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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,207
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
495
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
98
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 59
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

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle from oach. It pours a dark black with almost no head. The smell is sweet, char, roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. The taste is mostly char, roasted malts, some smokiness, and a little vanilla and chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium thick with high carbonation. Overall a little more like a campfire than a smoker, but it's decent.

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Photo of South2NW
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is s'more as advertised: big graham cracker, vanilla, marshmallow, and chocolate malt. Excellent dessert beer and way better than some other s'more beers. My wife and I were both impressed. We need to find this again.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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S'more Money S'more Problems from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 495 ratings
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