Peanut Butter Stout by Belching Beaver

Peanut Butter Milk Stout by Belching Beaver Brewery

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Tasting: December 4, 2014
Style: Stout (Flavored – Peanut Butter)
Beer # 659

Peanut Butter Stout by Belching Beaver

What’s interesting about Peanut Butter Stout by Belching Beaver?:
I’ve seen a few peanut butter flavored beers and figured it was time to see if there is any future in peanuts as a brewing ingredient.

How did I acquire this beer? Via a trade that centered on Bourbon County Backyard Rye heading west in exchange for a trio of what were supposed to be world class IPA’s from Alpine Brewing Company. Turns out I got the short end as these IPAs were far from fresh.

Vitals: Relatively light ABV of 5.3%.

Name: The brewery name – Belching Beaver is cute. I didn’t find any back story on their website but did see that they list their employees as beavers (?).

Available: Belching Beaver isn’t listed on seekabrew.com – so, I’ll have to assume that it doesn’t wander very far from their Vista, California brewery.

Other acclaim: 93 points Beer Advocate.

First few sips are amazing. Has a very deep rich peanut butter flavor over creamy chocolate. It does wear out its welcome about half way through this bomber-sized bottle. All in all, peanut butter looks to be a nice experimental additive to beer. Peanut Butter Stout from Belching Beaver gets 88 points from me.

How about another Peanut Butter Stout – this time from North Carolina’s Catawba Brewing Company? This one is the whole PB&J package.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time by Catawba Brewing, North Carolina

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Tasting: December 4, 2014
Style: Stout (Flavored – Peanut Butter)
Beer # 660

Raspberry more than grape jelly aroma. This tart fruit bursts through my first few sips with a bright pop. It reminds me of raspberry-flavored hard candy. Peanut butter flavor is present, complimentary but clunky and easily overpowered. Could use a bit more body as it comes across as watery and fizzy. Peanut Butter Jelly Time has the makings of an interesting beer – certainly novelty enough to try. For me the beer snob, it comes up at 83 points.

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