The guys at Midwest encountered this beer out at the National Home Brewers Conference earlier this year. Upon the first taste this appears to be a great stout, but then your palate gets a surprise assault. After the familiar stout flavors cross your palate you are presented with a peanut blast that lingers on your tongue. The combination is one you will not soon forget. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The kit does not include the two 6.5oz jars of peanut butter powder required to make the recipe, but can be purchased separately here. You can always omit the peanut butter powder, it will still make an excellent chocolate stout. Due to the oil and fat content, we do not recommend using regular peanut butter. The powder is a key ingredient.
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4.9 / 5.015 ReviewsPretty goodMade two batches of this, one with the peanut butter powder and one without. The price does get up there once you add in the extra ingredients. I felt that the peanut flavor was very mild, and the chocolate was subdued as well. There was a lot of coffee and dark roasted malt flavor though. I would call this one more of a dark strong beer with a little chocolate thrown in. It's pretty good, just not what I was expecting.October 5, 2012AlrightI was really hoping this beer would taste like a peanut butter cup, but the coffee flavour really takes over. Not too much chocolate or peanut flavour came through._x000D__x000D_It's not bad just not what I was hoping to get!October 12, 2012mehThe brew is fermenting now. Grain bill was around 16# and the wyeast sat for two days before use. Very active fermenting process. _x000D_Had to buy peanut butter separate not too bad. From the aroma during samples and the mash it is sweet but the roasted malt stands out the most. Will post follow up when conditiobingo is completeOctober 15, 2012Love it!Straight forward brew process . cocoa powder ,cocoa nibs and peanut butter powder go in during the ferment. Nice Chocolate malt taste with just enough peanut butter coming through in the finish . Best with a slice of chocolate cake (hold the milk).November 20, 2012RoastyI decided not too add the peanut butter, and this turned out to be a great chocolate stout. I also added the chocolate when I racked to secondary and left it for 4 weeks, which brought a lot more chocolate out. This is a very delicious roasty stout in my opinion.December 10, 2012WowGreat kit. I was able to find the powdered peanut butter at a local specialty food store and I added the optional cocoa powder. It ended up a great stout with a hint of peanut butter. Brewed for Christmas - friends and family cleaned me out.December 26, 2012beaver nutsA group brewed this as we were not sure of the outcome. Well....it was good! Nut flavor was really mild as was the chocolate. It was a very rich beer though...I got filled up drinking a few of these.July 4, 2013FantasticEven though I did something wrong, this beer tastes fantastic. I think it's pretty close to style and even if its not I'd drink it anyway. I didn't get the ABV I expected so I'll have to bring it to my brew club and see if they have suggestions.July 11, 2013Interesting...Definitely an interesting brew! I purchased the seperate 2 jars of PB2 (power) which gave it a subtle peanut butter aroma. If I were to do this over again, I would have added more PB2 in order to really make the peanut butter stand out. Overall, a very good sipping brew!November 23, 2013Excellent Chocolate StoutI brewed this without the peanut butter, and modified the recipe a bit by adding more chocolate to the mash and final boil. I added the nibs to secondary. It turned out to be a very, very chocolaty stout beer. ABV was 7.8%. This is almost like a "dessert" beer. I will definitely brew this again.June 7, 2014
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