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

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3.98/5
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136 Ratings
Butta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown AleButta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,491
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
136
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
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8
Gots:
35
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of superspak
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.

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Photo of Satsuma
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirspins
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.06/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Buck89
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.

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JerzDevl2000
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.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
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.

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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
4.69/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jhartley
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.

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Photo of ninaturner
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of southerner2
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marker2525
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
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.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Butta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 136 ratings