Peanut Butter Prophecy is one of the last beers I bought from a local bottle shop before it closed down earlier this year. I had always wanted to try a beer from Spanish based brewers Basqueland and it just so happened to be a collaboration with well-known American brewers, Great Notion. As the name implies, it is a Peanut Butter based Imperial Pastry Stout with the addition of chocolate as well. It comes in at a hefty 11.5% ABV!
The beer pours a very dark brown to black colour with a lovely honeycomb like head. The nose has a boozy hit to it with hints of chocolate and Marmite interestingly. The flavour is very good with light chocolaty notes and a classic coffee bitterness on the end. There is a nice underlying sweetness throughout before leading you to that boozy kick as you gulp it down. However, I think the nuttiness could have been a bit more prominent overall.
A quick note on the can art: One of my favourite can designs of all time and certainly a keeper. I love the vibrant colours contrasting with the black. Loads going on and I appreciate the contrasting textures on the can wrap as well.
On the whole this is a great stout with lots of flavour, silky smooth texture and well crafted. That said, for my tastes, I don’t think I got very much peanut butter at all. I think for a beer that you market that heavily on the peanut butter flavour (and the price you pay for a can) I would expect a massive hit of peanut butter to come through. A tad disappointed, but perhaps I set my expectations too high. Lovely beer but doesn’t do what it says on the tin.
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- Hops: Not Available
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 11.5%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: No