Big Gruesome | Spring House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

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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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,205
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
781
pDev:
10.49%
 
 
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3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
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 -8.5%
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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4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly jet black with a thinner quick to fade mocha colored head atop.Peanut butter and vanilla stand out in a fantastic nose,the peanut has a roast flavor to it,chocolate comes in as it warms,to me almost a hazelnut quality to it.There is more chocolate on the palate wich pairs well with the roasty peanut butter elements,it never gets too overly sweet.A really nice stout that has alot of different nuances not just over the top sweetness.Very well made.

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4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is big peanut butter, cocoa, and roasted malt. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and sweet. Makes for a tasty sipper. Plenty of peanut butter goodness.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Big Gruesome from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 781 ratings