barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
355ml bottle shared by jsprime. nice roastystout aroma with peanut butter as well. terrible infected sour thin stout flavour. FAIL. will have to try a non infected example, if one exists. Pinball (12600) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
bottle at papsø.
pitch dark, small offwhite head. roasted malts, dry, flavor is roasted malty, spicy, herbal.. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of nuts, roasted malt, and some sour fruit notes. Flavor of grass, nuts, and light sourness (infection). Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/15/11. Poured into a pint glass. I’m a little hesitant with this one. The Short’s beers I’ve had have been hit or miss. The last one, PB & J, was an infected, vinegary mess. It didn’t even warrant a review. So I’m crossing my fingers on this one.
The pour doesn’t conjure up any confidence on my end. A deep dark black, but not even the slightest bit of head or lace. Nothing. This could be motor oil for all I know. The nose is eerily similar to the last peanut butter beer of theirs I tried, and we know how that turned out. Mild cocoa, jam, and PB. There’s a definitive tart presence that is a little off-putting.
The body is moderately thick with carbonation spritzing it up midway through, then smooths out on the finish. Mild cocoa, coffee char, and the faintest of nuttiness. Sourness is ever-present. Eh. I don’t like this. Maybe I’m a little gun-shy with these guys now, but this could have been so much better. Out she goes. Won’t have this again. DrSilverworm (10000) - 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.
DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Black pour with a huge tan head. Aroma is very fruity with heavy nuts and a touch of hops. Flavor has tons of sour lactic notes. Everything else is pretty much buried underneath that. Finishes sour, astringent. Oh well. 50belair (3700) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown /black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt and peanut butter aromas. OH NO, this is terribly infected and taste horrible.....