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Lil' Gruesome Peanut Butter Jelly Stout | Spring House Brewing Company

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Lil' Gruesome Peanut Butter Jelly StoutLil' Gruesome Peanut Butter Jelly Stout

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lil' G is not intimidated by his larger counter-part, Big Gruesome. An extremely rich and complex beer, the addition of raspberries during the fermentation process results in an reddish opaque color with nice chocolate notes. Like the Big G, rich peanut butter is introduced throughout the entire brewing process to make this stout even more Gruesome.

Added by ffejherb on 07-14-2011

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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"Lil' G is not intimidated by his larger counter-part, Big Gruesome. It's peanut butter jelly time!" At the time of this review, Little Gruesome isnt so little considering this new batch clocks in at 8.3% and the Big Gruesome batch is only .2% stronger at 8.5%

On tap at the Taproom, the brew appears black in color with some brown clarity shown around the edges. A tan about a finger strong rests atop and quickly fades to almost nothing except for a few bubbles that hang around the edges.

The smell is roasty with a hint of nutty aspect. Some bitter chocolate noted emerge making this very reminescent of big gruesome. While taking more sniffs, I struggle to find a difference between this and Big Gruesome. It is subtle but there is a bit of fruity element present.

The flavor is roasty with some assumed to be peanut nutty character. Some roastiness is present along with the previously mentioned faint fruity alcohol inclusion that is somewhat vinous in nature. It becomes a bit more pronounced as it warms up but its subtle neuance is perhaps why I enjoy it as much as I do.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall it is much like their other stouts in that the body is too thin but that lack in body increases the overall drinkability. I think the flavor additions work and are not over the top. However, I dont think this is something I would get thirsty for and make the trek exclusively for. However, when available its worth a try.

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Dark thick ale with a rich, well balanced flavor and aromatic profile.
Creamy smooth. Peanut butter lends more of an enticing very nutty note than just one that's specifically pb. Subtle contribution of (grape?) jelly.
Fine, rich, nut bread aftertaste.

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Pours a very dark purple, with sapphire tint in direct sunlight, very pretty.

Smells like a PB&J! Boy that smell takes me back, this is straight up peanut butter & jelly!

Tastes just like a PB&J sammich!

Mouthfeel is sticky, but rather thin. Somewhat off putting. I was hoping the peanut butter was more prevalent and thus thicker.

Overall I thought the smell and taste of this are great, but it was rather thin and the liquid jelly-ness I got was slightly off putting.

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3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had it on-tap at Spring House Tap Room.

A- Has a nice blue reddish color with meduim head.

S- The smell is good has that berry flavor of jelly and peanut butter in it and has some earthyness from the hops.

T- Well this just went down hill. Not enough berry flavor and the peanut butter doesn't work. This is one that the aroma is way better then the taste.

M- Peanut butter and very little berry flavor didn't last long. It had that lager yeast background that just didn't work for me. Very depressing.

O- This is purely from a home brewer stand point I do not own or professionally brew for a living but I think this would of been good if this was done as a wheat ale or just a american ale.

The taste had a lager background that does not work in my book It need more a fruitty background to get a true berry jelly flavor to compliment the peanut flavor.

The idea is super and in tweaking the recipe maybe bumping more berry flavor and changing the yeast to the ones I mention this beer would be a real treat to drink.


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