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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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #61
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,111
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 9.23%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
139
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Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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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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zac16125 from South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
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
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
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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superspak from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.2%
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
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
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
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Tone from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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
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jhartley from Florida

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
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
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cjgator3 from Florida

4.09/5  rDev +2%
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
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
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
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Roguer from Georgia

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
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
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

3.07/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know, I just don't understand the point of this beer. It smells of dusty peanut butter cups, and basically tastes of the same. There were 7 of us at a bottle share where this was opened and nobody wanted seconds.

Jul 14, 2017
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown with a thick two finger mocha head that fades to leave light lacing.

S - Aromas of floral hops, hersey syrup and peanut butter. Roasty peanut with light chocolate sweetness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, sweet artificial chocolate syrup, rather artificial chocolate. Alcohol hidden nicely, powder chocolate. Really fake testing tasting.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, a bit thin on the body.

O - Overall this was a rather disappointing beer. The chocolate and peanut butter were really flat. Super unfortunate.

Serving Type: bottle

May 21, 2017
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud

Thick creamy fluffy head fades slowly, nice lacing, almost pitch black

Nose loads of Peanutbutter, little cocoa, milk chocolate, biscuity cookie dough, toffee caramel, lactose chocolate milk, little roasty malt.

Taste sweet milk chocolate, fake candy bar flavor, Peanutbutter, candy bar, little roasted malt and caramel toffee, little bitter roast, nutty earthy quite sweet, hint of booze warmth, touch brown malt and base beer, artificial vanilla and candy bar

Mouth is med to fuller bod decent carb bit syrupy thin at the same time

Overall ok, nose started good then taste got artificial.

May 21, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I tried this at Kickbacks in JAX....and maybe I got a bottom of the barrel sample or something....but this beer was no where near to a four rating. It poured a murky turd brown.....it was like the stool sample from Austin Powers Fat Bastard....with no head and no lace. The scent was sour with no hint of peanut butter cups. The taste was sour leaning.....awful. The mouthfeel was poor....flat carbonation. Overall.....yikes.....If I visit the brewery I will try this again.....but for those at Kickbacks.....be warned.

Apr 22, 2017
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macrosmatic from Florida

3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Cigar City El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Dark brown and just barely translucent. A low amount of visible carbonation and a thin tan head that fades quickly.

S: Chocolate up front with a light nuttiness – though I think I may have called it hazelnut if not for the label. Vanilla, toffee, and a roasted malty body with mild coffee character. Pretty decent nose.

T: Chocolate and sweet malts. Mild coffee and some nuttiness again – I was still thinking hazelnut, but I’ll buy into the peanut butter thing. A waft of vanilla and vanilla wafer cookies. More peanut butter near the swallow, and this lasts into the hang with bittersweet chocolate and some mild roasted and hop bitterness.

M: A light body for style, but adequate. Carbonation sensation on the low side, and alcohol seems well-integrated.

O: Not bad, but nothing I’d be looking for again. It falls way short of Rapp’s version, let alone the one from Willoughby. But this is about on par with, likely a bit better than, the distributed Sweet Baby Jesus.

Feb 10, 2017
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent beer but, for my tastes, just a little "rich". Glad I had it and would likely get more but I have this thing about not sharing the first one of a new beer to me and 22 ounces was to much for one sit down. Well "fall down".

Feb 06, 2017
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 fl oz bottle sealed with pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: Dark brown to a light black bodied beer. Thick and tall head that is off white in color. Creamy head that has decent head retention. Spotty lacing on the side of the glass. Eventually beer drops down to no head and a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: Chocolate, nutty, lightly roasty malt, vanilla, caramel, and peanut butter. This smells fantastic. All flavors are accounted for and they all smell authentic.

Taste: Starts off with nice sweet flavor, which quickly transitions to a moderately bitter taste of cocoa powder. The sweetness tastes like vanilla and unsalted peanuts with a nutty malt profile. I think that too many cocoa nibs were used to brew this beer; it makes the beer a little bit unbalanced. If this beer tasted like it smells this would be amazing.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The texture of this beer comes through a little watered down, but it is not boozy at all. This beer would benefit from a creamy carbonation and that would make a huge difference in the texture/mouthfeel of this beer.

Overall: Really nice beer. I was hoping for a Reese's peanut butter cup in beer form. It is sort of that, but more like Reese's on steroids with noticeably bitterness instead of sweet and rich. I say add oatmeal to improve texture and add more flavor to this beer. As the beer was described on the label, it was delivered as advertised by Funky Buddha.

Jan 24, 2017
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Slack from Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brown in color with a nice tan head. A bit of lacing also present.

Nose is pretty much peanuts, chocolate, malt, and a bit of sweetness.

Mouthful is similar to the nose but a touch sweeter. Malt, chocolate, peanuts, vanilla, and minor coffee on the finish.

Mouthful is medium and smooth. Carbonation is average. Finish is semi dry.

FB is really doing a great job on these adjunct fun stouts. This is another excellent example. Imo this is one of the better peanut flavored stouts available.

Jan 23, 2017
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: thick creamy khaki head, Dark to medium brown with some carbination
Smell: chocolate, vanilla and malt, lots of dark malt.... don't get much peanut in the nose
Taste: starts out with vanilla and chocolate but switches quickly to a peanut chocolate mix much like a peanut butter cup. Finishes with chocolate and heavy dark malt.
Feel: a little carbonated and heavy to drink.

Dec 29, 2016
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DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thick,creamy,khaki colored,2 finger head.Dark black / brown in color,with no light coming through the glass.Can't see any carbonation.

On the nose I get peanuts,chocolate,and dark malts.It smells like a Reese's Peanut Buttercup!!! Hints of vanilla and cocoa as well.

The palate follows the nose.I get a ton of chocolate / peanut butter.Also getting dark roasted malts,along with some cocoa and vanilla.Nice toasty aftertaste.

The body is medium / heavy,with a nice toasty finish.

Out of all the chocolate / peanut butter beers I have tried,I like this one the best.The chocolate and peanut butter is dominant,but not overwhelming...Another good adjunct beer by Funky Buddha.

Dec 25, 2016
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cosmicevan from New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

funky buddha, the kings of the adjunct artificial flavored beer...but alas I am surprised to say that this is far from the best attempt at a peanut butter cup beer that I've had. love yada yada yada from local frat barrage and even sintax from mother earth in cali to name a few, but this is a brown ale son that's cool. kinda like pb&j...like most funky buddha brews, novel but not the kind nothing you wpull want on Amy kind of regular basis.

Dec 19, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle. Deep brown body. Smells of peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel malt. Tastes much the same. Chocolate, peanut butter, and sugar. Quite sweet. Heavy. Tastes as described, but I’m really only interested in it for small quantities.

Dec 06, 2016
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tmalt from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -Brown like root beer with very little tan head. Smell- Butterscotch, vanilla cream soda and toffee chocolate. Taste- Butterscotch vanilla cream soda, and chocolate brown ale. Sweet with hoppy finish. Feel- Thin and carbonated for a brown ale, similar to a Belgium style. Overall- Tasted much like cream soda and brown ale. Thinner and lighter than I expected. I enjoyed finishing the bottle more the next day as the flavors muted after being opened up for 12 hours and I could taste more of the brown ale base flavors. Surprisingly light feel for a dark brown ale. I would enjoy this in the summer.

Nov 18, 2016
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sorthcj from Florida

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is dark with nice head and good lacing.

Smell is somewhat bland, not much a smell at all.

Taste definitely does not follow the smell. Tastes like a liquid butterscotch. Very creamy with a slight salty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is typical of an ale.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Typical qualities of a brown ale with an excellent taste.

Nov 11, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out with a coffee brown color and capped by a small tan head; not all that much lacing appears as the head descends

Smell: Chocolate and peanut butter, but not as sweet as the combo sounds

Taste: Chocolate forward, with a brown bread edge; through the middle, the peanut butter tones develop with the combination carrying through to the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A pleasant drinker that keeps the sweetness in check; Funky Buddha knows its way around the gimmicky beers

Oct 31, 2016
Butta' Cup Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 139 ratings