rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Tap. Deep brown with small head. Chocolate and peanut butter porter. Mildly sweet. Excellent flavor. DiarmaidBHK (5896) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Big peanuts on the nose blending quite lovely with the chocolate maltiness. Lots of peanuts on the tongue. Very smooth and velvety on the tongue. Really fantastic stuff. burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
32 ounce growler from Greenville, poureda dark black color with a huge kahki head, aroamas of chocolate, light peanut butter, some toabacco, and light earth. Flavors are the same chocolaty earth up front with a dry peanutbutter roastiness in the back. Nice beer overall. nearbeer (5603) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Updated August 2014 after this one did come out as a regular or seasonal or whatever. It is not the same beer that was 6.7%, because it’s now available in low abv (6.3 % and less) markets in TN and is much less tasty, but still pretty good. Original Side Project rating of 4.8: 650 ml. Opaque black with an eight inch of cream. Smooth rich nose of dark chocolate, earthy caramel and a touch of sweetened peanut butter. Taste is a little more earthy than the aroma indicated, but all the same flavors are there, plus some added vanilla, oak and dark fruit notes. Slightly sweet but balanced well by the roast and earthy flavors. Velvety smooth, medium body has a light tingle from a low-medium carbonation level, and is watery enough to keep from ever becoming sticky. This one should enter the regular rotation, or at the very least become a seasonal. Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Sable beer, tan head. I hate Terrapin labels. Standard 12oz longneck. Liked the aroma - smells more like toasted almonds and hazelnuts to me than peanuts - sweetish, choco, nuts, vanilla. Body is on the lightish side. The draw is smooth, lightly roasty, nutty. The bitterness is all alcohol and roast. Finishes out lightly sweet. There’s an occasional bit of tinniness in the high palate, but that’s a very minor critique. Overall, pretty decent, a nice novelty, but I wouldn’t want to consume more than one in a sitting. Thanks to PorterPounder for the trade.
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Une petite bouteille. La mousse est superbe mais éphémère. La robe est brune et très foncée. Les parfums sont alléchants. Mon nez capte des effluves d’arachides grillées et des arômes de tartinade chocolatée. L’effet est bien réussi. Au goût, les malts rôtis se signalent davantage. Les arachides sont encore une fois plus rôties qu’en véritable beurre. Le chocoat est dominant. Il apparaît plus amer sur mes papilles. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité. Le pétillement est visible et bien normal. L’arrière-goût montre bien l’association du chocolat et des pinottes écaillées. Intéressante bière puisqu’elle n’exagère sur rien. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours near black with a beige head and a lot of sediment, presumably peanut matter? Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, peanut butter, some light dough and caramel notes, and hints of floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the porter and chocolate and peanut butter. Average to smoother texture. This chocolate peanut butter porter style is something I am currently digging. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from ABC Clermont. Pours a nice Porter brown with light tan head. Nose is peanut butter, peanut shells, and light chocolate. Flavor starts with some light chocolate, peanuts, peanut shells, and a drying in the finish. Light in body and interesting peanut butter twist. mar (5442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Black with a cream head. Nose is peanut butter, chocolate, creamy, lightly bitter. Smooth palate, sweet chocolate, peanut butter, roasted malts, chocolate powder and nutty finish. chinchill (5313) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
12 bottle with a BB date of Jan. 2015 notched on the label.
Pours thick, opaque and near black. Weak head.
Looks rich, and the aroma confimrs this, with the most nutty aroma I’ve ever run acoss in a liquid. Hints of chocolate and dark roasted malts too, which are much more apparent in the remarkable flavor. Still, more nutty than malty and more malty than chocolate. Excellent swee/bitter balance.
O: "flavors never before so eloquently combined in a liquid or solid form."? ... maybe. Superb.