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Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout - Spring House Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 186
Gots: 100 | 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 RonfromJersey
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$7.75 bomber from Abe's.

Body is total darkness, no highlights. Two fingers of medium tan dense foam.

Aggressive peanut butter aroma is inviting. Strong chocolate support.

Taste actually starts with a splash of coffee, before giving way to dark chocolate. The peanut butter does not register until after the swallow, but its big when it arrives and stays awhile.

Smooth slick mouthfeel. Could be a shade fuller.

After finding Robot Factory and She Monster to be only so so, this pleasantly impresses.

Photo of Tucquan
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-04-03

A - Opaque dark brown with a 1-finger tan head and good lacing.

S - Sweet cocoa, sweetened peanut butter, vanilla, roasted malt. Never smelled a beer like this. Pleasant. Not overpowering.

T - Vanilla, dried dark cherries, cocoa powder, medium roasted grain, sweetened peanut butter (although not as strong as in the aroma), dark chocolate and hints of dark-roasted coffee. A pretty decent amount of roasted and hop bitterness.

M - Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Thick and creamy.

O - Certainly unique and it is fun to have an unexpected flavor experience. It works.

Photo of WanderingFool
2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of LehighAce06
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Herky21
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of duff247
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Oakenator
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a dark black with a full tan head. Head disappates relatively quickly. Leaves some good streaked lacing on the glass.

S: Reese's peanut butter cup. Strong peanut butter aroma and chocolate.

T: Lots of malting up front and quickly turns to a peanut butter cup. This is a great re-creation via beer. Strong peanut butter on the finish - lingers nicely for a while.

M: Heavy brew - lots of body. Dessert.

O: Awesome.

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was the best smelling beer I.ve ever had with a possible exception of KBS as far as stouts and porters.
It came out looking like your prototypical stout. Dark black with an easy inch head the color of light mocha beige.
After that I then took a sniff, hello. It was awesome baby, rich chocolate and fresh coffee with cream. The peanut butter was subtle and really complimented the other aromas quite well.
The peanut butter was complimentory in the taste too staying in the background and balancing well with the rich roasted malts and chocolate. There was a fresh roasted coffee taste too that blended well in thee nose too.
I shied away from this beer but being that I'm getting close to a thousand reviews I gave it a shot for number purposes you see. A good move on my part.

Photo of JasonR1975
4.15/5  rDev +1%

Photo of richkrull
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A-dark brown black color with a nice light brown head and decent lacing

S-roasted malt, peanut butter, chocolate, light coffee

T-chocolate, dark roasted malt, peanut butter, light coffee, hint of sweetness, mild bitterness and char in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-Enjoyed this stout, nice chocolate and pb flavors

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of oglmcdgl
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of anteater
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of justintcoons
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Pitch black with a short tan head that dissipates quickly. No light penetration.

Nose
Cocoa Puffs, peanut butter, french toast and milk chocolate. Holy Hell!

Taste
Semi-sweet chocolate, Cocoa Puffs and french toast. Roasted barley and caramel. Peanut Butter Crunch and some earthy roast. Dash of citrusy bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, chewy, velvety and dry.

Overall
I don't know why but this tastes like several different breakfast cereals to me; Cocoa Puffs, Reese's Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch. There's a nice balance between all the competing flavors. Anyway, it's very good and easy drinking for 8%.

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of papat444
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
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 bcm75
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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