Medianoche - Peanut Butter Cup
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #160
ABV:
13.1%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,121
Avg:
4.61 | pDev: 5.21%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
40
From:
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  16
Gots
  3
SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: This particular Medianoche variant was the highest rated beer at the Great American Beer Festival, among nearly 4,000 beers! The blend for this batch was selected from freshly emptied Breckenridge Distillery bourbon barrels ranging in age from 7 to 12 years, as well as freshly emptied Woodford Reserve® Double Oaked barrels, which were used to age Medianoche for 16 to 24 months. Finally, we aged the finished barrel-aged blend on peanut flour and over 15 lbs per bbl of Reese's peanut butter cups. It turns out Medianoche is an even better match for peanut butter than jelly!
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this one tap when they released Coconut Medianoche (that line sucked). It is what its says it is: peanut butter cup pastry stout. It was rather well done. Bourbon in the backseat, peanut butter cup up front, chocolate. Pretty delicious actually.

Mar 30, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light peanut butter wafer is delivered via a silky smooth, slightly viscous medium-light body with a crackly carbonation and a light bourbon heat in the dry woody finish. Aroma has a light, nutty macadamia sort of smell, and the peanut is a little odd, definitely belying its flour-ness here.

Mar 20, 2019
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MTKATL from Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the highlights of Wakefest. This is the most authentic peanut butter cup stout I've ever had. Bourbon elevated the mouthfeel and nose wonderfully. No artificial peanut flavors at all.

Feb 04, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Smooth and oily black pour. minimal head as expected with a nice mocha ring around the glass that lasts the entire pour.

S: Straight peanut butter and chocolate. So much so that I really do not smell any barrel, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as the peanut butter cup smell is amazing.

T: Quite a bit like the smell only with more bourbon on the back end. Quite the perfect melding of peanut butter, chocolate and bourbon.

F: This is the one area I would knock this beer just a tad. Not thin by any means, but definitely left me wanting a little bit thicker, chewier feel.

O: A rich, peanut butter forward barrel-aged stout that, in a small pour, is quite a treat. If peanut butter and stouts are your things, then you’ll be quite pleased with this offering.

Feb 03, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

oh my god is this good! sounds like a gimmick, and i have been the first one to be critical of these styles, and even of weldwerks in particular when they drink like gimmicks (see their cookies and cream achromatic for example), but i then must also be the first to acknowledge when something like this goes so perfectly right, and thats what i am doing now, this is brilliant, leagues above anything else i have ever had with peanut butter in it, and among the best flavored stouts of all time maybe, certainly also the best use of actual candy in a beer that i have known, this is monumentally successful, and i need more of it right now! huge and black and shiny, looks the part to say the least, and has this crazy aroma where you get some natural peanut character, red paper skins and shells and all, and then also the candy, with the sweet milk chocolate, even the salt of the filling, it all comes through, but it also still smells like beer, super roasty dark malts, a coffee note, burnt oak, and sweet vanilla from the whiskey, boozy, sweet, compelling top to bottom. the flavor is somehow even better than the nose, and i think thats because its not just liquefied peanut butter cup candy, that is but one element, deep deep roast to this adds needed bitterness, the peanut element itself is quite earthy and not sweet, awesome with the malt and the bourbon alike. the oak is unifying, mellowing, and tempers the high alcohol some, but this almost drinks like a cordial or something, a big syrupy texture and a long intense linger. the candy part is awesome, i love the saltiness that comes through, and the sweet almost gritty milk chocolate meeting that peanut butter inside. the barrels really add an awesome layer, and overall i am just left shaking my head in awe at this. tried a million times around the country and even the world, but never executed this well, not even close. my hats off to this gem, i have to find more!

Jan 18, 2019
Medianoche - Peanut Butter Cup from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 40 ratings