Peanut Butter Bandit
Junkyard Brewing Company

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #149
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,716
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
48
From:
Junkyard Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  10
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: This "Stout" style beer tastes like the dark chocolate version of peanut butter cup candy.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with a slight reddish tint, large dark tan foamy head that lingers and forms generous lacing. Aroma is peanut butter and dark roasted malt. Flavor is very peanut butter heavy, slight chocolate and roasted malts. Feel is a tad thin, but this is a 6% milk stout. Overall a fun beer that I'm glad I shared the crowler with two others.

Jul 15, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from crowler can into glass. Fill date stamped on can is ''6/04/18'.
Body color is very dark brown, with brown highlights against the light. One finger tan, frothy head settles down to a bubbly cap. Leaves behind just a few spots of lacing.
Aroma of burnt dark malts and dark chocolate. Strong with a nutty aroma similar to roasted peanuts.
Taste is sweeter than the aroma but still exhibits the malt char. Includes the chocolate and peanut flavors. Some earthy hops in the background.
Mouth feel is thin to medium with a touch of an oily nature.
A stout with a strong taste of dark chocolate and peanut butter. More acrid than sweet.

Jun 18, 2018
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Lorgeous from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick chocolate brown. Love the artwork on this crowler. Gives of the aroma of peanuts and dark chocolate. Tastes of peanut butter and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is full bodied and feels behind the taste of Reece’s wrapper.

= Definitely a unique mix. Think of this as a Reece’s peanut butter cup dropped into a stout. If anything another cheers for the label.

Apr 19, 2018
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: brilliant dark brown with ruby highlights under a lacy light tan cap with a very fine bead and good retention

S: peanut butter aroma is real strong and fresh giving the beer a peanut butter and dark chocolate candy smell

T: peanuts lead up front on the flavors but the rich dark chocolate flavors move forward as you drink it

F: Creamy full bodied beer with medium carbonation and mild alcohol warming

O: dark chocolate peanut butter candy candy in a glass with enough hop bitterness, alcohol and carbonation to keep it from being cloying

Apr 01, 2018
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours quite dark brown color. The head is 2 finger, frothy, and brown. Retention is good, and there's some lacing on the glass.
The nose is rich with peanut butter, and chocolate. Both really well represented.
Taste - up front is a bit mellow, then, on the backside, the peanut butter/chocolate mix hits, and hits hard. There's also a slight hop presence on the backside.
Smooth feeling. Decent body.
Damn good beer from Junkyard. I can see what all the hype is now that I've had one of their beers.

Mar 09, 2018
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Taybeh from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a week-old crowler into a cervoise glass. More roasted peanut than butter, and a just a little smoke, too...I don't get much in the way of chocolate, though maybe a little bitter stuff. The sweetness is a little underdeveloped, but comes out in the middle. The body is a little non-descript...at some points, it seems watery and thin but then the next sip, a little better. There isn't much development, and it doesn't come to a point...it's just kind of there. Worth a shot, but it was only okay for me.

Feb 26, 2018
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cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A ok beer, Plenty of peanut butter and chocolate. The negative I have with it is the finish. It just doesn't finish all that well. It seemed dull and off a little. But if you are into peanut butter cups give it a try.

Dec 24, 2017
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ML crowler! Been looking forward to finding this one & since my wife won’t touch beer with peanut butter in it - figs, oysters, & weasel crap is OK, though. So taking it myself. If it’s good enough.

The pour is dark brown with a booming head. The aroma is aggressive peanut butter with a touch of bitter chocolate.

Peanut Butter Bandit gets right what some PB beers get wrong. The peanut butter is strong with this one. The first impression is rather bland, but then the peanut butter finish hits the back of the throat & the finish goes from here to Wilmar. Gives the impression that there’s a glob stuck in your esophagus. Not much beyond that. Touch of roast, chocolate, lactose. Supremely rich, especially for the relatively low 5.5% ABV. Not going to have any problem adding this crowler to the gut.

I would say that this is one of the benchmarks for stirring peanut butter into a beer. If it had a bit more chocolate, or roast, or something backing it up, this would be one for the ages. As is, merely excellent, & makes me want to seek out more Junkyard.

Jul 15, 2017
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml crowler can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and sweet dark malt driven aroma with a scent of peanut butter and chocolate. Upfront sweet scent of peanut butter. Dark roasted malt with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, and nuts with yeast. Sweet hints of milk, vanilla, and brown sugar. Also some hints of earthy hops. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with notes of peanut butter and dark chocolate. Big upfront taste of peanut butter. Dark roasted malt with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, and nuts with yeast. Sweet notes of vanilla, milk, and brown sugar. Undertones of earthy hop bitterness. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Silky, smooth, and fairly drying on the finish.

Overall: A very good Peanut butter stout. Nice balance of sweetness and roasty bitterness.

Jul 13, 2017
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nearly black, medium tan loose bubbled head and some spotty lacing. Peanut butter cups! Notes of dark chocolate, mild char and peanut butter cups! Light body, crushable and dry. Low abv liquid peanut butter cups, crazy!

Jun 17, 2017
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with a tan 1 finger creamy head. smell of PB and milk chocolate. Taste follows nose it is very smooth with creamy peanut butter and dark chocolate. Silky mouth feel leads to a roasted chocolate malt finish. This truly had a nice PB taste to it with the chocolate complimenting Very good.

Jun 16, 2017
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BeerGuy8315 from Iowa

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Crowler into a snifter. Canned 3/13/17.

A: Pours cola brown in color with a one inch, foamy, khaki colored head with fair retention. Thick, khaki colored lacing throughout.

S: Aroma is all peanut butter with very light hints of cocoa and roasted malts.

T: Taste is unsweetened peanut butter and roasted malts.

F: Medium bodied. Smooth. Somewhat thin with moderate carbonation.

O: Overall, this is a good beer, but doesn't quite pack the punch I was expecting. Nice PB beer, but I've had better. Would definitely give it another shot though.

Apr 26, 2017
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Bighuge from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a dark body with a creamy brown head. Aroma is of peanut butter and chocolate. Taste follows suit with some peanut butter layed on top of a bitter sweet chocolate bed. . Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Rich tasting beer that is enjoyable to drink. This is like drinking a liquid nutter butter in a way.....in a good way.....

Apr 10, 2017
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CraigP83 from Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep leathery Brown, solid head but fades quickly. Smells like straight up peanut butter bon bons. Hints of dark chocolate, slightly thin, zero booze presence.

Dec 18, 2016
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Dulahan from North Dakota

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A solid beer. The peanut butter taste to it is wonderful, it just leaves me wanting some chocolate to go along with it! This is especially strange given how dark it is, one would expect it to have a bit more of that stout or porter chocolate edge. Either way, bring a hersheys or dove chocolate along to accompany or chase this and you'll not be disappointed.

Jun 23, 2016
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark black with a smallish head. The aroma is unmistakable, much like the name. Great gobs of natural peanut butter smell are evident, along with a hint of cocoa powder. The flavor is nearly all peanut butter, but not a all sweet, like someone removed all the sugar from peanut butter but left the flavor. The mouthfeel is not too sticky, but full. Overall this is a beer for peanut butter lovers. If you don't like peanut butter, you will not like this beer. But, if you want a solid beer desert that does not get too sweet, this is your beer.

Nov 28, 2015
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ZAP from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had a two or three Peanut Butter stouts now and they've all been good but this one is the best I've had. Great peanut butter impression without being too cloying. Tasted like a nutter butter cookie at times but like I said it never left that super sweet sticky feel or flavor that you might expect. Creamy medium body. Very well done. Rating per style for the sub category Peanut Butter Stout.

Nov 23, 2015
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superspak from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml crowler into globe glass, canned on 11/11/2015. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big peanut butter, milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, cream, caramel, toasted dark bread, light coffee, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of big peanut butter, moderate dark/roasted malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big peanut butter, milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, cream, caramel, toasted dark bread, light coffee, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peanut butter, milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, cream, caramel, toasted dark bread, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of big peanut butter, moderate dark/roasted malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent peanut butter sweet stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of big peanut butter, moderate dark/roasted malt, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Nov 15, 2015
Peanut Butter Bandit from Junkyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 48 ratings