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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7862) - Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks reggiedunlop). Looks good; a slightly translucent very dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and vanilla with a bit of peanut butter in the background. Tastes like it smells with a slightly bitterly roasty medium light-bodied mouthfeel. Could be more viscous, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2562) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Draft at The Suburban Tavern. Opaque brown pour with some lasting tan foam. Lace. Dark cocoa. Dark roasted peanuts. More bitter than sweet. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3009) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft at corked Bethlehem. Pours out almost black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of rich chocolate, peanut butter, mild roast and some light coffee grounds. Taste is complex. Smooth and silky body. Chocolate, peanut butter, nice balance between the two, some mild toasty notes, roast and a touch of syrupy notes. This one is solid.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle... Pours murky and black with a lightly-tanned head that diminishes quickly. Wonderful aromatic mélange of chocolate, peanut butter and vanilla. Light to medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor offers big-time vanilla and hazelnuts, but is thin overall. Finishes like a hazelnut and vanilla-flavored brew. The label and nose say peanuts. My taste buds say hazelnuts. I’m confused. Nice beer though. Needs more viscosity to really make it a world-class brew. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4000) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2014
A load of peanut butter, especially in the nose. Medium-full body still seems s tad too thin for the robust flavor profile. Nicely bitter sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5214) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2014
22oz bottle in a taster. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some peanut butter, chocolate and light coffee, dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish, solid peanut aroma. Toffee, roasted, slight perfumed and soapy. Bitter, herbal and roasted dark malty into a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2729) - Silver Spring, Alabama, 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 (1644) - 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 (2280) - 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.

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