Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company

Peanut Butter Milk StoutPeanut Butter Milk Stout
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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #733
Ranked #21,808
3.86 | pDev: 15.8%
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Very Good
Peanut Butter Milk StoutPeanut Butter Milk Stout
Notes: Rick milk chocolate notes team up with peanut buttery perfection for a deliciously deliciously dark duo.
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a minimal tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla and peanuts. Good mouth feel.

Apr 06, 2021
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark brown where no light passes. Minor beige head. Random spots on the glass.

Powerful peanut butter aroma--easily the strongest element to the nose. I pick up on some cream and perhaps some milk chocolate.

Thinner than expected given the big nose. The taste, however, is big and intense. The aforementioned peanut butter still dominates, but now I get far more chocolate. This beer is a bit of a one-trick pony--it's novel without any complexity.

Apr 03, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

1.44/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Some reviews definitely reminded only trying something once is not enough for a fully educated opinion. After one can though I really hope I had like an expired one or something because this is one of the worst things I've had. Tasted like cocoa puff milk, which is cool when having cereal but not here. I definitely think I need another experience with it to know for sure.

UPDATE: I see a review raving on this beer and calling it to be rebranded as a cocoa puff stout. It probably would be rated higher for me if they did.

Mar 18, 2021
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is jet black with about a finger's worth of head, which has good retention and lacing.

Peanut butter is by far the dominate note in the aroma, with chocolate taking a backseat. I also smell some vanilla wafers molasses, and raw peanuts.

Tastes mainly of peanuts. Peanuts, peanut oil, and peanut butter. Other notes of molasses, vanilla, light brown sugar, licorice, milk chocolate, and lactose. Oddly this tastes like what Play-Doh would probably taste like. Body is medium-light.

Mar 13, 2021
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

If not for the fact that I love peanut butter, this beer should realistically be maybe 3.25 or 3.5 with it's aroma and taste and its overwhelmingly peanut butter attributes but me being a peanut butter and jelly person with a soft heart I had to give this beer a higher rating.
Having said that, the deep brown to black coloring is a definite plus although this beer left no lacing or any other traces of having been there in the glass. BOO.
A full rich body fills the mouth and leaves you with this drying out feeling that I so ever much enjoyed and the fact that the peanut butter from the taste and aroma did not transfer well to the mouth feel and aftertaste was to me a huge plus in allowing the stout dryness to come forward leaving me with more positive vibes than maybe this beer deserves, but oh well, I'd definitely have another one of these some time.

Mar 03, 2021
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ssimpson89 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the best smelling beers I’ve ever encountered. Very distinct peanut aroma. It smells amazing. Unfortunately the taste did not follow. Tastes very odd, not sure I can explain it, maybe bubblegum. It’s the oddest tasting beer I think I’ve ever had. Not good, not bad, just odd. Feel is good. I wouldn’t buy more, but wouldn’t not drink it again. Very polarizing.

Feb 28, 2021
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mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Color is jet black and opaque. Tan head on the pour, but quickly fades.

Initial smell after the pour is strong peanut butter and chocolate; like smelling a peanut butter cup. After a few sips, the smell was more reminiscent of a vanilla wafer and raw peanuts.

There is cocoa and artificial peanut butter flavor present, but some alcohol flavors come through with an astringency that quickly overpowers the other flavors, in my opinion. There is some cocoa that lingers on the sides of the tongue between sips that I wish was more present. Medium to full bodied. Good carbonation.

Overall, slightly disappointing as I am a big fan of their Milk Stout and Milk Stout Nitro. Maybe I'll give it another shot down the line.

Feb 27, 2021
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barneyrubble from Colorado

2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from can into a tulip glass an ebony dark beer forms a thin mid to dark tan head that is over in seconds.

On the nose I get roasted shell on peanuts, cocoa and molasses.

On the palate I detect peanuts, molasses, peanut oil, vanilla, light brown sugar, and licorice bitter hips. An astringent alcohol taste is present for much of my time with the beer but does blow off in time . A strange peanut oil taste and sensation ruin the beer for me.

Mouthfeel is slick and oil like, with medium body and cloying slightly astringent alcohol finish.

Not as I expected with the peanut oil and somewhat synthetic tasting peanut notes prevailing without any sweetness to counteract. Perhaps some chocolate or sweetness would balance it out. Thick finish.

Feb 23, 2021
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josanguapo from Spain

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

De Beer Republic. En copa de pinta inglesa de Ikea. Jugando a Fortnite (mi primera victoria solo). Justo lo que su etiquetas anuncia y a un buen precio: Delicioso perfil a mantequilla de cacahuete, nada empalagoso

Feb 15, 2021
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backblast from Alaska

3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Smell is very nice, however the taste gets a little weird - almost fake. Up front is vanilla and peanut butter then chocolate, malt bitter and what seems to be stale candy. It has a thin mouthfeel. Not terrible, but there are much better ones out there.

Feb 14, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Opaque, darkest town color. Fluffy, light town head with good retention and very good lacing.

S---STRONG peanut butter aroma. Chocolate is strong, but not as strong as the PB. Very sweet overall.

T---Milk chocolate, peanut butter, milk sugars/lactose.

F---Thinner than expected for such a full, richly flavored beer. Good carbonation.

O---A tasty dessert beer. A bit sweet and strong with the PB & chocolate, but that's exactly what they advertised.

Feb 13, 2021
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Dark brown, appears black. Some carbonation.

S: Alcohol followed by peanut butter and cocoa.

T: It's okay. The stout by itself would have been fine without peanut butter and cocoa. Unfortunately, the addition of adjunct ingredients inhibits the drinkability of the beverage.

F: Too sweet. The carbonation is nice and prickely, but the peanut butter sticks to my palate the whole way down, and I'm not about to take a swig of actual milk to wash it down.

O: Left Hand always disappoints me. I want them to be good, but really I'm clinging to the nostalgia of when Milk Stout Nitro was new and exciting in that edgy black bottle. Let me set the record straight: This is a malt beverage.

Feb 07, 2021
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Olesjm from Kansas

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: dark brown with a short lived brown head that produces a nice lacing.
S: peanut butter and milk chocolate. Sweet.
T: peanut butter and milk chocolate. Sweet with very little hop flavor or bitterness.
M: creamy and smooth. Medium bodied.
O: very similar to the standard milk stout but a little sweeter and with creamy peanut butter.

Jan 27, 2021
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with a skim of tan head that leaves a little lacing.

The smell is great, peanut butter and chocolate. It smells like a delicious dessert.

The taste is nice. The flavors really open up once it warms. The chocolate and peanut butter are great.

Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

This is great execution of this beer. My only regret is that I do not have a slice of chocolate peanut butter pie from the G&R Tavern in Waldo, OH to pair with it. The resulting diabetes from that pairing would totally be worth it.

Jan 22, 2021
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Rschis16 from Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost black in color, just a hint of brown in the light. Thin latte colored head on top. The aroma screams peanut butter cups, with sweet milk chocolate and candied peanut butter in the nose, and overpoweringly so. Promises a sweet experience. The taste follows the nose of course, milk chocolate standing out, but fortunately the peanut butter takes a more natural taste to it. The sweetness is tamped down and balanced out by the much needed presence of some roasty malts and a hint of earthy hops that not only make this palatable, but actually pretty tasty. The body is a touch creamy but there's a lively enough carbonation that fits right in with the balancing flavors. Finishes a little sweet for me, but of course it is that kind of specialty beer and it can get a pass for that. I came in to this beer pretty skeptical but have been pleasantly surprised by the balance of a well constructed beer.

Jan 18, 2021
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Beaver13 from Colorado

2.6/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can, best by 7/14/21. Pours dark brown with a medium frothy brown head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is fudgy chocolate and roast peanut butter.

The flavor is not as good as it smells - a little soapiness up front followed by peanut butter and roast chocolate with a bit of a chemical finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

Overall, there's some goodness in there with quite a bit of off notes.

Jan 16, 2021
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - Black, with mahogany highlights along with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly leaving behind minimal lacing
S - Sweet peanut butter, lactose, and bakers chocolate with some roasted malt and barely
T - Follows the nose: sweet peanut butter up front along with bakers chocolate throughout along with lactose and roasted malt and barely - something somewhat off about the peanut flavor? Not bad, but just somewhat artificial maybe?
F - Full bodied with minimal carbonation. Soft, smooth.
O - A decent dessert stout, but could use some refinement in the peanut butter taste. Overall, solid.

Jan 15, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, some leakage to mahogany brown on the edges, with a dense, creamy tan head. Absolutely gorgeous milk stout. The nose is led by creamy peanut butter, and quickly followed by milk chocolate and a lactose note.

The peanut butter is not as prominent on the taste as I’d like, but the milk chocolate and lactose are solidly on point, and there’s a nice hop bitterness I didn’t expect.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly full and creamy for a 6.2% ABV beer. I need to look for another 6er of this, because the one I purchased is gonna be gone quickly.

Jan 03, 2021
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SuzCruz from Missouri

4.61/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this PB stout! Smell was amazing...all peanut butter for me. Lots of head, nearly black after settling. Sweet, malty...just what you want in a milk stout.

Dec 30, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a good sized, light brown head of foam. It left some sudsy lace on the glass. It smelled of peanut butter, chocolate, toffee and caramel. Sweet creamy peanut butter taste with chocolate and caramel.

Dec 18, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

1.51/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a deep cola brown color with a finger of creamy tan head. The head leaves a crown of lacing as it dissipates into a thin halo. Average retention. Good so far!

The aroma brings notes of chocolate liqueur, dust-covered peanut butter cups, and cherry flavored cough medicine. There's a hint of banana and char. Boozy and overly strong. What the hell.

The flavor is a complete disaster. Old peanut butter cups, cherry cough drops from grandma's miscellaneous drawer, who knows how long it's been there? And chocolate liqueur. There's an odd, fruity flavor that's hard to place. Green apples? Pears? That would be somewhat normal in a barrel-aged stout but this is a 6.2 milk stout. What the hell 2: Electric Boogaloo.

The feel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Extremely watery and boozy for absolutely no reason.

Overall, this beer is terrible. It's an absolutely awful milk stout. I mean, there's "peanut butter" flavors so the can doesn't exactly lie to you. It does, however, forget to mention the absolute mishmash of terrorsplash that overpowers said "peanut butter". Stay far away.

Dec 06, 2020
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jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark coffee hue. Fluffy brown head that settles to a slight ring. Nose reminds me of chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, mild alcohol note also. Flavor is exactly as advertised...notes of peanut butter and chocolate dominating with subdued notes of coffee, vanilla and a brown sugary sweetness. Mild bitterness lingers on the tongue, just goads you to take another sip. Simple flavors maybe, but they are layered nicely. Nice beer, I’ll buy it again.

Dec 01, 2020
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fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Big, fluffy off-white head. Body is a dark opaque brown.

Smell: Pretty much like peanut butter cups, pretty strong and very sweet. Slightly medicinal cherry in the background.

Taste: Dark chocolate, peanut butter, and the medicinal cherry. Sweetish but balanced enough. The medicinal aftertaste dings what would otherwise be a pretty well put-together peanut butter stout.

Feel: Light-bodied and lightly carbed. Medicinal finish.

Dec 01, 2020
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coletk97 from Louisiana

2.3/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer is horribly, retchedly sweet. I am a very frequent drinker of milk stouts, porters, etc. I especially love peanut butter porters and stouts, they usually have a very nice faint peanut butter flavor accompanying the usual subtle notes of coffee, chocolate, and roastiness. I especially like Left Hand's regular stout in the Nitro variety, so when I saw this on the shelf I was ecstatic. I was WRONG. This beer was DISGUSTING. It did not even taste of beer and instead tasted entirely like an artificial carbonated rendition of a dark chocolate Reese's, which sounds amazing on paper, but in practice was overwhelmingly sweet and not at all drinkable. I would NOT recommend this beer. It's even put me off of drinking my usual porters and stouts at the moment.

Nov 28, 2020
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unlike some peanut butter stouts this one is not overwhelmed with the peanut fact the quality milk stout of Left Hand still shines bright....but there is an almost nutterbutter cookie like peanut butter flavor that blends pretty nicely....

If anything the aroma feels a little artificial....

Not as good as their plain milk stout but a solid effort.

Nov 28, 2020
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