Peanut Butter infused beers.

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  1. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Initiate (179) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    This is a subject held close to my high cholesterol having self. What are your favorite peanut butter flavored beers, and which one holds the top spot?

    Right now I'm drinking a Belching Beaver peanut butter milk stout, and I'm sad to say its a little underwhelming. Their regular milk stout is world class but this one falls short.

    The roasted peanut flavor is definitely there, but in no way am I getting any trace of peanut butter.

    Please help a pb sammich and beer loving man find the ultimate way to find a getaway in one single glass!

    Ps. I'm definitely open for trades!
     
  2. ohiobrew

    ohiobrew Initiate (156) Apr 27, 2013 Ohio
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    Willoughby Brewing Company Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter. Unfortunately it is draft only.
     
  3. riemster

    riemster Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2011 Ohio

    This. Hands down the best peanut butter beer that I've had.
     
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  4. victory4me

    victory4me Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

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  5. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Wisconsin

    by no means am I an expert on Peanut Butter brews but DuClaw's Sweet Baby Jesus was one that I enjoyed
     
  6. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (2,154) May 28, 2010 California
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    I thought the Belching Beaver was solid. Not amazing, but solid. Karl Strauss' Peanut Butter Cup Porter was fantastic, but they're not bottling it (at least they didn't this past year). The best ever though? Alesmith Peanut Butter Cup and Vietnamese Coffee Speedway.
     
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  7. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,917) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    No Crusts is one of the best beers I've ever had. Nothing like that peanut butter and grape jelly flavor.
     
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  8. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Initiate (179) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    This is a beer I've been trying to get my hands on!
     
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  9. life_is_beautiful

    life_is_beautiful Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

    All trust in Funky Buddha...I'll be interested to try Spring House's Lil' Gruesome PB & J stout. Their Big Gruesome PB & Chocolate stout was tasty...

    Sweet Baby Jesus by DuClaw has been flying off the shelves locally and it's pretty good. I've heard many references of the taste being like "liquid reese's pieces".
     
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  10. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Devotee (445) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Peanut flavor v.s. peanut butter flavor?? I've had the Belching Beaver beer that you're talking about and I thought it had lots of peanut butter flavor. Not sure what the difference is between peanut flavor or peanut butter flavor in beer.
     
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  11. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Initiate (179) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    It's hard to explain in words I guess. With peanut butter flavor comes this following creaminess, or richness. 1 demensional peanut flavor kind of dies off really quickly. I dunno, maybe it has to do with mouthfeel and viscosity of the beer.
     
  12. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Devotee (445) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Interesting. I can see what you're saying. I eat that Laura Scudder peanut butter that's basically just ground up peanuts and oil, so I guess peanut flavor in beer tastes close enough for me. Mother Earth Sin-Tax is apparently infused with peanut butter flavor, but I got very little from it, though the beer was good!
     
  13. JD_Bogerdy

    JD_Bogerdy Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Florida

    No crusts is awesome, but they also brew a peanut butter and chocolate dark brown ale Don't Tell Reece. Just had some at mbcp release and damn was it good.
     
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  14. blue-dream

    blue-dream Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2013 Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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  15. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Meyvn (1,290) Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Spring House's Big Gruesome is a solid choice.
     
  16. Gruber221

    Gruber221 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Springhouse make Big Gruesome a peanut butter stout and Little Gruesome a PB&J Stout both are pretty damn good. ..
     
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  17. BeerFMAndy

    BeerFMAndy Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2009 Wisconsin

    That's also the best one I've had to date! Hints of artificial flavoring but damn does it go great with a Reece's Peanut Butter Cup!
     
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  18. IPAdams

    IPAdams Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2013 Illinois

    Rapp Brewing Chocolate Peanut butter stout. Lots of peanut butter flavor, smooth and creamy. They also have a chocolate hazlenut porter which is phenominal and tastes just like nutella.
     
  19. Buzzardsuds

    Buzzardsuds Initiate (0) May 27, 2013 Ohio

    Awesome beer! Like he said though, draft only! Only at, the brewery, Happy Dog, Ray's in Kent and I think maybe one more!
     
  20. TheChef18

    TheChef18 Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2013 Florida

    If you ever make it to Tampa for Hunahpu's Day make sure to try the Snack Attack! They usually tap a keg every year for it, and it is by far the best peanut butter beer I have ever had.
     
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  21. Cresant

    Cresant Poo-Bah (1,969) Apr 25, 2006 Kentucky
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    Against the Grain - Bo & Luke peanut butter variation is great but very difficult to find.
     
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  22. Klebe

    Klebe Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Maryland

    Have only had DuClaw's Sweet Baby Jesus and was more than pleased. Good for one or two in a single session. I shared my first 6-pack at an oyster party and the general consensus was close to "surprisingly good". Reading some of the other posts has me wanting to seek out more of this variety.
     
  23. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Poo-Bah (1,784) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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  24. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

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  25. tronto

    tronto Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky

    Bo & Luke peanut butter is pretty amazing. deep roasted peanut flavor with no oils.
     
  26. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Poo-Bah (5,666) Jan 11, 2010 New York
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    I would probably go:

    1. Funky Buddha's No Crusts
    2. Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter
    3. Springhouse's Big Gruesome..

    No Crusts smells the best and most like it by far to me, though the taste is a bit of a disappointment.

    Willoughby's probably tastes the best.

    Big Gruesome is probably the easiest to attain as they bottle and distribute it.

    All three are good though.
     
  27. tbaker397

    tbaker397 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2013 West Virginia

    Just thank you all for no one suggesting the chocolate peanut butter banana ale from rogue. Just stay farrrr away imo
     
  28. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan

    Short's Uuber Goober and PB&J are both awesome examples that use peanuts in their brewing. Use to be bottled but sadly tap option only these days.
     
  29. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (417) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    1. No Crusts - Funky Buddha (PB&J)
    2. Don't Tell Reese - Funky Buddha (Chocolate & PB)
    3a. Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw (PB)
    3b. Lil' Gruesome - Springhouse (PB&J)
    3c. Big Gruesome - Springhouse (PB)
    4. Liquid Bliss - Terrapin (Peanut)

    Never had the opportunity/pleasure of having Karl Strauss' one or Willoughby, at least not yet. I've had both of them, and the Rapp PB Stout on my Wants list for a while now, but they still evade me.
     
  30. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

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  31. zookerman182

    zookerman182 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2013 Alabama

    Beer engineers peanut butter porter is like drinking a 12% abv Reese's cup.
     
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  32. krisandarcy

    krisandarcy Initiate (106) Apr 4, 2009 Idaho

    I had the Belching Beaver peanut butter milk stout over the weekend. I felt it had a pretty intense peanut butter aroma, but wished that intensity would have carried over into the taste. It wasn't anything that a couple of leftover Reese's holiday couldn't fix :grinning:
     
  33. BeyondDescription

    BeyondDescription Disciple (315) Feb 9, 2009 Vermont
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    Short's Uber Goober - there is no substitute.
     
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  34. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (417) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Beer Engineers version has been on my Wants list as well, haven't had it yet.
     
  35. billyshears

    billyshears Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2008 Connecticut

    rapp's chocolate peanut butter porter is my favorite so far. big gruesome is good too.
     
  36. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    Tallgrass made a PB&J porter in a firkin. It was delicious, probably the only beer by them I've enjoyed.
     
  37. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Never had one. And I have a horrible feeling that while I'd probably mock the very concept of a peanut butter infused beer, once tasted I'd probably really like it.
     
  38. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (8,555) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Anybody know how many of these beers use actual peanuts/peanut butter, and how many just use artificial flavoring?
     
  39. JD_Bogerdy

    JD_Bogerdy Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Florida

    Funky Buddha uses all natural, fresh ingredients
     
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