Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Opaque deep brown/black body, thin tan head. Salty nose with dry cocoa and roasted peanuts. The body is prickly and lacks sweetness, being dominated by cocoa, peanuts, and salt, with hints of molasses. Charred, bitter finish. Somewhat astringent and rough, not quite what I was expecting. BigBeer45 (1532) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Bottle,
has a black pour with tan colored head, this beer is pretty dark in the glass, head dissipates quickly to a small ring and little islands,
left tan colored lacing on the glass, there is some dark sediment on the bottom of the bottle,
big aromas of chocolate and peanut, some roasted malt, hint of coffee with some chocolate and bread sweetness,
flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt, some dark chocolate and nut, light dark fruit, chocolate and malt sweetness in the background,
has a smooth malt roast and hop bitterness at the finish, there is a little alcohol flavor in the background with no warmth on the palate and it does not get intrusive or ruin the pleasure of this beer, I only get a little bitterness from the alcohol in the background,
mouth feel is great, feels smooth and creamy, carbonation is nice and not over done,
aromas are uncanny, two of my favorites things to eat together, chocolate and nuts, nose is really interesting, an interesting beer, try this if you can get it.
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle: The aroma consists of alcohol (surprisingly strong for 6.5%), chocolate, coffee, and peanuts. It pours a dark with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and light coffee. The finish has some light peanut flavors, a hint if fruit, and some noticeable alcohol. It’s hard to believe this is only 6.5%. Medium-full bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2016 Tap. Poured black with a deep brown head. Aroma was full of peanut notes (very peanut butter like) with an undertone of oats and dark malts. Flavor did a good job of balancing the the nuttiness from the peanuts with the dark malts and oats. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Draft. What can i say this is a treat. Mahogany body with a tan head. Chocolate and peanut character, chewy and full toasted malt character with a nutty accent and some sweet vanilla. Wow someone grab the cheesecake, i’ll bring the goober.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
In short: A splendid roasted chocolaty session stoutpunkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2009
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Chocolate cake nose. The beer tastes very roasted, more so than usual for an oatmeal stout. Despite the high roastiness the body remains smooth and velvety just the way I like it in oatmeal stouts. Flavour of a black chocolate cake with a little vanilla ice-cream on top and a few roasted almonds. More satisfying than the more hyped Sexual Chocolate that I had next to it. If all Shorts were that nice puzzl would give his cellar to the less fortunates. And buy them pizza in case the his beers give them the munchies.
Tap at the brewery. Black pour with a small tan head. Dark roast aroma with bakers chocolate and faint toasted peanut. Very bitter dark roasted coffee flavor with unsweetened chocolate, lingering roasted peanut and caramelized brown sugar. medium full body with soft carbonation. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Courtesy GodofThunder. Deep dark almost black pour, short khaki head. Very interesting peanut and nougat aroma, peanut butter cup flesh, also a very, very light roast component in the background. Roast and slight sweetness to start the taste, then the peanut taste comes in. The peanut aroma was unique and just enough comes out in the taste to satisfy. A very unique brew. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Growler thanks to Hopdog. Nice deep dark brown almsot black with a thinning off beige head. Aroma is less on the PB than I had on tap at EBF a couple years ago- more earthy and dirt yeasty like this time with more phenols and only a slight chocolate pb going on. Roasted barley flavor charred black malt earthy dirty and some chocolate malt, phenolic dirty yeast, adn soem stale harsh pb and medicinal character. Somewhat prickly finish. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2009
Growler, courtesy of GodofThunder. Opaque black-brown with small tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt and Reece’s. Smooth, silky mouthfeelt has a slight oiliness. Not as much peanut butter in the flavors. Instead a nice roast comes out and almost tastes like a coffee stout. Not bad!