MisoW (2917) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Werckmeister, many thanks. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of peanuts, malty, bit roasted. Taste is medium sweet, peanuts, malty, bit hoppy. Peanut finish.
sfnative (17) - - FEB 9, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Loved this brewer’s milk stout but this one didn’t work for me. Looks good, but I picked up pronounced "burnt" aromas and an ashy, bitter, burnt note on the palate along with subtle notes of peanut. Not sure I want to taste peanuts in my beer to begin, but that’s me. I’ll stick with the Beaver’s Milk Stout.
Fredd_an (238) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Svart med mörkare bubblor, supernovor popcorn & jordnötsdoft, rostade jordnötter i smaken bra balanserad med lätt kropp & lite mörk choklad & rostad eftersmak
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chadski (32) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite milk stout at the moment. Liquid Reese's peanut butter cup. Always repeat.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Brune presque noire, col crémeux café au lait, sur un léger filameent doré au verre.
Arôme offre un bouquet plaisant de peanut butter, malt caramel, pointe grillé, rétro lactose, quasi rien en terme de houblon.
Palais es axé sur les malts, pas mal de grillé, douceur de lactose qui s’immisce et en devient un peu trop même au bout d’une cannette. Le palais est épais laissant l’impression d’avoine. Pointe amertume en fin de bouche sur une note citronnée. Encore une fois, le sucre résiduel du lactose donne un fini qui est vite difficile à terminer.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1588 - Dragged my girlfriend around Santa Monica trying to get a taste of this beer before we went home 22.03.2015. Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Super sweet cocoa, vanilla, peanut butter.Taste is very rich in chocolate, peanut butter, mild toffee/vanilla with a sweeter than expected finish. Nice depth from the lactose. While managing bold Reese cup flavours, there’s a pronounced roasty bitterness that has amateurs and experts alike asking for another pint of this.
Alengrin (4077) - BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belching Beaver’s hybrid of milk stout and oatmeal stout, from a craft beer can releasing quite a lot of pressure upon opening, but no real gusher. Initially thick and frothy, loose, pale greyish beige head thinning quickly and eventually leaving nothing but a wafer-thin rim around the glass after a few minutes and in the end disappearing altogether; colour is a very dark mahogany brown with ochre hue but with a deep black ’soul’, hazy with medium fizz on the edges. Powerful aroma of indeed a lot of sweet peanut butter, overwhelming even, combined with milk chocolate to install an effect reminiscent of a Snickers or Twix bar, further adorned with much more subtle hints of black coffee, caramel candy, toffee, very subtle ketchup or sweet soy sauce and a very vague beef stock accent. Less sweet in the onset than expected, of course there is clear candied date and chestnut sweetishness, but nothing cloying and kept in place with a basic grainy sourishness and some black olive umami hints, but like the sweetness, those other flavours remain subdued, so that the palate starts off fairly neutral but well-balanced. Carbonation remains very soft, as a light ’whiff’ of tiny bubbles flowing effortlessly over the tongue for a brief while, but adding a notable minerally effect. A smooth, lightly oily and mildly creamy but otherwise relatively thin malt body ensues, very caramelly and toasty, quickly turning to black chocolate bitterness and eventually a mouth-filling, roasted coffee bitterness lasting for a long time into the finish, but softly so; spicy hops add some further bitterness in the end, but the mouthfeel remains on the thin side. The initial grainy sourishness lingers and pairs well with the roasted and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is less creamy and ’thick’ than I’ve experienced in some other, perhaps more extreme milk stouts of similar ABV, but it sure is smooth and velvety, aided by the oats, which I assume are partially responsible for the underlying grainy sourishness too. The liquid chocolate and peanut candy bar effect strongly remains retronasally, along with darker bitter chocolate notes. After actual chocolate, real coffee, chili peppers and coconut, it seems peanut butter is the new thing the innovative craft breweries are experimenting with when it comes to stout, and since this one displays its sweet peanut butter bouquet quite emphatically, I assume your appreciation for this beer will depend on whether you like this new trend or not. I sure do, and would not even have minded if this creamy sweetness were reflected in the taste to a larger extent. Perhaps adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream, as the brewer suggests, could establish this effect...
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s tasty at first drink, but there was something unsettling about the finish - almost metallic or something. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. In every other way this was very balanced and enjoyable.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass.
2.0 A: Black color. Fizzy light brown head falls as quickly as it forms. No lacing with occasional bubbling rising from the depths of the glass.
4.25 S: Gotta say this smells pretty wonderful. Big lactose component with strong coffee and rich velvety milk chocolate. I think it’s likely that the peanut butter isn’t the real thing, but overall it still smells great.
3.5 T: The taste nearly confirms my suspicion. The peanut flavor isn’t from actual peanut butter. While it’s not vile like a lot of other processed extracts, it still isn’t desirable. Otherwise, lots of coffee and chocolate, pleasantly sweet with a supple roastiness.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.
3.75 D: Interesting and tasty overall. Still, if this had the real deal in it, it could have been freaking amazing.
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DavoleBomb, Jun 16, 2015
rdb84 (484) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spring Street bar, LA. Stout pour. A: peanut butter, jam, vanilla, cookies, mocha. Quite sweet. T: starts with vanilla coke, moves towards bitter cookie taste, strong mocha and vanilla in aftertaste.