Peanut Butter Espresso Reserve
A Note on This Beer
When beer geeks hear 903 Brewers, they think thick, decadent treats inspired by slushies, milkshakes, and other nostalgic desserts. But, as they tend to do in their home state, these Texas brewers went even bigger, bolder, and fancier for their Oak Aged Peanut Butter Espresso Reserve.
It might seem impossible to hide a monstrous 11.7% ABV, but 903 pulls it off with skilled hands and buckets of peanut butter and coffee!
It tastes like Starbucks got together with the folks at Reese’s and blended up a mocha peanut butter cup milkshake. On the second taste, the barrel cues distinguished notes of oaky vanilla on the tongue.
After tasting it, whenever we hear 903 Brewers the only thing we’ll be thinking is how much can we get! And, we hope not too many of you Pastry Stout fans miss out on it. We’d hate for your only association to the star brewery to be ‘woulda, shoulda, coulda.’
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I love 903, but I found this beer a bit disappointing. The base stout flavor doesn't meld well with the coffee and peanut butter. I found it pretty meh.
We ordered this from Tavour. Chilled and poured into a goblet. Look: dark dark brown, almost black. Nice finger sized tan head of large bubbles that dissipate quickly. Small lacing around the glass that do not hang around very long. Smell: roasted peanuts with chocolate (like a peanut butter cup). I don't get oaky but I guess if I reach). Not super coffee smelling. Taste: very similar to the smell. sweet up front with peanut butter, chocolate and then sweet Reese's peanut butter cup that lingers, foloowed by mild roasty sweet espresso. Peanut butter cup in the nose then some bittersweet oaky notes that hang around after the swallow. Not super bitter and not boozy at all. Feel: full but mellow malty feel with a nice tickle of carbonation Overall we really liked this one. For the 903 lovers, this is a nice addition to their chocolate stout base. We live in Washington State and travel to the DFW every once in a while and make the drive to 903 just to get some stuff we can bring back with us. Super creative stuff and this one is like you are sipping on a liquid Reese's peanut butter cup with a hint of booze and bitter notes that really bring together a luxurious beer. Love 903 and this is a good addition to their profile for sure. Cheers everyone!
Bittersweet espresso flavor hits a little too hard. Somewhat overpowering and takes away from the peanut butter notes. Finishes off smooth but the initial taste is very bitter.
The coffee and the peanut butter play together wonderfully in this thick, robust stout. Even a friend who doesn't like coffee thought it was amazing!
Slight peanut butter taste and coffee, but was hoping for more intense peanut butter.
It’s exactly as advertised. Strong ABV you can feel. Definitely a Stout, but restrained a bit by the barrel aging. Strong bitter espresso flavors. Almost perfect peanut butter flavors and aromas. If you like your stouts bitter and almost to the point, this is for you. I would personally like a good bit of lactose in this to add sweetness and to boost the peanut butter richness, but that’s just me. Still very good.
Tastes just like it reads. Espresso and peanut butter. Like breakfast. Excellent.
As other reviews have said, way too bitter on the front end, so much that it overpowers the stout and peanut butter flavors. Finishes thin too. Considering the price point, it’s a big meh.
Holy s$&t this is amazing!!!!! Great flavors and the peanut butter is very subtle. Strong punch for sure but a nice relaxing dessert beer for sure
I enjoyed the peanut butter taste but the espresso was a bit overpowering
This was super dark, pretty bitter, with a nice peanut butter taste. That oak barrel aftertaste hits you like a truck. If you’re into strong, bitter beers, and peanut butter, this is the brew for you
Strong peanut butter at first. Then the boozy oak finishes it off
Thicccccc and strong
Pretty amazing. PB flavor is outstanding
I found it kind of bitter. It pinched the back of my tongue.
More espresso than peanut butter, but still tasty. Very boozy- which is not a bad thing!!
A pretty smooth Stout. The peanut butter and coffee hit right away and somewhat hide the Stout flavor. A solid beer from 903.
Very much a peanut butter forward chocolate milk stout. Silky smooth.
The espresso comes through a little harsher than I expected, it’s a little too bitter for my taste, but it’s definitely drinkable. It finishes smooth.
With this poured into a chilled glass I had high hopes. It had a very strong espresso flavor that definitely overtook the peanut butter flavors added. I'm glad I got to try this one, but I wish the flavor was more balanced with the peanut butter and the espresso.
Absolutely delicious. Peanut butter all the way with the undertones of espresso make it delicious as hell. Will reorder as often as I can.
Delicious! Great balance of peanut butter and coffee flavor!
Great PB flavor but super thin for a BA stout
Fantastic dark roasted coffee flavor.
Good espresso flavor. I was worried the peanut butter would overpower, but it’s very subtle.
I agree with other ratings of too much bitter espresso, which covers up the peanut butter.
Really nice, I can really taste that barrel.....if that makes sense?
PB nose and finish, long lingering PB notes. Midpalate the espresso shows up. Feels light at tip, but sizeable body at consumption. Never heavy, but rich notes of PB, coffee bean, and mocha.
Much more bitter than I was hoping for
I agree with others that it is more bitter than I enjoy. But otherwise good - not too sweet, either.
Love the peanut butter and espresso - smooth and complex, initial PB with an espresso “barrel aged” finish! It’s so nice and smooth with that extra kick!!
Oak. Peanut butter. Espresso. Chocolate. Mildly Bittersweet. Enjoyable.
Espresso overpowered peanut butter
Coffee covers up the PB a little bit but still a good beer
Flavors balanced wel. Solid stout.
More of a traditional stout, a lot thinner than I was expecting. This is like drinking liquid peanut butter.
The expresso coffee to me is a little much with the base stout and the peanut butter
Wanted more out of it
Unique worth a shot I guess.
was ok. the peanut butter was too artificial tasting
coffee. good stout but not much Pb
fake fake fake and booze is vodka like. did get better warm but couldn’t finish it.