Chocolate Milk Stout - Peanut Butter
4 Hands Brewing Co.

Chocolate Milk Stout - Peanut ButterChocolate Milk Stout - Peanut Butter
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English Sweet / Milk Stout
4.08 | pDev: 10.54%
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Chocolate Milk Stout - Peanut ButterChocolate Milk Stout - Peanut Butter
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leekainen97 from Arkansas

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

-Almost pitch black with 1 finger head that does not retain or leave much lace
-Nose is peanut butter, hint of coffee, chocolate, toast
-Taste follows nose, less peanut butter, more toast. Tinge of sweetness, caramel maybe
-Heavy bodied mouth feel. A little too much carbonation for my taste.

Mar 03, 2018
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SteveJeremy from Connecticut

3.06/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like the nutty aftertaste, but the chocolate presence is pretty slight thanks to more carbonation than appropriate for this style. Was hoping for a more milky consistency. Not at all bad, and drinkable (took me over an hour, which is rare, for me at least), but underwhelming as a whole.

Nov 27, 2015
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MuFugga from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As far as being just a milk/sweet stout, it pretty much fits the bill. Has a thin mouthfeel, which is to be expected (you can't expect imp stout thickness in a milk stout), and looks the part for the style. The nose is sweet with a hint of the peanut butter. Where this beer shines is in the taste. Has a sweet milky taste up front followed by a slight chocolatey flavor and finishes with the peanut butter. I was actually quite surprised at how good this tasted. Wish I had another.

Nov 18, 2015
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markgugs from New Jersey

2.76/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Definitely disappointed with this. The beer is so carbonated it's borderline undrinkable. Nose is half soap, half peanuts. Whatever taste is there is masked by the same horrible overcarbed mess. Pass, do not recommend.

Sep 05, 2015
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creepinjeeper from Missouri

4.96/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber into 4 Hands mason jar

Look: Dark dark chocolate in color. Nice head that settles and lingers.
Smell: Reeses Peanut Butter Cup ... SERIOUSLY! Made my mouth water from slight distance.
Taste: Boy, oh boy! Chocolate, peanut butter, milk sugar, roasted malts ...
Feel: Thinner than I anticipated. Look and smell were a little deceptive ... but not disappointing. Nicely carbonated.
Overall: Wow. I love Chocolate Milk Stout, and this even more. An awesome representation of the style. 4 Hands has done it again!

Jul 14, 2015
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cjgator3 from Florida

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The nose is straight up Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. The taste like the nose is sweet and roasted malts, chocolate, and peanut butter. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than expected, even for a 5.5% brew. However, this is one of the tastier peanut butter beers I've ever tried.

Jul 06, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smell is on point but the flavor finishes odd - a coppery, bitter element lingers. Body could definitely be smoother, thicker. Solid but nowhere near the laudatory ratings.

Belching Beaver's PB Stout is quite a bit better and Willoughby's Nut Smasher is in another universe.

Jul 01, 2015
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color and impenetrable to light. There's a massive beige head comprised of tiny bubbles. Aroma is more peanut butter with chocolate accents. It honestly smells like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. The flavor is centered around peanut butter blended with a dry stout. Massive amounts of carbonation in this beer and the mouthfeel is otherwise dry and slightly warm.

May 18, 2015
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BrewThru_29 from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks and smells great. The flavor is just a little off though. I'm getting the chocolate and the peanut butter, but I just feel like they dont really play well together. Overall, this is a unique beer, and definitely one to try.

Apr 23, 2015
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown/black with a very lively single finger of light khaki frothy and sticky foam.

Huge peanut butter aroma! Chocolate, roast, vanilla, and candy-corn like sweetness.

Much more roast and vanilla flavor than aroma, still tons of peanut butter flavor, but not overpowering and some subtle chocolate tones.

Heavy-bodied, medium carbonation, creamy smooth.

Overall, the flavor could use a few tweaks, but the aroma of this beer is outstanding.

Apr 10, 2015
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Suds from Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am generally not a fan of beers with a 'gimmick', and the smiling brown cow on the label had me concerned. However, this is a great, creative, and flavorful beer. Utterly dark, with a cream-colored head, the beer is attractive. The smell is of chocolate milk, mixed with a little peanut butter. There is a malt smell underneath, but the milk aroma is uncanny. The taste is exceptional...sweet, but not and milk-like. Some chocolate, lots of malt, a little bitterness for balance, and a continuation of the peanut butter flavor. Full and luxurious texture. Nice.

Apr 04, 2015
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Clockwork420 from Missouri

4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pours a deep ruddy black, with a tan 1 finger head with big bubbles. Airy. Little to no lacing, looks oily. Head recedes fairly quickly. Only a light ring remains around edge.

S - All I smell is Reese's peanut butter cups. Sweet, chocolate is upfront. Loud and proud. Picked up the smell of fresh jar of peanut butter. It smells like dessert.

T - Upfront its all peanut buttery. Smell is very close to what I predicted for taste. Chocolate notes but they were sort of blended in with a strong taste of smooth peanut butter. Bitterness in the back of the tongue after a drink.

F - Thin and watery. Sort of disappointing, but the rating should not be dinged for this. I knew ahead of time this one was going to be not as thick as I would expect. Perfect carbonation.

O - Very solid. Exceeded expectations, and will be proud to say this came from where I live. If you are looking for an after dinner treat, or a special drink to try with a lady this is it.

Would drink again. Worth every penny.
$6.99 Schnucks for a bomber.

Apr 02, 2015
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robgutie from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed the beer, wish the peanut butter flavor was more pronounced, or at least lasted longer on the tongue. Overall enjoyable but I think I perfer the regular 4h chocolate milk.

Apr 01, 2015
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle sealed with black unlabeled pressure cap.

bottle is dated: 02 19 15.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: light black bodied beer with a reddish brown hue when held up to light. 2 fingers of off white colored head that drops down to a thick cap. Scant lacing in left on the side of the glass.

Smell: I immediately thought of a reese's peanut butter cup when I took a sniff of this beer. Milk chocolates and peanut butter are all you smell and it smells oh so good! Really love the nose on this beer could smell it for days on end.

Taste: Flavor is not as robust as the nose. Much more milk chocolate flavor than there is peanut butter flavor, but atleast the peanut butter is there. A light bitter cocoa in the finish with a slight hint of booze.

Mouthfeel: low end of medium body with moderate, almost low level of carbonation found in the beer. Pretty drinkable and pretty thin. Would like more body from this beer.

Overall: Pretty nice milk stout. More peanut butter flavor and fuller body makes the beer the best of its kind. Outstanding peanut butter and milk chocolate aroma. Still pretty enjoyable milk stout that is overall well rounded. At 5.5% you can easily take this one to the dome by yourself and it does not get old by the end of the bomber.

Mar 30, 2015
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MichPaul from Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Waaaaay too thin for me... think this should be labeled as a porter, that would help the rating. The smell was fantastic, but I don't know where the flavor went... Drinking it a bit cold, so hopefully it will get a bit better as it warms up.

Mar 15, 2015
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Gobearswalter34 from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Head dissapates quickly.
Smell of sweet malt and yes chocolate and peanut butter.
This milk stout works perfectly with the peanut butter and chocolate. I haven't had the reg, but need to compare.
Finish is much lighter than you would think.
Overall a fun great tasting milk stout.

Mar 08, 2015
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Scientist_McGee from Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very good for what it is. Nice peanut butter taste without going overboard. I discovered that although I live peanut butter and chocolate, I don't want peanut butter flavor in my beer. I'll stick with just their chocolate milk stout instead.

Feb 26, 2015
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stortore from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark brown with a small head that dissipates quickly. Smell is lots of peanut butter when colder, less so as it warms. Also picking up dark chocolate, a hint of coffee. Taste continues the strong peanut butter, very pleasant, but again, it fades as it warms. Kind of bitter on the back end. Feels thins but not watery.

This is a really tasty beer that I would recommend to anyone, but I have to admit that while I'm a huge fan of Imperial Stouts, I'm far less so of regular stouts. That surely influences my rating.

Feb 15, 2015
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours a dark brown body (think rootbeer) with a tan one finger head. Not much in the way of retention or lacing.

S - Oh man! The smell is of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup! I'm on board here! Just a great mixture of cocoa nibs and salty peanut butter.

T - Creamy Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on the taste. That pretty much sums it up for me. After a few sips, the salty peanut butter seems to go to the background with more chocolate coming forth.

F - It's a milk stout people. It won't be thick and chewy like a RIS. The body and carbonation are medium. Seems on the money to me for the style.

O - Well worth seeking out and trying. If you love peanut butter, then this delivers.

Feb 13, 2015
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chocolate color with a smidge of tan head. Good lacing on the glass when given a swirl but it disappears quickly.

Aroma of peanut butter and sweet chocolate. Some hazelnut, toffee and caramelized sugar.

Taste is creamy, sweet peanut butter. Milk chocolate and toffee and more chocolate. Maybe a hint of citrus at the end.

Thin mouth feel with a bit of an acrid after taste.

A decent beer that doesn't match the regular CMS. I've also had this mixed with the Blackberry CMS for a PB&J beer which was rather unique and probably better as well.

Jan 11, 2015
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PhillyJ from Illinois

4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Flavor for days... this brew is amazing slightly salted peanut butter into a dark chocolate there's no need to search for other flavors.... Get this if you want a delicious session stout.. to put it simple this is one of the best stouts I've ever tasted although it lacks complexity mouthfeel lacing and abv% but yeah I'm hooked I'll be buying a bottle every time I come across it....

Jan 10, 2015
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secondtooth from Indiana

4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark complexion upon pouring into tumbler (it’s all I had access to). Only a little suds, and no appearance of lace. No points detracted, though, as glassware choice was poor.

Aroma: Creamy chocolate and a little saltiness from peanut butter.  Really pretty nice and appealing.

Taste: A tad bittersweet with dark chocolate and a hint of peanut butter underneath. Subtle and very balanced. A well done stout that brings unconventional elements into a drinkable session worthy stout. Would buy again, for sure.

Jan 03, 2015
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent ebony with a finger of tan head. Good head retention & better lacing

S: Peanut butter in spades, plus cocoa

T: Peanut butter & a little cocoa up front. More of the same once warm, slight astringency hides underneath, along with dryness. Finishes with cocoa, peanut butter & dryness

MF: Light/medium bodied, lively carbonation

One the better peanut butter beers I've had, but believe this would be better suited to some thing at least 2% ABV more. Could've used a bit more complexity , but well worth picking up

Dec 29, 2014
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boilermakerbrew from Indiana

3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours pretty much black in color with a sizable head. The head is very frothy and is about 3 fingers in thickness and tan to almost chocolatey in color. Both retention and lacing is very good on this beer. Just a touch of light penetrates the body of this beer.

S- Chocolate is the primary scent of this beer. There is just a touch of peanut butter on the nose, but not very much at all, and it can be easily lost in the chocolate smell. The chocolate is sweet and fairly dry, like cocoa powder.

T- Starts of with bitter dark malts and chocolate flavors. I think the bitter dark malts are really supposed to be the peanut butter flavor, but very little of it is recognizable as peanut butter on the tongue. The chocolate takes over towards the middle of the drink before the bitter/peanut butter flavor kicks back in and lingers on the tongue.

M- This drinks rather easy and very similarly to most dry stouts. The feel is on the thicker side, but the carbonation is high enough to still keep it slick.

Overall, I'm not sure what I expected from a peanut butter chocolate stout, but I think it was a sweeter version of this. The peanut butter comes across as more bitter than peanut-y. I think this would be better if the peanut butter came across sweeter, more like a peanut butter cup.

Dec 16, 2014
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horsehockey from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

Pour: it looks more like a porter than a stout. Not much head and it dissipates fairly quickly.

Aroma: Nice chocolate aroma and a slight nuttiness. The peanut butter is there but it's subtle.

Taste: Nice malts, some chocolate, and a nutty finish.

Mouth feel: The thin nature of the beer is really present in the mouth feel. Again to me it's more similar to a porter than a stout.

Overall: It's a fun beer. I enjoyed it. The Regular Chocolate Milk Stout is the better beer in my opinion. It has the better mouth feel and aroma. I'd say pick up the 3 pack and give all the beers a try and see which one you prefer. They have a Blackberry Chocolate Milk stout packaged with the other two.

Dec 10, 2014
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