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Peanut Butter Stout | Country Boy Brewing

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Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by barczar on 04-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10
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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With an extraordinary creative mind, the exploitative nature of County Boy Brewing sees no end in sight. This time, they conjure a firm stout that's caught somewhere between American and British varieties. But the fun in the beer is its kiss of peanut butter!

But like many other stouts, the shaker pint arrives with an astute onyx-black appearance. Opaque and mildly hazed, the beer slowly releases a dainty creme of foam that meagerly skirts the glass. it's seemingly cask-like in its short statured foam stance.

Rich stout-like aromas portray the roasty character well. French press coffee, cocoa powder, burnt toffee, walnuts, and a richer peanut character come to life and gives a glimpse into the peanut butter additions. However, in aroma the complements seem more like peanut brittle instead of peanut butter.

Richness also endures in taste as the flavor of freshly ground coffee, bittersweet chocolate, walnut oils, and mildly scorched toffee swirl about the palate with fullness and delight. Background notes of peanut butter peak through the center of the stout on occations but never demand attention. With low-lying hops and its relatively simplified palate, the beer's focus remains on chocolate and peanut butter to carry the session.

The light carbonation allows the full weight of the lush beer to be felt. As the beer lays weightily on the tongue, the malty textures provides a velvety texture much like that of milk stouts. The beer's fatty mid palate is aided by the peanut oils that also drives off carbonation and gives the beer its extended finish of dessert-like texture with minimal alcohol warmth.

If the 'peanut butter' moniker isn't given in the name, the taste of peanut butter may have been easily dismissed as other malt contributions. But regardless, this is a well made stout that straddles the styles of English, American, milk, and oatmeal types.

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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque deep brown with hints of amber highlights and a solid one inch puffy tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Peanut butter explodes in the aroma, buttery toffee, and roast malt. There's a bit of chocolate complementing the peanut scent. Perfect candy confection aroma!

Flavor is more porter-like than stout. Malt is far more prevalent than the aroma indicates. Roast malt and chocolate are slightly weak, with an underlying fruitiness. Peanut butter finishes out the profile, providing sweetness to counter the roast malt bitterness.

Body is on the light side, with minimal carbonation.

Another very interesting offering from CBB! The peanut butter hits at odd times, heavy in the aroma and in the finish of the flavor, but it's initially dominated by weak roast malt flavor. Could be fantastic with some tweaking!

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Peanut Butter Stout from Country Boy Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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