Bo & Luke (Peanut Butter) | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Bo & Luke (Peanut Butter)Bo & Luke (Peanut Butter)

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopsMatt on 10-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 5
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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The softer and friendlier version of Bo & Luke layers on the senses with an aura of playful peanut butter. Helping to buffer its smoky underpinnings and giving extra rise to the bourbon and malt, the children's lunch spread makes its way into adulthood in a very big way.

Just as dark and deviant as the original outlaw ale, its peanut butter character hardly shows in the beer's appearance, except in the way that it desegregates the longevity of its creamy espresso-like froth and any of its residual lacing. Yet, black like tar, its murky matte quickly turns to looks as much of dark coffee as of stout.

The common foundation of burnt toffee, dark-roast coffee, cocoa, toasted walnut and its familiar waft of campfire are all stalwarts on the nose. However, its new ribbons of peanut butter tether right through and do so in a seamless manner. The savory nuttiness tempers the smoke and seems to bury its vinous fruit character while heightening a note of tobacco and oaken caramel.

The beer's charred sweetness seems of burnt marshmallow as its deeply embedded sweetness is brought to life with the peanut butter, smoldering embers and its cocoa and coffee-like robust bitterness. Layered within is the light tartness of vinous currant, berry and plumb that turns woody, caramelly and vanilla-laden. This all makes way for the bourbony finish with lingering char and wood.

Full-bodied and lush, the peanut butter gives the initial taste a creamy and silky feel but turns powdery and with a touch of grit late. As the carbonation seems to evade the ale early, the brunt of the beer's weight lays heavily on the taste buds and saturates them full- making the beer port-like as a sipper. Its feather finish is assisted with wood spice and tannin capabilities.

With a plethora of complexity already, the additions of peanut butter carries a medium-intense and well balanced complement to the rich base beer. But the addition lessens the beer's appearance and body by its oils and has a hard time dissolving completely.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of KYGunner
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured a nice medium sized head with a brown tint. The color was deep black with an obvious thickness.

The nose is chocolatey with toffee and caramel but the peanut butter is light.

The flavor is milk chocolatey, obvious peanut butter, Graham cracker malt and even a raw roasted peanut.

This so smooth and thick and to read it's 13 percent ABV is a true shock.

I really like Bo and Luke and was apprehensive on whether peanut butter could possibly work with it but oh hell yeah it does.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Bo & Luke (Peanut Butter) from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
4.17 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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