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Peanut Butter Milk Stout - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Peanut Butter Milk StoutPeanut Butter Milk Stout

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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 184
Gots: 204 | FT: 7
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Belching Beaver Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 08-05-2013

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Ratings: 646 | Reviews: 96
Photo of BigBry
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, brought back from recent trip to So Cal.
Dark brown, almost black liquid, chocolate milk colored foam. Thin lace sheets, good head retention.
Smell has lots of peanut butter and chocolate, pretty sweet smelling.
Taste is more drier than the sweet smell would imply. Dark stout base, some coffee and cocoa notes, peanut putter comes through at the end. Could have even more PB.
Mouth feel might be just a touch thin for a stout.
Not overly artificially tasting, pretty solid, and a nice surprise.

Photo of TruePerception
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Belching Beaver's Peanut Butter Milk Stout. 5.3% ABV.

A: A bit over a finger of cocoa malt colored head. Kinda fluffy. Black in the glass; medium-dark brown in the dimple. Slight sheeting. Thin lacing.

S: Oh yeah! Smells like straight up Nutter Butters! Sweet peanut butter. A little sweet cream. It's hard to smell the malts underneath, it's so potent.

T/MF: Medium coffee, with a good amount of dry roasted peanuts. Deceptively dry. You'd think it very sweet from the nose. Seems a bit thin for a stout, though. I wish it tasted like the smell, but it would have cost a lot more, if it did.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Photo of Nugganooch
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into my FW snifter glass
Notes taken on 10/26/2014

A: Black coffee colour body with no thinning towards the edges. Some micro bubbles release into a loosely set dark sandy froth. Minimal hang time which is not surprising when it comes to any sort of adjunct brew. Light dotting and a few streaks adhere to the glass.

S: Smells like a Reese's cup for sure. Melted milk chocolate combines with roasted peanuts to deliver such a nice and inviting aroma. I would say it has that slight artifical note like most powdered peanut butter products do but it doesnt detract from the goodness here. Nice amount of complimenting dark roast malt there as well.

T: A wonderful balance of milk chocolate and dark roast with the lactose sweetness coming through and a more subtle peanut butter note in the backdrop. Again slightly synthetic in flavor but not enough to turn one off. The beer has a light bitterness to it and a very smooth consistency making this sweet dessert brew very sessionable.

M: Light to moderate with a nice creamy texture across the tongue. There is a touch of hop bitterness to help dry it out in the finish. Very well done and not too heavy on the palate for a nice sweet treat.

D: One of the better pb brews out there I would say. Fact is the base milk stout is quite solid and they don't over do it with the pb additions. Will be slurpin a few of these sticky beavers down for sure.

Photo of Benish
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: black with light brown head which dissipated quickly.

Smell: smells like some peanut butter cups! I can only describe it being like a mash of chocolate and peanut butter. Pretty much what I anticipated considering it's a PB stout.

Taste: it's a stout that has a slight cola flavor. The peanut butter flavor is just the background but it plays well with a milk stout. It doesn't deliver as much as the aroma does. The bitterness toward the end really contrasts the aroma of peanut butter. In my opinion, it seems to make a PB beer less convincing. But if you remove the bitterness, it would have been a decadent treat. After a sip, there's a lingering nutty profile hanging around.

Mouthfeel: light bodied and velvety. It just seems a bit over carbonated.

Overall: the smell of this beer is the winner. The taste and mouthfeel falls short of it. This is my first oddball flavored beer I've tried but it sure makes me want to seek out other peanut butter stouts.

Photo of gandalfcat
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black with head that dissipates quickly. Good peanut butter nose. Taste not as rich as I remember. Bought at local Costco which was surprising.

Photo of tlema1
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was disappointed, got a nutty nose, and some bitter chocolate, I was hoping for more of a dessert beer

Photo of BeerSD
1.92/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Taste was odd, reminiscent of coke with spices in it. Not a beer I would drink again.

Photo of CHickman
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black color with a thick foamy 2 finger light brown/khaki colored head with a lot of tiny bubbles popping as it slowly dissipated, leaving minimal foamy lacing.

Smells of peanuts, roasted malt, cocoa powder, hazelnut, chocolate milk, grains and an earthy cardboard smell that resembles dry peanut shells. Very interesting since this is a milk stout doing its best to be like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and it worked.

Tastes of roasted malt, peanuts, dark chocolate bar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, hazelnut, light ashy notes, chocolate milk, toasted grains, burnt chocolate chip cookie, faint piney hops, caramel, nougat and some earthy notes that have a dry sweetness. Best way to describe this brew is a bunch of crushed up Hershey Whoppers and dry peanut shells tossed in a blender with a stout. After the initial swallow the malt comes back with some more roasted notes and trails off very nutty, where it almost feels like that dry peanut butter coating. Maybe it’s psychological but even the feel is different and similar to peanut butter in a very enjoyable way. This is a damn fun beer to drink since it’s like candy and peanut butter at times with a lot of complexities that seem to trick your taste-buds into thinking they are having the real thing.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, yet thick and chewy to the point of being slightly viscous; medium weight on the body and mild carbonation allow the brew to flow down very easy, completely hide the low ABV and show off the peanut and roast elements from the malt. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and that peanut taste lingers on for a while.

Had the SixPoint Peanut Butter Shop Ale in 2013 and DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Porter in 2014 and I really enjoy this peanut butter style of beer. I eat peanut butter with a spoon straight from the jar so this is a real treat combining two of my favorite foods. I highly recommend trying this if you like peanut butter. It’s a great beer if you are looking for something different and enjoy the taste of peanut butter.

Photo of TBonez477
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent PB flavor, not as strong on chocolate notes. Big roast finish.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with an off white head. Lacing is left behind on the glass. Aroma of peanut butter, cocoa and grains like Reese's puffs cereal. The flavor starts with chocolate malts, blending into peanut flavor ending dry and toasty. Full bodied ale with medium carbonation almost creamy.

Photo of john0721
3.31/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle.

Pours black with a light brown head which immediately diminishes.

Nose: Strong peanut with some creaminess.

Flavor: Starts with sweet creaminess, followed by a touch of vanilla, then peanuts.

Finish is short, dry, with some peanut.

Overall it is what it claims to be, a milk stout with peanut flavoring.

Outlier explanation: I found peanuts in the noise, and the lactose and peanuts in the flavor were so dominant that most of the base beer was lost.

This is a good beer that I would drink again, but I will not actively seek it out.

Photo of atone315
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Peanut butter bomb, and I loved it. I let my wife try it and it was the first time she has asked me if I can get some more. Paired this with New Glarus Belgian Red for a faux PB&J, next time will try with NG Strawberry Rhubarb for the ULTIMATE PB&J.

Photo of samtrillo
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A lively khaki tan head quickly dissipated into bubbles around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is very intense! Strong nutter butter vibe. Which I guess would translate to sweet peanut butter.

First sip and all I get is the sweet peanut butter. Like a said, nutterbutter. But the stout malt and roastiness blends with the peanut to give it a butterfinger type taste. Some bitterness and coffee notes that blend nicely with the overwhelming peanut butter.

Mouthfeel is rightly creamy with low carbonation. Drinks a little bit bigger than its 5.3%, which is always good.

Overall I really enjoyed it for what it was. It's a sweet desert stout. Not something I would always grab for when looking for a stout, but I can imagine many times when I'd want to sip one of these and experiment with pairing it to other foods.

Photo of FLima
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black color with a thin head with medium retention.
Surprising and delicious aroma with predominant notes of macerated peanuts with cream and brown sugar.
Flavor takes a slightly different path. Notes of coffee, lactic acid, lots of cocoa, nuts and chocolates. In its flavor, the peanut seems more like a liquid essence. Dry aftertaste with a velvet roasted malt.
Although I don’t have the same sweet memories from childhood towards peanut butter, and how weird it sounds adding beer to the picture, I did enjoy this. It is an unusual combination that worked quite well.

Photo of PicoPapa
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this beer.

22 oz bottle. Pours a black color with a small layer of brown head. Fantastic and unique aroma. Lots of lacing. Chocolate milk, peanuts, cocoa, caramel, honey, coffee and roasted malts. The taste is somewhat reminiscent of Reese's Pieces. Peanut butter, dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and sweet lactose. Finishes with more chocolate milk and peanut butter. Not overly sweet. Lightly carbonated with a light mouthfeel. Somehow this beer works very well. Overall, one of the best Milk Stouts I have ever had.

Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours black with a nice light brown (peanut butter) head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Some milky sweetness and hints of peanuts

Taste: LIght roasted malts, milky sweetness and hints of peanuts and peanut butter. Would like a little stronger flavor to the peanut butter component of this.

Feel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Disappointing, especially after so many people said this is a great peanut butter stout. I figured this being a milk stout it might be pretty good, maybe like a peanut butter cup. No such luck. Weak on flavor in my opinion. Give me Sweet Baby Jesus over this any day.

Photo of thisXwar
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very delicious, wish it was easier to come across especially in New York.

Photo of bigjoe786
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

awesome peanut butter aroma and taste!! Go get it!

Photo of sneth019
3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wast expecting more, but still not bad. Not as thick as I would have liked.

Photo of dmgeng
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this one on a trade from Randy in California and I was pretty excited to try this.

A - Dark brown color indicative of a lower ABV milk stout. And has a very rocky light brown head that fades quickly. Almost no lacing.

S - Initially the peanut butter flavor is front and center and then the chocolate both milk and dark with roasted and malt smells bringing up the back. I really like the nutty character.

T - The sweet nut character is prevalent and then milky chocolate character comes next. There is only slight inclination towards other flavors but it is still good. Very slight bitterness from the roasted malt but no discernible hops. Really quite sweet and not balanced.

M - Moderate mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. It's like a soda with the sweetness being very forward and any body is just from the lactose since it is so low in ABV.

Overall, a good beer if you want a sweet nut-inspired beer that is very novel. Not like a Reese's but more like a chocolate covered peanut. Similar to a milk stout with the sweetness and mouth-feel but is not balanced and is thin for a beer. It's definitely not my favorite but I did enjoy trying this novel brew.

Glass- Imperial Pint

Photo of Walrus_J_Taco
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The aroma reminds me of walking by a coffee shop. The flavor is chocolatey, peanut buttery, with the standard stout coffee notes. Great beer overall.

Photo of Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter glass

A- pours almost all head- lots of foam and bubbles, eventually settles and disappears, leaving a pitch black body with no lace left behind

S- big aroma of roasted peanuts mix with a roasty and charred malt base stout, notes of lactose, chocolate & coffee kick in before finishing with more charred malt

T- roasty charred malt up front with some smoke and charcoal, the roasted peanut flavors kick in quickly after, and stay on the palate until a milky/lactose sweetness makes a presence. The finish gives more roasted peanut & lactose, reminiscent of a peanut butter milkshake

M- medium viscous body with very high carbonation leads to an all foam mouthfeel that eventually settles down into a creamy finish

O- possibly the best tasting peanut butter stout/porter that I've had. Seemed to be some carbonation issues, but other than that, very good

Photo of SteveMcQueen36
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew has a really good, creamy taste. It goes down smooth but is just too sweet for me. It is a good beer to have once in a while but not exclusively. Fantastic look and feel.

Photo of Chrysti71
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Not a very distinct peanut butter flavor but a good smooth stout.

Photo of Matonika
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lots of chocolate ,peanut butter , and boiled milk aromas. Same with the taste

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Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Belching Beaver Brewery
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