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 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
Ranking:
#2,476
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
778
pDev:
10.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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216
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 778 |  Reviews: 140
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Spoonwood Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a nice dark black color with about an inch of dark tan head. Little to no lacing present.

Smell: Decent peanut butter aroma, some chocolate also present.

Taste: Peanut butter taste seems artificial. There is a bit of a weird metallic aftertaste of some sorts. A bit disappointed with the taste after reading prior reviews.

Feel: Thin to medium bodied. Needs to be thicker.

Overall: A bit of a let down with this one. I was expecting more based upon the reviews I have seen. I will give this one another shot though at a later date.

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Photo of Roberto11232
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muchos
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L. Black and opaque, small light tan head.
S. Peanut butter forward aroma, some chocolate malt. Pretty good smelling.
T. Bitter cocoa, natural peanut butter, earthy bitterness. A little more chocolaty as it warmed. Slight bitterness, vanilla, and peanut butter in the aftertaste.
F. Good amount of carbonation, medium feel.
O. More bitterness than I expected, better smelling than tasting. Not tons of flavor, and not very complex, but it is what it says it is and for that it ain't bad. Cheers!

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Photo of JoeMans
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.06/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Damian74
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Big Gruesome from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 778 ratings