hockeybeerguy (1455) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This one was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a gentle white to off white one finger head that dissipated within about less than thirty seconds.
The aroma smelled just like peanut butter was thrown into a chocolate based Porter.
The taste was sweet and roasty as it rolled over my taste buds. It really tasted nice.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a fairly good sessionability about it. The carbonation triggered a light harshness but it wasn’t anything overbearing.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good executed peanut butter porter. I was skeptical. Though I absolutely love peanut butter for what it is, and had some bad peanut butter flavored beers in the past, this was definitely one of the better ones.
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by November 19, 2014.<br
Appearance: Opaque chestnut/brown body, sort of muddy looking, with a tall and dense tan head. The head has fine carbonation bubbles and good retention.
Aroma: The aroma is prominent with peanut butter followed by semi-sweet chocolate and a light roasted malt presence. The aroma is very nice, not as rich as Sweet Baby Jesus, but more in-line with what I’d expect out of a chocolate peanut butter porter than Purple Monkey Dishwasher.
Taste: The peanut butter isn’t as prominent in the flavor, in-fact I don’t really get much until the finish. The intro has a tinge of astringency to it with a dark chocolate presence, a bit thin on the intro even. The back end picks up hints of chocolate and a dash of roast with a lingering cocoa nib presence. This really lacks after the aroma, but it’s solid for a porter anyway, just not in the same league as Sweet Baby Jesus.
Palate: A bit watery with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not a bad price and a solid porter when all is said and done. I struggled with the taste rating though. I almost gave it 6 for lacking in peanut butter or chocolate flavor, but it’s a solid porter so I feel that it still deserves a 7. Not a bad price, just don’t expect the richness of Sweet Baby Jesus.
jjgmd (1358) - 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
zgaier (1315) - 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.
HonusWagner (1315) - 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.
Hair6a11 (1311) - 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.
conway (1299) - - 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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OmegaX (1206) - 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.
mathieuc (1141) - 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.
dbarnold (1126) - 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.