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%
 
 
Wants:
218
Gots:
136
For Trade:
9
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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours an opaque jet black with a huge, pillowy three finger creamy brown head. Retention is excellent and there is some spotted lacing. Smell is amazing. Huge doses of chocolate, peanut butter, roasted malts and a hint of vanilla. Taste is similar, but seemingly watered down from the smell. Roasted malts are more apparent while the peanut butter takes a back seat and there is no vanilla to be found. Feel is medium, but I thought it was a little light for the style. Very smooth too. Overall a very good beer, but it could be world class if the taste lived up to the smell.

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Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sposter4
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of THoffner
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of changdulla
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dogleg
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OGShotzy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of angelmonster
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black body. Head is 1/5th of an inch and beige in color. Head retention and lacing are above average.

Smell is pure peanut butter and milk chocolate. Seriously smells like someone blended a bag of reeses peanut butter cups into a stout. Tons of sweetness present, alcohol and hops not detected.

Taste is similar to smell, rich peanut butter first, sweet milk chocolate next, finishes with some burnt malt, almost coffee like. Hops and alcohol aren't present, drinks very smooth for 8% alcohol.

Mouthfeel is somewhat light for a peanut butter stout, carbonation levels were good. Wish the head was thicker.

Overall, really enjoyed this beer. Best peanut butter beer I've had. If it had a bigger body, that would really make it world class.

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Photo of QuadBen
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NumberNone
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waveoff
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike_alphabet
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Light stringy lacing sticks to around the glass.
The smell takes in the peanut butter and combines nicely with the roasty cocoa beans. Light coffee runs in slightly. Dark chocolate plays a part underneath.
The taste had a stellar amount of sweet to roasty qualities of the cocoa beans with the peanut butter. Coffee beans once again come in for the balance. The aftertaste was exceptionally sweet and roasty pulling the peanut butter and cocoa beans in to combine wonderfully.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with more of a sipping quality to it. Carbonation felt nice and low key creating an exceptional smooth to creamy feel laying down on my tongue.
Overall, Terrapin's is nice, Foolproof's is nice and yes, I know they're both porters and this is a Double/Imperial Stout, but when comparing the "porter/stout" ales with the "peanut butter" thrown in. I'd have to go with this. Might not be "apples to apples" but maybe "Granny Smith apples to Cortland apples." I think you get what I'm saying.

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Photo of BigRizz62
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grodd87
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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