S'more Money S'more Problems | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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S'more Money S'more ProblemsS'more Money S'more Problems

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
S'more Money S'more Problems came out of the brain of Friends With Benefits member Keith Lonergan. With Keith's help we mashed this behemoth in with copious amounts of chocolate malt, roasted barley, golden naked oats and crushed graham crackers. Then, after primary fermentation was finished we added cacao nibs, vanilla bean and natural marshmallow flavor. The resulting beer is a big, chewy, dark nectar reminiscent of our days in Cub Scouts; sitting around the campfire, drinking imperial stouts. Great now or after a prolonged camping trip in the back of your temperature controlled bottle camp site.

Added by WestSideAmish on 01-17-2014

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Photo of Sparky44
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beer pours a dark black body with a bubbly dark brown head. Head quickly faded away leaving behind no lacing or head while drinking.

S: Chocolate and marshmallow aromas are very noticeable coming from the bottle. Also picking up some honey and cinnamon notes that mimic graham crackers. This beer hit the described flavors and aromas well.

T: Beer has a strong roast smokey flavor to it. Unlike the aromas the flavors are more savory. Roasted coffee tastes are predominant. There are hints of chocolate and vanilla but mostly roasty malt tastes.

M: The beer seems a bit watered down. The alcohol is there but the beer is thinner than I want.

O: Aromas were a highlight on the beer. Smells were of a dessert beer, but the beer's flavors were more of a traditional stout. Would have liked to have seen the flavors resemble the aromas more.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corby112
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black and opaque with a two finger dark mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing beind.

Inviting aroma with nice campfire(not smokey) reminiscent aroma. Gooey melted marshmallow with subtle roast, silky chocolate, cinnamon, coffee and vanilla bean. Sweeter dessert like notes are countered by subtle coffee roast and robust dark malt and grainy cracker. Smells just like the snack without coming across as artificially sweet.

Fuller end of medium body with a decent amount of roast countered by sweeter chocolate malt flavor. Slightly smokey roasted malt with coffee bean, burnt sugar, toast and oatmeal along with spicy cinnamon stick and silky dessert-like sweetness. Notes of gooey marshmallow that's not artificial tasting along with fudgey chocolate sweetness, toffee, caramel and cocoa. Decent dessert beer with strong sweetness that's nicely balanced with cinnamon and roast.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of miniditka77
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: dark, thick, sticky with very little head
Smell: really good, the best part about this beer. Vanilla, chocolate, a little bit of graham cracker.
Taste: not as good. It's hard to pick out individual flavors, other than a slight graham cracker flavor. It's more just sweet than anything. It does cover the 10% alcohol well though - I can't taste it at all.
Feel: pretty good. Kind of thick and sticky, and it does go down fairly well.
Overall: OK, but not great. I don't think I'd buy it again. I have yet to try a s'more stout that I actually like. They never really taste like s'mores, more just sweet graham crackers. If you're going to have one, I think Dino S'mores is a little bit better.

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Photo of chewy6935
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Qbdoo
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bomber. Black. Head's weak. Barely anything on a hard pour. Aroma is dark fruit and brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, a bit roasty, and burnt sugar. There's are pleasant numbing quality, which I'm sure is the alcohol, but I don't taste alcohol, just feel the effect. Feel is medium. As it warms, it gets more complex. A lot going on here.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Thick, medium, brown head that lasts a while.

Smells chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, Graham crackers and light alcohol.

Tastes chocolate, vanilla, caramel and Graham cracker. Followed by roasted malt, vanilla and coconut hints. Finish is semi sweet with light earthy bitterness. Full body and smooth, lightly fizzy, medium carbonation.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled between 1/11-15/17, had 2/3/17.

Pours a dark brown, opaque, oily and thick looking, with a short head of dark foam. Some loose, dark, oily lacing. Smells of lightly roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, some marshmallow as it warms, a little toffee. Very nice aroma. The taste gives up medium roast malts, then cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, some molasses, light marshmallow, graham on the finish. A light bitterness runs underneath. Smooth, a little creamy, full bodied, well carbonated.

Second time having this, both batches were really good. A complex aroma with lots to pull out from it, well blended flavors. The graham is mostly a no show, but the marshmallow is noticeable. The cacao nibs and vanilla are the stars here. Well worth a purchase, when available.

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Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a viscous, motor oil black with a finger of chocolate milk-colored head.

Faint aroma with light smoke, chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker.

Lightly roasted dark malts, vanilla, marshmallow and a lingering dark chocolate bitterness in the taste. There's a kiss of alcohol in there as well. Maybe a whisper of cherry as well.

Lighter bodied than I expected, but still somewhat creamy, with strong carbonation.

This is pretty nice. There's a light smokiness throughout and the marshmallow and vanilla aren't over the top. The label may be my favorite part, but the rest of it comes pretty close.

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Photo of allenson21
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Snorkel glass. No date visible on the label or bottle.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown to almost black body. Only the smallest amount of head bubbled up and then quickly disappeared.

Aroma: I get plenty of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, toffee and an almost bourbon like smell.

Taste: A ton of deep dark chocolate. Vanilla flows throughout the body. A lingering bittersweet chocolate and smokiness lingers in the mouth at the end.

Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel with a chewy body, but not a lot to be over-bearing. Not even a hint of 10% abv creeps in at all.

Overall: A really tasty beer with plenty of chocolate and smoky-roasty goodness, on the nose and on the palate. I really dug this beer and sipped on this one for a while.

Thanks to @Sammyjaxxxx for this one!

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Photo of Strohm
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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