aroma and finish. Very enjoyable.
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weihenweizen (2066) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with small brown head. Aroma is chocolate and peanuts, medium body, medium carbonation. Taste is chocolate and peanuts. The best chocolate peanut porter I have tried.
IndianaRed (2760) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by PinkZambia a nice porter with a more subtle PB flavor.a but astringent. Decent roasted porter flavor.
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Much more mild on the PB aroma but it’s there. Overall, sweet beer with subtle PB notes and chocolate. Smooth finish that isn’t as funky as DuClaw’s.