Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #559
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #20,352
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.54%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
38
From:
Left Hand Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Rick milk chocolate notes team up with peanut buttery perfection for a deliciously deliciously dark duo.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 38 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Mardi91
2.59/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can best by 8-19-20. Unlike others, I find an overwhelming chemical peanut aroma and flavor, very artificial. It’s a creamy milk stout, and the chocolate is noticeable, but the salty peanut butter doesn’t cut it.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very rich and dark almost black with some ruby showing around the edges. Small sizzle of bubbles light brown in color.

Smell is rich creamy milk chocolate. Definitely picking up lactose notes on the nose. Also getting a good bit of salty peanut presence.

Taste is predominant on the chocolate. Picking up just a hint of that peanut saltiness I got on the smell. Some bitter as well like some nice charred malts or oats. Not a bad bitterness.

Mouth feel is smooth and creamy yet not really into that heavy range with a nice finish. For a stout the mouth feel is really best described as silky.

Overall I really like this beer it is what it says it is and does not lie about it. The mouth feel is silky. The taste has good hints of chocolate and some saltiness that could be peanuts. Put that together and you got a nice stout. Thanks to the folks at Left Hand for this brew!

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: deep brown/black, thick light brown head, really good lacing
S: lots of peanut aroma
T: slightly sweet chocolate and roasted malts, nuttiness on the finish
F: creamy, mouthfeel could be better
O: well done, I like the mix of chocolate and peanuts flavor

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Photo of EnderFett11
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a snifter glass, forming a couple fingers of tan head. Dark brown color. Smells primarily of peanut butter, with just a bit of chocolate. Taste is similar, primarily peanut butter with a bit of chocolate at the end. Similar to a peanut butter cup, but not identical. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Definitely a good chocolate peanut butter stout.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Near black. Short tan head dissipates immediately.

Nose
Peanut butter, milk chocolate, and Reese’s cup.

Taste
Reese's peanut butter and milk chocolate. Slight dark fruit flavors of raisin and prune, but it’s basically a Reese’s cup.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, smooth, crisp, and lightly sweet.

Overall
It does what it set out to do.

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Photo of Lucular
4.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

5 oz nitro pour. THIS is the peanut butter stout I've been waiting for. It's fairly sweet with real peanut butter flavor, like a Reese's peanut butter cup. Exceptionally smooth and creamy without being flat. I could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of KRug
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 8/19/20

Poured hard as the base beer demands, this pours very dark brown, nearly black with a finger of rocky tan head that fades rather quickly and leaves lacing rings

Roasted peanut is up front in the nose, earthy and sweet chocolate malts, and a slight sweet/spicy wood note, very inviting, smells like a complex dessert

The sweet base beer dominates a bit more than I would have liked it too, as i tend to go through phases with the base beer (it can get sickening after a while), being it was one of my first craft brews. Anyhow, the peanut character comes through here in the back end of the sip backed by a subtle pecan note, and just a slight hop bite

Light to medium bodied for the style, this pours a little too still for my liking, especially considering the low abv. Almost no carbonation so to speak of

Well, I'm certainly happy that this variant exists, something exciting for Left Hand, I just wish the taste was a bit more peanut forward. And this would be elevated as a nitro like they do to the original

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Photo of BB1313
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 8/19/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; fluffy khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of peanut butter leading the way. Lots of peanut shells as well. Hints of chocolate. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. More peanut butter coming through. Lots of salted peanut shells. The peanut shell aspects seem to actually shine. Some chocolate in the mix. Subtle hints of marshmallow. Low bitterness. It's not that sweet. Solid malt backbone. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty nice peanut butter stout. It has a "peanuts at the ballpark" vibe going on. It's somewhat unique. The craftsmanship is on point. Well done. I like it.

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Photo of jrc1093
2.9/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Best by 8/22/20

Pours a blunt jet black body with lighter highlights at the surface and iis topped with barely a half finger of creamy light khaki froth; head recedes quickly to a wispy veil capping the surface along with a thin, creamy ring and lightly layered spotty lacing.

Aroma offers strong roasted peanuts upfront, backed with a slight lactose/vanilla creaminess; very subtle underlying raspberry tones flow between roasty malt into a finish where more defined peanut butter notes hint at an appearance.

Taste profile muddles together slight notes of roasted peanut and a roasty acidity with even vaguer spent coffee grounds and cacao husk interspersed throughout, with a lactose creaminess spoiling into the somewhat chunky peanut finish.

Mouthfeel features a medium-light body developing a moderate thinness over time as the mild-moderate spritzy carbonation presents mostly at the front of the palate; the body flattens out noticeably over time, and is lifted only slightly by a minor roasty heft into the finish with a dry, semi-watery swallow.

Similar to DuClaw's Sweet Baby Jesus, this is a decent enough thinner-bodied dark beer with moderate roasted peanut tones that fail to satisfy its more peanut buttery advertising, leaving it more splintered and lacking cohesion; for me personally, it just doesn't cut it.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is just OK. I taste no gooey peanut butter all I taste is a chocolate stout with a peanut flavor definitely not picking up on any actual peanut butter. Overall disappointing.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had many chocolate peanut butter porters before with mixed results so this might be the beer I have been looking for with more of a sweeter base.
A - Like the base beer the color is gorgeous black with a very light ruby hue at the base and a full inch of that mocha froth.
S - First whiff straight peanut butter cup no joke! Sugary vanilla lactose, sweet peanut butter and some slight milk chocolate. Even sitting it hasn't settled down!
T - Surprisingly tamer than the aroma base beer shines with vanilla and chocolate kind of overpowering the peanut butter a bit. Finish is sweet rather than dry but balanced.
M - About as good as the base maybe a touch less creamy without the nitro but it does drink smooth and medium bodied.

Overall I am impressed with this the smell is AMAZING and it might just be my palate that I can't taste more peanut butter. Good stuff!

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Can bottom is stamped best by 08/20/2020.
Dark brown colored body, with mahogany brown and garnet back lit high lights. Two finger tan head with an aggressive pour. The head quickly settles back to a thin cap and ring. Leaves scattered spots of lacing.
Aroma of peanut butter, chocolate, and lactose. The peanut smell is authentic. Not sour or bitter.
Taste has more lactose than in the aroma, with supporting characters from the peanut and chocolate. The after taste does blend to more of a chocolate peanut mix. Lacks any real bitterness.
Medium mouth feel, with a smooth and somewhat creamy texture. Good carbonation.
I would like to drink this with slightly less lactose, with more emphasis on the peanut and chocolate, but this is good for what it is.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt and peanut butter dominate. Some light caramel under that

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt and peanut butter and then picks up some lactose sweetness and caramel. Finishes with lingering peanut butter and caramel

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid dessert beer that focuses on the peanut butter. Straight-forward

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a creamy tan head. Moderate retention. A thin film remains, leaving spots of lacing.

Smells of oily roasted peanuts and roasted barley.

Tastes of roasted peanuts upfront, followed by milk chocolate and toast in the middle, combining on the finish for a silky-sweet peanut butter cup effect. Lightly sweet but with a balanced finish.

The mouthfeel seems a bit thin for the style, but it's smooth enough.

A great peanut butter milk stout! A tasty, sessionable dessert offering.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What is still largely the epitome of Milk Stout, Left Hand celebrates a whole new level of savory and decadence on their already smooth and velvety textures of roasted grain with the balance of milk sugars and peanut butter for a lush and dessert taste as an upgrade to an original.

Pouring pitch black with an opaque, nearly onyx sheen, a frothy mocha-stained head slowly separates from the dark beer beneath. Broken lace trails with each and every sip while ushering in bold aromas of peanut, chocolate, coffee, walnut and whipping cream to command the nose. Just as bold in taste flavors are chocked full of chocolate, sweetened peanut butter malted milk candies, cream and caramel

Complementary notes of walnuts, and dark roasted coffee complement the sweet maltiness as the milkshake consistency ale embarks upon the middle palate. Moderately bitter, its balanced taste rises in similar intensity, careful not to allow one taste to dominate the others. A light woodish hop bite weaves into the roast and mild earthiness for a subtle signal of being a stout on the later palate. The beer is simply a straight forward peanut buttercup in a glass.

Full and creamy, its body is of velvet, silky, and satin-like. Its creaminess is plush and long lasting just like peanut butter milkshakes. Retaining is soft and milky texture fully through its finish, a bittersweet dryness of roasted grain, lingers with residual sweetness, and moderate coffee-like bitterness balance.

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Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 38 ratings