Medianoche - Peanut Butter Cup
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

Medianoche - Peanut Butter CupMedianoche - Peanut Butter Cup
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #50
Ranked #265
4.58 | pDev: 5.9%
Jan 08, 2022
Nov 29, 2018
Medianoche - Peanut Butter CupMedianoche - Peanut Butter Cup
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!
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
4.56 by Hopelessly0 from California on Jan 08, 2022
4.58 by brewskis from Indiana on Jan 05, 2022
4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jan 03, 2022
5 by sentrynate from Wisconsin on Jan 25, 2021
Photo of jrc1093
3.55/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

2020 vintage (released on 10/13/20, so presumably bottled within a few days of that date); consumed on 1/1/21

Pours a sludgy, black body seemingly crawling from bottle to glass, forming ¾ of a finger of jet-mocha foam almost absurdly thick and largely comprised of adjunct particulate; solid head retention yields a glob of cap dead-center, while a thin, bubbly collar circles the surface and gritty particulate coats the walls of the glass in spots.

Aroma offers an airy peanut butter tone with firm, dark chocolate undertones and wisps of bourbon nodding toward the barrel presence; vanilla and subtle caramel develop toward malted cacao over the middle as peanut butter cup notes become more defined over time and quietly dominate the bouquet.

Taste brings a heavy dose of bakers chocolate and a more secondary layering of peanut butter upfront, soon followed by burnt coffee grounds, a tinge of milk chocolate, and a building barrel char bitterness accentuating the mid-palate; burnt dark chocolate further deepens an impact on the back end as fresh peanuts, touches of smoked caramel, and a boozy, bourbon heat finish.

Mouthfeel presents a medium-light body, incredibly viscous with almost milky textures across the entirety of the palate, grazed by a minimal carbonation with a grit steadily coating the palate; a creamy character waves over the back end while maintaining an increasingly charry grit through the finish.

It's not that it tastes too sweet (the barrel is surprisingly balancing); it's that this beer presents a character far too decadent, to the point of excess and disorder; charry malt fights aggressive bourbon while peanut flour adjuncts hit like buckshot across the profile, making its presence felt wherever possible atop an all-too-rich body, and with little tact or focus; ultimately, a boundary pushed too far for a stout in clear need of maintenance.

Jan 02, 2021
4.7 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Jan 01, 2021
4.26 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 30, 2020
4.69 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 18, 2020
4.61 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Dec 12, 2020
Photo of Radcpa
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Radcpa from Washington

Very dark appearance with slight dark brown head that appears to be a layer of chocolate. Aroma is a prominent chocolate with a touch of peanut butter. Taste is slightly bitter chocolate with a touch of peanut butter and very solid feel

Nov 28, 2020
4.68 by msumike89 from Colorado on Jun 19, 2020
4.63 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 24, 2020
4.58 by fthegiants from California on Jul 20, 2019
4.73 by Prospero from Colorado on Jul 16, 2019
4.32 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Jun 27, 2019
Photo of jacobdunne
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jacobdunne from Colorado

Hello Reese’s beer. Chocolate, peanut butter, and so so smooth.

Jun 15, 2019
4.5 by Eziel from Ohio on May 25, 2019
4.59 by lemmy187 from Missouri on May 18, 2019
4.75 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on May 17, 2019
4.25 by lupercmda from North Carolina on May 02, 2019
4.96 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin on Apr 10, 2019
4.75 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Apr 07, 2019
Photo of OompaMentor
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by OompaMentor from Georgia

Wakefest 2019 - AMAZING!

Apr 03, 2019
Photo of ArrogantB
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ArrogantB from Colorado

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
4.75 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Mar 25, 2019
4.44 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Mar 22, 2019
4.59 by SkiBum22 from New York on Mar 22, 2019
Photo of Sabtos
4.04/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
4.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Mar 17, 2019
4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 17, 2019
4.49 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 11, 2019
4.6 by sd123 from Georgia on Mar 09, 2019
4.25 by chippo33 from Vermont on Mar 05, 2019
4.45 by maltznhopz from Nevada on Mar 05, 2019
4.74 by Brian29 from Ohio on Feb 15, 2019
Photo of MTKATL
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by MTKATL from Georgia

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
4.65 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Feb 03, 2019
Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

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
4.67 by kjkinsey from Texas on Feb 03, 2019
4.55 by Kavinci from California on Feb 01, 2019
Medianoche - Peanut Butter Cup from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 50 ratings