Renegade Brewing Company

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Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
3.95 | pDev: 8.86%
Jun 11, 2019
Jan 04, 2015
The tradition of this beer goes back to post-Halloween 2011 when Brian bought some discounted candy. He decided to throw a bunch of peanut butter cups into a small batch of milk stout to see what would happen. The beer was such a hit, he decided to brew a full batch for New Year’s Eve. Depravity has been a tradition since. Each keg has 1 lb of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and 1 lb of dehydrated peanut butter.
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Reviewed by eppCOS from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L - Looks the darky brown/black part. Good head for a bit, too. Decent lacing.
S - Smells as if it "should" taste like a Reeses's cup, but
T - this is where it disappoints. Not enough flavor, a little thin, for the weight especially, just OK on the palate.
F - Good carbonation, mouth feel is good, just lack of flavor.
O - A little hard on this, but overall just doesn't stand out compared to other imperial PB stouts I've had.
Jun 11, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap. This is one of those beers that isn't complex or deep, but it is whimsical and fun. Peanut butter and chocolate, a holy marriage of delicious. That's it in the smell. In taste you get more "beer" flavors, such as roasted malt, toffee and coffee. However still pb and chocolate forward. Sweet, sweet and sweet in the feel, hides the 10% abv very well. That being said, a whole glass of this is too much. The wife liked it
May 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio

Mar 25, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light-brown head of foam. It smelled of peanut butter, chocolate and roasted malt. Nice chocolate flavor with subtle peanut butter notes and roasted malt.
Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Pretty much at the dirty motor oil level of blackness under a khaki head that recedes to a tight collar, thin film, and an adequate horizontal mountain range of foamy lacing.

Aroma: Dark roasted malts, an inky/oily richness almost like black licorice, and if you really inhale deeply a slight dry peanut butter aroma can be found.

Taste: To me, this is one of those beers where the main ingredient, the peanut butter, seems to apply itself when you really think about it and search for it, only then can I relate. If I just take a sip and describe what I taste I find it to be very dark coffee roast, some sugary almost lactose-induced chocokate with a very bitter finish almost hinging on being sour. It’s in between the chocolate and the sourness that I detect that bit of peanut butter.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth and dry for such a high ABV.

Overall: I wanted to like this so much more but I kept thinking about the peanut butter too much and trying to really taste it and experience it, which didn’t always happen. The good news is that it’s not too sweet or cloying, not overbearing in any way.
Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a fluffy khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and nice lacing. The aromas are pretty mild and subtle. Hints of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. I'm not getting any peanut butter in the aroma department. You really have to dig deep to pick up the aromas, but they do open up slightly as it warms. The flavors are bold and rich. There's some milk chocolate, dark chocolate and chocolate syrup going on. Hints of vanilla and lactose. Mild hints of coffee. The peanut butter flavors are subtle and hard to pick up, but are ultimately noticeable in the finish. Strong malt backbone. Nice moderate sweetness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid stout. I love peanut butter stouts/porters, and I can't say that this is best example of showcasing the peanut butter, but it's still an enjoyable brew. It's a nice "Imperial Milk Stout". The peanut butter is there, but doesn't shine or come off as the star. I ultimately like it though.
Feb 09, 2018
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
DEPRAVITY! Great name for a beer & considering how many people I know view peanut butter beers, apt. 12 oz. can picked up in Wisconsin. You know, the shitty state that loves Scott Walker. Fuck that guy.

Black. Clingy legs if you care about stuff like how a beer looks versus how it tastes. Smells like peanuts in peanut butter. Full stop. Nothing else. I like peanut butter. I bought some today. I’m going to eat some of it tomorrow.

Depravity doesn’t deliver on the promise of its schnazz. As a conisss….consiess….dammit. Connoisseur of peanut butter & peanut butter beers, this stacks low. Peanut butter is low, stout is plain, bits of sweet malt, touch of roast, not much else. At 10% ABV this is way too big for the payback.

Disappointed. Really dull. Nothing to see here.
Feb 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Spydersweb from Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Deep dark brown, almost black color, with a denim colored head, which remains for a long time, considering they added peanut and chocolate. The aroma is roasted dark malts, bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of dried stone fruit; followed by light roasted peanuts. The flavor is bittersweet chocolate, followed by dark roasted malts, coffee, toffee, and peanut butter. Amazingly heavy, full bodied mouthfeel, a bit of lactose in the finish. Overall, everything I would hope for in a full bodied imperial sweet stout.
Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by dubnation from Kansas

Sep 10, 2017
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Taste: Complex, rich, sweet malty, salty, peanut butter, chocolate, warming alcohol, creamy mouthfeel. Same with the nose with a smokey aroma . Black, opaque, with a tan foamy head and broken ringed lace. Full body. Intense flavors. 57 IBUs
Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by mountaincoffee from Kansas

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 27, 2017
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Reviewed by AlarmClock314 from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Mikey's in Plover, WI on 2/15/17. Review from notes. Appearance is mostly black with a small head. The smell and taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, and and lactose. More caramel than peanut butter comes through in the taste. Intensity improved after it warmed up. Mildly bitter and very sweet. Some noticeable alcohol. Above average carbonation and below average body. Overall, this is straightforward, tasty, and fairly fitting of the style. Worth a try if you enjoy a sweet beer.
Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by kinggimp from Wisconsin

Feb 08, 2017
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: ucsbmullet on Beer Advocate
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Jan. 24, 2017
Consumed: Jan. 29, 2017
Reviewed as: Double Milk / Sweet Stout
Misc.: No COD

Thanks, Nick!

Was lucky enough to get a bunch of awesome brews from Nick. Super excited to review this one. I love peanut butter, I love milk stouts and I’ve heard great things about Renegade (from Nick).

Poured a dark-to-light black brown color (almost black) with two fingers of frothy tan head. Serene setting underneath. Below average foamy lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled smooth peanut butter, milk chocolate, roasted coffee malts, lactose and semi-charred wood. Had me looking toward the taste. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was a little different than the nose. For sure getting peanut butter, but more roasted than the smell. Definitely a milk chocolate taste as well. Also roasted coffee, dark sweet caramel, malt chocolate, semi-charred wood, chocolate syrup and toffee. Does not taste 11 pct. ABV at all. (Taste - 4.00)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, roasty finish, (Feel - 4.25)

Loved this one. May have underrated it just a tad at 4.00. (Overall - 4.00)

4.06 | 91 | A-
Feb 06, 2017
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Reviewed by erk0607 from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Look: Mostly black with a tan head the color of peanut butter that lasted about 1 minute poured into a tulip. Left a tiny ring of lacing.
Smell: Mostly chocolate notes, some caramel, and slight alcohol on the nose. Not overly aromatic but still good.
Flavor: On the sweet side, almost makes me wonder if there's artificial flavors or sweeteners... but super good... chocolate, coffee, peanutbutter cup on the back of the tongue, but not straight up peanut butter.
Feel: Like drinking motor oil... heavy... viscous. Minimal carbonation. Good example of imperial stout.
Overall: Very good. I'm still getting hung up on the sweetness... then again, since when isn't a peanutbutter cup sweet? Would probably get again but could only do one in a sitting.
Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Jan 23, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by McHenry from Wisconsin

Jan 22, 2017
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