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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1942) - 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 (2985) - 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 (5747) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Courtesy of umich03jm

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 (3125) - 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 (619) - 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 (5475) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (2032) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2952) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2855) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leveejr (109) - 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

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