Peanut Butter Bandit | Junkyard Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Junkyard Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
junkyardbeer.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This "Stout" style beer tastes like the dark chocolate version of peanut butter cup candy.

Added by superspak on 11-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,472
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
47
pDev:
6.49%
 
 
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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of Ssippisam
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brock146
3.27/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lorgeous
4.12/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
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

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Photo of Mdrake0209
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinMc
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bsp77
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Datdubj1988
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of cheeseheadinMinneapolis
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justinm4bama
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of einman
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Peanut Butter Bandit from Junkyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 47 ratings