DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 5, 2017 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
After avoiding the last half-dozen or so Side Projects due to my lack of interest in their styles, I was so excited when I heard that this one, a peanut butter chocolate Porter, would be their next release. I picked up a bottle as soon as it hit my local shop.
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Drank this one alone. Pours a deep dark impenetrable black with a thin beige head. I can hear this one fizzle and pop away, and before I know it, there isn’t a trace of lace left. Underwhelming nose - chocolate, dry husky grains, and a bit of molasses. I expected a bit more potency.
After watching the frothy head dissipate so quickly, I thought this was going to be a bubbly mess. But really, this has such a pleasant creamy feel, and a perfect silky finish. They really nailed the mouth feel on this one. The flavor profile, unfortunately, also leaves me wanting. A good milky chocolate flavor starts this off, but sadly, also holds up the middle, and then closes it out. The PB presence, if any, is faintly noted in the aftertaste. I expected and wished for more PB flavor, but alas, I am let down. They really pulled off the chocolate part of the equation, but fell short on the PB part, which I think intrigued most people into buying this. I can get a chocolate-based Porter any day, so this really isn’t anything special.
A decent beer, but it doesn’t deliver as advertised.
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks troubles. Very dark brown to black. Chocolate, peanut butter, cocoa, sweet, roast, a bit bitterish, medium-bodied. zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2017
At the Dancing Camel, Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of cookies, chocolate cake, flavor of cookies, chocolate cake, acidity, medium bodied alkolord (543) - - APR 13, 2017
Dunkelbraun leicht rötlich, fester cremiger brauner Schaum, röstaromen in der Nase, leicht erdnussbutter, sehr cremig weicher Körper, weiche Schokoladen und röstaromen in der Nase, süßlich arn8897 (393) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Pours a deep brown with a khaki head. Aromas of chocolate peanut butter. Taste the same. The peanut butter is very nice. Not overpowering. A little smoky from the porter. Pretty good. oobawa (1423) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Not sure why this beer doesn’t exactly work, but I’m guessing it’s the porter base, which seems a bit thin to be handling all these adjuncts. Peanut flavor is mostly restrained, not perking up until the back end and even then not exactly screaming Jif. (Didn’t know this was a peanut butter beer when I ordered it, so the fact I had to look up why it tasted so strange shows how unimposing the goobers are.) Chocolate adds a needed depth, yet the porter itself has very little character, offering up slight mocha notes and a weak feel. Neat recipe, not that great execution.
gnoff (10538) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2017
Draught at Dunedin HOB on Sunday January 29, 2017.john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Chocolate, cacao, milk taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Chocolate milk scent. Clear deep red color, tan head.
Bottle. Very Dark Brown in colour. Slight head. Very Malty: lots of dark chocolate, roasty nuts, some roasty malts, toffee, hints of coffee. No discernible fruit or hop taste. Sweet chocolatey nutty malty throughout. Quite dry. Bit salty in the finish. Rather artificial in taste. Didn’t like it. Not for me. Disappointing! (2014-12-09)
StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2017
From a bottle. The peanut aroma and flavour is deliciously balanced, this is a perfect night cap beer. Bosco (324) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2016
12oz bottle,poured deep dark with brownish head. Peanuts and chocolate with medicinal aftertaste. Not a fan of artificial flavors. Grumbo (2955) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine, Tampa. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla, though not particularly appealing. Taste was too bitter. Medium+ body and slick texture, soft carbonation. I like chocolate, peanut butter, and porter. But for me the combo just didn’t work.