Peanut Brother
Great Notion Brewing

Peanut BrotherPeanut Brother
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #67
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,533
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 5.79%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
60
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Great Notion Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  10
Gots
  1
SCORE
93
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Peanut BrotherPeanut Brother
Notes: Imperial Milk Stout aged on peanut butter and chocolate.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 60 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Deep Brown to Black with a two finger dark tan head and some splotchy lace.

S: Tons of dry roasted peanuts and milk chocolate - this reminds me of my love for Reeses PB cups as a child.

T: Wonderfully nutty but best of all this beer is mostly dry. Too many sickly sweet PB brews out there and they are not very good.

F: Medium body to thin with enough carbonation. Better than too thick.

O: Best PB stout I've had where you actually can find the peanut in it. Well executed. This flipped the typical beer on its head with it's focus on a dry roasted goodness.

Apr 05, 2020
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Radcpa from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark appearance with slight off white head. Aroma is a slightly sweet peanut butter that is quite pleasant. Taste is also a slightly sweet peanut butter.

Mar 08, 2019
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TheBrewsky from California

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap.
L: Pitch black. Looks viscous and tar-like. No head but appealing amounts of lacing spots the glass.
S: Tons of peanut butter. Molasses, dark fruit, bakers chocolate and coffee also present. Peanut butter dominates.
T: Peanut butter overload! It honestly tastes like eating skippy creamy peanut butter. As with the smell, peanut butter dominates but flavors of dark chocolate, malts and molasses are also present.
F: Medium in body and weight. Still has slightly to thin of a feel compared to other beers of this stature but it isn't a dealbreaker. Creamy texture, low carbonation and no booze presence.
O: Very enjoyable. Drinks very, very easily. I would most certainly buy some cans to take home given the chance. I am very grateful to have tried. Cheers!

Feb 17, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2019-01-06
16oz can served in a big snifter. Dated 12/29/18. Gift from a friend at work.

Pours black with no head. Smell is nutty, chocolatey, roasty, coffee. a tiny bit of anise. Smells very sweet.

Taste is peanut buttery, but not too strong -- anise comes across much stronger. Bitter coffee comes across much stronger. Not as sweet as I thought it would be.

Mouthfeel is a little oily and a little still. Overall, it's a very tasty beer that needs a little carbonation.

Jan 06, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Black color. Lace. Crowler.

Tons of peanut butter and chocolate. Not artificial which is nice. Tastes like Reeceā€™s. Not super thick but a little syrupy.

Oct 06, 2018
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John_M from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub location the other day.

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing, The nose on this bad boy is impressive, and IMHO, the best aspect of this beer. There's a huge aroma of peanut butter and roasted pecans, coupled with some noticeable vanilla, dark chocolate and light coffee. The beer smells as if it will be pretty sweet, which in fact it is. The flavor profile replicates the nose almost exactly, the peanut butter and pecan flavor wasn't quite as pronounced on the palate. As noted above, the beer is quite sweet, and I thought there was a touch of heat from the alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly full and smooth, and the finish is pretty long. This is definitely a pretty impressive effort from GN, though for me, I found the sweetness to be a bit tiring after a while. Hard to imagine committing to a full 10 ounce pour with this one.

A solid effort from GN, but in the end, just not really my cup of tea. However, those who love sweet beers and peanut butter flavor in their beer will likely be overjoyed with this beer.

Jul 04, 2018
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DallasK from Oregon

4.89/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I could see this beer being a love or hate relationship. Nice mocha head that unfortunately doesn't stick around. Smells and tastes like peanut butter. It just so happends that I love peanut butter. Think reese's puffs cereal. If thats your jam you'll love this beer.

Jan 03, 2017
Peanut Brother from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 60 ratings