NikkTwist (1237) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque pour with a minimal head, just a slight foamy ring. When cold had very little aroma or body. Had more flavor and seemed to thicken a bit as it warmed. Dark chocolate Nutella. Black coffee. Little smokey. Little ashy. Not much red fruit. But quite big on the peanuts. Fills you up. A novelty. Unusual, but not exceptional.
Hair6a11 (1227) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is medium brown with ruby highlights in this glass. A one inch khaki head in this glass initial, average retention, light lacing present here. The nose is fairly fruity, mild spice notes, cocoa, peanut butter powder. Flavor profile is bitter initial, mild grasses, peanut butter powder, cocoa, dark fruits, cream, and herbals. Interesting brew, but the peanut butter had a generic feel for me, and it certainly didn’t grow on me either.
OmegaX (1131) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good stuff. Aroma is light raw peanut, some roast, and plenty of chocolate. Pour is dark brown with a thin khaki head. Taste is better than I thought it would be. A nice balance of roasted peanut butter and smooth chocolate. Just the right amount of sweetness. Great.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eh, easy drinking, chocolate peanut butter beer anyone? Pours brown, little to no head. Palate is mostly roasty chocolate, a little PB. Easy finish. Seemed a little thin to me, but decent beer.
artmcd8 (1079) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this beer is definitely the best part. It smells of peanut butter and chocolate. Slight bitter taste. The palate is too thin to be really good.
DrinkEmUpJones (1054) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definite notes of chocolate and peanuts in the nose. Rich Brown color with thin tan lacing. Good dark chocolate on the palate with mild peanut notes. Not big on the palate. Peanut is there but I want more.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin-bodied porter with subtle traces of peanuts in the nose and a bit in the flavor. Lacks and real substance, just kinda wispy chocolate notes. Not hard to drink but not particularly exciting.
jjgmd (1046) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black color with no head. Nose is slightly peanuts. Taste is malty with chocolate and peanuts and very light. Finishes with a peanut taste. Was looking forward to this porter, but disappointed. Quaff Score 7 /10
MmmcKay (1038) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have had this twice now and have liked it both times. I think they balanced the peanut butter, chocolate, and roasty porter flavors quite well. Never once was I off put by any overly sweet or artificial flavors. The body of the beer is a bit light for a typical Terrapin Side Project. I think everyone wants to compare this to an Imperial Stout but it simply isn’t that. This is a porter, admittedly a chocolate porter, but there isn’t anything imperial about it. Those who are complaining that the beer isn’t heavy enough are missing the point. They added opulent flavors to a beer in a delicate way with a great deal of finesse and success. This is quite drinkable. I’ll buy some more for myself. Well done.
zgaier (1012) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a beige head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is light of chocolate, roasted malt, light peanuts, and caramel with a medium finish.