Peanut Butter Cup Stout | Odd Side Ales

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Peanut Butter Cup StoutPeanut Butter Cup Stout
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3.72/5
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93 Ratings
Peanut Butter Cup StoutPeanut Butter Cup Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This seasonal favorite hosts a chocolate and peanut butter party in your mouth. Stout brewed with peanut butter with chocolate added.

Added by GbVDave on 07-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,964
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
93
pDev:
14.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by chrisbokmuller:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of blissfulNemo
2.89/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

defective batch - completely flat, barely blended flavors, oil beading up on surface. bottled 12/5/17 - sadly, the majority of this bottle will be poured down the drain. hopefully i'll be able to review a good batch at some point. i like what they're trying to do.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tectactoe
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Wolvmar
2.44/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I had one of the 12/5/17 batch and it seemed similar to other reviews. Poured like liquid peanut butter with absolutely no head. Oily appearance.
Aroma had peanut butter but with an almost metallic edge. I love PB but the aroma didn’t do much for me.
Taste was similar to the smell with a little more sweetness. I drank it at fridge temp but might be better warmed up a bit.
Mouthfeel was flat, flat, flat. Somewhat thin with a bit of a lingering bitterness/metal.
Overall: I ended up pouring 3/4 of the bottle down the drain. Had high hopes but this was a disapppintment. As have most PB beers I’ve tried.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rolandboy
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of LakeHawk
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrIPA
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of deakin
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of acostuhhh
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of bigaddy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Coho11
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JoeLev
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kynap55
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and there is absolutely no head. It looks flat.

It smells awfully sweet. I get a good chocolate presence. The peanut butter comes through more as it warms.

The taste starts out with chocolate and hints of peanut butter. It is a bit cloying.

Medium mouthfeel and poorly carbonated

I looked at some other reviews, and it looks like 12/05/17 is a bad batch. Mine had hardly any carbonation which detracted greatly from the experience. At least I didn't buy it.

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Photo of bob_d_j
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Peanut Butter Cup Stout from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 93 ratings