The Bruery Peanut Butter & -BALs


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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Imperial Stout
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 549   ABV: 18.3%
Cask version of Black Tuesday aged with Peanut Butter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Peanut butter bals. On tap at bruery’s barrel party... Pours a mostly still stouty silky darker blackish hue and fades gently to a reddish brown hue. A mostly absent head rests on tap... Boozy barrel and smooth bourbon notes upfront. Thick and port-like, homey and molasses with loads of residual sugars. Minimal peanut presence as far as the aroma is concerned... Flavors continue on that boozy front which extends through the middle and well on through the finish. Peanuts really come through especially through the middle and quickly succumbs to the massive rich booziness. Syrupy semi-thick consistency and completely warming as I worked my way through the small pour. Flavor is better than the nose but in whole, very hot and somewhat distracting. 7/3/8/4/15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tanksley (28) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
I thought the peanut butter was to much and to cheap, but it was an adventure. A good experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Black color with fleeting tan foam. Nice fresh peanut butter, chocolate malt ball, deep roast aromas. Heavy mouthfeel/ no CO2. Massive sweet, boozy flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, deep roast, and a little bit of flabby peanut oil--another most tasty cough syrup

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Appearance: Viscous dark brown with sparse swirls. Aroma: Chocolate,bourbon,peanut butter. Taste: Dark chocolate, wood,peanut butter, and roasted peanut after the alcohol fades away on the tongue. Mouthfeel: Sticky. Overall: Yummy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Cask at the Bruery. Soft inky black appearance with nothing but the occasional bubble to serve as proof that it wasn’t flat. One whiff of this would be enough to send someone with peanut allergies into anaphylactic shock. Seriously pungent, fresh and natural peanut aroma throwing a beating on your olfactory system. Hidden behind the peanut aroma were hints of bourbon, wood and chocolate. The flavor had a heavy peanut taste and when combined with the sugary malt base of the Black Tuesday presented like a fancy bourbon soaked chocolate peanut butter cup. In my opinion this was far superior to the regular Black Tuesday base beer and I would have loved to blend this one with Chocolate Rain to create the ultimate chocolate peanut butter imperial stout. Hope I get a chance to try this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On cask at the Barrel Party. Pours with a black body. No real head or signs of carbonation. Very viscous with strong legs. Aromas are nutty and dusty peanuts. Chewy, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol. Rich, decadent and very inviting. Flavors are intense! Noticeable warmth, bourbon, rich wood and barrel, brown sugar and Reese’s Pieces. Chewy, viscous and warming on the palate. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours a flat, black color with a few bubbles from the gravity pour. The peanut butter smell doesn’t come through too much at first, but definitely more as it warms. Tons of chocolate, booze, and vanilla, too. Intense flavor of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and of course, peanut butter. Almost like a nutter butter flavor. Full bodied with low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On cask at the Bruery. Flat black pour with no carbonation or head. Aroma is fresh and thick peanut butter on bourbon and vanilla. The peanut butter smells amazing and does not present as synthetic. The taste is dominated by the peanut butter with the bourbon and alcohol heat from the base beer trying, but not really succeeding, to fight its way out from underneath the peanut butter. Smooth feel in the mouth and oddly addicting. The peanut butter almost entirely takes the edge off of the massive sugar and alcohol heat in the base beer. But just enough hot booze and massive sugary malt remains to create an interesting, contrasting edge of alcohol heat under the taste and aroma of the peanut butter. This was by far my favorite version of black tuesday and much more enjoyable than the base beer.

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