Peanut Butter Beers

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  1. PABeerGeek74

    PABeerGeek74 Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I've recently had my first Peanut Butter Stout - Big Grusome (Spring House). I have always been a fan of Chocolate / Vanilla flavored beers like Atwater Vanilla Java, Southern Tier Choclat. However I think the Peanut Butter's may go to the top of my list. Any suggestions of good Peanut Butter or Chocolate beers? Thanks!
  2. T-RO

    T-RO Initiate (121) Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
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    The only one I've had is excellent, Throwback Brewery Fat Alberta
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  3. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus...just be sure to let it warm.
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  4. PABeerGeek74

    PABeerGeek74 Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I actually just picked up a case of Sweet Baby Jesus today (after some searching)... very anxious to try it!
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  5. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Dont let the bartender talk you into it if you want to eat hot wings either.
  6. stonermouse

    stonermouse Devotee (487) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Crazy, I just poured a Fat Alberta five minutes ago. It's solid so far, big peanut flavor. I hope it sweetens up a bit as it warms.
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  7. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    My advice is drink from just below cellar temp...
  8. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,242) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I think warming the beers is key.

    Terrapin has a side project beer called Liquid Bliss. Dry hopped with boiled peanuts and peanut butter added with chocolate.

    It's got a slight aroma, and taste, but it's a good porter. Peanut is hard to capture I think.
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  9. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,892) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    I really like Sweet Baby Jesus, but personally I feel it is great cold, I tasted more of the peanuts. I would say take to bottles out and let the second warm while drinking the first, kind of like I did with the bombers from 2011.
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  10. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

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  11. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Scientific and shit...
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  12. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I never saw a peanut beer! Holy cow... that may just turn my peanut-munching husband into a beerphile!
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  13. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Meyvn (1,159) Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    This one is tasty when it is from a growler or on draft, but if you get a bottle for the love of God please keep it cold and drink quickly.

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  14. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Assuming you are from Pennsylvania by your name. :wink: If you are ever headed towards Cleveland, Willoughby Brewing Company makes a peanut butter cup coffee porter that is pretty good. Here
  15. Jerome1929

    Jerome1929 Initiate (61) Sep 11, 2008 Michigan

    I don't think Short's has bottled either Uber Goober or PBJ since 2009 or 2010, unfortunetely. I would imagine any bottles would be pretty bad by now. It is a shame because both those beers are pretty good on tap.

    OP, Odd Side Ales has a Peanut Butter Cup Stout which is pretty tasty.
  16. ColonelForbin87

    ColonelForbin87 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2008 Massachusetts

    I believe blue moon made one too, but I've never seen it anywhere
  17. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (236) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    PB&J is actually a blend of two beers. The peanut butter side of it is their beer Uber Goober beer mixed with Soft Parade. Get Uber Goober. Its better and its pure peanut butter stout. They had infection problems with it the first batch but I think they've worked that all out with the 2011 batch. Wolud agree drink cold and dont keep long. Shorts beers are not for cellaring.
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  18. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Jacks Abby peanut butter smoke & dagger
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  19. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (236) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    For chocolate beers -- there are a billion of them. IMO the daddy of all chocolate beers has to be the Flying Monkeys BNL chocolate stout. If you can find it, the most chocolate beer Ive ever seen. smells like a bowl of chocolate cake batter cold in the glass. boulevard chocolate ale is awesome. For a great off the shelf Sam smith just came out with their organic chocolate stout which I think is excellent.
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  20. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Meyvn (1,159) Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    Ah didn't realize those beers haven't been bottled in that long.

    It seems peanuts are one of those ingredients that create infection problems in a number of beers. The best peanut butter beer I've ever had was a homebrew that used the peanut butter powder to great effect.

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  21. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    I am not a fan of Peanut Butter unless it is accompanied by bread and jelly. That said, I may give this new fad a try.
  22. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    I hope you enjoy it. I had one last week and REALLY didnt like it. I thought the flavors were very artificial and chemically tasting (before I looked and saw that they use artificial flavorings). Every palate is different, but this one disagreed with mine.
  23. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (460) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    No one has ever made one that has blown me away, so I'll belnd my own. 2 parts ST Choklat, 1 part BCBS and blend Watkin's PB extract until I am blown away.
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  24. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    The only one I've tried was a homebrew by a friend of a friend at was fresh...and it was pretty great...a porter if I recall correctly...would love to try some other stuff.
  25. dogfishandi

    dogfishandi Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2009 New York

    I second that! This beer is amazing, but only available in a small area and only on draft. Got a growler in a BIF and it was amazing.
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  26. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    It would be nice if they started bottling and this was their first to distribute...
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  27. siege06nd

    siege06nd Savant (946) Dec 29, 2009 Virginia
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    Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter has to be the absolute standard. A MUST try!!!
  28. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    Been wanting to try this one. Is it a year-round offering? Always in NH for camping in the summer, hopefully it can be found.
  29. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Zealot (570) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Seconded. Not a world beater, but an interesting take on stouts with a clear peanut taste.
  30. blkcld

    blkcld Aspirant (244) May 19, 2010 New Jersey
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    Been wanting to try the PB&J beer for a while, and now just brought it to the forefront of ISO list i think for the moment. Very interested to see how any of the brewers can capture the PB
  31. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    This is absolute garbage out of the bottle. I've had it several times, and it was a drain pour every time. Their Uber Goober was the same way. Maybe it's better from tap, but I don't see how it can be worse.

    Willoughby's, as mentioned, was fantastic.
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  32. loony4lambic

    loony4lambic Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 California

    Any suggestions on how to do this in a homebrew? Sounds like a fun experiment but not sure how to add peanut butter into a beer
  33. Psyko

    Psyko Initiate (165) Jan 6, 2011 California
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    Snack Attack! by Cigar City. Tastes just like peanut butter Captain Crunch.
  34. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (236) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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  35. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (657) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Have to give a big +1 to Snack Attack.Had it on a recent visit to CCB and it was sublime. A CCB/ Funky Buddah/Bluejacket collaboration. Unfortunatley it's not bottled and its a beer you have to be at the right place at the right time to find, but if you see it, grab it. Any chocolate peanut butter 10% porter is worth sampling in my book.
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  36. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Karl Strauss in San Diego makes one called "Peanut Butter Cup Porter". It is very tasty.
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  37. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    The only PB beer I've had was Rogue's Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate beer. It was horrible. Don't drink that one.
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  38. darienm

    darienm Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois

    Making more on Monday. Swing by if you want to join in. 2-9pm.
  39. eatabagofbooger

    eatabagofbooger Initiate (60) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon
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    Terrapin did a chocolate peanut butter beer, but I don't remember what it was called. It was interesting as a novelty, but that's the most I'd expect out of such a concept. Ultimately, if I want peanut butter, I'll eat some peanut butter. If I reach for a beer, it's because I want a beer. Personally, I'm getting a bit tired of beers that try to be things that aren't beer.
  40. PatrickBeebe

    PatrickBeebe Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Florida
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    I was about to say this myself. recently had it on tap (maybe 4 months ago).
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