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Dinosmores - Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
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352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 101
Gots: 84 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
When we launched BorrachaBaker made us some s'mores shaped like dinosaurs for our launch event. Then, we made an imperial stout with graham flour, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and cocoa nibs with Amager and West Lakeview Liquors. Then, we brought this beer to the Brewpub Shootout and paired the beer named after the food with a food the beer wasn't named after. People were confused and named it best beer (or was it food?) at the Shootout.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-29-2014)
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Photo of QuentinCall
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tsgooch79
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T_Reeves92
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregJ
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown/black with a dark tan head. Smells of cocoa nibs, roast malt, dark chocolate and maybe a hint of molasses. Tastes of dark roast malts, dark chocolate, hot cocoa, light pine, a little marshmallow, not sure if I could detect the graham. Aftertaste of roast malt, the some marshmallow, and a touch of pine. Velvety smooth mouthfeel which goes fantastically with the strong chocolate notes, medium carbonation. Excellent beer for the holidays.

Photo of Cheers69
2.9/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smooth and creamy with a gorgeous color. A little more graham or something would have been good for a richer flavor.

Photo of freshcarl
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdw275
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ttylicki
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AaronDz
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tclipse
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeanPaulZ
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass, with a half finger, light brown head that dissipates to a fine thick cap with good lacing. Nice aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, a hint of dark fruit and yes, graham crackers, although I might have been influenced by the name. Flavor is choclatey dark toasted malt, vanilla, a hint of sweetness, but nicely restrained, considering the inspiration. Not much graham cracker, but probably because the malt is rich enough to cover subtle flavors. Finishes with good semi-sweet chocolate malt and a bit of hop bitterness. Nice mouth feel with light creaminess. A bit more graham cracker would have made this spot-on, but it is so flavorful and chocolatey that it's hard to fuss about that. ABV is dangerously covered, this is as innocent as a chocolate shake. Nice job from Off Color. Mmmm, s'mores.

Photo of BrandonSeal
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbmiche
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earljones199
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

- 12oz. bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 18-Dec-14

It smells like a typical milk stout. Not heavy at all. The flavors follow suit with some milky sweetness, chocolate, and bit of vanilla. It sort of reminds me of marshmellows, but not getting graham cracker-likeness in the malt that I would've like due to the name. Mouthfeel is real smooth for an imperial stout. I'm surprised it's not a milk stout. Very little roasty-ness. No heat, none. Surprised it's at nearly 10% and very drinkable.

Overall, I would've appreciate more of a likeness to s'mores as the name suggests. Where the heck is the graham cracker?? But still a real enjoyable imp stout. Would get more if it was priced better ($7 per bottle).

Photo of Zaximus
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamato14
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent brew flavors get better as it warms

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Dinosmores from Off Color Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.