Year of New Beer: Peanut Butter Snake Cake, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 03/28/2021

For their 9th(!!) Anniversary, W6th adds another incredible chapter to the Snake Cake story. Fantastic nose pops with peanut butter that is backed by rich chocolate and subtle bourbon barrel char. Peanut butter is rich and creamy on the tongue, but you can't help but notice that the bourbon barrel is standing back, saying, "I'ma let you do your thing, but let's just remember who's the boss, m'kay?" Never artificial, the PB blends beautifully with the vanilla and lactose to offer up a marshmallowy, fluffernutter effect. Chocolate presents in a bittersweet, cocoa powder fashion, then melts into the caramel and char notes of the bourbon. This is a big beer, but I wasn't sad to drink it all by myself. Stunningly good. No idea if it has sold out, but I'd advise making an inquiry.