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Dinosmores - Off Color Brewing

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617 Ratings
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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 117
Gots: 160 | FT: 18
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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Ratings: 617 | Reviews: 83
Reviews by jakea:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of Resuin
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
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)

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Photo of Jared14
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Batch 1

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JakerLou
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JC333
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Zonian1
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tastybeer
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque deep brown with a creamy topping, medium brown in color and tightly foamy with a few larger bubbles here and there.

S: Smell is loaded with desserty aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, toasty light roast coffee, dark berries, molasses, lactose, caramel, and glazed chocolate doughnuts.

T & M: The taste reminds me that this is in fact beer. A very chocolatey, creamy, caramelly, indulgent beer at that. Fruity coffee beans, milk lactose, a little bit of warming alcohol well hidden in the lightly viscous, syrupy, melted cocoa. Smooth, subtle carbonation, evenly distributed throughout this large bodied beer. Not overly sweet but it is sweet. Sweet sprinkled with light bitterness. The ABV is well hidden...

Overall this is an excellent imperial stout that keeps you're mouth watering for more.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of elkabong
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twizzard
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmbeer
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dinosmores from Off Color Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.