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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (912) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Deep dark blackish brown with light brown head. Big peanut aroma, peanut butter, nilla wafers, vanilla, milk chocolate. Peanuts, peanut shell, bitter chocolate, grainy chocolate malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky brown, with a modest, fine bubbled khaki colored hair in this glass. Light spotting presence here - it retains on the average / below average side of things here. The nose is the highlight here, clearly - chocolate cake, brown sugar, vanilla bean presence here, with some graham cracker here as well. It’s quite nice, but the flavor profile lags behind the nose. It is mild bitter initial, more graham cracker, light roast, moving to chocolate malts, peanut butter, dark fruit, mild vanilla, and cocoa as well - It has a slight artificial character, and when combined with the thin, somewhat watery flavor profile - I can only call this one an interesting experiment with a humorous naming / bottle art.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the Pre-Hunahpu Thursday Tasting. Pours a stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is some peanut shells, lactose, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor is similar- roast, chocolate, peanut butter, lactose, and sugar. Sweet, chocolatey, peanut buttery, and enjoyable overall- nice blend of flavors in a nice -sized stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3914) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Roasted peanuts, sweet peanut butter aroma. Roasted and peanuts, full and sweet flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5295) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2014
22oz bottle I picked up at Pizza Boy’s bottle shop. Pours an inky black with some thick, brown head. Nose is to the point, huge milk chocolate, dry roasted peanuts, lacto sugar, malt, a little cola. Flavor is more mild than the nose, still plenty of milk chocolate, still some distinct dry roasted peanut, molasses, cola. Full, sweet finish. Kitschy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9623) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Great share at Pegs, thanks to whomever brought it! Love the mix of peanut butter, vanillia, fudge, dark chocolate, malted milk balls, light roast, hints of coffee. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3792) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at The Knick. Smells like a peanut butter Meltaway with some coffee thrown in. Dark black with thin head. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with peanut butter, cocoa, and coffee. Finish is sweet with not bitterness. Smooth, sweet after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1011) - , Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
bottle from?? I think I smelled peanut butter in aroma along with malts, roast, and chocolate. nice pour. taste was thin and this didn’t seem like an RIS. I got no peanut butter in taste; more like a thin coffee stout; meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1692) - - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola color with a 2 finger tan head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla and a little cereal grain. Taste follows suit. Not getting the peanut butter. Milky rich palate with medium carbonation. Good on its own merits but I wish the peanut butter showed up more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (535) - Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2014
bomber pour to snifter..medium black pour..1 finger head yielding tan color..nose is hard to describe..but yes..it is the essence of smores right off the fire..smells like hershey chocolate and melted marshmallow rolled into one..getting a backbone of natural raw peanut butter with some vanilla action..mouthfeel is lighter than expected...light bodied thinnish palate with some mild presence of a chocolate milk espresso concoction that one might get a fancy overpriced coffee joint..not the biggest fan of these type of stouts but it would probably pair nicely with some rich peanut butter chocolate cake type dessert..alright..

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