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.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Chocolate and peanut flavors. A little thin on the finish. Overall a very good stout.
Rrauth (907) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Served at 42.6. Vanishing head. Boiled peanuts aroma with underlying porter aroma. Thin body. Not enough chocolate roast malt. Some peanut flavor but more porter tan anything else. Was hoping for more creamy texture
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conway (901) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with khaki head. Smells like chocolate and peanut butter. Taste is the same. Not a lot of depth but a fun desert type beer.
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magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle for app vintner - pours cola with little head. Aroma is peanut butter cup, peanuts and chocolate. Taste is sweet with a minerality to it. Palate is thick and creamy with a slightly astringent finish. I thought this was weird at first, but it totally works. Yum!
Gachupines (746) - USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with little to no head. Aroma is slight peanut with roasted cocoa. Flavor is chocolate peanut butter as promised. Somewhat reminiscent of a Nutter Butter. Unfortunately lacking on body which could really round this out. Still rather tasty though.
elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, fresh release. Served at around 55-60F.
Pours very dark brown to black with a two finger brown head that recedes to a small cap and only leaves a few spots of lacing behind.
Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, peanuts and peanut butter, hints of coffee, dark fruit and herbal hops. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is nice, starts with chocolate and roasted malts and the boiled peanuts and peanut butter come through more in the finish. Picking up some mild dark fruits as well. Minimal alcohol. Mildly sweet, mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium bodied, somewhat sticky, low-ish carbonation.
Pretty good stuff and quite unique. Had real high hopes for this one and it mostly lives up. Not quite as big or bold in the chocolate and peanut butter flavors as I would have liked and more body would help too. Still, they pretty much got what they were aiming for as the peanut butter and chocolate are the predominant flavors here.
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a tiny brown head. Light roast aroma with peanuts and chocolate. Slightly sweet, lightly roasty flavor with a great combo of peanuts and chocolate. More pronounced peanut notes in the finish. A great tasting porter.
mathieuc (698) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium black with a head that won’t stick. No lacing. Aroma of peanut skin and/or roasted malts. Taste is quite dry with no hops. Flavors are of black chocolate and a bit of coffee. Gimmicky but not offensive.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brick Store. Pours dark brown with thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate and light peanut butter. Taste has huge chocolate flavor with peanuts in the finish. Peanuts not overly done. Like a liquid Reese cup. Decent.