arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours deep black with tan head, aroma is peanuts, chocolate, some coffee. Taste is peanut butter, chocolate, roast, and a bitter finish. Wow, fantastic crazy beer. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
12oz bottle -- big thanks to the michiganer that tipped me this! A lot of people are doing peanut butter porters these days, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything that involved just peanut puree... You can get peanut in the flavor, not too strong, but there. Unfortunately, this is very sour. Bottle is infected for sure. Taste is almost nothing but sourness -- maybe a light bit of bitterness. There might be some peanut in the nose, but what is predominant is the tart funky sourness. Peanut aroma is very nice in the aftertaste, though (once the big abrupt sour taste finishes), as well as good creamy oats. Luckily those flavors outlast the sour. Dark brown, near black color. No head or lace. Medium body, very thin. Just a light (pretty nice) chewiness in the finish. Lighter, kind of rougher, abrupt carbonation. Sipping this is kind of miserable, really, the aftertaste is all that keeps me going. You have to get through the thin body, rough texture, and sour taste to get to that awesome oaty peanuty aftertaste. It’s still a sour, kind of gross beer, though. Would love to re-rate a fresh example if I ever get the opportunity. douglas88 (9418) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle thanks to Tim. We were warned that this was probably off, and it was, but in a nice way I thought. Anyway, pours a dark black color with a medium brown head- looks appealing. The aroma is nutty, coffee, toasted malts. The flavor was loads of coffee, rich nutty flavors, lots of unintended sourness, rich caramel. I liked it. I need to try it uninfected for sure. Ibrew2or3 (8660) - 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. JaBier (8027) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. High hopes on this one. Pours with a huge brown head and a black body with good lace. Aroma is strong, with husky and deep, rich peanut butter, dusty, alcohol and chocolate. Taste is infected, sour, acrid coffee and chocolate. Light bubbles. Ruined. BuckeyeBoy (7905) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2010
This was the next on the list after the PB&J. Once again thanks to Toby. Pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a small brown head. Aroma of peanut butter along with some light roast. Taste more of the peanut butter, the roast coffee, and plenty of bitterness. Sledutah (7722) - Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Thanks to Timbo for sharing this beer. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2011
This was the 3rd Shorts beer we had and was told that Shorts had a large amount of infected Uber Goobers. Unfortunately this beer was infected and I hate to say it, but a drain pour.....
Appearance: It poured a dark brown with very little head or lacing
Not sure if I should even rate this, but I hope to try another one and rerate it. The other Shorts beers were great, looking forward to trying more.
Bottled. Poured deep brown with eerie red highlights.. short-lived dark tan head. The aroma picked up peanut-butter-laden shortbread upfront with backing from graham crackers and milk chocolate.. nothing in there I didn’t like, but it was odd coming across in beer form.. sweet, yet savory. The flavor found more black patent than chocolate malts at the core, with something like nutella air floating around.. slick and kind of sour through the palate, lacking the depth and substance the nose promised.. maybe a touch of oxidation or infection, especially evident on the back. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. the feel and flow degraded as the drink progressed.. something seemed wrong here. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
12 oz beer from my trip up to Michigan. Awesome. Pours a very dark brownish black hue, near opaque with some reddish dark edges. A small dark brown head sits atop and laces small, dies to a edge clinging ring. Aromas are a big blast of peanut butter, dominant on the nose with roasted malts, cocoa, some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, toffee, caramel. Big creamy peanut butter and chocolate component. Initial is big peanut butter. Medium bodied, maybe even a touch lighter with sweet peanut butter, earthy nuts, dark and sweeter edged chocolate mix, roasted malts, touches of caramel, toffee, light earthy roast seems to mix with the peanuts. It is sweet, but frankly, the peanut butter is most dominant, earthy and sticky nuts, sweet peanut butter and cocoa, roastiness really does work well with the earthy peanuts, faint tobacco, sweet oats. Finish is lingering nuttiness, cocoa, and bready and biscuity malts. Substantial earthy roast, peanut butter. Interesting. The new batch, being not infected makes this a clean rate. While I do love peanut butter, I generally dislike chocolate and peanut butter combined. However, I feel the earthy peaut butter and roasty play better than the chocolate component for me, not getting too sweet. The nose is powerful, the beer itself is ok, interesting perhaps better describes it. Could really work well in a niche. I even daresay I might be able to drink two in a sitting before the peanuts get too overwhelming to continue with? Obviously, allergy folks.. stay far away from this.