Personal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte

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Beer Details: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte

  • Location: Oceanside, California
  • Style: Milk Stout
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBU: 30
  • Price: $4.40
  • Availability: Seasonal
  • Source: Developing Palates

John-McTavish

 John McTavish

Appearance

I assumed the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte would be stout colored, but it’s more amber, approaching a scotch ale, highly carbonated, with a bright white fluffy head.

Aroma

I’m smelling fresh peanut butter, like the other styles from Belching Beaver. The peanut butter also has additional depth of freshly shelled peanuts.

Flavor

There’s a nice balanced peanut and peanut butter flavor that gives way rapidly to sweet lactose and ale notes. As it warms up, the sweet lactose flavors become more subtle, almost like a delicate butterscotch.

Balance

The peanut butter and lactose are very well balanced with neither flavors dominating.

Finish

The finish is a combination of peanut butter and sweet lactose in equal measure. The finish is enjoyable but not particularly complex.

John
AppearanceAmazing
AromaGood
FlavorGood
BalanceVery Good
FinishAverage
OverallGood

Overall

Peanut butter isn’t for everyone, but my major complaint of interesting or funky adjuncts in beers is that they either deliver far too much intensity, or the flavor is a thin afterthought. The Peanut Butter Latte is by far the most sessionable of the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter series. The flavors aren’t as bold or palate assailing as the other two styles I’ve tried. Although the beer rated lower overall, I would rather have two of the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Lattes back to back in a social setting.

John McTavish

SCORE

6.83

Cost/Point

$0.64

Scoring System

Personal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte
John McTavishPersonal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte

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