Mo Peanut Mo Problems
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #805
Ranked #2,906
4.26 | pDev: 5.16%
Nov 16, 2023
Jun 23, 2020
Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with peanut butter cookies, toasted marshmallows and crunchy wafers layered with peanut butter and covered in fudge.
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Rated: 4.27 by travolta from California

Nov 16, 2023
Rated: 4.55 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 16, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is an extremely luxuriant, flavorful pastry stout that screams dessert! A nice after hockey treat, but tasty as it is, it would be tough to drink this type of beer on a regular basis.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Rich dark brown color with a bubbly, effervescent yet fluffy brown head and thick curtain lacing. This beer smells and tastes like a platter of a variety of peanut butter cookies drenched in bourbon and puréed. Velvety smooth, decadent. I give the 4.25 overall only because it would be a while before I would have this beer again.
Sep 21, 2023
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
09/15/23 bottle @ home
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by John_M from Washington

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I find that these prairie pastry stouts can be hit or miss, though the barrel aged versions seem more consistent - usually pretty good. This is another very good effort from prairie.

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color, though there also appear to be flecks of peanut showing up as well. It's a bit odd, but not off putting. Otherwise, there's decent head retention and lacing, and this is another beer that looks as if it's seen considerable barrel aging.

On the nose, I pick up considerable dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. There's some peanut flavor aroma as well, but not as much as I was expecting (given the name of this beer). I also get the sense that the abv. is up there a bit in this one, which of course it is. Regardless, the aroma profile is attractive and impressive in this beer. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this well crafted beer, and while it's pretty sweet on the palate, the bourbon keeps the sweetness in check and enhances the beer's drinkability. Mouthfeel is fairly soft and full, with a long, smooth finish. For the sweetness and high abv., this is an entirely too easy beer to gulp down. The alcohol is really well integrated into the flavor profile.

Impressive effort from the folks at prairie, and one of the better beers I've had from them in some time. It's a bit spendy (13.50 for a 12 ounce bottle at my local), but IMHO, is worth the cost of admission.
Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by SpaceCamp from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a rich chocolate. Forms a moderate, maybe 1cm head of crystallized mocha bubbles, with a nice layer of faded lacing on the edge of the snifter. Held to the light, this beer has a fudge chocolate hue, a bit nutty.

A: Peanut butter, bourbon barrel, roasted malt, vanilla/marshmallow.

T: Peanuts, a bit of bourbon barrel/oak, dark chocolate/cacao nibs, roasted malt, vanilla, and marshmallow. Sweet lactose, and some nuttiness towards the middle. Hints of char and smoke. Finishes sweet - maple syrup and candied sugar.

F: Full-bodied, with a thick yet smooth mouthfeel. Similar to syrup. Moderate carbonation.

O: 13.6% ABV is well-hidden. Real dessert sipper. Flavor and aromas were real nice. Feel was pretty standard pastry stout. Solid stuff from Prairie, but it's not quite at the highest tier.
Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a few interesting points about this one, another crazy stout from prairie, the first is that its brewed and packaged by krebs brewing, didnt realize they had acquired prairie, and surprised to see one of these not made by and at twelve percent, been awhile for me, regardless of timing on all this. i also think its crazy what they put in this beer, what sounds like nutty buddy bars, and toasted marshmallow (flavor), what an absurd recipe, even for these guys. its also wild that this is so strong, pushing 14% abv, but somehow not being either all that sweet, and not that hot, truly wild, and the four of us who shared this bottle were all quite impressed! thick like driveway sealant, close to as black, very little head or carbonation activity but not totally flat, dense and long legged, slightly greasy suggesting some real peanut butter element, and with a great nose of roasted malt grounding all the extras, not too much of the marshmallow flavor, seemingly less milk sugar than a lot of these have, some light smoke, sweet chocolate, and definite vanilla too. the flavor isnt all peanut and dessert, its stout at its core still, and thats part of what makes this impressive. espresso, roast, and some dark chocolate fudge keeping it grounded. peanut cookie for sure in the middle, just a little oxidation there too, this is coming up on a year old, but its subtle, vanilla, light whiskey too, milk chocolate, sweet biscuit and sugar cookie, maple, roasted peanut, and some confection character, but its not too much somehow. the barrel is really unifying here, i think a key recipe decision for this, not a ton of wood but its needed. sweet and palate coating, enormous body, but not overbearing, even with the alcohol. flavorful and good, smooth going down, rich and decadent, a nice share beer and sipper around the card table. this has always been a strong style for prairie, and the best goes on!
Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a Prairie flute; dense, oily pour stains the glass with film and tan-colored sludge, no head to speak of, but the rest of this beer is pretty amazing. Peanuts, marshmallow, wafers, chocolate fudge, vanilla, bourbon barrel, Reese's; sweet and peanut-y, full-bodied and rich, worth seeking out if big bba pastry stouts and peanuts are your jam.
Jun 19, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle, bottled 11.07.2022. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch or so tan head that fizzled away quick but left a peanutty film on the top and the sides of the glass. Lots of peanut butter in the aroma, and there's also some fudge, roasted malt, vanilla and bourbon noticeable too. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some marshmallow, oak and burnt/charred malt flavors. Leans more sweet/peanutty tasting overall but without being overwhelmingly sweet. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's rich and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. Also, the 13.6% ABV is well hidden here. I thought this was a really good imperial stout, worth trying if you like peanutty, barrel aged or just big stouts in general.
Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jun 17, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 22, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle. Stamped on bottle neck is the date of '11.07.2022'.
Black, top to bottom, colored body. Slight tan head reduces to puffy islands and thin ring. Thick film left behind.
Aroma is a dense mix of chocolate, peanut, and marshmallow.
Taste devolves over a short period of time, from fudge chocolate to a peanut and vanilla blend, and finally the wafer.
Dense mouth feel. Higher ABV% is well hidden. Good carbonation.
May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by archero from Texas

Apr 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Drank from a 12 Fl. Oz. bottle purchased at Gordon’s Fine Wine & Spirits, Watertown, MA
Served in a tulip

Wow, what an unattractive looking beer. The murky, dark brown liquid was flecked with white particles. There was no actual head, but an oily film topped the body initially. After a few minutes, the oily appearance seemed to disappear.

The aroma was fantastic. Chocolate fudge notes came through big time. Marshmallow and/or vanilla was also quite noticeable. Sweet but not excessively so. Hint of nuttiness. The peanut butter was more subtle than I anticipated however. There was a moderate booziness as well.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose but perhaps even punchier. Again, chocolate fudge notes dominated. Peanut butter was also noticeable but not to the degree it was in the nose. Vanilla and toasted marshmallow appeared in the center. Boozy bourbon notes came through on the back end and crescendoed in the finish. For 13.6% however, the alcohol was very well buried.

Nice rich, syrupy mouthfeel. Somewhat oily. Fuller bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, mellow effervescence.

Aside from the appearance, Mo Peanut Mo Problems was outstanding all around. This is truly desert in a bottle.
Apr 27, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 12oz bottle into a perennial snifter. pours pitch black with an almost coconut floatie-like debris on top. peanut butter wafers, bourbon and oak, and light chocolate on the nose. taste follows with a chocolate peanut butter forward flavor and quite a lot of bourbon barrel. rich, intense and pastry stout-ish but it’s tasty. medium-full mouthfeel. i was skeptical on this one but i was wrong. it’s sweet for sure and very much on the pastry side of things but the barrel is strong on this one. i’m also very much into the chocolate peanut butter flavors.
Apr 17, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by EMH73 from New York

Apr 02, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2023
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Very dark brown color. lighter brown head with a bunch of floaters.
Aroma of chocolate, peanut butter, and vanilla.
Ditto for the taste. Add some bourbon.
Big-bodied dessert beer.
Mar 05, 2023
Mo Peanut Mo Problems from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 51 ratings