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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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:

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Nut skins, chocolate and caramel merge atop some greenness before light fruitiness seals each sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the dark brown.
-A discreet acidity also appears in the finish.
-Carbonation is soft which makes the residual sugars appear heavier.
-The greenness doesn’t jive with the nut aromas.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1049) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at Capones. Pours a black color with nice thick tan head. Aroma of peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla, roast and earthiness. Sweet coffee spice start with plenty of chocolate and peanut butter throughout and vanilla on the back end. Starts rugged in texture but the vanilla smoothes out the back end. Really tasty. Complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at the taproom. Pours dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Tastes like chocolate, peanut butter and coffee, sweet and smooth with a dry bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like peanuts, peanut butter, chocolate, and hints of cocoa and coffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Bomber from Capones. Dark mahogany with dark beige head that fades to a thin ring. Huge nose of aroma, some lightly roasted malt, chocolate, mild carbonation, slight tang, sweet but not overwhelming (on the palate - too sweet on the nose), becomes more bubbly on the finish as it slightly dries out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at Lancaster Taproom. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head; great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, heavy peanut butter, light roasted malts, and light earthiness. Flavor is chocolate and roast malts forward, light earthy bitterness, light ash, and faint peanut butter; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2471) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Black body, medium to thin khaki head, forms an oil slick, sparse lacing. Peanut butter, roasted coffee, chocolate, and earth. Medium to full bodied, prickly carbonation, lingering finish. Not working for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of peanut butter, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is very similar with a lot of peanut butter and chocolate notes coming through. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3887) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at Capones during my bday lunch trip. Poured a pitch black body with a super long lasting creamy beige head. Aroma of dusty chocolate, salt, dry toast, grainy bread, pudding skins. Medium to fuller bodied with average carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of bitter bakers chocolate, dark well done toast, grains, hint of nutts. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle at home and draft at GABF. Pours dark brown with coffee brown head. Nose and taste of peanut butter cookie, peanut butter cup, roast chocolate, toasted vanilla bean and lightly roasted coffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Aroma of snickers bar and vanilla bean. Pours black but not thick with a nice head. Tastes like chocolate covered espresso beans, peanut butter cups and coffee. Thin mouthfeel but great roasty peanut finish. Love this desert.

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