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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:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at AL’s of Hampton (Pizza Boy) in Enola, PA. Opaque, brown-black with a tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and peanut butter cups. Taste of peanut butter cups, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body and medium/high carbonization. I never found peanut butter cups particularly tasty, so why is the flavor so good in this beer? Maybe they should add roasted malt to peanut butter cups. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1582) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Draft. Stout with lots of dry peanut flavors and aroma. Full body, good for style... But must be ready for the nuts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1908) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
tried at recent bottle share. as good as you can expect it to be. will need more someday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3794) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head. Light chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is a really wonderful chocolate, cocoa and heavy peanut butter flavor with a light cocoa aftertaste. Mildly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1789) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark stout pour. Smells like the Reece’s cereal. Taste is chocolate milk and peanut butter. Much better than sweet baby Jesus. I’m going tomatoes probably as good as it can be, just choc and peanut butter isn’t my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with dissipating tan brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma is like a dark chocolate reeses cup, loads of pb2 on top of sweet and dark chocolate. Taste follows, big and sweet, but still thick like a nice imperial stout. No real booze presence, solid dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5438) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate milk chocolate and with light-moderate peanut butter. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate with a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate peanut butter, roasted nuts, and a hint of alcohol. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3075) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Deep black body, lightly oily with a tan foam that recedes to a mildly foamy, thin collar. Peanut buttery, toasted nut & dense cocoa aroma. Lots of sweet nut butter in the aroma, Slight Reese’s Fast Break bar reminders. Taste is more thin; a little roasty with some chocolate maltiness. Mild peanut butter, toasted nuts, slight roast, & a little milkiness. Would like a bit creamier of a mouth feel, but a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (414) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Amazing. So full of flavor. Ver chocolate, smooth and sweet. A fabulous taste. Exactly what you expect. Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4979) - 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!

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