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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla (6714) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges slowly and laces slightly. Aroma has a great peanut butter with a bit of bitter chocolate and a hint of dark grains. Flavor has more of the same with a great combination of dark chocolate and peanut butter with a hint of dark grains.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Aroma - aroma is the 1st thing that hits you. Itís peanut shells, peanut butter, mashmallow and chocolate powder mix. Smells awesome. Appearance - color is a black body, opaque body, and with nice off-white tan head about 1" high slithers down the glass. Taste - off the charts. Tastes exactly what itís advertised to be. Nutty, chocolate, some bitters in there, a little alcohol Feel - body is full, the texture creamy and thick, the carbonation is soft, the finish long and nutty Awesome stuff!!! Absolutely a must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Draft. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, peanut butter and chocolate. Creamy smooth flavor of bakers chocolate, coffee, roast, vanilla and peanut butter with a dry bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pours dark chocolate brown. Nose is in the ballpark of chocolate peanut butter but more savory than would be expected: really more roasted peanuts and coffee. More sweetness in the flavor that gets that peanut butter flavor down. Enjoyed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (944) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. The pour is dark. The aroma is huge peanut butter. Not a big peanut butter fan, but this is solid. Chocolate also comes through nice. Overall a great drinking stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7952) - 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 doesnít jive with the nut aromas.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1065) - 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 (2187) - 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 (2034) - 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 (3592) - 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.

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