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Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout - Spring House Brewing Company

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Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate StoutBig Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

121 Reviews
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Reviews: 121
Hads: 706
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 25.61%
Wants: 213
Gots: 134 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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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Reviews: 121 | Hads: 706
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes, for blind bif #6, thanks to hophead101 for the bottle.

22oz bomber:

A: black and smooth pour. one finger of tan/brown creamy head. 4/5

S: sticky sweet dessert, mocha, marshmallows and vanilla, waffles, whipped cream, perhaps maple syrup and a bit of burnt brule smell. but overwheming marshmallow/vanilla. 3.5/5

T: very similar to the smell, but w/o the sweetness. lots of burnt malts, slightly ashy and smoky. some hop bitterness, perhaps willamette, and some bread malts. 3/5

M: smooth, medium bodied, but thinner than expected from the look, bit of diacetyl slickness as well. 3.5/5

O: a nice novelty, i've no clue what this is. Perhaps a Smore beer from Shorts? But they don't make stuff in 22s, right? 4/5

Reveal: Big Gruesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout. wtf? Ok now that the words have been anchored into my head, I guess I can smell PB, but none of it in the flavor. perhaps a bit more sweetness would help. So confused by this beer, a perfect one for blind bifs.

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4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

liquid bliss < SBJ < big gruesome

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Thick black, no head retention even with an aggressive pour. Nose is mostly peanut butter and streaks of peanut butter impressively stick to the neck of the glass. Big malt flavor and mounds of peanutbutter with a hint of chocolate and a slight phenolic aftertaste. Slick and somewhat thinner mouthfeel than expected with sharp carbonation. Spring house nailed the flavor profile here but missed the mark a little on the mouthfeel.

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Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.