Peanut Butter PM Dawn
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #178
Ranked #510
4.42 | pDev: 6.79%
May 09, 2022
Apr 21, 2018
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Notes: What started as a special treatment to celebrate our 5th Anniversary, is now a small scale batch! We started with the base recipe for PM Dawn American Stout, then slightly dialed back the ratio of cold brew Italian Roast from Barrington to allow the heavy dose of Peanut Butter to find it's perfect place in the flavor profile and balance the beer.

Peanut Butter PM Dawn presents an opaque black with brown head and lacing. A strong nose of freshly ground peanuts, chocolate peanut butter milkshake and hints of dark plum from the coffee, is followed by a full bodied palate, rich with complementary flavors of roasty coffee, swirling dark chocolate/cocoa and finishes with delicious peanut butter. Peanut Butter PM Dawn conjures memories of one of our favorite early brew-day quick breakfasts: peanut butter toast and coffee. If you haven't tried it, you should!

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Caramunich, C-60, C-120, Dextrine, Black (Patent), Roasted Barley, Special B, Chocolate Malt, Peanut Butter
HOPS: Columbus
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Photo of Whyteboar
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Whyteboar from Michigan

Canned 5/11/2020 - opened 5/8/2022
Poured black and viscous looking, capped with a 1” light brown head that faded fairly quickly and left no lacing.
The aroma was amazing, not so much as the smell alone (which was peanut butter first and stout second) but in the way it provided the peanut butter to the flavor- it wasn’t so much a flavor as much as part of the olfactory experience. I breathed in the peanut butter and drank the stout. Very curious and very cool.
The taste of the stout featured coffee and cocoa and caramel, but that might have been an artifact of the aroma.
The feel was smooth viscosity, just a pleasure to sip and experience.
Not normally a fan of peanut butter in my beer, but this one really works well, even after 2 years.

May 09, 2022
Photo of gbiello
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by gbiello from Massachusetts

Pitch black like a stout should be. Trace of a head that faded quickly. Bubbles a bit too loose for a stout. Chocolate and peanut butter on the nose like a Reese's peanut butter cup. A bit boozy on the taste, and a bit thin on the mouth feel.

Apr 24, 2022
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4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by beerbully from New Jersey

L- Black, thin head that leaves a rim of mocha suds around the glass....lacing is minimal

S-Roasted peanuts is the first impression......roasted black coffee with peanut shells.......maybe some vanilla, caramel, and wood

T-Taste is more subdued and complex vs. the nose........a nice blend of chocolate, coffee, and smooth creamy peanut butter....none of which takes the lead not sits in the background......finish is a lingering Reese's PB Cup without the sweetness

M-Smooth, creamy.....not much carb.,. Medium bodied

O- First OB Beer I have had.....very good......probably better during the winter vs a mid 60's spring day.....will let one rest til the fall

Apr 23, 2022
3.2 by StoutSnob40 from California on Sep 12, 2021
4.16 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jul 22, 2021
4.35 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 15, 2021
4.08 by kramacam from Kentucky on Jun 26, 2021
4.15 by alexsergio from New York on Jun 03, 2021
4.24 by nmann08 from Virginia on May 31, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 5/11/20

Wow. I’ve forgotten about this one in the back of my fridge for a LONG time. Like, almost a year. I keep a beer inventory list on my phone, and I remember seeing this a few months ago and thinking “oh, I must’ve already had this, I’ll take it off my list”. Let’s see how it holds up over nearly a year

Pours a very dark brown with a finger of tan head that fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing

The peanut butter has kinda faded in this, but it feels somewhat more mature. I’m picking up on aromas of dark chocolate, roasted peanut, dark malt, and a touch of whiskey

A little more peanut butter in taste, but again it’s aged quite a bit. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting roasted malt, milk chocolate, and slightly spicy alcohol. The swallow brings notes of chalky peanut butter, caramel malt, milk chocolate, and a touch of hot alcohol

A full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting a very slick beer. Finishes mostly dry with a nice sweetness

Good stuff here, but nothing mind blowing. Still happy I found it in the back of my fridge tho

Mar 27, 2021
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3.26/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

16 oz. can. Black. Smells of peanut butter and a little roasted malt. Tastes of peanut butter. Lots of peanut butter. A little sweet maltiness. Medium heavy. More peanut butter than any beer I've had. Not sure I love it, but at least it doesn't have any peanut butter weird off flavors.

Dec 14, 2020
4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jun 08, 2020
4.35 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on May 31, 2020
4.5 by Joesapp from Connecticut on May 31, 2020
4.21 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2020
Photo of WunderLlama
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 5.11.20, opened 5.21.20

Aggressive pour into a snifter yield a rich tan creamy two finger foam cap With good retention and no lacings, settles to a thin ring over dark brown motor oil

Aroma is coffee, sweetness, creamy peanut butter

Taste is sweet, roasted malts, coffee, peanut butter, milk chocolate

Mouthfeel is no sudsing, lighter syrupy, peanut butter taste lingers

You like peanut butter cups? You’ll like this beer. Imagine you are at Hershey park. Get a mocha coffee with extra cream and sugar and then hop on the roller coaster. Ride it to the top of the incline and then speed down into a vat of creamy peanut butter.

Good beer

May 22, 2020
4.54 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on May 19, 2020
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4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ouchiemomo from Massachusetts

From can although I drank one two nights ago in a glass. Pours dark, dark brown. Coffee followed by peanut butter in equal portions. Phenomenal. Effing fantastic beer. The only drawback is the 10.1 ABV. Would like to be able to consume two and not ruin the next day. Perfect beer for drinking by the fire in the backyard watching the bats hunting for dinner.

May 17, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by hops_for_thought from New York

Poured from a can (2/25) into a festival taster

L: deep brown, minimal head even with an aggressive pour. Some brown lacing but minimal

S: peanut butter, immediately. From when I cracked the can, to the pour, to the taste it's pb all the way. On that get rich dark chocolate, thinking chocolate chocolate chip brownies. Not much coffee at first but get more as it warms, provides a nice roasty note and seems to pull the pb back a bit

T: best resse's peanut butter cup I've ever drank. Fantastic, smooth peanut butter flavor on top of that rich chocolate base from the nose. The coffee notes from the nose make for a great finish. Getting minimal abv heat, just a delicious beer. Also, impressive it doesn't veer into being overly sweet

F: minimal/low carbonation, body could be a bit thicker but minor complaint. Very smooth, creamy

O: a great, full-flavored stout that definitely delivers on the peanut butter but is drinkable and provides more depth than just "adjuncts!" in your face. Surprised how easily that 16oz can went down - would happily have again, but perhaps split with friends

Apr 22, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

Man, straight up bummer town for Raul. I had a bad feeling right when I poured this thang: straight up Coca Cola thin and all carbonated fizzy like your grand pappy drinking a bicarbonate soda. Taste is ok if you are into a candy bar bought from the gas station. I mean, it’s ok and stuff, but this ain’t 97 rated top quality. Thin peanut butter taste. Thin coffee taste...


Well, hell! Raul jumped the gun on this one! It has actually settled in pretty good. Still, I don’t find it 97 status like Carmen Electra strutting around on Singled Out, but it’s still well and good like a Selina Gomez single.

Apr 14, 2020
4.5 by paulish from New York on Apr 07, 2020
4.39 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Apr 01, 2020
4.47 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Mar 28, 2020
4.48 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 27, 2020
4.06 by crobinso from Colorado on Mar 20, 2020
4.47 by EMH73 from New York on Mar 17, 2020
4.56 by psweendogg from Connecticut on Mar 07, 2020
4.37 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2020
3.45 by thewimperoo from Illinois on Dec 05, 2019
4.24 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2019
4.4 by Vivs85 from New York on Dec 01, 2019
4.85 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Oct 28, 2019
4.98 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Oct 27, 2019
Photo of brutalfarce
3.43/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by brutalfarce from Connecticut

Pours thin little to no head smells vaguely of peanut butter, drinks thin great coffee taste but pb is lacking more of a coffee stout than anything

Oct 14, 2019
3.94 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Oct 07, 2019
4 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Oct 07, 2019
4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Sep 30, 2019
4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Sep 06, 2019
Photo of Bshaw22
3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

This beer is thick as hell and black as night. Head is tiny and dissipates to nothing. That is disappointing.
Coats the mouth and throat makes it hard to swallow a lot a t once.
Roast and coffee rule the day. Peanut butter is faint and sweet.
Beer is decent but overall a big let down. It's such a beast it took me about 2 hours to drink.

Jun 03, 2019
4.47 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 30, 2019
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