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
Ratings:
757
Reviews:
132
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
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218
Gots:
136
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Caleb for trading with me for this.

I had this after having Throwback's Fat Alberta. I've also had Liquid Lunch and Sweet Baby Jesus this year. BIg G is far superior to Fat Alberta, but I can't say it's the head of it's class. It's good and worth seeking out if you like peanut butter & jelly beers. I actually got more grape jelly flavor than peanut flavor. I still haven't had a beer that had peanut butter flavor instead of dry roasted peanut flavor. I'd like to drink this side by side with Liquid Lunch and Sweet Baby Jesus to determine the best of the three.

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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one.

Beer pours black with a thin tan head and some pretty serious lacing. Smell is fantastic, like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Unfortunately the taste doesn't quite follow suit, there's something a bit chalky in there with the chocolate and peanut butter, which throws it off a bit. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for a stout so big. Overall I thought this could've been great but it didn't quite get there.

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a menacing midnight black with no light at all to escape the edges. Has a thick head of mocha colored foam that fell off to a ring and film o'er top. Loose bubbles and good lace. Nose is robust peanuts. No other nuts just peanuts. There's some breaddy malt with a light toffee and a healthy does of bitter chocolate. No hop character on the nose at all. Taste is creamy peanuts with toasted dark malts a the slightest hint of char. That char really pulls all those peanuts over the palate because this beer is not that sweet. The chocolate stays bitter int he drink. It finishes dry and with a little tiny bitter in back and with the taste of peanuts to linger. The body is thin and the carbonation is medium.

I think this is one of the best examples of this style fo beer that I have tried. It reminds me of a reeses peanut butter cup and with a touch more sweetness it might have really tasted like one. The chocolate really offset the richness of the peanuts which continues to intensify as the beer warms. Has a great balance and the thin body is just what this beer needs to make it work.

Thank you kerry for the chance to try this great beer.

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Big Gruesome Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 757 ratings.
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