Lunchbox Hero
Kane Brewing Company

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Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #908
Ranked #4,860
4.24 | pDev: 8.25%
Nov 28, 2021
Aug 24, 2019
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Notes: Lunchbox Hero was inspired by one of our favorite childhood sandwiches and also started with an imperial stout brewed with bourbon barrel-aged Vermont maple syrup and marshmallows added to the kettle. This decadent stout was then conditioned on peanut butter, cacao, hazelnuts and vanilla beans. Overall, Lunchbox Hero has a dominating peanut butter flavor that is supported by the subtle notes from the rest of the ingredients, for a well-rounded, rich finish. ⁣⁣
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The only peanut butter beer I have ever liked has been hold on to sunshine from Tree House. Add this one to the list. Variety of other adjuncts make it so the pb isn’t overwhelming but gives it a great feel. Impressed!
Nov 28, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by dalevins10 from New Jersey

Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 30, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2020
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: thick dark black, syrupy thick, minimal head fades and never rears its ugly....well you get the point...again.
AROMA: maple and marshmallow show up first, sweet and soft...but after a few seconds the roasted peanuts kick in and Wow. Blows everything else away. I think the hazelnut must get mixed up in the peanut aroma, adding to the strength, but I can't smell the hazelnut independent of the peanut.
TASTE: salty peanut butter, maple, vanilla, light cocoa and even lighter roasted barley. sticky sweet and tasty, but not on the level of the aroma. very enjoyable though.
FEEL: full body, flat, sticky,

Very tasty and interesting adjunct stout. I expected some sort of "jelly" flavor based on the name figuring a PB&J theme, but this was better than any PB&J beer I've had, so glad for that. Not great on the peripherals, but super tasty and the nose is unique and top level.

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 4.68 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Feb 26, 2020
Rated: 4.98 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Having had one too many Clif bars on backpacking trips, I immediately had a negative association with the aromas and flavors of this beer, which really do come across as energy bar-like

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Drank on tap at Row 34, Boston, MA
Served in a cervoise

Pitch black, motor oil-like appearance. The viscous, ominous looking body poured with no head nor had any lacing.

The aroma was terrific and became even more complex as the beer warmed. Marshmallow came through strong. Vanilla was also quite noticeable. Hint of peanut butter in background. This definitely reminded me of a Fluffernutter sandwich. Loads of rich, robust dark malt notes too. As the beer warmed, the marshmallow and vanilla intensified. Powdered cocoa also appeared and would eventually take on a fragrant, hot cocoa-like quality. Overall, really fantastic.

The flavor profile was equally as impressive. Big marshmallow and cocoa notes right off the bat. Loads of fresh vanilla too. Hint of peanut butter. The beer was anchored by a sweet and decadent dark malt base. Just a touch of roastiness. More chocolate fudge and cocoa on the back end and the finish. The beer was quite sweet and dessert-like, though not excessively so.

Outstanding mouthfeel. Full bodied for the style. Super creamy, slick and smooth. The liquid contained a super fine, fairly zippy effervescence that fluffed up beautifully on the palate.

Even though the peanut butter was subtle and the maple and hazelnut notes were nonexistent, this beer was still amazing. I would love to see what type of effect a barrel treatment would have on this.
Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by BltByKrmn from New York

Jan 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours pitch black, nearly impervious to light. Aggressive pour allows for a massive foamy mocha head that slowly recedes and tastes great. Aroma is mainly peanuts. Flavor is sweet maple syrup, dominated by peanut butter. Fudgy chocolate and vanilla appear with some hazelnut on the finish. Thick and chewy, viscous. Carbonation adds to a creamy feel. Overall an outstanding pastry stout.

750 ml bottle dated 8/24/19
4.5 rating
Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 11, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 28, 2019
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tons of marshmallows, milk chocolate, sweet vanilla, peanut butter. Medium body and super sooth and easy to drink. Overall an amazing stout; hope they keep making this.
Oct 27, 2019
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
There is a lot going on here. A dessert beer, with flavors ranging from maple syrup to peanut butter to chocolate via cacao. Very dark brown pour with minimal head. The taste is sweet from the sources named above, but all flavors blend perfectly into a delicious stout. This could finish a great meal, and possibly get you to forget the meal you had!
Oct 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Used motor oil black with a tall fizzy tan foam dying to a smooth fluid surface with burnt brown edges.

This exhibits plenty of marshmallow in aroma naturally transitioning to hot cocoa in flavor, where it also sees the marshmallow translating into nougat and marzipan. The silky thick round body has a crisp tingly carbonation surfacing some hazelnut and peanut butter, where it thins out becoming more drinkable and less decadent. The sweetness comes with a little heat, before the semi-dry finish brings a Reisen exhale. As it warms, Lunchbox Hero becomes very milk chocolatey.

It's a fun stout and will certainly please the ever present and demanding pastry hoard, but at the same time it's not as complex or mature and refined as their more renowned bottles.
Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2019
Lunchbox Hero from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 23 ratings