Fat Bear
Hop Butcher For The World

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,047
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #10,941
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.13%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
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Hop Butcher For The World
 
Illinois, United States
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Notes: Peanut butter imperial stout brewed with chocolate
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Photo of bret27
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can courtesy of Draftdaddy.
Looks like thick old used motor oil. Minimal creamy dark brn head.
Smell is seriously Reese’s pieces and ripe bananas.
Taste is similar. More like peanut butter but the cheaper creamy Peter Pan kind with lots of sugar. Chocolate chips and overripe squished banana. The viscous mouthfeel only compliments this. Slight booze presence.
Overall my first pb stout is impressive. The only complaint is I couldn’t finish a 16oz can after eating a big dinner or may have developed diabetes or heart disease.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, date stamped 2/03/20. Pitch black stout with a thinner brown head. Aroma is peanut butter and chocolate - smells excellent. Flavors are sweet and well balanced with mostly peanut butter and dark chocolate; mild roast, caramel, and alcohol round out the flavors. Full & creamy body, ample carbonation, finish is mostly balanced with some residual sweetness. So, this was really good!

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Photo of FBarber
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black and completely opaque. Very shiny and viscous. Thin one to one and a half finger dark khaki colored head dissipates pretty steadily but not completely.

Aroma is predominantly peanut butter - with notes of milk chocolate and roasted malts. It is reminiscent of a liquid Reeses. I have to admit, they nailed the aroma on this one.

Taste has notes of peanut butter, chocolate, roasted malts. The peanut butter is not as pronounced in the taste as it is on the nose. But its there and the flavors are well integrated. It does taste like actual peanut butter. some notes of honey. There is a strong sweetness to this beer that borders on cloying. I enjoyed it, but I could barely finish the full can.

Feel is thick, viscous, and somewhat sticky. Moderate carbonation is quite prickly. Smooth throughout.

Overall I am torn on this one - its really nice and it captures the peanut butter so well, but on the other hand its really damn sweet - too sweet. My take away is that its enjoyable in small amounts.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned 2/3/20; drank 2/6/20 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big, noisy dark tan head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

This smelled like a Reese's peanut butter cup writ large.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Over-the-top milk chocolate, peanut butter & cream flavors. No booze heat.

Wow, cue up the Wilford Brimley gifs. Too much of a good thing.

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Fat Bear from Hop Butcher For The World
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 15 ratings