Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout | Spring House Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
757
Reviews:
131
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
137
For Trade:
9
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bomber from Tommy's Pizza into a Flying Dog Goblet. No bottling date, but store owner informed me this was a fresh batch and brand new to the store.

A quick note: The fives above are not an exaggeration. This is possibly my "specialty" beer, with the peanut butter being a pretty rare ingredient in something approaching an imperial stout. I have also had this on tap at varying times and freshness, and it has never let me down.

Appearance: This is what I want in a stout. Thin but tan heading, quickly dissipating at that. Pitch black, even when held to a light to analyze the sides. Something about Springhouse's malt just seems to have a distinctive character that imparts that darkness to nearly any stout they make.

Smell: Peanut butter and chocolate, with peanut butter overtaking the chocolate. A more traditional, seemingly roasted malt, lingers at the back.

Taste: My favorite part. Everything said about the smell applies here, along with a better dose of malt. Hop bitterness eventually hits, but it does take a few moments of the swallow. Thankfully, the bitterness compels you to keep drinking for the thickness and sweetness. Nothing against the bitterness, but I love the effect of it. I can't imagine it being planned, and there is less of this effect when on drat.

Mouthfeel: See above for my comments on the bitterness. Otherwise, smooth drinking with no alcohol burn. Roasted malt and some hop burn linger near the gums, but oddly not the throat. No alcohol burn to speak of, which is pretty amazing at 8% and the sweetness involved.

Overall: I have driven 3 hours for this beer. I enjoy it more than almost any East Coast rarity. Just absolutely beautiful and totally worth it, considering a growler runs $11-13 and a bomber $6 at any reasonably priced store.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The only thing wrong with this beer is that it's hard to stop drinking. A beer you can drink year round.

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