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Peanut Butter And Chocolate Stout - Bandwagon Brew Pub

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Peanut Butter And Chocolate Stout
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 25.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bandwagon Brew Pub visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 02-19-2011)
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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.1/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bandwagon's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Stout has a body that is the darkest of browns, and at its core it is dark and opaque. The brown head is tall, but thin and spindly looking, much like the head when a beer comes out of a hand pump. Bandwagon's beers are naturally carbonated right now, so that makes sense.

The aroma is really neat, because it is just packed with peanut butter, I can smell it as soon as the beer is set down in front of me. Beneath the peanut butter is a hint of chocolate and a bit of roast, but the peanut butter is overwhelming.

The flavor has a good helping of peanut butter, but it is more balanced than in the flavor, which is a good thing. The peanut butter comes through up front, following by a good dose of chocolate. A little bit of roast and a hint of hops round out the finish. Overall, this beer has big flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in about equal proportions.

The mouthfeel is creamy and full, very nice.

This is one of the best beers that Bandwagon has produced. The other varieties of Peanut Butter Stouts that they produced were ok, but this one is done very well.

Hojaminbag, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of derekdenim
4/5  rDev +27%

derekdenim, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of wi2ny05
4/5  rDev +27%

wi2ny05, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.89/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass; toffee brown pour, dark brown/black in the glass with a medium thin fizzy brown head that dissipates rapidly into nothing. Smells of peanut butter (almost more just peanuts than peanut butter), malt and a hint of chocolate. Taste is malt at first; the peanut butter can be hard to discern half the time. One sip it's everywhere, the next it's a ghost. Slight chocolate in with the smooth roasted malts. Mouthfeel is creamy and slick. Overall, this is a good stout but I think it could use more chocolate to balance out the peanut butter, especially since it's in the title as a featured flavor (not just the regular bitter chocolate notes all stouts usually have).

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This rich looking black stout maintains almost no head nor lacing. The beer smells like generic stout, roasty and bold. First sip and I'm in love with the interplay between the roasted malts and subtle peanut butter. The aftertaste is a mild chocolate sweetness mixed with a touch of lingering peanut butter. Great deal for $3!!

ThePorterSorter, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Absolutely pitch black in color with no light penetration whatsoever through the beer.
One finger dark mocha colored head that dissipates fairly quickly.
The peanut butter aroma was evident from a mile away. The aroma was similar to a butterscotch-peanut butter candy (if there is a candy along those lines). I must admit, I am not a big fan of peanut butter, but I love stouts, which is why I gave this a try.
Taste upfront is a tad sweet with the peanut butter overwhelming the palate right till the finish. Hints of bitter chocolate towards the finish.
Mouthfeel however was very nice; silky and luscious.
Perhaps the best beer I had in my short stay at The Bandwagon Brew Pub. Definitely worth a try for a stout that's definitely different.

CaptDavyJones, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of atr2605
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A-pours a dark coca cola color, not quite black with a tan head that lacked retention
S-natural peanut butter aroma and salty. Bit strange.
T-tasted alot like it smelled with a natural peanut butter flavor(not a bad thing) but also tasted salty. Chocolate didn't really come through at all
M-medium, a bit light
O-Peanut butter over powered the beer. Lacked balance and complexity. Neat idea though.

atr2605, May 29, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
2.7/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours black with a rambunctious head of soda like bubbles that fell as fast as a soda to a thin layer on top, then to a film. No lace. Nose is peanut butter and jelly sandwich on cheap white bread. You can almost smell the crusts. The fruit is obscure so it's just a sweet smell over a salted peanut. There was a hint of bitter chocolate int he nose but faint. Salty and malty. Taste is all peanut and really does resemble peanut butter. Body is thin and well carbonated. Roasted malt. No chocolate on the palate at all and the raspberry or jam flavor is noticeable in the aftertaste. Has a strange little bitter. The body of the beer is smooth and silky even.

Not much depth. I think it needs work.

utopiajane, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of nh2032
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

nh2032, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of indesertum
2.48/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

IMO most craftbeers made nowadays are very good (even the average one), but this beer was one of the few times I felt wasn't a very good beer.

Pours a dark brown, black glass. Not pitch black. A little opaque. Head retention is quite low.

Aroma smells strongly of peanut butter. overwhelms typical stout aromas, but still there in the background.

Tastes pretty bland. peanut butter flavors comes nicely forward, but the base stout recipe they use needs a lot of work. a little sour. some malt notes in there, but missing a lot of the deep roasted, chocolatey flavors good stouts have.

carbonation is below average, almost non existent. alcohol content seems pretty low. overall mouthfeel is very light. i kept thinking that this is a shitty guinness.

would not recommend and would not spend money again. i feel like bandwagon really needs to get its basic styles down first before they start adding in oddities.

indesertum, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of logicalparadox
2/5  rDev -36.5%

logicalparadox, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of acanovas
2/5  rDev -36.5%

acanovas, Dec 21, 2011
Peanut Butter And Chocolate Stout from Bandwagon Brew Pub
78 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.