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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

410 Ratings
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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 150
Gots: 56 | FT: 8
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:
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.

(Beer added by: llllDrGONZOllll on 05-06-2011)
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-29-2013 18:56:52 | More by socon67
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-23-2013 02:22:43 | More by Boxerjay
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-17-2013 23:14:12 | More by buzzy
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 10.24.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a dark tan head that fades very slowly to the edges.

S - Very strong coffee and some slight chocolate sweetness.

T - Chocolate, peanut butter and coffee finish.

D - Good carbonation and a heavy body.

O - Stronge coffee with the advertised peanuts and chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 06:04:19 | More by HuskyinPDX
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up this bomber bottle about 4 months ago and cracked it open looking for a liquid dessert. Gruesome did not disappoint. Poured thick black into a wide tulip glass with half inch of light caramel colored head. Wonderful smell of vanilla and peanut butter. These "novelty" beers scare me as they often tend to be overly sweet or lack the flavor it promotes ( like peanut butter). This one however, succeeded on both notes. The flavor is slightly sweet with vanilla notes hitting first followed by peanut butter and then a cocoa roasty finish. The mouthfeel is thick but as I expected for a beer of this abv and depth.

Seek this out. It is not an everyday beer but a perfect accompaniment for dessert or dessert on its own. Great complexity and a beer that delivers peanut butter flavor with vanilla notes yet offset by a nice hop balance. A real treat.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 03:54:30 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-13-2013 20:46:41 | More by MNPikey
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-12-2013 10:13:53 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Consumed 12/10/13

Appearance: Deep, dark brown - some clarity around the edges - pours with a small, frothy light tan head - keeps some hints of a cap, leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Yes, there be peanuts - I don't think it's a stretch to claim this smells like peanut butter - less of an emphasis on the chocolate, but it's definitely there - some baker's chocolate and dark chocolate - not much else in terms of malts - mostly chocolate malts, some toasted and roasty notes

Taste: Definitely interesting, not what I would describe as gruesome - bitter, dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, cocoa, straight-up chocolate malts - burnt and roasty notes - by far the most interesting flavor here is the peanut - lightly roasted peanuts, flavor seems to build over time - touch of vanilla as well - finishes with some burnt bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, seems unreasonably thin, nicely smooth, kind of strange overall

Overall: Moderately gruesome?

The peanut butter is nicely integrated here, but the base stout leaves something to be desired. If there were some more complexity and depth to the malts, maybe I would be giving this a higher score. Some bonus points given for the nice use of peanut butter.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:20:57 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.61/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to Houser for the bottle.

Appearance: Close to straight black with some deeper richer browns at the edges. Couple cm dark brown head. Initially creamy. Drops to a small cap in short order. Pretty standard stuff. Slightly above average carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Milk chocolate sweetness up front coupled with a hint of almost lactoose. A push of slightly darker chocolate and raw nib as well. Some lingering hints of vanilla and hyper creamy peanut butter. A touch of roasted malt sweetness as well. Nice balance of nutty, sweet, and chocolate. Warming pushes a bit more of the almost artificial peanut butter up a bit. A slight candied chocolate thing.

Taste: Deeply roasted with a nutty finish. Bitter chocolate for days. Straight up baker's cocoa and unsweetened chocolate. Some roasted sweetness coupled some almost milky sweetness as well. Milk chocolate thrown in for good measure. Peanut butter is minimal and barely coasts through the back as a vague sort of nuttiness. A touch of vanilla, actually a stronger flavor than the peanut butter. A touch of something burnt on the back of it all.

Mouthfeel: Starts creamy. A medium body with a moderate to high carbonation for the style. Dry and a bit bubbly.

Overall: Merely a paper cut.

I wants me some peanut butter. Where's my peanut butter? An ok stout at the base, but it loses more and more as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:18:04 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Illinois

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.