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Peanut Butter Cup Stout - Odd Side Ales

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Peanut Butter Cup Stout
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 22
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: GbVDave on 07-11-2011

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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 8
Photo of laurellmj
4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap as a lark & it was surprisingly good. Initial nose is peanut with a sweet note, but beer had nice complex dark coffee notes and finished with peanuts - I expected it to taste sweet from the initial nose, but it wasn't.

Photo of deakin
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black with a wispy off-white head. Aroma is dominant with peanut butter, almost an overpoweringly sweetness. The peanut butter isn't as present in on the first sip but there are notes of dark fruit, cocoa, roasted malt, and brown sugar. The hops help balance out the sweetness a bit. As it warms the peanut butter is a bit more present but the extremely aqueous mouthfeel makes it much less pleasant than the nose would indicate. Overall an ok stout, just a bit thin for my liking and underwhelming for a pb fan.

Photo of Fanhitter
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at Ashley's on draft.

Looks like a straight glass of dirty motor oil. No head, looks a viscous yellow-hued deep brown against the light.

Smell is a bitter coffee blast with a strong dark-roasted peanut aroma. Smells good, but not creamy or chocolatey as I expected.

Tastes like a sweet bitter coffee with a strong salty peanut aftertaste. Again, no chocolate flavor to speak of, unless you've had a peanut butter cup made with 88% Cacao, which I'm not sure exists. I expected more out of this one after having the Mayan Mocha Stout by comparison.

Mouthfeel is great for a stout. Not too bubbly and not too thick, I find the texture of this to be its strong suit. Even leaves a nice Guinnessy coating to the back of the throat. Easy to drink.

Overall I had higher hopes for this. Near the end of the pint the full flavor lulls its way in, which I love, but I get the idea that the full flavor of this gets out after a pint or two, which I don't have the time for at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I'd drink this all night, but I want the gusto in one pint! I'd order it again, but of the Odd Side stouts I've tasted, this wouldn't rank as one of the most dynamic.

Photo of tectactoe
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Old Chicago. Pours a nearly black, deep brown color with some light breaking through the outer edges and surfaces. Khaki head is a bit frothy and settles pretty quickly to a quarter inch that lasted for a while.

An aroma filled with cocoa and sweet, sweet milk chocolate jumps out at my nose. Peanut butter notes abound; this thing smells like I would imagine a liquid Reese's Cup smelling, only with a little more of a roasted malt character. This truly smells more promising than I would have imagined.

I was skeptical as to how this would taste, but upon taking one sip - I was sold. The roasted, chocolate malts are definitely the strongest character here, providing a nice base upon which the beer stands. Lots of roastiness, some sweetness, and a touch of char. The peanut butter flavor peaks it's head through the malt bill in swatches here and there, but it's definitely apparent with each and every sip.

As I'm sure many people were, I was afraid the peanut butter would be overly sweet and cloying, or too powerful to appreciate, but I'll be damned if they didn't get the amount spot on. Nuttiness all around with just a touch of ashy and bittersweet florals on the end notes, with the lasting tastes of roasted Reese's Cup to last you til the next sip. Creamy mouth, good amount of carbonation.

This was only the second beer I've tried from Odd Side Ales (after the Pineapple IPA), and I've been pretty impressed with both. Peanut Butter Cups in beer can be a slippery slope - walking that fine line between too sweet and just right. This stout integrated the peanut butter flavors very well, though. Bravo, Odd Side. Bravo.

Photo of kirok1999
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slight garnet/black with a hint of lace and head.
Very mild smell, slight chocolate and a hint of peanut. You can see the peanut oil floating on the top of the beer.
Tastes very mild, not much chocolate or peanut butter. Thin mouthfeel and a dry finish. Fairly disappointing as I was hoping for some real over the top flavors.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Odd Side this past weekend. Served in a pint glass.

Pours medium brown with a good light tan head that persists throughout. Good lacing as well.

Nose carries quite a bit of creamy peanut butter, though that's no much for what's coming in the flavor department. Huge notes of peanut butter. Super creamy with a nice nuttiness in the background. Semi-sweet with a touch of toffee as well.

Great body. Really chewy and creamy. Peanut butter to the max.

Photo of Florida9
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: On first pull this one was the color of peanut butter. Light brown with a thin, fine bubbled deep tan head. But as this beer sat it cleared, revealing an either extremely dark brown or black beer. Excellent retention. No lacing.

S: Smells of peanuts and chocolate.

T: Thin and watery, but flavor starts with roasted malts them a light peanut butter flavor. Some cocoa as well. Not much else. Simple. Mild bitterness

M: Medium body, but thin for the style, especially for a peanut butter chocolate stout. Fine carbonation.

O: A good simple beer. This could have been a mess, but it ended up as a thin, fairly simplistic beer with a decent drinkability.

Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 5oz taster glass at Odd Side Ales 7/9/11.

A: Served a dark cola brown with a creamy dark khaki head. Retention was really good with at least a 1/4 finger lasting 'till the end of the glass. Lace was on the minor side but webby.

S: Right out of the tap, this smelled like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. No doubt about it, this beer was dry PBCupped. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, peanut butter, and a bit of campfire smoke.

T: Exactly as above. Lots of sweet and savory flavors.

M: Slick and sweet in the beginning. Gains a drier, bitter edge as the glass empties. Sticky.

O: Very enjoyable! Could've been a trainwreck...but it wasn't. Wish the peanuts would've had more of a roasted flavor.

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Peanut Butter Cup Stout from Odd Side Ales
84 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.