Peanut Butter Milk Stout - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Ratings: 687
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 194
Gots: 217 | FT: 8
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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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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As Matt Kemp blasts a huge solo bomb to sink "America's sweethearts" the Cardinals, Raul is sippin on this bad boi and feelin' mighty fine.

Pours a jet black that is almost blacker than black like Conrad going into the Heart Od Darkness.

Smell...oh my. Like Lucille Ball making little Rickey a peanut butter sandwich; literally, almost dead on.

Taste? Alright, alright...not bad. Same as the nose. Strong peanut butter and not much else.

Mouthfeel is a bit of a letdown. Like Getting a a meatball sub at Subway with only 4 balls - it's a bit lacking. Thin, a bit over-carbonated... but not terrible.

This is an interesting brew, my peeps. I suggest y'all peep it.

Photo of hopsputin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

a: dark black color. forms a large 3 finger dark brown/tan head that is the fizziest i've ever seen in a beer. fades to nonexistence in about 2 seconds

s: well. that smells like peanut butter. chocolate & peanut butter. dark toffee, black licorice. theres a smell of graham cracker here. dark sugary syrup, and just a hint of toasted malts

t: the taste is similar to the nose. a smooth combination of creamy peanut butter & milk chocolate. theres a hint of dark prunes and raisins in here - but its real slight. there a bit more of the roasted malt character in here than the nose. i can taste a little bit of a harsh bitterness from that toasty-ness. then you're hit with the lactose, which smooths everyone and adds a nice creamy sweetness to the end of this

m: its a syrupy, medium mouthfeel with a big fizzy presence. as with their other stout, the fizziness of the mouthfeel really reminds me of drinking a soda

o: better than the regular stout. the combination of peanut butter/chocolate/graham/lactose in here balances out nicely. its only 5.3% so it drinks pretty easy, yet manages to give a little bit of stickiness in the mouth. normally i don't like the amount of fizziness level that this has, but it actually works well to cut the richness from the peanut butter & chocolate flavors.

Photo of PicoPapa
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
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 Beaver13
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy brown head that completely disappears quickly.

The aroma is roast dark chocolate, peanut butter, and oats with a little coffee.

The flavor is roast chocolate, peanut butter and some slightly acidic coffee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery with little carbonation.

Overall, a very interesting beer. Would be better if better carbonated.

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz Bomber.Poured into a 20 oz Firestone glass a dark black color.The smell was chocolate and a touch of coffee.Up front the taste was Peanut butter,chocolate and Coffee with a touch of bitterness.Very original taste which I have to say I liked very much.Some people might say it sounds bad but with these flavors blended together it is really quite good.Give it a try.

Photo of bsp77
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hard to write a proper review in Hawaii.

Pours near black with decent tan head. Aroma and taste both focus on chocolate, caramel candy and peanut butter. Slight kick at the finish.

Moderate carbonation with a medium body that is not plagued by the thinness that many lower abv Stouts have.

Unique and delicious, partly because the taste is nicely balanced and not overrun by peanut butter.

Photo of chinchill
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Large shared bottle pours near black with a decent head.
The aroma and flavor both feature peanut butter, but not so much as to mask the dark malts. Lovely roasted malt + roasted peanuts flavor.

Very smooth, full body with acceptable light carbonation.

Photo of samtrillo
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
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 SomethingClever
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

22 oz bottle
A: dark as per a usual stout slightly off white head tannish not deep mocha like some

S: Smells like roasted peanut butter and a little chocolate

T: has a nice milk stout sweetness to it then it tastes like those Little Debbie peanut butter snacks I can't remember the names but it tastes how those smell. the other peanut butter stout I had was Du Claws and this is much much better.

M: Thin like most milk stouts

O: I'm a traditionalist as far as beers so I find this beer gimmicky but very good if that makes sense I love peanut butter and this beer delivers but I feel like it was added to the beer instead of blending. I want a beer to just naturally exude a peanut butter flavor rather than it being afterwards added and overbearing. Very bizarre review I know.

Photo of spacecake9
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in a trade.
A - Pours a dark brown or black from a bomber. Nice tan head head that dies down quickly. No lacing on the sides.
S - Chocolate, coffee, vanilla - very unique aroma that I've never experienced in a beer before.
T - Tastes like peanut butter, chocolate and caramel. In a good way!
F - Medium to thick mouth feel.
O - This beer reminds me of 2 other great desert beers that I can drink a lot of - Hardywood Gingerbread Stout and Southern Tier Creme Broulee. Yes it is sweet but just about the time the flavor leaves your mouth you're reaching for another taste. I have to get more of this beer!

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a small brown sugar color head. Aroma is coffee, light chocolate, and peanut butter cookies. Taste is roast coffee, baking chocolate, and roasted peanuts almost (not quite peanuts or peanut butter). Mouthfeel is thin to medium and silky. Overall a pretty good pb milk stout, one I'm happy I tried.

Photo of Chrysti71
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
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 dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Great peanut nose. Taste has a great peanut base...not overly though. Very thin bodied for a stout. Would have liked it to have a bigger body. Seemed more like a porter to me. Really enjoyed it though. Would definitely have again.

Photo of sneth019
3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
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 Catracho5
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Nice appearance, pours black/dark brown, some ruby edges with a creamy light brown thick head. Head dissipated quickly, lacing down the glass, tiny bubbles in the head.

Smell: I can smell the peanut but not a heavy peanut butter smell. Mostly peanut smell that lingers then fades into a roasted malt smell. Not the most impressive smell for a stout.

Taste: Interesting, get the roasted malt chocolate up front then a more peanut butter flavor at the end. The smell is not like the taste, it has a better peanut butter taste than a smell. The peanut butter is there but it is not the dominant flavor, mixes well with the chocolate and roasted malt flavors.

Mouthfeel: More on the watery side than I expected, nice carbonation, smooth velvety texture.

Overall: Outstanding stout, worth a try and a I am not sure if I like the peanut butter but it's a stout worth sharing and drinking again. First time for Belchin Beaver and I will have to give their other beers a try.

Photo of TruePerception
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
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 Cloaked_Phantom
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is strong peanut butter! This is fantastic'

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.24/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a deep brown/black color stout with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of butterscotch and hazelnut with quite a bit of residual sugar is a bit surprising. Taste is also dominated by butterscotch notes with some hazelnut with quite a bit of residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation. A bit too sweet for my own taste and I could see the butterscotch notes becoming over the top if I was to drink too much of this beer.

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer to have.

Photo of docoman
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Definitely taste and smell of peanut butter, more so than the Karl Strauss version (which is a porter) but very good overall.

Photo of BlottoOtto
4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

I love peanut butter and I love beer. Two great tastes that tastes great together. Peanut butter + beer. Who knew? I know that this many people say this is not real beer, but I can't help but love this beer. Honestly it is amazing going down. Creamy, mild and quite pleasing with a velvety peanut butter finish. I really really like it. This beer will become a huge, huge national hit.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

2.0 A: Black color. Fizzy light brown head falls as quickly as it forms. No lacing with occasional bubbling rising from the depths of the glass.

4.25 S: Gotta say this smells pretty wonderful. Big lactose component with strong coffee and rich velvety milk chocolate. I think it's likely that the peanut butter isn't the real thing, but overall it still smells great.

3.5 T: The taste nearly confirms my suspicion. The peanut flavor isn't from actual peanut butter. While it's not vile like a lot of other processed extracts, it still isn't desirable. Otherwise, lots of coffee and chocolate, pleasantly sweet with a supple roastiness.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

3.75 D: Interesting and tasty overall. Still, if this had the real deal in it, it could have been freaking amazing.

Photo of CHickman
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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 stumac
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Got this on my Cali trip!

Pours up opaque black, no head. Only quickly fading dark brown bubbles. No lacing. No problem. Aroma is big 'ol peanut butter! Big chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla extract, smells like a chocolate store and a coffee house had a friggin baby! Taste is peanut butter! As well as all the flavors in the nose. Full body, low low carbo making it a smooth operator. I've only had one other peanut butter beer and that beer didn't even taste or smell like peanut butter. This brew is the tits! Wishing that I lived in Cali right about now...

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Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Belching Beaver Brewery
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