Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout - Spring House Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Side trip from Hop Attack with Deuane and orangesol
A - Pitch black body with a creamy, dense, tan head...the head stood about one finger tall and showed great nitro retention...nice lacing
S - Big roasted malt notes along with some roasted peanuts...bittersweet chocolate lingering as well
T - Roasty peanut butter up front...big emphasis on the roasted part...it transitions right into the chocolate part of the beer...creamy, bittersweet chocolate with a roasted cocoa bean finish
M - Full bodied...full on roast flavors linger...sometimes it comes up a tad thin
O - "Yuck"... Not really ... This is what I was expecting a chocolate peanut butter stout to taste like...both stand out in their own right with both being nicely roasted...this is a must try for chocolate and peanut butter lovers
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-02-2011 10:55:11 | More by thain709
4.04/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
bomber split between tulips. acquired at their Lancaster, PA taphouse. no bottled on date.
A: pours a very dark brown. pretty opaque. head is brownish/white and is frothy. good retention and clumpy lacing.
S: definitely smells like peanut butter, which is certainly not a usual aroma in beer. bitter chocolate. dry.
T: there is a lot going on here. a rich oat/toast flavor backs the more intense flavors that include chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, even some vanilla. bitter, but not too much. not getting a hint of heat or any hop character, however im sure that was not their intention.
M: a slightly subtle carb on a full body.
D: pretty enjoyable brew. lives up to the name/description on the label. a lot of peanut butter and a lot of chocolate. if you are a fan of the unconventional when it comes to beer, this is definitely worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2013 02:16:40 | More by Jimmys
4.48/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
On Tap at House of 1000 Beers from December 13 I think.
A - Total pitch black with two fingers of rich tan head, thick with foamy lacing.
S - Smells like someone opened up some Reese's, big roasted peanut and malt smell, some dark chocolates.
T - This thing tastes like liquid peanut butter cups, some toasted malt, nutty, wonderful blend of dark and milk chocolate.
M - Super rich, velvety, creamy smooth.
O - This beer is by far the best one of any chocolate peanut butter beers out there. Perfect desert beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-22-2014 02:41:50 | More by Omnium
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
District of Columbia
3.73/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Big thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one.
Beer pours black with a thin tan head and some pretty serious lacing. Smell is fantastic, like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Unfortunately the taste doesn't quite follow suit, there's something a bit chalky in there with the chocolate and peanut butter, which throws it off a bit. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for a stout so big. Overall I thought this could've been great but it didn't quite get there.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2012 22:18:41 | More by starrdogg
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
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
Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.