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Dinosmores - Off Color Brewing

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 85
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 187 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jakea:
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jakea, Mar 23, 2014
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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Stevedore, May 20, 2014
Photo of Resuin
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
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)

Resuin, Oct 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

77apm, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

jtladner, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

dmachado, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

schmidtmattsays, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

blabaer, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Gonzoillini, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

falconxman, May 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Nage37, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Danielr26, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of dexterk1
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

dexterk1, Apr 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

cfrobrew, May 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap at Good Bottle Charlotte NC of all places. Fantastic used motor oil black pour, 2 fingers of frothy dark tan head. Retained and laced the glass nicely.

Aroma, toasted malt, quite a bit of caramel and vanilla. Some milk like chocolate.

Taste, vanilla up front along with sweeter chocolate and molasses. Nearly a lactose sugar like quality, maybe from marshmallow? There is just enough roast malt in there, with a little coffee bitterness to finish.

Pretty full body, creamy carbonation. The dryer finish helps with the sweetness and helps the drinkability, which is not bad. Just a little warmth. Would be an outstanding dessert beer.
First from these guys and it did not disappoint.

Bung, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

gillagorilla, Apr 21, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%

sahd-1, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

mikeburd1128, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Northdown, served in a "fun size" mini-nonic glass.

"Imperial Marshmallow Stout" brewed with mini-marshmallows, cocoa nibs, graham crackers, & vanilla beans (info straight from the brewer).

Dense black body with brownish edges, dark tan foam around the edges formed arcs of lace down the glass. Initial finger of foam faded away after a couple minutes, understandable due to the double digit abv.

Aroma was intense, deep chocolate and real vanilla from the beans.

Taste was similarly intense, all of the component flavors of smores danced around a big bonfire on your palate. Dark chocolate was most intense, rich and creamy with a nice roasty malt depth to it. Vanilla marshmallow and graham cracker flavors were less intense, but lingered nicely in the aftertaste. Body was somewhat light, though it had considerable substance and texture. Overall this was a big hit, and deservedly won 1st place at the recent CBS Brewpub Shootout.

emerge077, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mkirkland80, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

blue-dream, Sep 02, 2014
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Dinosmores from Off Color Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.