Butta Cup

Florida
United States
Butta Cup by Funky Buddha Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
75
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

Peanut Butter Cup Double Brown Ale - Anybody want a peanut? This hunk a' burnin' chocolate love sure does. Butta' Cup takes two star-crossed flavors - sweet chocolate and salty peanuts - and joins them with a delectable double brown ale for a moment of pure destiny. Just one sip is sure to get your heart -- and mouth -- racing.

Profile

ABV: 
8.8%
IBUs: 
40
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Butta Cup is a Double Brown Ale with added flavors, judged as BJCP Category 34C, Experimental Beer.  This beer starts with a burst of chocolate and peanut butter-like aromas, which hint at sweetness. They smell almost like kids' cereal at first, but become more subdued after a moment. A low roast aroma is also present.  It pours nearly black, with a creamy, tan head. This beer's flavor is a clashing assortment of ethanol, sweetness, and what is probably supposed to be peanut butter-like and chocolate. But the flavors don't come through individually or in harmony, and instead are muddled and unpleasant. There's also a low roasted bitterness throughout, appropriate for this style. The mouthfeel is smooth, except for the drying, warm finish. Overall, this beer's flavors are not rich enough to merit this high of an alcohol content, and it's unclear what the intention was here.  Maybe it would have worked better as a standard strength brown ale. More is not always better.