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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

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a snifter glass

Appearance – Served a deep black brew with a two finger cream colored head. The head faded over a moderate level of time to leave a fantastic level of lacing.

Smell- The smell is huge of chocolate and sweet peanut butter. It is like a peanut butter buckeye ball. Delicious.

Taste- The taste is much drier then the nose would suggest. It starts out of rather roasted and malty with a little bit of chocolate. As the flavor advances some flavors of a creamy peanut butter begin working their way into the taste. The peanut better and chocolate grow more intense as the taste moves on, with some of the roasted malt flavors dwindling a bit. Overall this creates a lighter dry peanut and cocoa flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A bit of a thicker body as well as a lower carbonation level would have better accentuated the darker and peanut better flavors of the beer.

Overall – An interesting brew. Super sweet smelling, but much drier and roastier then expected from the nose. The only thing holding the brew back was the rather weak mouthfeel. Otherwise it is fantastic. Regardless it is one you should try if you get the chance.

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4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

liquid bliss < SBJ < big gruesome

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Photo of thebeers
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Plum-tinted black with a finger of dense tan foam and soapy lacing. Smells strongly of creamy peanut butter, with roasted malts and some chocolate behind. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, with carbonation cutting through what body is there. Peanut butter is front and center in the taste, too, but much more mild than the nose would suggest. There's a ghost of chocolate in there, and also some biscuity (like a British cookie) taste to the malt. If you ever wanted to drink a Tagalong, this beer's for you.

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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
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