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Dinosmores - Off Color Brewing

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 105
Gots: 125 | FT: 13
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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-29-2014

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
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Photo of ChrisMQ
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmier91
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of docoman
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as part of a trade and this was very good. Definitely reminded me of having a good ole chocolate / graham cracker / smore... kinda a roasty chocolate flavor... not a lot on the nose, but taste was pretty good.

Photo of bobv
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ralerwen
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jae61
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Shogun250
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyJ815
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclejazz
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent balance of roasted malt, sweet vanilla, campfire smoke, and hearty crust bread base. Wow is this a great flavor adventure and the medium heavy body holds up to the complexity. Cheers to the brewing crew.

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date that I could find.

A: Pitch-black pour with a small medium-brown head. Head dissipates quickly. No real sign of lacing either.

S: Smells like marshmallows and hershey's bars. Inviting!

T: Whoa, surprising taste. Initially there is strong graham cracker. Huge bittersweet chocolate follows with a background of marshmallow. Yeah, you could call it s'mores if you make your s'mores with 85% cacao dark chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate wave continues to ride into the finish and lingers forever in the aftertaste. Big, big dark chocolate everywhere in this one, I cannot overstate it.

M: Heavy body, very smooth.

O: Well, certainly a valiant effort at a s'mores stout. There is clear graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow. It doesn't "work" as nicely as you'd like it to but hell, this is beer, not a delicious dessert. The chocolate is very bittersweet and dominates the brew unfortunately (or fortunately, if you like dark chocolate). Balance isn't quite there but the flavors sure are. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it a lot, just giving my honest critique.

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lewzer99
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: pours coffee black with a head the color of espresso crême
S: roasty malt, a lactose-y sweetness, some chocolate
T: some roastiness, some sweetness, a coffee like acidity, and lingering bitterness
M: creamy and smooth
O: pretty good, wish it had a bit more going on

Photo of rogacks
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pours black, or close enough to it. Going for the whole S'more thing here? Yes, this indeed is very S'more-ish. Lots of milk chocolate. The marshmallow is definitely there. Lots of vanilla and a faint graham cracker. This has started off well. The marshmallow and vanilla are very potent. Milk chocolate and nougat. I really get nougat. Secondary roastiness. Just a bit smoky. Some graham cracker; probably the weakest of the bunch but still noticeable. The body is full and richly creamy. Modet carbonation. Booze hidden well. Off Color managed to induce a flavor similar to S'mores without going over the top with artificial flavors in order to directly copy the campfire treat. I am a huge advocate of this brewery's art as well as their beer. To no surprise, I find another tasty offering here.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of target88
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Marshmallow fluff. Pretty good stuff to

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Dinosmores from Off Color Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.