Peanut Butter Milk Stout Nitro

California
United States
Peanut Butter Milk Stout Nitro, Belching Beaver Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Delightfully easy to drink with aromas of roasted peanuts, dark chocolate and coffee. This nitro version is creamier with a bigger perceived mouthfeel than our original version.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
30
Hops: 
Nugget
Malts: 
Pale Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Crystal 10, Two Row, Rolled Oats
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Peanut Butter Milk Stout Nitro by Belching Beaver Brewery​ was judged as an Experimental Beer (34C). Peanut butter is layered with chocolate, and these two dominant aromas blend together in the nose nicely. The peanut butter smell is strong, and dark malts lend a rich and notable character as well. Some warmth is also apparent in the aroma, presumably from the alcohol. The color is black like crude oil with a tan, fine head that lingers on the edges of the glass. The peanut butter is also quite apparent in the flavor, and the rich malts are sweet and almost syrupy. Hops bitterness is present, though the beer very much leans to the malt and additions. The malts come across as chocolate with a bit of roast malt bite. The mouth is medium-full with a creamy finish. The carbonation seems a bit low, and I find myself wishing for more to help balance the sweet malts with some carbonic bite. Overall, the flavor does not express the dimensionality that the aroma seemed to portend. Instead it seems that the malt and peanut butter are battling for supremacy in the flavor profile, not quite finding a happy balance in the process. My preference would be for a little more attenuation or a little less malt, though more carbonation might also improve this peanut butter stout. Perhaps nitrogen simply does not work well with these flavor combinations. It is still a very good and flavorful beer, just not as complex as one might hope given what one anticipates when first taking in the aroma.

Brewery Introduction

Belching Beaver Brewery came from a desire to make great beer and have a Dam good time doing it. When we started the company we wanted to do two things: First, have a brand that offered quality craft beer but was whimsical and fun to inspire good times.

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