Gunner's Daughter
Mast Landing Brewing Company

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Mast Landing Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #115
Ranked #3,347
4.19 | pDev: 11.46%
Jun 18, 2022
May 03, 2016
Gunner's DaughterGunner's Daughter
Notes: Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Our beautifully aromatic and balanced milk stout with delicious notes of peanut butter, coffee, and dark chocolate.
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2.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2022
4 by zotzot from Vermont on May 19, 2022
4.34 by sisterofba from Maryland on May 02, 2022
3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 27, 2022
4.05 by Mikexw from New York on Feb 19, 2022
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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: silky jet black color with a thin dark tan film head

s: tons of roasted malt and lactose sweetness upfront. huge milk chocolate and a touch of sweet caramel. a hint of molasses and brown sugar with a kiss of cola. just huge roasted notes on this one with a very well-rounded lactose sweetness

t: follows the nose. smooth roasted malts, sweet caramel and molasses, milk chocolate. a little brown sugar and cola. a touch of leather in here as well. not extremely complex, but the roasted characteristics in this are extremely good

m: medium mouthfeel with low-medium carbonation

o: again, the roast note in this beer is so good. rich malts. it's sweet, yet balanced. has good depth even though not the most complex beer out there. really really nice stuff

Feb 12, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by izraelc from New York

Pours dark. Tan foam. Big PB aroma. Silky-smooth PB chocolate body. Roasted coffee finish. Slightly bitter. Well balanced. Delicious milk stout.

Feb 06, 2022
4.29 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Dec 30, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by woodchipper from Connecticut

Poured from a 16oz can dated 10/25/21 at approx. 45F to a diagonally cut tumbler.
Pours black with a small brown head that dissapears within a minute. The miniscuss on the side of the glass has an intriguing red/gold tint.
Smell is all peanut butter.
Taste is Reece's Cup in the front with just a hint of coffee in the finish. There is a sweetness to this beer probably due to the lactose.
The mouthfeel is sticky, but rather thin.
Confession- I'm not a fan of peanutbutter flavered things, particularly stouts, but I'm rating to style here. I suspect people who do like peanut butter stouts will really like this.
Not quite sure how they achieve the overwhelming peanut butter flavor. The label distinctly says "Contains Lactose, does not contain peanuts or nuts".

Dec 19, 2021
4.1 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Dec 14, 2021
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2021
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3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by albern from Massachusetts

This beer would be terrific for those who like their stouts sweet, lower ABV, with vanilla, peanut butter, hazelnut, and dark chocolate flavors. That's not me so I'll pass on this one.

Dec 03, 2021
4.21 by WDJersey from Colorado on Nov 21, 2021
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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by djmush1 from New York

Loved it!

Nov 17, 2021
3.93 by wroywel from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2021
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3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 16 oz. can dated 10/06/21. Sampled Nov 6, 2021.

Nice looking dark brown to near black appearance under a modest, fading tan head. Looks the part.

The aroma reminds me of Resee's Peanut Butter cups rather than dark malts and chocolate milk as the name led me to believe it would be There is also a sort or burnt sensation too.

Light to near-medium mouthfeel.

I get a little more milk and cream in the taste and it is decently sweet. Mildly dry finish. Didn't blow me away but it had some nice aspects.

Nov 06, 2021
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Oct 31, 2021
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2.08/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

There's a point where one could just be adding flavoring after the brew process, and pretend there's something special happening.
This would be a good stout if not for the excessive and obnoxious addition of vanilla and caramel flavoring.
This nonsense has to stop. I wasted $7 on this pint.

Oct 24, 2021
3.57 by plaid75 from New York on Oct 17, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzlyo from Iowa

Aroma is peanut butter, chocolate and mild fruit. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, slight German dunkel characteristics and a peanut butter/mildly sweet/acidic finish.

Oct 15, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by PolishHurricane from New Hampshire

Watery, pretty much no carbonation. Dessert beer, I didn't know. I was in the mood for a milk stout too, so thankfully I'm liking it right now, but for the amount of sweetness in this one, the ABV could be much higher. It tastes good, worth the money I paid, satisfied something in me right now. Wish it was a big thicker, a bit milkier and or a lot more carbonated. I'd say it's more of a "peanut + caramel/malt" than a "peanut butter" taste. Gotta scrape my tongue to get some of the coffee notes at the end, not very bitter at all.

Oct 13, 2021
4.5 by doctorgary from New York on Oct 06, 2021
4.16 by smb71481 from Vermont on Oct 04, 2021
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4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Twerpin from New Jersey

Boy I really like this one. It's got a pretty wonderful smell, and taste to match. Mouthfeel is good, on the medium side. Not super thick but not runny either. Highly recommended if you're into milk stouts.

Oct 01, 2021
4.23 by caffeinelogic from New York on Sep 30, 2021
4.2 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Sep 26, 2021
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1.6/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by cdpowers from Vermont

Foul. to the drain with ye

Sep 23, 2021
4.1 by jdlive from Massachusetts on Sep 21, 2021
4.17 by Khaack from New York on Aug 10, 2021
3.63 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Aug 05, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Viaduck from California

Dark brown with an impressive tan head. Aroma: peanut butter, more peanut butter, caramel, milk chocolate & coffee. Not as sweet as it’s aroma promised but otherwise the flavors were the same. A little weak with the milk. I’m not a fan of peanut butter & haven’t tried very many beers with it but this is the first one that I actually taste peanuts & it is good. Feel is watery with just barely enough carbonation & id prefer a higher ABV. Overall: very good!

Jul 31, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sheppard from Massachusetts

Pours a dark brown with tan head. Nose of salted nuts and chocolate, maybe some caramel. The chocolate, salted nut, and caramel character wears thin quickly. As it warms, the threads come undone a little bit. I’d rather eat a Snickers or even a nut roll.

Jul 26, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

16oz can received as a gift from a friend. Just before receiving this, I purchased a single of it for $3.99. I'm drinking and the one that I received from my friend first though, because it is much fresher. Canned on 5/3/2021, so this is almost 2 1/2 months old.

Look: Pours a deep brown verging on black color, with an apparently medium body. A chocolate milk colored head slowly recedes, leaving behind a thin cling to the rim of the glass.

Smell: Initially, I get a huge hazelnut note that is truly awesome. It also smells like hot cocoa mix, which is awesome. Faint coffee notes as well, with a mild roasty bitterness on the finish. Peanut butter on the finish also. Honestly, this smells so good I just want to keep smelling it, dream about making ice cream with it, etc.

Taste: Mmmm. This is so good. If chocolate milk could be a beer, it would be Gunner's Daughter. Or if a Reese's peanut butter cup could be a beer, it would be Gunner's Daugher. This is so smooth and so balanced and delicious. The sweetness is actually toned down for a milk stout, and yet I am glad that it is what it is because the other elements show their voice and are balanced so well. Up front, a nice dark cocoa flavor with some hazelnut and peanut butter vibes.
On the finish, there is almost no bitterness, just a nice roasty, nutty, mildly coffee-flavored finish. What is most surprising to me about this beer is that it is so drinkable. It does not taste heavy or cloyingly sweet at all.

Feel: The mouthfeel is really nice. It's medium bodied - not thick, but it is super silky and smooth. The mouthfeel is so smooth, it almost tastes like a nitro beer.

Overall: This is my first Mast Landing beer. This beer truly lives up to its hype. For a 5.5% ABV milk stout, it is very impactful and I love that it is just barely sweet. I would believe you if you told me that this was an American Stout and that there was no lactose in this beer. Hands down, this is the best milk stout that I have ever had and perhaps will ever have. It may also be the best low ABV stout that I have had or will ever have. My one criticism about this beer is that it is a "Stout brewed with natural flavors". Who knows what natural flavors they use to make this? On the other hand, who cares? It's so good!

Jul 15, 2021
4.15 by KrissyKat6 from New York on Jul 14, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

Look: Very dark chocolate brown with a caramel head that dissipated within abut two minutes to a ring around the edge. After another two minutes the ring became nearly microscopic with one eraser size cloud floating in the center.
Smell and Taste: Smells like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. And that's the catch on the taste. I only care for peanut butter straight up, on a saltine cracker, or PBJ sandwich. That's it! If I had studied the label more I would not have purchased.
Feel: Pleasantly surprised. For a stout it is on the light side. Somewhat watery. Even though the head is gone there is still carbonation in the liquid.
Overall: I was going to give it a 4.0 but I want to make sure I don't buy this one again (because of the peanut butter). Sorry!

Jul 14, 2021
3.85 by MJSFS from Florida on Jul 12, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Grunner’s Daughter from Mast Landing Brewing. Received on 9/4/21 from @Rub_This_BBQ in NBW BIF #13. 16 oz can stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 4/7/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom of can stamped “CANNED ON 12/30/2020 BATCH 197”. Served at 51.6 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 60.0 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Brown (SRM 20), clear.
Body – Black (SRM 40), opaque. When rear-lite, slight penetration at the edges.
Head – Large (Maximum seven cm, aggressive center pour), desert sand, high density, average retention, diminishing to a three mm crown and a thin, rocky cap. Second pour produces a one cm head.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3.5 – Begins with peanut butter and scorched malt, no hops, no yeast, no coffee, no chocolate.
Flavor – 4 – Begins with peanut butter, slightly bitter. No malt, no hops, no yeast. No ethanol (5.5% ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. Gastric warming does not occur. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Full, creamy, soft carbonation. Seems to thin slightly as it warms.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 Peanut butter overpowers any other flavor which may be present. Otherwise, a serviceable sweet stout.

Jul 04, 2021
4.23 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jul 02, 2021
4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 27, 2021
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