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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:

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a little beige head. Tons of peanut butter and chocolate, wow. overpowering really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2397) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2015
i like peanut butter and chocolate but usually don’t like these types of beer. this is an exception it is full in the body and flavor yet not thick. still somewhat beery in the carbonation with a bit of malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (922) - - AUG 2, 2015
Dark brown pour, tan head. Nose is big peanut butter, chocolate, roasty. Taste is chocolate, slight peanut butter, roadty, a touch of bittering hops. Thin-medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. A hint of sweet chocolate behind a thick dusty peanut note. Medium bodied, sweet peanut butter, a hint of chocolate. Thins out a bit, cocoa and roast. Long peanut flavor on the finish with some more roast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
andymag36 (1) - USA - JUL 13, 2015 does not count
Over hyped. There is literally no Peanut butter Flavor and once you strip that off you have a poor example of a Imperial Stout. It is bitter, not hop bitter, but maybe too much chocolate malt bitter. Maybe I would give it another shot, but only if I can find it on tap somewhere. I got a 22 oz bottle and that was $13.00! I can honestly say, I had the worst headache on the planet after drinking this stuff. I would not recommend and it is another example of an over hyped beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (254) - - JUL 2, 2015
Bomber to stout glass. Pours black with a mocha colored head that fades quick but leaves decent lace. The aroma is just like a high end peanut butter cup. Lots of chocolate and creamy peanut butter, like Peter Pan peanut butter. The taste is creamy chocolate, roasted peanuts, sweetness, and chocolate malts. It's really good but pretty sweet overall. Good for a dessert beer. Really like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2557) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2015
22oz bomber shared by JohnGonk at Gus’s kids bday party. Poured into baby blue solo cup. Pours black with small creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and loads of peanut butter. Taste or roasted malt, sour coffee, bad chocolate, and peanut butter powder. A little on the thin side, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5381) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
This poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of big peanut butter, light chocolate and coffee in there too. Flavor similar, but very dry, was expecting sweet from the aroma, s little thin and fades quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3529) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
8 oz pour on draft at Al’s of Hampden. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of peanut butter, cocoa puffs, light roast. Tastes of peanut butter and cocoa, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Keg @ pizza boy. Deep brown with a tan head. Nose of string lactose, cream, roasted nuts and peanut butter. Chocolate and coffee. Taste is super dry, pretty roasty. Nutty, cocoa. Shredded coconut and mounds bar. Fun. Just a touch thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (2779) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance had a dark brown close to black color with a slim finger’s worth of off white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. Stringy lacing glosses along the sides of the glass. The smell was decadent peanut butter chocolate, pure and luscious in every sort of aspect. The taste was definitely more Imperial stout as the peanut butter was there but more scaled back. I didn’t mind so much. The aftertaste was dry and somewhat had a peanut butter connotation to it. A semi - sweet sticky finish accompanies the end. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. The carbonation seemed pretty controlled and allowed a decent creaminess to roll over the tongue. Overall, I say this was an exceptional AI/DS with the peanut butter part well executed. Definitely would have again!

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