Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter
Belching Beaver Brewery

Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Peanut ButterBarrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,145
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #8,233
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 10.55%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
28
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California, United States
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Photo of ctbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like this - they really packed a lot of flavor into this.
Pours dark and stouty with a thick tan head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Aroma is great, like a peanut butter cup soaked in creamy hot chocolate. The flavor follows the aroma with rich peanut butter cup and hot chocolate flavors dominating. A hint of cinnamon is mixed in with a very faint barrel character flowing through it all. A good somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.19/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a very dark brown color that reminds me of root beer/cola....the head starts out about a finger thick but disappointingly fizzles out rather quickly into a ring around the inside of the glass. The carbonation appears to be tight and aggressive around the outside edge of the glass, otherwise it is really hard to see what is happening. The lacing is not very impressive either, with an oily film being really the only remnant left behind after the small patchwork of fizz quickly gravitates back into the liquid. Hopefully the rest of the categories are better....

S- Huge amounts of sticky sweet Reese Peanut Butter cup, heavy doses of creamy hot chocolate mix, dark and/or milk chocolate, perhaps some chocolate wafer, fresh peanut that has been shelled, mild horchata, vanilla bean/cinnamon spices and a finish that is Earthy dry and lingers very much in the syrupy sweet department......definite dessert like quality on the nose and full marks!

T- Whoa, this tastes different than the aromas let on! The Rye whisky is most definitely a dominant flavor, and hits the palate with a whollop! There is a woodsy nature that isn't really that good, followed up by mild tastes of peanut butter, chocolate and an incredibly unfortunate sour apple flavor that hits the sides of the tongue. The alcohol is pungent and quite noticeable.....sorry but raw rye mash is not a compliment to the flavor of this one......

M/O- Creamy medium/full body, and smooth carbonation are the selling points here, but otherwise, this tastes like Pigs' Ass. What an abomination over the standard Mexican Chocolate PB Stout......I'm telling everyone, if you want something more like a sour and with tart fruit mixed into a Stout, this is it....Blah....not worth the $18 I spent....not worth 1.80 either.

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Photo of maximum12
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Peanut butttttttter! Someday someone is going to make a rye whiskey barrel aged rye beer with peanut butter & maple syrup, & then I can die. Until then, there’s this 500ML bottle picked up in Carlsbad, CA.

The cap pops & the bottle slowly bubbles over….l’ll try not to read into that. Looks black, like the outside of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup I engulfed earlier today. The smell is a light dose of chocolate but mostly roasted peanut butter. I approve.

Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter clashes on an atomic level. The title of the beer is all there: cinnamon that’s a bit too strong, dunking the chocolate & peanut butter into lesser roles. The rye whiskey is like socks & sandals with the balance of the beer, making it muddy & unfocused. The rare barrel aged peanut butter chocolate beer I wish I’d shared with someone else.

Just too many cooks in the kitchen. Sadly, this is less than the sum of its excellent parts. Pretty good beer.

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Photo of uniquehorizon
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful tan head, rich mouthfeel. Aroma reflects the taste: peanut butter, chocolate, and salt. If you want a peanut butter cup in a dessert beer, this is it. Despite being barrel aged, not particularly boozy flavor. It is detectable, but doesn't detract from the effect.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Haha, oh wow... smelling this thing reminds Raul of his Tristessa that he woke up next to one morning in Ensenada - perfection. Oh yeah, look? Dark like Tristessa’s jet black hair. Taste? Can I say huge? Huge, I mean huge peanut butter and spiced Mexican chocolate - this beer is for real. Only letdown is that for being barrel aged, it’s a lil too light (unlike Tristessa).

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Photo of emyers
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into snifter

Near black with a one inch light brown head

Nose: Excellent. Tons of peanut butter followed by chocolate and cinnamon. I don’t get much barrel character through all of the dessert but it smells amazing either way.

Taste: similar to the nose, this is all about the Mexican chocolate/peanut butter. Flavor profile is all peanut butter, spice, and chocolate. Rye barrel is somewhere between very subtle and completely absent. Finishes somewhat sweet.

Feel: medium body, maybe a touch overcarbed for my taste but overall very drinkable.

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Photo of floyd_pugman
2.85/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured into an Alesmith snifter. Pours a chocolate brown color. The nose seems off to me -- it has plenty of peanut, some chocolate, and pronounced biscuit toast notes, but the peanut seems somewhat artificial, like a cheap, artificially sweetened candy bar. The palate follows suit: the chocolate component is quite yummy, but for me the dominating peanut flavor is strange and offputting -- like a peanut oil that’s starting to turn rancid, perhaps -- and lingers having coated your palate. I’m also not getting much barrel. Try it for yourself, but my palate is not a fan.

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Photo of pkalix
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

smell is FIVE for authenticity!!! taste is pretty good also!!!! but do i rate it for the novelty of precision or as a genuine brew? either way, it's doing a pretty good job of going down my throat at almost 11 percent abv!!!

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Barrel Aged Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 28 ratings