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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. Purchased the beer on a recent trip to PA.

The beer pours a deep dark chocolate hue with brown frothy head of 2-3 cm foaming up. The head is tightly packed and fades to an edge layer with 1 large wispy island in the center of the beer.
Aroma is dry cocoa and dark chocolate, with a little sweet malt mixed in and with dry roasted peanut notes in the background. Not so much peanut butter as the whole nut.

The first sip reveals a fairly thick body with soft rolling carbonation. Texture is silky smooth and the beer drinks very easy.

Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate bar with hints of brown sugar and a little peanut butter. Generally a malt forward beer with a little roasted dryness on the finish. I dont get any booze or hops in the drinking.

An interesting beer and the peanut butter isnt as strong as I feared upon buying the bottle. The nose is pleasant and nutty aromas are nice. Not too much on the flavor and an enjoyable beer overall.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

liquid bliss < SBJ < big gruesome

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Plum-tinted black with a finger of dense tan foam and soapy lacing. Smells strongly of creamy peanut butter, with roasted malts and some chocolate behind. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, with carbonation cutting through what body is there. Peanut butter is front and center in the taste, too, but much more mild than the nose would suggest. There's a ghost of chocolate in there, and also some biscuity (like a British cookie) taste to the malt. If you ever wanted to drink a Tagalong, this beer's for you.

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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 128 ratings.