Butta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown Ale
Funky Buddha Brewery

Butta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown AleButta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown Ale
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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
American Brown Ale
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 9.3%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
114
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 23, 2020
Added:
Oct 14, 2016
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  33
SCORE
89
Very Good
Butta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown AleButta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown Ale
Notes: Anybody want a peanut? This hunk a' burnin' chocolate love sure does. Butta' Cup takes two star-crossed flavors - sweet chocolate and salty peanuts - and joins them with a delectable double brown ale for a moment of pure destiny. Just one sip is sure to get your heart -- and mouth -- racing.
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Reviewed by zac16125 from South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Funky Buddha Butta Cup
12oz pour into a snifter
on tap at The Pour House Channelside
Consumed (and review written) in Nov 2017


A: Dark brown, essentially black in the glass. Small rim of light tan is all the head that's present. Very little lacing. 4

S: Yup, smells like a Reese's Cup. 'Nuff said. 4

T: Taste doesn't emulate the candy as much as the nose, but the components are there. It's sweet but not as sweet as many of the FB beers. Some peanut butter notes and milk chocolate. Fair amount of roasty and bitterness notes. 3.75

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the higher end for the style, ABV is well masked and drinkability is actually pretty good. 3.75

O: Overall good but not great. Far from my favorite FB beer but I would definitely drink again. 4
Mar 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jun 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a two-finger creamy khaki head that has great retention

S- earthy brown malts, raisin bread, chocolate, caramel, roasted peanuts, maple syrup

T- toasted brown malts gives notes of caramel and dark bread, quickly followed by a hit of chocolate, brown sugar, molasses & toffee. Mid-palate brings out the peanut flavor, subtle but definitely noticeable. The finish gives an equal mix of chocolate and peanuts, with more brown malts on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy finish

O- one of the more authentic peanut flavored beers that I've had. very good
Jun 07, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/21/2017. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanut butter, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, fudge, brownie batter, brown bread dough/crust, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, peanuts, vanilla, cocoa nibs, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanut butter, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, fudge, brownie batter, brown bread dough/crust, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, peppery, roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanut butter, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, fudge, brownie batter, brown bread dough/crust, toasted biscuit, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, peanuts, vanilla, cocoa nibs, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.8%. Overall this is an awesome flavored imperial brown ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, peanuts, vanilla, cocoa nibs, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Great soft feel. Perfectly balanced between rich brown ale malt complexity, peanuts, vanilla, and cocoa nibs; with just enough earthy hops to balance sweetness. A really enjoyable offering, and highly impressive imperial style example. Tons of authentic PB flavor, and not overwhelming on any aspect. Not overly roasty for the style, held up really well for the age.
Apr 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by Satsuma from Florida

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by sirspins from Florida

Apr 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.41 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Apr 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Apr 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.06 by rab53 from Washington

Mar 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter. Dark brown with a thick tan head. Nice retention. Modest peanut flavor with underlying brown ale notes - roasty malt and some floral hops. Good mix of peanut butter, chocolate, and vanilla. The vanilla is prominent. Less bitter with a lighter body than PB stouts (no surprise). Overall nice but a bit too heavy on the vanilla which detracted from the other flavors.
Mar 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Feb 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2018
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've had so much beer lately than I'm not 100% sure when I got this, though I think it was one of the bombers that picked up when down in Florida back in November. Most of their beers have this appeal factor to them because of their name or the label design and that was the case with this as well. For me, I crave peanut butter (yes, I eat it out of the jar quite often) and was hoping that there'd be enough in this to temporarily satisfy my desire. Sure enough, there was plenty of that in the taste as it went well with the chocolate that served as the base of this beer!

Nice pour to this as the liquid was root-beer hued with a light brown head, full of fluffy bubbles. That lasted for quite a while but the lacing wasn't quite on par with that, as only a few spotty splotches remained on the side of my pint glass once I started sipping this. Lots of peanut butter, some salted caramel, and milk chocolate in the nose with a bit of powder in the mix as well. The taste was just like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup with some cream, peanut oil, and dark malt in there as well. Less powder in the taste as this was quite slick, much like the stuff that I have to stir into the peanut butter if I let it sit for too long. Smooth, slick, and a bit velvety, this felt nice without coming across as too strong.

There was enough alcohol here but it only warmed me up a bit, even on this day where it pushed 70 outside. Love the humor of this beer but I love the idea of it even more - pushing the envelope is fun when something like this turns out to be the end result. This was a great dessert beer that had more depth than I expected.
Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Feb 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong chocolate, sweet malt, peanut butter, alcohol, and a hint of piney hops. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is a distinct thickness. Tastes of strong chocolate, sweet malt, peanut butter, alcohol, and a hint of piney hops. Overall, strong, thick, good feel, simplistic, but tasty.
Feb 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut

Feb 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.69 by CreightonSM from New York

Feb 08, 2018
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Reviewed by beerjerk666 from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Brew Hub Belgian-style snifter. Bottled on date is smudged.

Appearance: Dark brown body in the glass, looks like cola during the pour. Decent amount of khaki tan head that leaves some small islands of chunky lacing.

Aroma: Tons of roasted peanuts and cacao nibs. Some vanilla is there but there also seems to be some coffee like aroma as well.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Dark chocolate and salty peanuts, vanilla sweetness is there too, but plenty of bitter chocolate too. Lingering salty peanut taste sits in the tongue. Medium to full Mouthfeel with that higher abv hidden well.

Overall: Another tasty winner from FB. Follows through on the promise of a pb cup, but slightly more bitter than the candy.
Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ninaturner from Florida

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by southerner2 from Georgia

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Dec 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by marker2525 from Florida

Dec 15, 2017
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Reviewed by cjgator3 from Florida

4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark dark brown almost jet black color with a light tan head. The nose is sweet chocolate and peanuts. The taste follows suit with salted peanuts up front, chocolate, and a lingering sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel has a nice smooth velvety texture with moderate carbonation. Overall, Butta' Cup is a really enjoyable peanut butter double brown ale. There is some sweetness, but it is not overpowering and there is a nice saltiness in the flavor that complements the peanut flavors.
Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Dec 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by kjkinsey from Texas

Dec 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by Griphon from Florida

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by WDJersey from Colorado

Nov 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Jonnydrinker from Illinois

Nov 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by tazzman from Florida

Nov 09, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at WoB in Melbourne FL.
Pours with a black opaque body topped with a fine beige head.
Sweet aroma of peanut butter and chocolate.
The flavor follows. It's sweet but not overly so, although sweet enough that some will disagree.
Smooth, full body with well hidden alcohol.
Nov 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by FBarber from Illinois

Nov 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by jaketaz from Florida

Oct 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Nice head production and retention. Brew is fairly dark for a brown ale, nearly black with purplish highlights.

Massive peanut-forward aroma! It almost smelled barrel aged during the pour, but up close, salted peanut butter dominates. Some slight toasted malt and chocolate behind. More or less one note, but it is inviting.

Flavor is far deeper and engaging than the nose: caramel malt, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, dates, white grapes, earthy hops, and of course peanuts. The first half is really malt-forward, allowing you to savor the beer before the peanuts start to take over on the back end. Long finish, alternating tones of caramel, plums, and salted peanuts.

Lively and smooth feel; really enjoyable.

FB seems to favor (imperial) brown ales for some of their more creative (and perhaps gimmicky) brews. It definitely seems to work, given their goals (peanut butter cup, french toast, etc.). This one ends up being a very enjoyable brew in its own right, a downright pleasure to drink.
Oct 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by StevenMilligan from Florida

Oct 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by TBonez477 from Vermont

Oct 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by malfunxion from New York

Oct 03, 2017
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