Short's S'more Stout - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by davod23:
2.08/5 rDev -36.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
With a name like S'more Stout... how could this be so bad? Poured from the bottle (cool label) into a Saison Dupont glass.
Pour let me know, immediately, that something wasn't right. Deep dark brown, barely any head, and a gross cap of what looks to be tiny chunks of graham cracker and marshmallow. What head was initially at the top is gone in, literally, seconds. Sigh.
Smell is okay. It's not repulsive, but it's nowhere as rich and decadent that a "robust stout" brewed to be like a freaking s'more should be. Chocolate, dark malt, roast. Marshmallow and graham cracker seem to be there as well, but in such small quantities that I very well could be imagining it.
Taste is not great. Weirdly medicinal. Dark chocolate, but it's somehow cheap, lacking a depth of character that I would like. Marshmallow is kinda there, but as a sickly sweetness. Graham, I don't taste. No discernible hop character. I can't taste a bit of the 9.2%, so that's impressive, I guess. Way too sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and flat. This beer needs carbonation.
Drinkability: Not for me. I drank about a quarter of the bottle and then gave the rest to my girlfriend, who seemed to loathe it less than me.
This one's not great. I'd avoid it, despite how awesome it sounds like it would be.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2010 03:57:25 | More by davod23
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
I had this after a long day of skiing right at the Short's Pub in Bellaire, MI.
Appearance: It came out in a snifter, with a toasted marshmallow half-burnt lying across the top of the glass.
Smell: Slightly graham crackery, but enough chocolate to cover the smell of the marshmallow splayed across the top (which I clearly ate before I drank the beer).
Taste: Strong chocolate and sugary taste... probably trying to allow for the marshmallow flavor for the places carrying this who don't drop a mallow on top.
Mouthfeel: Nice full feel, but still not as thick as some stouts I've had. Carbonation was low, but bar staff also told me the tap was acting up before I ordered.
Overall: Appearance really hit a 5.0 for me, but after the novelty wears off, this just seems more like exactly that; a novelty, not so much a stout.
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2013 04:04:00 | More by TCmichigan
3.93/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Lord Hobo in a pint glass.
Short's S'more Stout pours stout black, with a light helping of caramel foam. Head retention is alright, but lacing is pretty sparse. The nose is spot on for s'mores, with plenty of marshmallow and chocolate, and a little bit of bready crackers. The aroma is a little dull though. The graham crackers, already a minor note in the nose, come precipitously close to disappearing completely in the flavor profile. Fortunately, the chocolate and marshmallow (not an easy flavor to get in beer in my experience) are even more robust, leaving the flavor still pretty good, if a little bit farther away from the s'mores goal than the aroma. The mouthfeel's a little off for a stout, with the body a little on the dry side, and the carbonation noticeably active. Short's really are the mad scientists of the beer world, and it's impressive how close they came to their target with the S'more Stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2012 05:32:48 | More by axeman9182
Short's S'more Stout from Short's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.