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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours with a black hued body and a lasting tan head. Aromas are dusty, nutty, cocoa, lightly earthy with some distinct buttery notes. Flavors are dry and chocolatey with low roast, peanuts and almost a coconut note. Medium viscosity, off-dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Brenton! Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, peanut butter, and roast. Taste is dark chocolate, peanut butter, roasted malt, and vanilla. Finish is dry and somewhat bitter. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (513) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Opaque black color with a medium-sized rocky beige head. Aroma is chocolate, peanut butter and coffee. Rich bittersweet roasted malt flavor has notes of dark cocoa and peanuts. Creamy mouthfeel and rich stout flavor. Bitter hops come through at finish. Complex and unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap. Pours a ear dark black body with a small wispy brown head. The nose is really intense and full of chocolate and peanut butter, smells like a Reese’s peanut butter cup. Tastes like one too, best peanut butter beer I’ve has to date. The sweetness is balanced with a little roast and coffee keeping the sweetness to below diabetes inducing levels. Great lingering roasted peanut finish with an awesome chocolate note. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a smooth finish. Amazing stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
bottle thanks to experimentalale, dark brown to black, aroma and flavor of hershey syrup poured over cake donuts, nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bomber at Markus'. Pours suit black with minor lacing. Aroma is big peanut butter, and chocolate malt. Taste is smooth malty peanut butter and roasted malt. Finish is Medium nut. Mouthfeel is medium heavy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Aroma like WHOA! Peanut butter galore. A bit of roast, mild flavor. An aroma beer for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2561) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
On tap at Pinocchios in Media. Pours black with a brown head. The aroma is excellent with coffee, chocolate and a hint of peanuts. the flavor has the coffee dominating with some chocolate and then the peanuts again. This is made to be nursed. Decent but I couldn’t drink very much. It’s like a meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from the king of the peanut butter beers, watson1977...thanks Kerry! - Pours black with a huge foamy brown head. Nose is chocolatey dark roast, a bit of milky sweetness, and some sweet peanut brittle. Doesn’t quite nail the real peanut butter smell--still has some artificial aspects to it. Taste is the same, though the peanut butter notes are better integrated into the sweet stout flavors. Doesn’t seem like an imperial stout to me--more like a sweet stout. Still has some milk sugar qualities to it, and the peanut butter is pretty pleasant. A bit watery, but smooth and mildly carbonated. Tasty, but a more authentic peanut butter taste would bring this over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (426) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours a menacing midnight black with no light at all to escape the edges. Has a thick head of mocha colored foam that fell off to a ring and film o’er top. Loose bubbles and good lace. Nose is robust peanuts. No other nuts just peanuts. There’s some breaddy malt with a light toffee and a healthy does of bitter chocolate. No hop character on the nose at all. Taste is creamy peanuts with toasted dark malts a the slightest hint of char. That char really pulls all those peanuts over the palate because this beer is not that sweet. The chocolate stays bitter int he drink. It finishes dry and with a little tiny bitter in back and with the taste of peanuts to linger. The body is thin and the carbonation is medium.

I think this is one of the best examples of this style of beer that I have tried. It reminds me of a reeses peanut butter cup and with a touch more sweetness it might have really tasted like one. The chocolate really offset the richness of the peanuts which continues to intensify as the beer warms. Has a great balance and the thin body is just what this beer needs to make it work.

Thank you Kerry for the chance to try this great beer.

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