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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: 601
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 168
Gots: 181 | FT: 6
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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: 601 | Reviews: 90
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 bvilord
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YeahRightt
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tommygunn
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 jdkitchi
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 lavapajamas
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 wethorseblanket
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gabe89
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 IPAchris
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewski
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 CapCollector16
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Mersh
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josh_951
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Belching Beaver Brewery
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