Term Oil S'mores
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #219
ABV:
13.8%
Score:
96
Ranked #908
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 6.76%
Ratings:
43
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 08:09 PM
Added:
Aug 12, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
96
World-Class
Term Oil S'moresTerm Oil S'mores
Notes: 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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4.69 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Friday at 08:09 PM
 
4.85 by dan_amdg from Illinois on May 11, 2022
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4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Term Oil S'mores pours soul sucking black, with no head. Aroma barrel, gram cracker, a hint of marshmallow. Flavor is big, oak, gram cracker, chocolate, marshmallow, a hint of black licorice, sweet but not too sweet. Thick body. Overall, this is a sweet stout, that isn't to sweet, packed with smore flavors.

May 10, 2022
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4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

When it comes to pastry stouts, Toppling Goliath doesn't mess around. But with a massively dense Imperial Stout taste and texture at its base, they front load the beer with marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker that will have you reaching for a wet-nap in no time flat.

Jet black and pouring just like tar, Term Oil S'mores releases a dark tarnish and brown froth that dissolves rather soon to render the appearance still and quiet with espresso likeness. As its decadent scent of chocolate, coffee, sweet cream and graham cracker rise to greet the nose, true impressions of s'mores campfire treats paired with coffee and kahlua take a stronghold. Devilishly sweet on the tongue, its rich and viscous sweetness starts with molasses and invites other malt influences of toffee, heavy cream, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and caramel to further seduce the tastebuds.

As its more roasty edges give the sweet malts a more robust tone, there's a sweeter espresso taste that comes with dark, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, burnt cream and roasted nuttiness to remind the middle palate that there's still a stout driving the tasty train. A moderately bitter balance steps in late to take an edge off of the sweetness and to give the roasted flavors more of a dark coffee impression.

Lavishly full, pleasantly cloying and celebrating the mouthfeel of cake batter, the heavy beer is a slow sipping affair, relegated to after dinner digestives. Don't look at it to pair with dessert but rather to replace dessert altogether. Finishing decidedly sweet S'mores extends with an infinite malty sweet taste with those graham cracker and kahlua flavors in tow.

May 09, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - black thick syrup
Smell -graham cracker chocolate booze
Taste -really great boozy chocolate marshmallow with a nice graham cracker base alomg with Barrel and booze
Feel -thick and creamy with a slight carb
Overall - all the charaterisitics of smores and thick and barrel. Pretty great beer.

Apr 24, 2022
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3.4/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Shared 16 oz. can with my wife while watching the first Harry Potter film again. As we watched the whole series on Fri/Sat nights I, well, don’t remember large swaths. Alcohol is bad.

Black with a decadent, thick aroma of chocolate, marshmallow, & all the sugars.

Term Oil S’Mores is sweet. I can feel my gums receding after the third sip. Big load of brown sugar all over the lips meshed with light bourbon, balmy oak, heavy molasses & a touch of chocolate. And while all of that sounds lovely, like a Hallmark movie, it’s too much after about four minutes. And I eat handfuls of chocolate chips at a time. It isn’t like my palate isn’t numb to most expressions of sugary goodness.

TG went too far up the sweetness scale on this one, IMHO. Pretty good beer that needs something to offset the insanity.

Apr 24, 2022
 
4.49 by craigbelly from Iowa on Apr 24, 2022
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4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Powderhornphil from Minnesota

Pours black with fast dissipating tan head.
Aroma of s’more and peanut butter. Hint of barrel. Taste is very dialed in. Big and sweet with all the s’mores notes present.

Apr 23, 2022
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4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

16oz tallboy can poured into TG tulip glass.

Canned on date is 2/14/2022.

Appearance: Black bodied stout. Thick pouring stout. Head color is a dark brown that poured three full fingers tall and fizzes away quickly leaving no head at all on the beer.

Smell: Chocolate & peanut butter. Odd that I am smelling peanut butter, but it is definitely there. Certainly not disappointed just surprised...I was expecting a smore aroma profile and get strong notes of peanut butter. The peanut butter smells great and it smells authentic as well. Distinct honey graham cracker note that smells authentic. Not smelling much marshmallow and also not smelling much barrel presence here either.

Taste: Chocolate, dry oak, faint honey graham cracker. Toasted and lightly charred dry oak barrel. The whiskey comes in about mid palate with a smooth / rich peanut butter & rich "butterscotch bourbon" notes. The bourbon definitely tastes like top shelf bourbon. Can bourbon have a tasting note of peanut butter? Or is peanut butter whiskey a thing? I surely do not know, but that is exactly what it tastes like. Leathery barrel note complexities. Finishes with a dark chocolate chip oatmeal cookie and a faint hint of a toasted marshmallow and more graham cracker. Not too sweet. Balanced adjunct flavors with peanut butter being the bigger adjunct flavor. Barrel forward stout with a stronger barrel presence than the adjuncts.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied stout with low carbonation. Thick viscosity yet not quite full blown pastry motor oil. Nice warmth and heat without being boozy.

Overall: Another really good Term Oil variant. To this day the VC Term Oil is the best Term Oil that I have tried. Yet, I like Smores Term Oil better than I liked Monster Cookie Term Oil. Monster Cookie Term Oil was too sweet. Smores Term Oil is overly way more balanced barrel aged stout. I still can't get over the peanut butter flavor in this stout. The barrel presence is straight money and is bigger than the adjuncts which serve as a lighter compliment to the main event which is the bourbon barrel. Again the peanut butter is definitely more of a surprise than a complaint, though it should knock down a higher score because that was not an intended flavor of this beer.

Apr 18, 2022
 
4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan on Apr 12, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NCSapiens from Indiana

This is good but no Term Oil Fluffernutter. Graham cracker flavor and smell is really nice. Barrel is just ever so slightly more aggressive than optimal. Overall quite nice.

Apr 11, 2022
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3.94/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Surprised to see this show up on select shelves in MA the other day. Still not quite sure what to make of TG stouts -- on the one hand they do have a big velvety mouthfeel (and in this case has a good balance of barrel flavor), but their use of artificial-tasting adjuncts is a real downside. Comes across as pretty gimmicky, although it is impressive how s'mores-like they get the aromas. The most expensive canned beer I've bought to date @$24/16oz

79/100

Apr 11, 2022
 
4.4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Apr 09, 2022
 
4.69 by FlussigkeitMut from Indiana on Apr 04, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Pours deep brown. Aroma is chocolate with some marshmallow, vanilla & Graham cracker. Taste is wonderfully sweet mirroring aroma but much more intense. Mouthfeel is syrupy & thick. Awesome stout.

Apr 01, 2022
 
4.5 by heysuz from Indiana on Mar 30, 2022
 
4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Mar 30, 2022
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4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by SpeedwayJim from New York

16oz. can into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours super dense and rich. Thick, oily legs that coat the glass and don't let god. Dense mocha-colored head with no retention. Solid. Nose is heavy on the S'mores. I don't know how they do it but the chocolate, marshmallow, even graham cracker, its all there. I also get notes of molasses, syrup, vanilla, sweet cream, and booze. Hugely aromatic. This is nice. Beer opens chocolate, mocha, and graham cracker coarseness. The crackers don't add much here. Vanilla, marshmallow, and sweet cream in the middle. Fudge, more molasses, and booze towards the end. Fudge and chocolate in the aftertaste. Good, not great. Body is medium to full with moderate to low carbonation. Oily and thick on the palate and goes down warm and slightly boozy. Lingering, filmy aftertaste.

The nose is incredible here but the body and feel fail to deliver. The flavor is good but a touch coarse and the body, too thin and carbonated.

Mar 28, 2022
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4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by gatornation from Minnesota

From 16oz Can. Pours a thick dark black color with dark brown tan head. Smell is chocolate ,vanilla, roasted malts wood and whisky. Taste follows nose lots of chocolate roast and vanilla ,some marshmallow and a little graham cracker, slight nots of coconut to me . Mouth feel is thick not overly sweet and had a great barrel presence. S’mores taste was light to me (no biggy ) it had a nice soft marshmallow/vanilla addition. A great BA stout .

Mar 27, 2022
 
4.23 by Chilmer from Iowa on Mar 24, 2022
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4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Pint Canned 2.14.22, opened 3.17.22 poured into a Spiegelau stout glass purchased at Empire spirits, $22/ can

Brewers Notes: 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.

Thick black motor oil capped by a thin dark brown layer that quickly fizzes away to a ring and some islands , would like the foam to last longer

Aroma is chocolate, vanilla marshmallow, graham crackers, roast malts

Taste is chocolate, chocolate brownie, fudge , vanilla marshmallow, graham cracker , bourbon on the finish without the heat

Sweet , syrupy , thick, dense mouthfeel with a trace of roast char on the finish

Good beer

Mar 18, 2022
 
4.25 by Mikexw from New York on Mar 16, 2022
 
4.13 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Mar 14, 2022
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3.88/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

500 mL bottle. Black with no head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Quite sweet. Heavy. Sweet, but redeemed by a nice bourbon flavor.

Oct 24, 2021
 
4.61 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.67 by BLarson31 from Minnesota on May 24, 2021
 
4.56 by cd34 from Illinois on Apr 28, 2021
 
4.6 by mmoore9363 from Arizona on Mar 11, 2021
 
4.5 by UIR1983 from Iowa on Jan 11, 2021
 
4.43 by Hopelessly0 from California on Dec 06, 2020
 
4.56 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Dec 05, 2020
 
4.75 by Ziosa from Missouri on Dec 18, 2019
 
4.75 by YvesB from Belgium on Dec 13, 2019
 
4.66 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Dec 08, 2019
 
4.57 by cgwami from Canada (MB) on Dec 07, 2019
 
4.68 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on Nov 10, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mothman from Minnesota

Black color. Tan head.

As it warms it gets really good. Graham crackers and vanilla for days. Fudge and bourbon. Thick. Sweet and rich. Full bodied. One of my favorite variants. Great in small in amounts.

2020 on tap
Marshmallow madness. Sweet with lots of vanilla notes. Cocoa, chocolate, fudge. The graham crackers show a bit as it warms. Tons of warming bourbon and oak. This batch could be better than the first.

Dec 22, 2018
 
4.67 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Dec 16, 2018
 
4.6 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Dec 16, 2018
 
4.48 by mig100 from Texas on Dec 15, 2018
Term Oil S'mores from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 43 ratings