Best "Peanut Butter" Stout/Porter

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  1. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (406) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina

    The current version of Liquid Bliss, makes me think I'm just chugging a bottle of this:

  2. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (406) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina

    And threads like this are why I like BA! Now I've got an even longer list of PB Beers I'll have to track down, to try.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout - Rapp Brewing
    Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter - Willoughby Brewing
    Peanut Butter Porter - Beer Engineers
    Peanut Butter Flavored Milk Stout - Belching Beaver Brewery
    Nutcase Porter - Listermann Brewing
    Uber Goober - Short's Brewing
    PB&J - Short's Brewing
    GD Peanut Butter & Jelly Pigeon Porter - Spiteful Brewing
    Peanut Butter Cup Stout - Odd Side Ales
    Peanut Butter Porter - B.O.B.'s Brewery
    Choosy Mother PB Oatmeal Porter - Isley Brewing Co
    Peanut Butter Porter - Dangerous Man Brewing
    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout - Ass Clown Brewing
    Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout - 4 Hands Brewing
    Sintax Imperial Peanut Butter Stout - Mother Earth Brewing
    Fat Alberta Imperial Stout - Throwback Brewery
  3. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,347) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    I will admit that the new version is sweeter and that the original did have more of that natural peanut oil flavor to it but they just didn't get enough of that flavor to come out with the original IMO. A great example of a brewery getting that natural peanut oil to come out heavily, and I saw you mentioned them in a previous post, is Funky Buddha with No Crusts. I also had the pleasure of trying the CCB collab, Snack Attack, which was basically the same concept as No Crusts: PB&J beer but with a porter instead of a brown ale. Both were phenomenal and are, to this day, the best peanut butter flavored beers I've had.
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  4. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (406) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina

    Man, Snack Attack has to be the most requested re-brew I think, that I've ever seen. I think FB said it was a pricy beer to make, and that people still ask for that beer to be made, to this day. Sadly, I didn't get to ever try it.

    I will say, the original Bliss IMO had a more 'boiled peanut' taste to it, which I actually enjoyed.

    You are in NC, you should grab Peanut Butter Jelly Time when Catawba brews it again. That beer, to me, is nothing but bready malts and peanut butter aromas. I loved it, but it sold out so fast, I never got to make a 2nd purchase of it. We bought 2 6 packs of cans, and went through them in record time.
  5. CHickman

    CHickman Poo-Bah (3,510) Jan 7, 2009 New York
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    DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus was really good and tasted like peanut butter; I have not come across any of the others mentioned yet, but I do really like this style of porter. I use a spoon to scoop peanut butter out of the jar all the time, so merging two of my favorite things is all good in my book.
  6. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,833) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    The one's I have had ranked in this order:
    1.) Spring House Big Gruesome PBC Stout - By far the better of the 3. Tons of roasted peanut flavor and sweet chocolate.
    2.) Spring House Lil Gruesome PBJ Stout - The "jelly" on the end adds a nice berry sweetness to the already tasty beer.
    3.) DuClaw SBJ - Good, a little too artificial flavored for me at times.
    4.) Terrapin Liquid Bliss - Too thin in the mouth feel and not enough roasted peanut flavor for me.

    Looking for others to try as well as peanut butter and chocolate are a great addition to a well done porter or stout.
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  7. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,347) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    Once again, in disagreement on the PBJ Time. I bought a single, had it, thought it was all right, but the entire time I was drinking it I was thinking in my head "No Crusts is so much better." I'll admit, I can't stand most of Catawba's beers in the first place. That one and Le Sexxy Saison are the only two I've had that I felt were worth a damn.
  8. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (406) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina

    No Crusts is definitely better than PBJ Time, I'll agree there. But since No Crusts is about next to impossible for us to get consistently in NC/SC, I have to settle for something that is easier to get. I thought that was going to be PBJ Time, until it disappeared within 2 weeks of launch. That is the only Catawba beer I've had, though. I enjoyed it well enough, that I would have bought a keg of it (and actually tried to), but it wasn't available anymore.
  9. jfpaolone

    jfpaolone Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 Alabama

    Beer Engineers PB Porter is amazing to me, but very polarizing - seems like 2/3 of the people who've tried it loved it, and the other third hated it. I have my doubts that it will ever be made again, the brewery head seems to be extremely flaky & unreliable. Short's PB & J was more like a sour ale with a tiny bit of PB&J flavoring, but perhaps I got a bad batch.

    Doing a mini-PB beer tasting at my place this Fri. On the docket is 2 of the Liquid Bliss (the 12oz, never got to try the side project version), one Sweet Baby Jesus, Big Gruesome, & Lil Gruesome. I'm most excited for the latter 2.
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  10. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (2,730) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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  12. ben4321

    ben4321 Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2009 New Jersey

    I really enjoyed Barrage Yada, Yada, Yada

    They have terrible distribution though.
  13. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Devotee (428) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Never seen a bottled peanut butter beer, only had a homebrew taste at a beer fest which I thought was going to be too weird but was surprisingly quiet good ... going to have to look for some of these mentioned in this thread
  14. Ndfan1323

    Ndfan1323 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 California

    I'm definantly putting my vote in for belching beaver. I accidentally walked upon the brewery not Intending on going there after leaving Tiger Tiger and they literally just tapped a fresh batch. Omg I thought I was drinking/eating reeses in milk straight from a blender! Great tiny spot. You can order Crazee burger and they walk it to you!
  15. EricLiPuma

    EricLiPuma Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2014 New Jersey

    And here i was thinking no one else was appreciative of peanut butter beers!
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  16. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin

    This a million percent. I just visited Florida and had it for the 1st time. They absolutely nail the smell and flavor unlike a lot of of peanut butter stouts/porters. A lot get the smell but not the flavor, Rapps' hits it out if the park. Its a brewery only so you'll have to trade for a couple growlers but its well worth it!!!
  17. thepeter

    thepeter Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2005 England

    Sweet Baby Jesus is a great Peanut butter beer! i have brought a few back to London for friends to try. It does a great job with an ingredient that traditionally does not work well in Brewing.
  18. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    No doubt. Unfortunately most people outside of SEPA aren't going to be able to get it unless they trade.
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  19. beergrrl

    beergrrl Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2003 New Hampshire

    is looking for a PB DIPA, but only one that is aged in calvados casks for an apple buttery complement. Is there a list available?
  20. bfirkin45

    bfirkin45 Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2011 Minnesota

    Dangerous Man Brewing did a peanut butter porter a month or two ago. It was phenomenal, just like most of their beers.
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  21. misternebbie

    misternebbie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Love peanut butter and coffee but not a fan of infused Stouts, I do however love seasonal Xmas beers and Pumpkins , which a lot of people on this site do not, last time I was at the Morgantown Brewery I had a peanut butter ale which I had real trouble dragging down, my buddy however had three pints and thought it was awesome
  22. BuckeyeBeerhead

    BuckeyeBeerhead Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2014 Ohio

    Willoughby told us a week.
  23. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,312) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

    Terrapin Liquid Bliss and DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus. The only 2 I have had and they were awesome, especially the Terrapin brew!!. Happy New Year !!
  24. HotfishRuss

    HotfishRuss Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2014 New York

    Liquid bliss from terrapin but honestly the only one I've tried to date so it probably don't count : /
  25. TBonez477

    TBonez477 Defender (632) Jan 15, 2015 Vermont

    I tried Sweet Baby Jesus as the first peanut butter stout I've had and enjoyed it quite a bit. What would you consider the best peanut butter stout available?
  26. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Canada (QC)

    Peanut Butter is a staple of my breakfast :grinning:

    I've been on the search of the best and so far Big Gruesome is the one i found. Was disappointed though with 4 Hands version which i had at the EBF. :slight_frown:

    If anyone has some that are better, i'm ready to trade!
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  27. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,749) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Willoughby Peanut Butter cup Porter

  28. FaradayUncaged

    FaradayUncaged Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Michigan

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  29. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    PB&J BA Framinghammer by Jack's Abby is awesome. Trade if you can for it.
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  30. CraigTravor

    CraigTravor Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 California

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  31. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Maryland

    Unfortunately, I've only had the latter version. I thought it was ok. It certainly wasn't anywhere near as good as Sweet Baby Jesus, which I thought was fantastic!
  32. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Maryland

    Damnit! I haven't seen that beer! Must. Get. Some!
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  33. pmbasile06

    pmbasile06 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2014 Illinois

    im with the 4 hands group! wanted to take a growler of that stuff back home to share with my buddys in chicago but they wouldnt do growlers fills on it
  34. ddedhed

    ddedhed Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2012 Ohio

    Peanut butter flavoring in anything besides peanut butter is usually not my cup of tea. However, I enjoy Listermann's Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter.
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  35. Mshull

    Mshull Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio

    My top 3
    1.belching beaver peanut butter milk stout
    2.willoughby brewing nut smasher
    3.hoppin frog infusion A
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  36. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (406) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina

    Since my earlier posts, I acquired some bottles of 4 Hands PB Choc Milk Stout...the first one I had, was shortly after it came off the FedEx truck...I thought it was..ok, solid but not amazing. The next 2 days I had 2 bottles that had been in the fridge for the whole beer impressed the hell out of me. So much, I was actually going to buy a case online this week. But then, I saw other releases in the next 2 weeks, so I have to ration my beer money out a bit more...
  37. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (208) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

  38. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    Another vote for terrapin Liquid Bliss...I let my non-crafty wife try it and she said,"now your talking!"
  39. Brad007

    Brad007 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2007 Vermont


    How do they get the peanut butter in the beer? It sounds tasty. I've never had a peanut butter stout or porter.
  40. microbrewlover

    microbrewlover Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2006 Pennsylvania

    "Sweet Baby Jesus" by DuClaw and "Liquid Bliss" by Terrapin.
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