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Peanut Butter Milk Stout lands in the UK

By Nicholas Robinson

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Smooth not crunchy: Tailgate launches Peanut Butter Milk Stout in the UK
Smooth not crunchy: Tailgate launches Peanut Butter Milk Stout in the UK

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TOP SHELF:This smooth (not crunchy) 5.8% ABV Peanut Butter Milk Stout has been imported into the UK for the first time by global drinks importer Heathwick from American craft brewery Tailgate Beer.

A case of 24 355ml cans will set you back £38.50 (£1.60/can). But sell them at £4 or more a can and you’ve got yourself a healthy minimum profit of £2.40.

Key facts:

  • Cost: £1.60
  • ABV: 5.8%
  • GP: c££2.40

It’s a traditional milk stout – deep, dark and decadent with a foamy head and good carbonation – with the pleasant addition of a sweet peanut butter aroma. From the first taste roasted peanut butter and chocolate ganache hit the palate. A balanced aftertaste is achieved through rich toasty malts, giving it a gentle kiss of bitterness and a smooch of sweetness.

Let your customers live the American dream by suggesting a fun jam sandwich food pairing, a nod to the US peanut butter and jelly classic combination.

This is a hard nut to crack when it comes to using in cocktails, but we tried it over ice in an old fashioned glass with 25ml of bourbon and three dashes of chocolate bitters. Certainly interesting.

A Grapefruit IPA is also making its way over from the States with the Peanut Butter Milk Stout. Slightly stronger at 6% ABV, the citrus variant is available in the same size cans for the same cost and will give you a zesty smack around the chops – great for the summer.

Operator's view:

Abi White

Assistant manager at Indigo Leisure pub the Cow, Seven Dials, Brighton
Abi White:
“Peanut Butter Milk Stout would definitely sell well. We have a lot of stout drinkers that come in but we only have one on draft at any time.
“It sounds sweet and different – a lot of stouts do taste quite similar and this one seems a bit edgy compared with what we usually have. The stout we have at the moment is a bit chocolaty, but it’s not really sweet in the same way.
“Because we’re a craft beer pub, being able to offer that sort of thing is why a lot of people come here. People round here really like a drink with a difference.”



Not a nutty milk stout, but a Saltaire Brewery Hazelnut Coffee Porter. Coming in at 4.6% ABV the porter is available in cask for £77.34 for limited periods or can be bought all year round in cases of eight 500ml bottles for £11.72.
This stout is a smooth dark red ported made using German malts and hops. The addition of fresh ground coffee and roast hazelnut syrup gives the beer depth, complexity and a nutty nose and taste.


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Beer and gin go head-to-head in a flavour combination that’s starting to gain more traction with brewers and distillers.
A collaboration between Sharp’s Brewery and Cornish gin distiller Tarquin’s has yielded a 42% ABV limited edition hoppy spirit. The duo used Crystal, Cascade and Pilot hops to create a liquid that pay homage to beer and gin drinkers alike. The gin is available in 70cl bottles from Sharp’s brewery for a limited time at a cost of £39. It has an intense, aromatic and complex taste, which we’re looking forward to trying soon.

  • New Rioja beer

Perle and Cascade hops give Rioja’s Ceriux Rubia blond craft ale great taste, but ageing the brew for a month between fermentations, along with adding Viura and Tempranilli grape musts from a next door winery, make it all the more interesting. The beer is refreshing, complex and has a balanced bitter finish. It comes in at 5.4% ABV and costs £22.50 for a case of 12 from Manchester importer Morgenrot.

  • Coconut water

Dairy-free is a rising trend and the driver behind Rebel Kitchen’s 100% coconut water launch. The water is pink because it comes from young green coconuts, which have high levels of antioxidants that turn pink when they come into contact with oxygen.
Serve chilled from the bottle in a glass over ice. Try mixing with white rum, a flavoured rum or just vodka for a ‘healthy’ cocktail. Products can be bought direct from Rebel Kitchen.

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