Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout

This was another beer that I had on the Big Island. While Val and I were there, we took a trip to Volcano National Park. There was a lot of smoke, but not a huge amount of lava. Obviously since we went, that situation has changed a lot. Anyways, let’s see how this beer was.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “America’s Favorite Peanut Butter Milk Stout: this silky-smooth beer put us on the map. Troy came up with the idea of combining Peanut Butter with our Beaver’s Milk Stout and he nailed it. Don’t let the dark color fool you, this beer is delightfully easy to drink with cascading aromas of roasted peanuts, dark chocolate and coffee. We appreciate your continued support for helping make this style our #1 seller.”

Random: This is a year-round offering from the brewery.

The beer poured with a thick, one finger, tan head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color with no visible carbonation due to the dark color. The nose was filled with roasted malts, peanut butter and espresso. There was a touch of lactose as well. The taste was even better. It was like a peanut butter cup version of a beer. There was lots of authentic peanut butter with dark chocolate shavings and espresso. The body was on the thick side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy and sticky finish with peanut butter and chocolate. This beer was outstanding and I would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Belching Beaver Me So Honey

During my trip to California, I picked up a few beers to have in the hotel room. Although I was there for 2 weeks, I didn’t get to try much since I had the flu for half of my time there. This was the first beer I tried and they don’t have distribution to New Jersey. Let’s see how it was.

mesohoney

ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This beer is smooth with lingering tastes of honey. It is made right here in Poway from wild flowers and cloves. This is a very drinkable beer for both the novice craft beer drinker to the experienced triple IPA beer guy. We have gone through kegs of this beer already.”

Random:

The beer poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass, albeit not much. The body was cloudy and bright golden orange in color. There was soda-like carbonation visible. On the nose, I got huge amounts of floral honey and light citrus (ripe clementines). A cracker quality was there too, I assumed from the yeast. The taste was a bit different. I got the same floral honey note first and then orange oil, almost like a furniture cleaner. The citrus wasn’t intense, but provided a counterbalance to the honey. It had orange rind too. The sip finished with biscuit. It had a thin body with high carbonation. The finish was quick and sweet from the honey. The bomber was $6.99 ($.32 per ounce), which was quite affordable. I thought this beer was pretty good, although more than a bomber would have been too much of the orange oil note that I got. Despite that, if you see it, it’s worth a shot.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0