Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
Origin: Oceanside, CA
Style: Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
Starting in 2013 with some whimsy and a commitment to great beer, Belching Beaver has maintained a goofy joy while also producing a ton of award winning craft beer. Over 90 different beers have come out of the split brewing setup in California. A few have made it on to the permanent slate, but many are experiments or limited releases. Belching Beaver embraces the experimentation, letting their imagination guide them to new ideas and variations on classic styles, and when the public gives a hearty cheer for a winner, they consider making it permanent. In this, they’ve found a way to be spontaneous and reliable. It’s also a formula that has allowed them to deliver beer to 12 different states and start making a name for themselves in Canada. The Viva La Beaver is a Mexican-style Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout. A blast of chocolate and peanut flavour on a milk stout backbone. Serves well at 8°C and can cellar for up to nine months.
Pours a deep molasses brown with low carbonation. A thick head of fizzy brown foam rests on the top of the glass, quickly dissipating.
A strong aroma of peanut oil and peanut butter, medium roast coffee beans, syrupy malt, and light spices that lean toward cinnamon.
The taste flips the script from what you get on the nose, delivering a sharp cinnamon kick up front that ebbs away and lets the peanut butter and roasted coffee flavours shine. The milk stout elements help smooth out the flavour and blend everything nicely, keeping it from getting too sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth through and the flavour tapers off over a long, slow fade away. Nicely balanced and ideal as a dessert beer.
This beer is its own sweet treat.