jkwalking05 (4149) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of cocoa, nuts, roasted malts, vanilla, toffee. Taste is of roasted malts, cocoa, toffee, toast,, and nuts.
sonnycheeba (4129) - 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.
maxwelldeux (4125) - Snohomish, 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...
RobertDale (4090) - 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!
nearbeer (4053) - 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.
Iphonephan (4042) - 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.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Is Peanut Butter the new coffee? The new mint or anise? Doubtful, but I enjoyed this one a fair bit. Substantial base porter came across well, with loads of chocolate in the nose and only understated nuttiness. This is a formula, echoed in the flavors, that works to the beer’s benefit since any more PB might have spoiled the balance (and indeed, what works for me appears to be already too much for others). Sweet, rich, and a vague saltiness in the finish that mostly appealed. I dug it but it may be one of those make or break beers.
joeneugs (3973) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is chocolaty with hints of coffee, sweet peanut butter and heavy cream. The flavor is the same. Strong roast with some sweeter notes of peanuts, but it’s pretty subdued. The body is actually thinner than expected, but full enough. Pretty creamy, but higher carbonation and acidity. Nice porter, and thankfully the peanut butter aspect is pretty light.
Butters (3942) - 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.
SSSteve (3916) - - 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.