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Dinosmores - Off Color Brewing

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 116
Gots: 154 | FT: 15
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacQ32
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yergermeister
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ms11781
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sordyl
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Khoward
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was fantastic. Well balanced, subtle s'mores flavor with graham notes through the finish while being surprisingly easy to drink for a sweeter imperial stout. I'll be buying this any time I'm able to locate it.

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pookiewompwomp
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shandycan
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kodt
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeM417
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of portia99
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a deep, black color - opaque and capped by a meager skim coat of off white foam and a thin collar with no lacing left behind.

S - Chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow are all present in the aroma sitting alongside some black coffee and a touch of charcoal. Nice and roasty. Adjuncts are at a nice level that doesn't overpower the base but makes its presence well known in a complementary way.

T - Heavy on vanilla-y marshmallow up front. Backed up by the graham cracker and a burnt, roasty malt base. Milk chocolate follows and fades back to a sweet marshmallow at the finish. Coffee in middle holds everything together and provides smooth transition from beginning to end.

M - Medium body, light carbonation. Roasty, chocolatey, a bit of char throughout. Mild alcohol, almost still in feel. Starts on the sweet side, fades to coffee roast and finishes sweet. Lives up to its namesake...

O- Good imperial stout. Nice complement of flavors with a focus on vanilla and coffee. Graham cracker and chocolate mix in nicely to really live up to the name and brewer's intentions. I would definitely have this one again.

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jaydoc
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadgou
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black color with a thick foamy 1 finger dark tan head that faded slowly and left great spotty foamy lacing.

Smells of cocoa powder, malt, a penny/metallic aroma, dark chocolate, roasted grains and some citrus hops that lets out mild lemon. Overall the nose is pretty basic with cocoa and the metallic penny aromas dominating it, but it does completely hide the ABV.

Tastes exactly like it smells but with more toffee, caramel and sweetness like molasses, chocolate syrup and some dry herbs and a hint of vanilla at the end. The dark chocolate is very tasty and the grainy backbone adds some nice complexities, but the hops are weaker in the flavor. Marshmallow is simulated by the combo of chocolate and grains, but this did not have distinctive graham cracker flavor to really impress me and nail the true flavor it was trying to replicate.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and bordering on watery with a medium chewy body and a sweet cocoa centric aftertaste. Decent RIS that hides the ABV masterfully, but lacks the bold flavor I was hoping for. I'm not a big s'mores fan but thought that this would be interesting to try.

Photo of CCutch
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTJman
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Dinosmores from Off Color Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.