Sep 20, 2019

Mast Landing Gunner’s Daughter

I,apparently, mistakenly thought the peanut butter stout had gone the way of the Dodo, but here we are. This can of Mast Landing Brewing Company Gunner’s Daughter (5.5% ABV) came courtesy a friend and, while I am not a huge fan of this particular blip in brewing history, it’s not half bad.

Peanut butter and dark chocolate dominate the aroma and flavor with the nutty spread taking the lead throughout the entire affaire. It’s more strong on the nose and steps back a bit when the full-bodied milk stout. There, the dark chocolate, roast coffee, grain and lactose do their best to support the star of this show. A light hop bitterness appears late to help temper the malt sweetness as the beer finishes long and lightly drying.

Gunner’s Daughter isn’t a bad beer by any means. In fact, it’s probably one of the more well-rounded and balanced examples I’ve encountered of this gimmicky, beery treat. I would personally prefer a bit less peanut butter and more milk stout, but I’m sure that the beer has plenty of local fans to drown out one man’s complaints.