The Barossa Valley brewing team had a little bit of spare time on their hands and decided to experiment with two of their most popular darker beers – the Chocolate and Coffee Stout and Peanut Milkshake Stout – melding the peanut butter sweetness of the latter with the richness of chocolate and coffee in the former. The coffee comes from local provider Bean Addiction, the peanut introduced via PB2 powder – dehydrated peanut.
It makes for an experience close to the perfect dessert stout, as long as you're not allergic to peanuts and lactose. Rich, full-bodied and decadent, it brings a medley of bold flavours together in great balance. The peanut aroma is noticeable but not the overpowering feature, as dark chocolate and fresh coffee weave their way through too. Think of it as an adult milkshake that utilises the coffee to keep you awake and energised and the 6.5 percent alcohol content to keep the partying moving.
The end result is a full-flavoured stout that's easy-to-drink and satisfying for sweet-tooths; an ideal accompaniment to an evening meal as the temperatures drop.
- Peanut Butter, Chocolate & Coffee Milk Stout