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Dinosmores - Off Color Brewing

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83 Reviews
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Reviews: 83
Hads: 746
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 148
Gots: 168 | 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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Reviews by dexterk1:
Photo of dexterk1
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap as part of an off color tasting. Appearance is dark/black. Head was minimal to almost non-exsistant for my pour.
Odor was pretty complex. Creamy chocolate was number one. Sweet sugar marshmallow is second.
Taste is really pleasant. Hits first with a mix of chocolate and marshmallow. The marshmallow is more of a subtle sweetness. The chocolate hangs around throughout, but some slight toffee and a bit of alcohol come through.
Mouth feel is smooth and nice. Not as heavy as I thought.
Overall, a very unique and interesting stout. Worth a try for sure as it is well done.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured into a Sump snifter 5/19/2014.

A- as expected, dark brown & nearly black body. Nice half finger off white head, minimal retention, no lacing.

S- graham crackers, marshmallows, burnt malt. Some roast and dark chocolate. Pretty interesting nose actually.

F- graham crackers at the forefront, raw vanilla bean, some marshmallow character but not a ton. Bitter charred malt with some roastiness, dark chocolates. The marshmallow and graham cracker sweetness gets a nice balance with the vanilla bean and burnt/charred malt.

M- medium bodied, lower in carbonation. Slick and resinous as expected. Burnt malt finish tempered with a bit of vanilla.

O- not as vanilla forward as expected but a wonderfully balanced and nicely done stout that's heavy on the graham crackers.

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Photo of Resuin
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce glass into a teku. This was bottled around March 2014 so has around a half year of age on it.

Appearance: Pours black with a fizzy tan head of a couple fingers which fades at a medium pace, before leaving a little tan fuzz atop the black beer. (4.25)

Smell: Mmm. Chocolate, vanilla, marshmallows, graham cracker (yep, I actually smell that), a bit of caramel, toasted malts. Pretty fantastic, well blended aroma. (4.75)

Taste: Follows the nose pretty well. That graham crackery/malt flavor, vanilla, cocoa, molasses, marshmallow, roasty malts. Not overly sweet at all though, a nice balance of the roasty, bitter malts and the sweet flavors. (4.5)

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium to full, slightly sticky body. Fits the flavors well. Finishes smooth. (4.5)

Overall: This beer definitely delivered on being a s'more stout. Especially that sweet nose. Very well balanced, and really drinkable. Really nice, full body as well. (4.5)

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Photo of Treyliff
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a thin fizzy dark tan head that diastase quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- lots of chocolate and cocoa powder on the nose up front, complimented by a sweetness of vanilla and marshmallow cream. Roasted malt and licorice undertones

T- sweet dark chocolate and cocoa powder up front, with some slightly charred roasted malt. The vanilla adds more of a sweetness as it warms. Roasted finish with a hint of coffee & dark fruit

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a slightly thin finish

O- a sweet stout that drinks pretty easily, given the abv. Didn't really get as much of the 'smores' aspect as I was expecting.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of tjk135
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is just not as advertised. A very good imperial stout but not enough marshmallow and chocolate flavor to be considered a smores beer. Kind of disappointed, especially at that price point.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmheinz57
4.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jared14
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of 77apm
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of JakerLou
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer smells incredible. It also delivers on its name. It tastes like a s'more in a beer. Taste is dark and sweet chocolate, some Bosco, marshmellow, vanilla, and light cracker. Did not like some of the Bosco syrup taste, but overall this was a really good beer. It added something new to the RIS concept and still stayed true to the style. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of JC333
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pwalkley
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter. L: pitch black, thin tan head with some good lacing. S: dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar. T: a sweeter stout. Mild coffee flavor and dark chocolate bitterness, but the sweetness from the marshmallow really comes through but not too sweet. The alcohol is barely noticeable. It's hard to believe this is 10.5% ABV based on taste. F: so smooth! This is one of the smoothest imperial stouts I've had. Almost creamy feeling in the mouth. O: this is a great beer. I went back for a second 4 pack after drinking my first beer. This is a very drinkable, smooth imperial stout.

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Photo of mrw1zard
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamjbauer
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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Dinosmores from Off Color Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.