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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: 708
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 214
Gots: 131 | FT: 11
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 by sulldaddy:
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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
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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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.