Medianoche - Peanut Butter Cup
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

Medianoche - Peanut Butter CupMedianoche - Peanut Butter Cup
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From:
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #52
ABV:
13.1%
Score:
99
Ranked #262
Avg:
4.57 | pDev: 5.91%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 21, 2022
Added:
Nov 29, 2018
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  4
SCORE
99
World-Class
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!
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Rated: 4.32 by Bum4ever from California

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.56 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jan 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by brewskis from Indiana

Jan 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by sentrynate from Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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
 
Rated: 4.7 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Dec 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.69 by crobinso from Colorado

Dec 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.61 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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
 
Rated: 4.68 by msumike89 from Colorado

Jun 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.58 by fthegiants from California

Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.73 by Prospero from Colorado

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Jun 27, 2019
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Rated by jacobdunne from Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Hello Reese’s beer. Chocolate, peanut butter, and so so smooth.
Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

May 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.59 by lemmy187 from Missouri

May 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

May 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by lupercmda from North Carolina

May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.96 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin

Apr 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by Hallertau from Wisconsin

Apr 07, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Wakefest 2019 - AMAZING!
Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by ArrogantB from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -7%
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
 
Rated: 4.75 by jkrug5 from Maryland

Mar 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.59 by SkiBum22 from New York

Mar 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -11.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.6 by sd123 from Georgia

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by chippo33 from Vermont

Mar 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.45 by maltznhopz from Nevada

Mar 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.74 by Brian29 from Ohio

Feb 15, 2019
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Reviewed by MTKATL from Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +6.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.65 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 03, 2019
Medianoche - Peanut Butter Cup from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 53 ratings