Term Oil S'mores
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Term Oil S'moresTerm Oil S'mores
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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #228
ABV:
13.8%
Score:
97
Ranked #682
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 7.47%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
85
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 24, 2024
Added:
Aug 12, 2018
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  6
Flavors of perfectly toasted marshmallow and slightly melted chocolate, sandwiched between graham crackers; our Term-Oil S’mores is the liquid version of the classic campfire treat.
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black as night with no light penetration. There’s no discernible head on top. The aroma is of graham crackers, milk chocolate, marshmallow, and vanilla. I’m tasting bourbon, cinnamon, graham crackers, chocolate, and vanilla. The mouth is chewy and boozy.
Feb 24, 2024
 
Rated: 4.43 by hopley from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2024
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark cola brown and settles black in the glass with a sudsy mocha colored head. Beautiful impy stout. Th nose is spot on s’mores, with rich milk chocolate, graham crackers, and roasted marshmallows - but no sign of the bourbon barrel.

The barrel is very noticeable on the taste, though, especially at the back of the palat, and it throws the taste off a smit - maybe too much oak? The beer is really tasty, especially with the decadent mouthfeel, and definitely worth a try.
Sep 22, 2023
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Rated by FrankCastle from California

4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can, PKG 2/14/2022, head dissipates way too fast is really the only complaint on this one.
Aug 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.55 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2023
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.02/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
I would normally never buy a pastry stout or artificial beer, but this being TG I figured they might be able to do it right
Pours a small fizzy brown head that fades quickly, thick inky black with long legs coats the glass

Nose starts with loads of graham cracker, chocolate syrup like hot fudge syrup, dark chocolate, some burnt marshmallow, a bit of vanilla barrel and artificial vanilla, a bit of barrel but not real whiskey, not much base stout unfortunately

Taste brings some base stout, roasted malt, a bit of a smokey char but not much, then loads of smores, graham cracker, fudgey cocoa, chocolate syrupy, some hot cocoa, vanilla both barrel and artificial, cinnamon, cookie dough, marshmallow, baking spices, again no real whiskey, a bit of bitterness, mild perfumey alcohol

Mouth is full bod, rich, chewy, low carb, fair warming alcohol

Overall unfortunately even Toppling Goliath couldn't save this beer, so much artificial fake everything, very little actual beer, very little barrel and no whiskey, just not good.
May 28, 2023
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can from Redstone
Inky black color with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates.
Rich roasty chocolate caramel and marshmallow with a solid bit of earthy spicy barrel and alcohol notes. Wildly complex and at the same time sweet and tasty. Well made, but for the insane price tag it should be!!!
May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can. Can bottom is stamped 'PKG 02/14/22'.
Black colored body from top to bottom. Brief brown fizzy head, which immediately dissipates. No lacing.
Aroma is expressive, with smells of roasted chocolate malts, vanilla, marshmallow, and graham cracker. Barrel presence is in the vapors.
Taste has much more bourbon barrel than the nose. Roasted chocolate malts, marshmallow, and graham cracker are flavors. Barrel adds in oak and a little dark fruit. Higher ABV% leads to a drying nature of the brew. S'mores flavors, soaked by the bourbon, continue to linger in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Alcohol dryness, but a little sticky. Sweet sensation. Quiet carbonation.
The flavor of the bourbon barrel is a little abrupt following the authentic S'mores aroma. Allows for a little tongue burn with the ABV%. Top tier aroma, for its description. Recommended if one has a hankering for a high alcohol S'mores brew.
May 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 ounce can, canned on 02/14/22. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that didn't stay around for too long. Not much lacing, either. I like the aroma, the brew smells like graham crackers, chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow and some bourbon. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some oak and roasted malt flavors noticeable too. Pretty tasty, but wish the barrel had a little more kick to it. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's syrupy and a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, definitely nailed it with the S'mores flavor! Definitely worth trying if you like S'mores and/or other pastry stout brews.
Feb 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Beersnake from California

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured at fridge temp. Pours motor oil black with almost no head. The nose is S'Mores!! Graham crackers, marshmallow, vanilla, bourbon, maple syrup, and milk chocolate. Amazing.

The taste is super smooth. Chocolate, maple, vanilla, graham crackers, and some bourbon. Not quite as good as the nose, but pretty awesome. Nice integration of flavors. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, with a sweet vanilla ice cream aftertaste.
Feb 11, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Canned 2/14/22; drank 1/26/23 @ Roadrunner Lodge.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big noisy dark tan head which quickly dissipated; almost no lace.

Chocolate syrup, graham cracker & marshmallow nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Chocolate syrup, vanilla syrup, mild booze heat & faint graham cracker flavors.

Sweet as fuck, with no real beer flavor. Just eat a S'more.
Feb 06, 2023
 
Rated: 4.44 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Feb 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.71 by EMH73 from New York

Dec 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Dec 20, 2022
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Rated by Furlinator from California

4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the can at home on 12/10/22.
Dec 13, 2022
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Toppling Goliath knew what they were doing naming this one. Big rich oil pours into the glass with tons of marshmallow body. The essence of all the S'mores flavors blend in this blanket of a pastry stout. This one is for the bold.
Dec 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
4oz draft pour into snifter. pitch black with light brown edges. no head. sweet marshmallow and bourbon on the nose. more chocolate and graham cracker in the taste as well as marshmallow, bourbon and oak. it’s sweet but the barrel is still there. full mouthfeel. good stuff.
Dec 03, 2022
Term Oil S'mores from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 85 ratings