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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

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.

Added by llllDrGONZOllll on 05-06-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
744
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
25.49%
 
 
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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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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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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