Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Belching Beaver Pub980

Peanut Butter Milk StoutPeanut Butter Milk Stout
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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #117
Ranked #3,131
4.13 | pDev: 11.62%
Belching Beaver Pub980
California, United States
Peanut Butter Milk StoutPeanut Butter Milk Stout
Notes: America’s Favorite Peanut Butter Milk Stout: this silky-smooth beer put us on the map. Troy came up with the idea of combining Peanut Butter with our Beaver’s Milk Stout and he nailed it. Don’t let the dark color fool you, this beer is delightfully easy to drink with cascading aromas of roasted peanuts, dark chocolate and coffee.
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4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank it out of the can this time unfortunately so I can’t accurately review the look. But it certainly smells heavily of peanut butter, not a peep from the milk, which makes sense considering milk doesn’t have the strongest aroma anyway. At first, you get a lot of peanut butter and a bit of a creamy texture, that would be the milk stout. Not very highly carbonated, a win for the stout. But, in my opinion it tasted and felt much more like a porter than a stout. Still very thick and rich, but was kind of missing that stout darkness. After a few sips when you get used to the flavors, the only thing you’ll be able to taste is a nutter butter. For me this was a pleasant surprise as I’m not normally big on peanut butter. But— I think a more skilled and seasoned beer drinker and taster might also complain that it was too strong. As I said it lacks that dark, toffee, coffee dirty flavor that is synonymous with stouts, which is why I tend to compare it more to a porter. The peanut butter flavor completely overpowers almost anything else. Again, for me, not a bad thing as much as I love a good stout, but I can see some taking points off because of it.

Saturday at 09:31 PM
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black color with a small foamy head. Head retention is minimal. Lacing is decent. Has a strong peanut butter aroma. Same with taste. Not very sweet. Slightly roasty. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Jul 24, 2021
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

GF picked this up for me bc she knows I like a good milk stout, and it did not disappoint.

Very peanut buttery. Milk and dark cocoa base. Slightly crispier carbonation than I expected. A pretty good milk stout, glad she found it.

Jul 09, 2021
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AnthonySolimini from Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First time trying this and I loved it. It’s very drinkable even though it’s a stout! Flavor explosion. And I’m in Arizona on 112’ heat. But it’s sti good!

Appearance is dark. Smell is light on the nose. Feels like a lager.

Jun 27, 2021
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HardTarget from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can, 4/7/21 sampled 5/29/21, bought at HEB.

Appearance: Very black glass, strong back light doesn't come through. Starts with a fluffy brown head that drops down to a thin cover.

Aroma: Peanut... something. Maybe like a super natural peanut butter, but definitely peanuts. An earthy quality as well, but not much else on the nose.

Taste: I get hints of a fairly dry stout, but the peanut quality is pretty strong. No lactic milk stout notes, but there's no off flavors and while the nut taste is strong, it's not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy mouthfeel, medium low carbonation, a little gritty, dry fairly clean finish.

Overall: A gimmicky beer, but a well done one. Very flavored beer, not really much beer flavor coming through, but glad I got the 6 pack. Will enjoy now and again, but no where near a daily drinker.

May 29, 2021
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can (dated 3/31/21) poured into 16oz tulip. Poured a solid black color with about 1/3 inch of tan head that dissipated quickly and left light lacing.

The aroma was very peanut forward, with some solid chocolate in the background.

Very similar on the tongue, peanut up front, chocolate at the back.

The body was light for the style, smooth and had a sweet finish.

Drinkability was good, but I'm not sure I'd want two in a row. I've had it before, and would have it again.

Overall, a pretty enjoyable brew. Worth a shot if you see it.

May 23, 2021
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4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’ve had the nitro as well as this one and this one smells like peanuts and is a little less creamier than the nitro but still a great beer. It’s definitely one of my all time favorites. In my top 10 for sure. I love peanut butter and this mimics peanut butter than any other peanut butter beer I’ve had so far.

May 15, 2021
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Beergeeknut from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This one pours incredibly dark. It does not even absorb light it won't let it in. The head is dark tan about two fingers thick. A little bit of lacing is left behind upon thinning out.

Aroma: Heavy milk chocolate notes, dark roasted coffee, twinges of fig. Peanut butter notes make themselves very well known.

Taste: Very smooth at the start. Milk chocolate, milk sugars as well. Coffee notes are front and center. Peanut butter rounds it out very well.

Overall: What a treat this one is. Incredibly dark but such a gentle giant. I will certainly pick this one up again. Cheers.

May 13, 2021
THEMASDRUMMER from Australia

4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I found a great way to explain how this beer smells and tastes.
Smell: Peanut butter and chocolate milk
Taste: you're familiar with a mocha latte aren't you? Imagine taking a mocha latte, making it ice cold and carbonating it. Then, mix that with a hint of peanut butter and alcoholic undertone, and thats it. That's how this beer tastes.

Feb 25, 2021
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backblast from Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste rich chocolate and peanut butter up front with a bit of roasted malt mixed in. I didn't observe any fake flavors which is really nice. It also has a very pleasant and creamy mouthfeel that completes the taste. Well done.

Feb 14, 2021
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a brown color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good deal of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a rich peanut butter aroma mixed with a good deal of milk chocolate as well as tons of powdered sugar. Along with these aromas comes a whole lot of caramel and a bit of roasted malt. Overall, the aroma is of a rich peanut butter cup smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a very sweet milk chocolate taste that is backed by a decent peanut butter flavor as well as a lot of powdered sugar. The roasted malt is lighter upfront, with it getting stronger as the taste advances forward. At the same time, some of the peanut gets a bit lighter, all while the chocolate gets a bit stronger. A very light touch of earthiness and some molasses come at the very end of the taste, leaving one with a rather lightly roasted malt, but sweet chocolate peanut butter taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium to a little bit thinner (but not thin for a 5.3 % abv. brew) with a carbonation level that is average. For the rich peanut and milk chocolate flavors a slightly thicker body may have been better, but with the brew being only 5.3 % abv., the feel is rather impressive for the low alcohol and does make for a nice easy sipper.
Overall – A rather sweet and robust peanut butter stout with a lower and more approachable abv. A little bit too heavy on sweetness for me to want to go to on any regular occasion, but a rather nice easy drinking dessert brew overall.

Jan 21, 2021
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BillAfromSoCal from California

4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a goblet at fridge temp (colder than I should have but wife was in a hurry to taste it). Tan head about 1/2 finger high that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin film of foam that continued to cover the beer for a long time. Peanut butter and dark roast on the nose and also in the taste with a nice smooth, creamy mouth feel with just a hint of really fine carbonation that tells you the beer is not flat and which helps it come alive upon gentle swishing in your mouth. The peanut butter is not overwhelming nor is it "chemical/fake" tasting. To me this is a nicely balanced example of a flavored milk stout.

Dec 28, 2020
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WindyBovine from California

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Where'd the head go (maybe a bad pour didn't notice one)? Pours black opaque except at very edges of wine class (small red tint strongly brown). Strong peanut butter smell, slight toffee/coffee ... pleasant. Taste: sweet dark coffee. Nice, slightly thicker mouth feel, again pleasant. Like most sweet stouts, don't know if can finish the whole 6-pack (12 oz cans) in one sitting.

Dec 20, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a red wine glass. Pours dark brown with a excessive tan head with large bubbles that fade away in a patchy manner. Aroma and flavor feature tons of roasted peanut butter along with milk chocolate and coffee. Some earthy hops as well. Just a hint of sourness. Overall a great PB stout.

Oct 22, 2020
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hardy008 from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a very thin disc of foam which vanishes immediately. Smells strongly of peanuts and peanut butter. I am not able to pick up anything else on the aroma. I can taste peanuts, peanut butter, chocolate, lactose, cocoa, and some dark roasted malt. Tastes almost like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice taste, especially for a 5.3 % abv beer.

Oct 05, 2020
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sjdevel from Utah

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

LOOK - very dark - very little head and that dissipates quickly - a thin ring of foam clings to the outer edge
SMELL - powerful peanut butter - subdued are the other aromas but you can pick out the charred grains, and a slight coffee/toffee hint
TASTE - slight bitterness (some hops / some from dark roasted grains) but then sweet rushes in - peanut butter is quite prominent - slight saltiness comes in - slight chocolate/caramel - woodsy/earthy/nutty
FEEL - this is in the range of a medium bodied beer and does seem full bodied like a milk stout should be - carbonation dies out and feels pretty flat
OVERALL - I found this beer really enjoyable and would buy again - it misses the marks on a few things but it has a nice rich nutty flavor - it could benefit from more carbonation, a fuller body, and a slightly stronger base beer flavor - I would buy again though as I like peanut butter brews

Sep 05, 2020
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just1cho from California

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 12oz bottle*

This beer poured a dark cold brew brown. The head was about a finger thick and was khaki colored, however, I thought the head was pretty weak and had very little retention to it.

Super pleased with the aroma as I got big notes of peanut butter in the front, almost like you're smelling a nutter butter. This wasn't as one note as I expected, as I got pleasant notes of chocolate and coffee in the back-end. The front aroma of the peanut butter also kinda reminded me of cashews and cookie butter.

The taste more or less follows the nose with a higher presence of sweetness from the malts in the front. The peanut butter is very prominent upfront, but then this evolves to a more chocolaty taste in the middle. I felt like there was a popcorn kernel-like taste to this beer towards the finish and aftertaste which were coupled with a more mellow taste of peanut butter.

This stout was medium to full bodied and was high in carbonation. This was pretty smooth to drink and had no bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall, this is definitely a beer that I would want to drink again and again. Very tasty and easy to drink, this is definitely a top-tier beer worth getting.

Jun 07, 2020
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MeanMotaScootah from California

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer tastes exactly how you would imagine it to taste. If you love peanut butter and you love beer then this is the beer for you. If there was such a thing as dessert beer then maybe this should be renamed as such. It is smooth, sweet and has a perfect hop balance. A definite "must try" try if you are into dark beers. Nice work BBB.

May 30, 2020
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Pivopijak from Washington

3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark auburn hue with tan head. Smells like peanut butter & some toasted malt. Candied peanut butter flavor with a medium body. A quick and light finish.

Apr 02, 2020
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biiru_ojisan from Japan

2.17/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very dark brown that would be clear is not so dark. Chocolate milk colored, very rocky brown head.

Aroma is peanut butter, of course. Also smells of sour chocolate milk that builds in sourness the more I drink it.

Flavor is PB, but less pronounced than the nose. Some notes that remind me of cheap, weak coffee. Chocolate notes that work well with the PB. A dark fruit like sweetness. Sour milk from the aroma is also present. Also, it's sweet.

Mouthfeel is kind of aqueous. Sticky sugar thing as well. Moderate carbonation. Didn't notice the alcohol at all.

Overall, it was fine at first, but the sour milk thing just kept getting worse and worse. A difficult recommendation, unless you are just somebody that really enjoys peanut butter beers and won't get turned off by the sour milk thing.

Mar 11, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, no visible freshness dating. Opened 1-17-20.
1 finger tan head with decent retention - settles in at 1/4" and holds. Black stout with dark brown edges.
Nutty, peanut buttery...savory style PB in the nose. Cheese puffs?
Subtle smoky flavor, roasted malt and a light taste of coffee. Peanut butter powder flavor, light chocolate.
Medium body, low to medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel. Similar body to a Dunkel or Schwarzbier...lighter than "stout" would lead you to believe.

Jan 18, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

2/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not sure how this one gets such high ratings as it is hardly drinkable compared to other peanut butter stouts. Peanut butter tastes old/fake. Chalky cocoa. Bland.

Jan 10, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a creamy tan head, the nose is peanut butter and chocolate.

In other words, a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup in a beer. Wow.

The peanut butter is very forward on the taste, but the chocolate flavor is the perfect complement to balance this magnificent milk stout. World class, IMHO.

Dec 12, 2019
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mpavilion from California

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Man, this is a good beer... Not too aggressively flavored; just the right amount of sweetness; great balance of carbonation and viscosity. Goes down so smooth; I never drained a pint so fast, lol.

Oct 11, 2019
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jenrhart from Minnesota

2.09/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I would love to rate this beer well, and almost did due to peer pressure (other ratings). It's bad. You can taste the grit from the PB2 Powder, which there is way too much of. The head is low, but I can say that it is wet and holds its temperature. If you aren't well versed in your peanut butter stouts, and want a wet beer, this could be the one. If you are, look elsewhere.

Sep 11, 2019
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