burg326 (3889) - 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.
Butters (3863) - 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.
nearbeer (3847) - 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.
SSSteve (3832) - - 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.
vtafro (3830) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted peanuts, some chocolate and sweet aromas. Chocolate, some peanut, roasted and sweet malt flavors.
maxwelldeux (3808) - 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 (3785) - 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.
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of peanut butter, chocolate, and malt. Taste is peanut butter, sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. A pleasant surprise. Very good!
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours an clear almost black cola brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of banana. Flavors of milk chocolate and peanut butter. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, with a slightly bitter finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Big peanuts on the nose blending quite lovely with the chocolate maltiness. Lots of peanuts on the tongue. Very smooth and velvety on the tongue. Really fantastic stuff.