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Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout - Spring House Brewing Company

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 184
Gots: 104 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: llllDrGONZOllll on 05-06-2011

Creamy, malty, and full-bodied, the Big Gruesome Stout is scary good. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. The stout is then aged on whole vanilla beans and more raw cocoa nibs to enhance the chocolate flavors. Rich peanut butter is introduced throughout the entire brewing process to make this stout even more Gruesome.
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Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericat78
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So good heavy peanut butter chocolate stout solid 5 all day

Photo of IrishColonial
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCHritz
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BearClawMaky
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of del188
4.76/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of papat444
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black body with dark brown head and a smattering of lace. Aroma perfectly nails what it's going for: chocolate & peanut butter are awesomely mixed, not one more prominent than the other. I'm a bit disappointed that the flavor is not as intense but it's the best representation of a peanut butter stout that i've come across.

Photo of StrongRepublican
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky black with a thin, dark brown head that leaves a slight foamy collar. Aroma is mainly milk chocolate/cocoa with a noticeable sweet vanilla bean presence and some nuttiness. Flavor is everything the aroma suggests, with a slightly more distinct peanut butter finish. Lots of chocolate malt, a very subtle roasted character, big fresh vanilla flavors and pronounced sweetness. Mouth feel is creamy and smooth, feels like a milk stout. This is a great beer that doesn’t disappoint. The name alone is bold and thankfully the beer lives up to it.

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtreid
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cheesy26
3.19/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not to my liking. Was told this was very similar to Sweet Baby Jesus but I did not find that to be the case. The flavors in this beer did not blend well together.

Photo of malfunxion
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

liquid bliss < SBJ < big gruesome

Photo of mrebeka
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikus
3.47/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a step up from Sweet Baby Jesus. It does not have the completely 'fakey' taste of SBJ that I couldn't get over. That being said it is a chocolate/PB stout, so it might be an acquired taste. Poured a deep black with just a finger or so of tan head. Lacing abounds. Decent nose, mostly the chocolate and (peanut butter) more like a peanut/peanut sauce taste to me... smells pretty clean. The PB flavor is present, some hints of chocolate, and then mostly a roasted malt presence. Could use some bittering. Mouthfeel was a little bit lighter than I would look for in a big stout, and could be creamier IMO especially for the PB side of things. Glad I tried it, but probably wouldn't buy it again. Big Gruesome>Sweet Baby Jesus.

Photo of Texsuds
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gaddabble
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KAP1356
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Michael_R_Gurdineer
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of anteater
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.46/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another "Peanut butter stout" that lets down in the peanut butter department.

This also lets down in the chocolate and roasted flavors of a typical stout department.

Above medium thick, but not truly THICK. A good beer, but it does not live up to so many other similarly priced bombers of much better stout

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Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.