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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.here is the description:


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3898) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Not as gruesome as I imagined it might be. Pours black with ok head and lacing. Only light peanut butter and jelly taste, a little more of the former. Some musk and roast present in decent quantity. Had a taste of this through Ed at Churchkey. Thanks!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-1-12- Served on tap in a snifter glass Appearance – Served a deep black brew with a two finger cream colored head. The head faded over a moderate level of time to leave a fantastic level of lacing. Smell- The smell is huge of chocolate and sweet peanut butter. It is like a peanut butter buckeye ball. Delicious. Taste- The taste is much drier then the nose would suggest. It starts out of rather roasted and malty with a little bit of chocolate. As the flavor advances some flavors of a creamy peanut butter begin working their way into the taste. The peanut better and chocolate grow more intense as the taste moves on, with some of the roasted malt flavors dwindling a bit. Overall this creates a lighter dry peanut and cocoa flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A bit of a thicker body as well as a lower carbonation level would have better accentuated the darker and peanut better flavors of the beer. Overall – An interesting brew. Super sweet smelling, but much drier and roastier then expected from the nose. The only thing holding the brew back was the rather weak mouthfeel. Otherwise it is fantastic. Regardless it is one you should try if you get the chance.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2568) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours thick dark brownish black with a dark beige cocoa head. Aroma brings vanilla nutty wafers on the nose. Flavor brings dark roasted chocolate, vanilla wafers, and then dies a bit on the backend leaving some sweeter chocolate to linger on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1938) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to jdb288. Pours dark brown with a small head that fades to a messy ring. Leaves a little lacing. Really nice aroma of peanut butter and vanilla with hints of cocoa. Tastes like peanuts, vanilla, bitter roasted coffee, and dry cocoa. It’s not sweet enough to taste like peanut butter and chocolate and the roasty flavor throws it off a little. Medium body. Mouthfeel should be creamier. Kinda let down by this beer. I always get excited to try new PB beers but this one is like most PB beers. Great aroma but can’t nail the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leveejr (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Very excited to try this. Pours a pitch black with kakhi head. Smells like a Reese's peanut butter cup. Tastes like smoked malt, chocolate, slight peanuts. Overall smells better than it tastes but is still quite tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3281) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a deep coffee brown with a thick and fairly persistent tan head. Smoky malt aroma has definite notes of chocolate and peanut butter, rather like a fresh Kit-Kat. Flavor is mainly roast malt and chocolate with a peanut butter hint. Texture is smooth and rather firm, if not too fizzy. Get your gruesome on!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Has a chocolate peanut butter wafer aroma. A bit thin, taste is like drinking a chocolate wafer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle shared by Keith. A ton of peanut butter in the nose. Like a peanut butter cracker/wafer. Taste is slightly less peanut-y than the aroma but still ver prominent. A slight almond and husky character to it too. Light chocolate, more porter like than imperial stout. Pretty nice but also kinda gimmicky like sweet baby Jesus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (780) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Deep dark blackish brown with light brown head. Big peanut aroma, peanut butter, nilla wafers, vanilla, milk chocolate. Peanuts, peanut shell, bitter chocolate, grainy chocolate malt flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1351) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky brown, with a modest, fine bubbled khaki colored hair in this glass. Light spotting presence here - it retains on the average / below average side of things here. The nose is the highlight here, clearly - chocolate cake, brown sugar, vanilla bean presence here, with some graham cracker here as well. It’s quite nice, but the flavor profile lags behind the nose. It is mild bitter initial, more graham cracker, light roast, moving to chocolate malts, peanut butter, dark fruit, mild vanilla, and cocoa as well - It has a slight artificial character, and when combined with the thin, somewhat watery flavor profile - I can only call this one an interesting experiment with a humorous naming / bottle art.


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