dmac (3994) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a decent looking black thinner density body under a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma is great, really this smells like a peanut butter cup, loads of peanut butter and chocolate, lightly toasted English muffins. The body is far to thin for this beer and needs to be beefed up, average to light carbonation and a watery mouthfeel overall. Flavor starts off all chocolate and peanut butter, followed by toast, green veggies and candy. The flavor and aroma on this one make this the perfect desert beer.
ben4321 (3859) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 12/14/12
Aroma: Pretty much what I expected, chocolate malts and peanut butter (the chocolate is stronger)
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small light brown head, that leaves light spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is pretty much the same, chocolate, peanut butter, and a mild earthy bitterness
Palate: This one is fairly creamy, not chunky! (Yes, I know, I know, that was a terrible joke, but I just could not resist), this beer has a soft carbonation, and a smooth feeling medium-plus body to it
As a fan of everything peanut butter and chocolate, I was extremely excited for this one, even though part of me was a bit skeptical as to how it would work in a beer. They proved my skepticism was unnecessary, as it really worked in a beer. Novelty? Absolutely? Novelty that works? Absolutely! Nothing else really needs to be said, obviously I’m a sucker for it.
obguthr (3763) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Sweet chocolate, soil, and beets on the nose, I swear. Black, medium tan head with little retention. Mild tobacco flavor. Chocolate and peanut flavor is detectable but wouldn’t be if I hadn’t expected it to be there. Strong bittersweet chocolate and cocoa finish. Alcohol not evident, thin body. More chocolatey than billed, but that is a good thing.
SSSteve (3755) - - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. near black with a very small tan head. roasty, charred peanut shells nose. flavor combines a mildly sweet, roasty porter with a light note of unsweetened peanut butter nuttiness with shells. nutter butter cookies without sugar. medium to full body. nice porter with hearty handful of peanuts. i think a little more residual sugar would let the peanut flavors really shine.
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared with Kristen on Christmas Eve 2012. Dark clear brown pour verging on black with very good light brown head. Too cold on first pour. Almost no aroma. And the flavor profile simply seemed like moderately flat sweet stout. Nothing special or peanutbutter about it. Upon warming up, the flavors and aroma come out much more, however, it’s not all that pleasant. Fake cocoa like hot chocolate powder, and a vegetal, earthy pervading aroma and flavor that I presume are supposed to be the peanutbutter, but just comes across as a weird off flavor. This has been one of my biggest dissapointments of the side project series.
Ernesto987 (3686) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, yup this isa peanut butter porter, they got it exactly. Im a fan its pretty nice, good nutty flavors and rich porter base.
nearbeer (3675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Updated August 2014 after this one did come out as a regular or seasonal or whatever. It is not the same beer that was 6.7%, because it’s now available in low abv (6.3 % and less) markets in TN and is much less tasty, but still pretty good. Original Side Project rating of 4.8: 650 ml. Opaque black with an eight inch of cream. Smooth rich nose of dark chocolate, earthy caramel and a touch of sweetened peanut butter. Taste is a little more earthy than the aroma indicated, but all the same flavors are there, plus some added vanilla, oak and dark fruit notes. Slightly sweet but balanced well by the roast and earthy flavors. Velvety smooth, medium body has a light tingle from a low-medium carbonation level, and is watery enough to keep from ever becoming sticky. This one should enter the regular rotation, or at the very least become a seasonal.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 ounce growler from Greenville, poureda dark black color with a huge kahki head, aroamas of chocolate, light peanut butter, some toabacco, and light earth. Flavors are the same chocolaty earth up front with a dry peanutbutter roastiness in the back. Nice beer overall.
maxwelldeux (3548) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught. Pours an extremely dark brown with a fairly small head on it. Nose was almost exactly like a chocolate peanut butter shake - amazing. Taste was much the same, and felt very smooth. Great beer...
sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, light roasted malts, peanut butter, light dates, and light earthiness. Flavor is dry, roast malts, chocolate, light peanuts, and light earthy hop bitterness; dry finish with some chocolate lingering. Medium body and carbonation.