Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Review Date 12/30/2020  By John Staradumsky

Two great tastes that taste great together! That’s Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout. Certainly, this is not the first beer to emulate a chocolate peanut butter cup candy, but it is a very good one. I recently picked up a six-pack at Total Wine just before Christmas. As with most of these beers, the peanutty notes seem to me more akin to fresh roasted peanuts than to peanut butter. That’s OK, though. With a little imagination and some chocllaty notes, you really can get the impression of a peanut butter cup.

Here’s what Left Hand has to say on their website about this winter seasonal beer:

Rhythm and Blues. Batman and Robin. Peanut Butter and Chocolate. These classic duos never go out of style. Enter Peanut Butter Milk Stout. We took the pure milk chocolate bliss of our classic Milk Stout and added peanut buttery goodness. It’s like an adult peanut butter cup you can drink. It’s rich and decadent on the palate and lusciously lingers into a nutty, dry finish. A perfect pair you’ll want to share.

Ingredients, also from the website:

MALT  2-Row, Crystal, Chocolate, Munich, Rolled Oats, Flaked Barley, Roasted Barley

HOPS CTZ, Golding

OTHER         Lactose, Peanuts

Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout has an alcohol content of 6.2% by volume with 25 IBUs. I paid $11.99 for a six-pack at Total Wine, about a dollar more than it should be, but not enough to keep me from buying it again. My sixpack box is stamped with the date 11/03/20 which I am sure is the canning date. The cans are stamped BEST BY 07/23/2021.

Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout pours to a dark black but not opaque color with a thick creamy tan head and a nose full of crushed peanuts and a hint of peanut butter. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body, perhaps slightly less than medium, with milk chocolate notes, a hint of banana phenol, and more of the dry roasted peanuts, and a chocolaty peanut buttercup finish.

Very tasty, it does to a degree remind me of a Reese’s Cup. I think you will like it, too.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.