Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Belching Beaver Pub 980

Peanut Butter Milk StoutPeanut Butter Milk Stout
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Belching Beaver Pub 980
California, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #206
Ranked #6,057
4.1 | pDev: 11.71%
Apr 16, 2022
Aug 05, 2013
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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Photo of CareLessBrew
3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by CareLessBrew from Australia

“Like chocolate Reese's in a can” is the claim, as an avid consumer of Reese’s I am keen to see it this holds true. We will soon find out.
Peanut Butter Milk Stout @belchingbeaver
Stout – Milk / Sweet
This brew is jet black and opaque with a bubbly thin brown head that settled into a thin cover. There is a bit of a strength to the aroma and I find it a bit off putting. Roasted peanuts with hazelnut with a strong backbone of dark chocolate. The peanut butter is there in the sweetness but battling it out with the chocolate for who is more dominant.

The first mouthful does not give a clear winner there either, both flavours seem to balance each other out nicely. The lactose gives the beer an overall creamy feel. There is a bit of carbonation on the tongue and a little bitterness. A medium body, not nearly as full as I would have thought.

This is a dessert beer so expect the sweetness. Pretty close to a Reese’s, but not so close that I have found a replacement just yet.

Apr 16, 2022
Photo of Christianriveraaa
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Christianriveraaa

Look: Cracked open a 12 oz bottle and poured into a beer cup - dark black pour with very minimal foam at the top. Can't see a soul through this beer. Little lacing on the side as the beer warms down a bit.
Smell: Instantly getting notes of chocolate, nutty peanut butter, similar to reeses peanut butter cups. This looks very promising.
Taste: Tasting the chocolate mixed in with the peanut butter after the initial chocolate taste. Getting some malts in this as well. Very nice!
Feel: Light carbonation - medium bodied beer. Very smooth and easy to drink.
Overall: This is a great peanut butter milk stout! I've had this on nitro before - hard to top it off but this is still very great if you're looking to dabble into peanut butter milk stouts!

Mar 25, 2022
Photo of detgfrsh
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a can. Opaque dark brown with a thing layer of brown head. Rich, salty peanut butter smell. Medium body. Tastes of peanut butter at first with a creamy roasted malt finish. A novelty that works well.

Mar 10, 2022
3 by bundy462 from Texas on Mar 07, 2022
4.29 by schaput from California on Mar 06, 2022
4.5 by hester7 from Texas on Feb 22, 2022
3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 18, 2022
Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Very good beer.

Feb 16, 2022
4.25 by shigg85 from Japan on Feb 11, 2022
Photo of tone77
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is heavy on the peanut butter, some roasted malts are present. Taste is the same as the aroma, flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer worth trying.

Feb 09, 2022
4.1 by Bear1964 from Nebraska on Dec 22, 2021
4.24 by digboy from New Hampshire on Dec 17, 2021
Photo of RJLarse
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RJLarse from Washington

From a six pack of cans poured in to a pint glass. Opaque black color with a foamy tan head. Smell of some dairy sweetness, roasted grain and peanuts. Tastes a lot like it smells, medium body with a slightly cloying bitter finish. It's very sweet. More of a desert beer than sessionable.

Dec 11, 2021
Photo of German-Helles
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by German-Helles from Wisconsin

This is a 12oz. can poured into a 20oz. weizen glass. This brew is very dark with four fingers of beautiful dark tan, thick foam on top. The foam did settle leaving blotches attached to the side and a thin cap remains. This dark coffee colored brew is impossible to see any type of carbonation.
The aroma is very pleasant, peanuts and sweetness.
The flavor is milky, peanuts, dry roasted coffee, with some sweet chocolate at the finish. There really isn't anything bitter here, just a slight dryness from the coffee flavors.
The feel is smooth, just what you expect from a milk stout, The thickness of this brew is full but not overly heavy, I think I could easily sample two or three of these in a sitting. This is a very nice dessert beer.

Nov 28, 2021
Photo of evanwoertz
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by evanwoertz from California

tastes kind of like a peanut butter milk shake. no head and the feel is a bit weak. it doesn’t do so well as a stout but it is interestingly enjoyable.

Nov 21, 2021
4.03 by Agriverbear from Texas on Nov 19, 2021
4.41 by jellibeen from Texas on Nov 07, 2021
4.25 by mpk2020 from Illinois on Nov 03, 2021
4.06 by crewfan1952 from Ohio on Oct 23, 2021
4.12 by rsuarez1982 from Texas on Sep 15, 2021
4.29 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Sep 03, 2021
3.48 by AmberT on Aug 30, 2021
4.07 by dbauer from California on Aug 05, 2021
Photo of Barnettaidan81
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Barnettaidan81

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.

Jul 24, 2021
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

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
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

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
4.16 by o29 from Texas on Jun 28, 2021
Photo of AnthonySolimini
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by AnthonySolimini from Arizona

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
Photo of HardTarget
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by HardTarget from Texas

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
4.27 by cdwil from Texas on May 29, 2021
Photo of BBThunderbolt
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

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
Photo of TheTRUTHSTL
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
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
Photo of Beergeeknut
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Beergeeknut from Connecticut

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
4.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
4 by archero from Texas on Apr 18, 2021
4.98 by asaboss from California on Apr 08, 2021
4.25 by jeschaefer from Texas on Apr 07, 2021
4.12 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Apr 01, 2021
Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Belching Beaver Pub 980
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 1243 ratings