phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2017
22 oz. bottle via trade, but now I can’t remember who from. Thanks! Pours a deep, dark, nearly opaque brown with a finger of tan head that takes a long time to settle. There’s no shortage of jelly here. Chocolate powder, peanut butter, metal, mild toasted malts, earth, wet leaves - but a lot of sweet and juicy berry fruit flavoring. Medium-bodied with moderate soft carbonation and a toasty, metallic, sweet, and fruity mouthfeel. A bit of a mess. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
Thanks to Dan for this interresting extra! Une bière noire dégustée au sortir d’un souper thaïlandais en accompagnement d’un chocolat Toblerone. Des émanations de sirop de framboises et d’écorces d’arachides rôties me parviennent de ce liquide sombre et sans mousse. Ça sent le trottoir aux fruits Première Moisson et les peanuts Planters. Rien d’autre. C’est riche et direct. En bouche les saveurs sont plus neutres et véhiculées par une curieuse acidité qui me surprend et me déplaît en ce semblant de dessert. Mince et même courte, ce fruit beer est davantage un porter au sirop ajouté qui avec la Toblerone, est cochon et c’est très bien ainsi. Seul, ça doit être une autre histoire... PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 12, 2016
Huge grape jelly nose with a subtle background of roasted peanuts. Flavor is 90 percent sweet jelly, 5 percent peanut, 5 percent toast. It’s tasty, and the base stout works well with the grape, but I wish there was a little more peanut. fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
honestly given most stuff from Terrapin i wasnt expecting much from this, but turns out it was really tasty! DocLock (11217) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Hazy straw pour. Nose was berry, cacao, peanut, malt. Tastes of raspberry, cacao, peanuts, and malt. A decent dessert beer.
djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours very dark brown and small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong peanuts and raspberry jam. Medium mouth, jammy, sweet roast, great raspberry flavor, very good. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Pours thick unclear blackish brown with a brown head. Aroma brings the peanuty butter dominating sweet and delicious with jelly undertones. Flavor is the opposite, jelly dominates with some fruity berry sweetness and a unique bitterness at the end. GMCC2181 (1617) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle via StateLine. Smells just like a Peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Taste is sweet raspberry, followed by a peanut butter jelly taste. Very unique but too sweet. 4 oz was enough for me. Glad I shared with a friend. juiceisloose (1606) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown almost black in color and topped by a small layer of beige colored foam that slowly fades to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of roasted peanuts, creamy peanut butter, fresh raspberries, and a hint of roasted cocoa along with some toasted caramel malts to make up the base. The flavor follows with the raspberries up front followed by notes of toasted peanuts andpeanut butter. A touch of roasted cocoa peeks through to help break up all the fruit sweetness. The raspberries come across as jammy to hit that Mark, but seems to overpower the peanut butter flavor. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a lengthy fruity and toasted nutty finish. Interesting and certainly worth a try. Did a good job of getting the flavors across as well, but not really something I could drink a lot of. chinchill (5449) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2015
22 oz bottle consumed from a Belgian snifter.
Let me say up front that Terrapin is to be congratulated for making a beer that fits the deScription of a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich + Porter. I believe I’d enjoy this more if there was less ’jelly’ flavor but then the PB and jelly would not be in the proper proportions. Moreover, both peanut butter and dark malts are way more prominent than the jelly in the enticing aroma. The flavor is quite sweet up front as the jelly seems to hit the tongue first, but dark roasted grains, peanut butter and some subtle hops soon join in leaving the porter fairly well balanced (albeit a bit sweet for a porter) on the sweet/bitter dimension. This transistion makes for a very dynamic taste and adds to the interest and appeal of this unusual ale.