TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2011
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan skin. Nose is burnt coffee and roasted peanuts. Medium body, creamy with a tang. Taste is sweetened coffee, licorice, chocolate and dusty peanut. I didn’t pick up enough peanut taste to decide if this was a success or not. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2011
This brew pours a dark mahogany brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of peanuts and chocolate malt. Medium body with flavors that a a fairly radical departure from the smell. Notes of solvents undermine the roast malt and peanut butter flavors. Either something got into this batch or this beer needs an overhaul. Fairly disappointing beer from a brewery that has otherwise impressed me thus far. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle given to me by a friend. In fact, he gave me five because he didn’t care for it. Pours black with a thin tan head. To my knowledge there’s no coffee in this beer, but it has that green bell note in the nose that a lot of coffee beers have. Also has peanut butter and chocolate notes. So far so good. Flavor starts with chocolate and peanut butter as expected, but finishes thin, tart and acidic. Infection is setting in. Not sure if this is common with this beer, or it’s just a bad batch. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Malt, light roastiness, sweetness, peanut, and slightly creamy. It’s fine. Another odd Shorts release, but it’s not a train wreck. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Dark mahogany bordering black with a cashew colored head. Aroma is pretty wild and shows Peanut M&M’s, Payday, and Snickers. Flavor shows milk chocolate, salted caramel, and roasted peanuts. Peanut isn’t aggressive but shows up on the back end. Nice medium mouthfeel. Crazy but good or crazy good?
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2011
(12oz bottle from rayl101!). Pours near black/dark brown with thin khaki head. Aroma has lots of peanut, peanut shell along with some dark chocolate/cocoa nibs. Smells very rich. Taste is roasty bitter, but the sweet, slightly tangy malts quickly cancel out the roast. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. The finish is dry, but not overly done. This is a well-balanced beer with several things working together pretty nicely. I think they did a good job here. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 11, 2011
The nuttiness is very light on the aroma and almost as light on the flavor. I was hoping for peanut buttery goodness. A nice base stout though. Well balanced roasted malts and light sweetness. Light bittersweet cocoa keep it balanced. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to my brother, as always, for picking up loads of Short’s in Michigan for me.
Pours a nice medium brown color with a bit of a light tan head. The nose really does bring some peanut character through with a bit of mild bread behind that. Taste is light peanut and not too much else. They hit the concept but it just doesn’t do all that much for me. The feel is nice and a bit creamy, really bringing the flavor forward, which is good as there really isn’t a terrible amount of flavor there. Drinks fairly well but is one dimensional.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010 Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
Courtesy of markwise. Thanks! Pours a pretty dark mahogany with thin mocha like head. The aroma is just about like opening a fresh jar of car trunk warmed peanut butter. I really don’t get much else beyond the legume-ness. The taste isn’t as all encompassing ‘peanut’ as the nose with peanut butter, some mild chocolate, nutty maltiness and malts. It has a mild level of spicy hops that seems to reside around the edges of the flavor. sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is coffee, light peanuts and...dammit, there it is again. The sour smell that means for the second year in a row I’ve fallen prey to infected Goober. Taste, lightly roasty with subtle peanut butter and yep, a foul, sour finish. Mouthfeel is unpleasantly slick and lacking in body. God, when will I frickin’ learn with Shorts’ oddball releases?