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RATINGS: 154   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:

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (2000) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a little beige head. Tons of peanut butter and chocolate, wow. overpowering really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (3156) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2016
Delicious and complex imperial stout. The aroma and flavor were both complex and dominated by roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Thick and chewy. The finish brought out even more flavors. Vanilla and sweer grains with just a hint of bitter dark chocolate. Good carbonation. Nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (459) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2016
Can to shaker glass, pours pitch black. Small light tan head, minimal lacing and retention. Smells like a Reese’s peanut butter cup. Taste is sweet without being cloying, nice bitterness in the background. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, silky mouth feel. Finishes long. Tasting notes of chocolate, peanut butter, oak, vanilla, dark roasted malt and tree nuts. I didn’t think I would like this but I was wrong! A very tasty local offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (755) - Jamestown, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown color with a medium foamy tan head. Aromas of peanut butter and chocolate hit the nose. Flavor was peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla, and some wood notes. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, easy finish. Very good PB beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4537) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared by Matthew Wirtz, thanks! Quite straightforward in aroma, with lots of peanut and chocolate. However the flavour has an unexpected hoppy twist of moderate intensity - remains under peanut and roast, but discernible with a fruity and grassy flavour. Moderate body, well attenuated. I love these peanut beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (7275) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Mattew, many thanks. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Strong aroma of peanut bitter, roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate. Taste, peanut butter, chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla. Tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angelmonster (176) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Pours a pitch black body. Head is 1/5th of an inch and beige in color. Head retention and lacing are above average. Smell is pure peanut butter and milk chocolate. Seriously smells like someone blended a bag of reeses peanut butter cups into a stout. Tons of sweetness present, alcohol and hops not detected. Taste is similar to smell, rich peanut butter first, sweet milk chocolate next, finishes with some burnt malt, almost coffee like. Hops and alcohol aren’t present, drinks very smooth for 8% alcohol. Mouthfeel is somewhat light for a peanut butter stout, carbonation levels were good. Wish the head was thicker. Overall, really enjoyed this beer. Best peanut butter beer I’ve had. If it had a bigger body, that would really make it world class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6030) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2015
22 ounce thanks to Greg. Dark pour. Creamy head. Peanut butter. Chocolate. Slight metallic taste. medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3261) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2015
What a shocker that this is 8.5 abv. Drinking from sampler at the Taproom. I was about to rate this sweet stout and then I see its an impy stout that just tastes like a sweet stout with peanut butter and chocolate. Its sweet from the adjuncts not from sugar. Once you get past the peanut butter and chocolate, its actually a dry finish, a bit minerally, light roast. he adjuncts really hide the any possibly acidity or alcohol but I am not sure these are present anyway. I am not a fan of gimmicky adjuncts but this is done well. Its not a Southern Tier like diabetes job, I don’t actually love peanut butter but this works well in this beer. I would say, if I were to drink a peanut butter, chocolate fondue, gimmicky, impy stout, this would be the one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4707) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Brune cola ou presque noire, cette bière chocolatée est bien beurrée par les arachides, cache bien son alcool, montre un rôti amer, des houblons terreux, de la vanille grillée, des flaveurs de Coffee Crisp?, des malts légèrement brûlés et du café cru. Son corps est plutôt mince pour le style mais pas de façon si dérangeante. Son pétillement est contrôlé. En arrière-goût, son amertume la rend tout à fait digeste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (820) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
Drank at Malou’s goodbye party 27-9-2015. Okay beer, but not that great. Does not have that much taste, a bit weak.

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