Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company

Peanut Butter Milk StoutPeanut Butter Milk Stout
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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #493
Ranked #15,385
3.93 | pDev: 12.47%
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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Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
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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Photo of jrc1093
2.9/5  rDev -26.2%
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 funku2
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rockhead
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BB1313
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
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 MonDak_Joe1953
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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 mdfb79
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyLema1
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
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 KRug
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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 Fubudu187
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnderFett11
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
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 Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of izraelc
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with minimal head. Heavy peanut butter aroma. A lot of bold flavors in this one. Heavy chocolate malt. Big peanut butter finish. Worth a try.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout has a medium, beige head, a very dark brown appearance, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of strong peanuts, cocoa, & dark malts. Flavor is similar, with cream and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium, and Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout finishes just a tad sweet.


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Photo of justintcoons
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Near black. Short tan head dissipates immediately.

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

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

Light bodied, smooth, crisp, and lightly sweet.

It does what it set out to do.

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Photo of TaintedPrime
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Overly sweet desert beer! Some peanut flavor with a funky after taste! I like Left hand milk stouts this one is just not for me!

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WDWAoT
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendry
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty solid offering and good bang for the buck overall.

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Photo of Spluger
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a BB date stamp on the bottom of 22 August 2020.
Pours with a clear body but it is so dark as to be essentially opaque in the snifter.
Rich aroma featuring roasted peanuts with hulls. This is in no way unpleasant nor does it deter from the fine peanut flavor. Mildly bitter (but higher in the aftertaste) with a medium+ body and medium-light carbonation.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 64 ratings