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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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:

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4.2
dwmiller16 (112) - Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at McGillins. Black in appearance with very little off-white foam. Aromas of sweet peanut butter mixed with cocoa. Toasty peanut butter on the palate, with a creamy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-1-12-
Served on tap in a snifter glass

Appearance – Served a deep black brew with a two finger cream colored head. The head faded over a moderate level of time to leave a fantastic level of lacing.

Smell- The smell is huge of chocolate and sweet peanut butter. It is like a peanut butter buckeye ball. Delicious.

Taste- The taste is much drier then the nose would suggest. It starts out of rather roasted and malty with a little bit of chocolate. As the flavor advances some flavors of a creamy peanut butter begin working their way into the taste. The peanut better and chocolate grow more intense as the taste moves on, with some of the roasted malt flavors dwindling a bit. Overall this creates a lighter dry peanut and cocoa flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A bit of a thicker body as well as a lower carbonation level would have better accentuated the darker and peanut better flavors of the beer.

Overall – An interesting brew. Super sweet smelling, but much drier and roastier then expected from the nose. The only thing holding the brew back was the rather weak mouthfeel. Otherwise it is fantastic. Regardless it is one you should try if you get the chance.

4.2
e303 (287) - - 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

4.1
orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Served on nitro-tap, regular tap, growler, and from the bottle....at the Spring House Taproom.

A – Pours jet black with a thick, creamy, two finger tall tan head leaving thick rings of lacing down the glass.

S – Smells of rich peanut butter, bittersweet chocolate, dark roasted malts, and a faint whiff of coffee grounds. While the PB aroma seems to be fading a bit there is still plenty there to let you know what this one is.

T - Starts off with a taste of the bittersweet chocolate quickly giving way to the strong peanut butter flavor and some dark roasted malt. The PB and chocolate are the perfect compliments to each other. The creamy feel begins to die down toward the end of the glass, leaving the body a bit thin. The finish is mostly dark roast, lingering for short while. I really liked this one, the flavors were all there.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel with plenty of dark roast in the finish, lingering for some time after consumption.

O - Damn, this sure is one "yuck" beer. Not! If you can’t get chocolate PB from this beer I don’t know where you are gonna find it. I am glad we made the side trip down here to the taproom to try this one. Good stuff for sure.

4.1
TheDjinn (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Delightful dark beer with a rather unusual taste...can't identify quite what n -The Djinn

4.1
Beerathon (1681) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
This stout is full of flavor. Nice bitterness with chocolate and peanut butter throughout. Thick and creamy. Good stuff.

4.1
PhillyCraft (7990) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 Sample from Bill at Barcade. Poured dark brown with tannish head. Notes of chocolate wafer cookies, and light peanut butter. Thats about all she wrote. Pretty nice brew. Straight up sugar wafers.

4.1
ncb122 (4) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
Great peanut butter and chocolate nose with a nice chocolate after taste. Great unique stout beer. I will definitely be drinking again.

4.1
kramer (6908) - 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.

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Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Sampled at the Richmond 17th Gathering. Thanks Matt! Wow. How the fuck do they get the peanut butter aroma out of this???!?!?!?!?! Black pour with ring of tan head. Smells like a confectionary treat, like a nutter butter. Flavor is like peanut butter wafer cookie. Cool lable too.


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