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Lil' Gruesome Peanut Butter Jelly Stout - Spring House Brewing Company

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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 30
Gots: 29 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lil' G is not intimidated by his larger counter-part, Big Gruesome. An extremely rich and complex beer, the addition of raspberries during the fermentation process results in an reddish opaque color with nice chocolate notes. Like the Big G, rich peanut butter is introduced throughout the entire brewing process to make this stout even more Gruesome.

(Beer added by: ffejherb on 07-14-2011)
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a dark brown color with a finger of tan head that took dissipated steadily but slowly. The nose had some roast but not much else. The most prominent flavor upfront is not the alleged peanut butter or jelly, but rather chocolate. There is some essence of peanut butter on the finish.

I generally like Spring House offerings, but I must confess that they border on gimmicky. This one is no different.

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Dark thick ale with a rich, well balanced flavor and aromatic profile.
Creamy smooth. Peanut butter lends more of an enticing very nutty note than just one that's specifically pb. Subtle contribution of (grape?) jelly.
Fine, rich, nut bread aftertaste.

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Pours a very dark purple, with sapphire tint in direct sunlight, very pretty.

Smells like a PB&J! Boy that smell takes me back, this is straight up peanut butter & jelly!

Tastes just like a PB&J sammich!

Mouthfeel is sticky, but rather thin. Somewhat off putting. I was hoping the peanut butter was more prevalent and thus thicker.

Overall I thought the smell and taste of this are great, but it was rather thin and the liquid jelly-ness I got was slightly off putting.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had it on-tap at Spring House Tap Room.

A- Has a nice blue reddish color with meduim head.

S- The smell is good has that berry flavor of jelly and peanut butter in it and has some earthyness from the hops.

T- Well this just went down hill. Not enough berry flavor and the peanut butter doesn't work. This is one that the aroma is way better then the taste.

M- Peanut butter and very little berry flavor didn't last long. It had that lager yeast background that just didn't work for me. Very depressing.

O- This is purely from a home brewer stand point I do not own or professionally brew for a living but I think this would of been good if this was done as a wheat ale or just a american ale.

The taste had a lager background that does not work in my book It need more a fruitty background to get a true berry jelly flavor to compliment the peanut flavor.

The idea is super and in tweaking the recipe maybe bumping more berry flavor and changing the yeast to the ones I mention this beer would be a real treat to drink.

cheers...

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Lil' Gruesome Peanut Butter Jelly Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.