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S'more Money S'more Problems | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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S'more Money S'more ProblemsS'more Money S'more Problems
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
S'more Money S'more Problems came out of the brain of Friends With Benefits member Keith Lonergan. With Keith's help we mashed this behemoth in with copious amounts of chocolate malt, roasted barley, golden naked oats and crushed graham crackers. Then, after primary fermentation was finished we added cacao nibs, vanilla bean and natural marshmallow flavor. The resulting beer is a big, chewy, dark nectar reminiscent of our days in Cub Scouts; sitting around the campfire, drinking imperial stouts. Great now or after a prolonged camping trip in the back of your temperature controlled bottle camp site.

Added by WestSideAmish on 01-17-2014

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black with almost no head and carbonation. Smells of chocolate malt.
Taste the hop, but not much more. Maybe doesn't go with cigar. I was expecting mich more. I think I got an infected one.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i usually have the lowest tolerance for sweet beer, it turns me off almost 100% of the time, but this one somehow works, and i know its too sweet, and i know there will be haters for that reason, but guess what? s'mores are a sweet dessert, so there you have it, a sweet beer. super dark brown with intimidating viscosity and a chocolate brown head, dense but short. the nose is sweet for sure, but you get a little campfire smoke, the dark bitter barley, hints of coffee and licorice, and then the graham cracker, honey and cakey, really cool. the flavor has nice graham cracker too, which i thought would be the ingredient that would get lost in here, but it really stands out. the vanilla is a little too much i think, it doesnt need to be there, it covers up the bitter rich cacao, and there definitely is a marshmallow flavor that does sort of the same thing as the vanilla already. still, despite this being super flavored and huge, i think it has enough low end from the grain and the nibs to be somewhat balanced, and it actually drinks lighter than its 10% abv should allow for. pipeworks cant miss right now, even in these somewhat gimmicky strong ales, still delicious. worth picking up, might mellow with some time on it...

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Photo of gueuzedreg
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pitch black, mocha medium lacing with medium legs. Nice and thick, gums up the glass when swirled around.

S- Nice campfire s'mores taste here. Really great chocolate malty backbone giving tons of body to this thick brew. Marshmallow and graham cracker are noticeable, but not overbearing.

T- Follows the nose to a T here.

M- Nice and thick. Smooth! Minimal carb that totally works with this non-ba stout.

O- I don't usually like Pipeworks, but this one I for sure did!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jerry for this one. 22oz. capped bomber into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black but looks a touch thin. A thin, light mocha colored head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is non-existent with huge, oily legs. Pretty good. Menacing.

Nose is graham cracker, fudge, brownie and chocolate. Bready with some sweet vanilla overtones. Solid.

Opens chocolate, cinnamon, graham cracker, fudge brownie and vanilla sweetness. Some cocoa powder in the middle with a hint of prunes and liquorice. More fudge and chocolate towards the end with a mellow, slightly medicinal flavor. Aftertaste is lightly tart cocoa powder and more chocolate sweetness. Decent if a little awkward. Definitely doesn't taste like smores.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Slick, oily but a bit carbonated in the mouth and goes down smooth and rich. Finishes messy with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Appropriate.

A pretty weird beer overall. Flavor is decent with heavy doses of chocolate and vanilla but there's something odd here that I can't quite put my finger on. Unique for sure and worth seeking out if you're looking for something a little different.

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4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
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S'more Money S'more Problems from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.