Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Trillium Peanut Butter PM Dawn
Style: American Stout
- Untappd: 4.39/5
- Beer Advocate: 4.49/5
- RateBeer: 3.54/5
"What started as a special treatment to celebrate our 5th Anniversary, is now a small scale batch! We started with the base recipe for PM Dawn American Stout, then slightly dialed back the ratio of cold brew Italian Roast from Barrington to allow the heavy dose of Peanut Butter to find it's perfect place in the flavor profile and balance the beer."
Poured out pitch black in all aspects and produced a towering two fingers of frothy, mocha-colored head.
The aroma is a liquid peanut butter cup, but with a big, bitter dark chocolate influence. There's plenty of black coffee too as well as coffee grounds and roasted malts, but hot damn, this is a peanut butter overload. They did not skimp on the PB here.
Much like the aroma, I am getting a lot of bitterness. It's not the coffee, but it is that dark chocolate flavor with help from the roasted malts. The coffee itself, once again, has a strong influence, but this is really all about the peanut butter. My experience with peanut butter stouts is limited, but even I can tell this was legit made with an ungodly amount of PB. I compare it more to a chocolate and peanut butter bar as I am getting a baked or bready feeling to it, maybe like fresh brownies. I will say that, at times, that bitter flavor I get can get to be a little cloying or biting, but the peanut butter helps fight that off.
Mouthfeel is as full as it should be. It is not the most viscous or fluffy stout I've had, but it isn't getting points deducted for the body. The alcohol is non-existent and this would be an ideal dessert beer.
PB PM Dawn added a blast of peanut butter to an already great coffee stout. Again, it had it's bitter, burnt coffee ground moments, but the abundance of peanut butter more than made up for it. It's a decadent dessert stout sure to satisfy the sweet tooth.