S'mores Stout
Wicked Weed Brewing

S'mores StoutS'mores Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,264
ABV:
9.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,562
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
111
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Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a tulip

Pours black in color with a one finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring. Smells of roasted malt, cinnamon, chocolate and vanilla. Tastes of cinnamon and chocolate with a hint of creamy vanilla. Charred malt on the finish. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel.

Oct 10, 2020
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Nonic Pint. No date.

L: Black, finger of tan head recedes at a normal rate but lingers around the glass.

S: Lots of chocolate and vanilla, with just a hint of cinnamon.

T: Warming chocolate tones, light vanilla to break up the richness and just a dash of cinnamon to keep it unique. Outstanding flavor.

F: Full bodied, crisp, lingering charred malt flavor.

O: Wow.

Apr 22, 2020
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SLeffler27 from New York

3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unsurprisingly, this Stout is black. The creamy head has a khaki color and stretches to one-quarter inch briefly before leaving fine lace on a PBGC Malty glass.

The aroma does have some chocolate, with only a hint of marshmallow. It is sweet and malty.

Sweetness clearly out takes the bitterness, though both are present. Unfortunately, there is also a bit of acrid flavor. The finish does present some S'mores-like flavors, however, bitterness makes one feel the finish is too long. Warmth helps, by bringing out vanilla and charred marshmallow, but I am hard pressed to really say the name "S'mores" is fitting.

A medium body with a hard, rough texture. Alcohol is more subdued than expected. Carbonation is light and fizzy.

This beer is far from my expectations as either an Imperial Stout or a Pastry Stout. Still, it is okay, but, considering the expectations of a specialty beer, it fell flat.

Apr 05, 2020
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not pushing black dark look that has some lighter brown edges. Notes of toasted malts, bread, and a sweetness like a cane syrup. Not getting much chocolate, but a slight hint of spice gives a pseudo-graham aspect to the bread notes. Toast and a sweet honey to syrup note, but again not very much chocolate or anything resembling marshmallow. Ignoring the missing expectations, the beer isn't bad tasting and is drinkable and a medium-at-most heft.

Jan 20, 2020
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter moderately, resulting in almost a finger of light tan head, eventually fading to heavy lacing. Dark brown color. Smell is a hint of chocolate and mildly sweet malt. Taste is a good mixture of Graham cracker (stronger as it warms), chocolate, a hint of cinnamon, and some marshmallow as it warms. Sweet, but not excessively sweet. Medium mouthfeel and light carbonation. Best s'mores beer I've found.

Dec 18, 2019
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DoctorZombies from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of retirement, bottled 8/30/19. Poured at 53 degrees; dark brown with ruby see through; long lasting creamy beige cap; heavy ring and lacing; medium legs. Cinnamon and burnt marshmallow nose. Cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla; sweet but not syrupy. Medium body; dusty cocoa powder feel; moderate carbonation; no warmth from 9.2%. Overall an ok stout; it looks great, and the cinnamon is not overpowering yet it is the dominant aroma and flavor; and there is an artificial flavor (the vanilla?) I find off putting; drinkable, but does not remind me of a S’mores.

Nov 13, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a dark color with nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a well balanced chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great Imperial Stout

Nov 10, 2019
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Georgiabeer from Georgia

3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like S'mores only if the marshmallow used was blackened to a crsip. A burnt sugar bitterness prevails, masking the other flavors, which when they peel through are lovely. If that's the way you toast marshmallows- burn 'em to a crisp, you'll probably love it. For me, I could have used more toasted notes to create a more harmonious whole.

Nov 03, 2019
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a medium brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was an inch of creamy, tan-colored, extremely long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: An extremely muted aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, marshmallows, and graham crackers.

T: Tasted of a bit of sweet chocolate (could've used more), some marshmallow notes (somewhat sweet), a light graham cracker presence, a tinge of vanilla (kind of fleeting), and some malt (present throughout). Like the aroma, the flavor was a bit on the thin side. None of the ingredients really stand out - it's a little watery and thin.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Kind of a disappointing beer. Could've been better.

Oct 07, 2019
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a snifter, the beer is jet black, thick to pour, with a low profile, sparse, clingy, tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, solid roasted tones and hints of char, brown sugar, sweet cream, and vanilla. Smells amazing! Flavors are extremely rich and creamy, with a bolt of milk chocolate and vanilla forward, graham cracker backbone, sugary marshmallow, roasted overtones, and hints of char. Amazingly balanced and layered. Smooth, big, and creamy bodied, with a chocolate and sugary sweet aftertaste. The finish is slow, smooth, and layered, with a solid candy-like linger. It really is a liquid s'more. Delicious.

Jun 06, 2016
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: deep dark reddish/brown, bubbly, tan head
S: chocolate and marshmallows
T: more complex and not as sweet as expected...chocolate for sure, faint sweetness
F: full bodied, long, bittersweet finish
O: this is a great beer, it's 90 degrees outside and I'm loving it

Jun 05, 2016
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Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a creamy, tan head. Sweet smell, lots of vanilla and cocoa. Taste includes vanilla, chocolate, a slightly bitter cracker taste as well. Unfortunately the attempt at the marshmallow taste results in an overly sweet beer. I split this can with a friend and because of the sweetness and thickness of the beer I had trouble finishing my 8oz. pour. There are some good flavors but they are all overwhelmed by the sugary taste left in my mouth.

Jun 05, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared 16 oz can (thanks Karith) at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival.

Very full bodied with light carbonation.

Very sweet aroma with a good rendition of marshmallows.

Cocoa nibs appear upon tasting, and linger on with coffee and black bread after the finish. Loaded with vanilla and some booze.

Overall: A powerful, impressive ale.

May 20, 2016
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Jason_cs from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black in color. Smells of chocolate and graham cracker. Tastes just like it smells with a nice addition of marshmallow. Feels appropriately thick. Overall a great beer, would definitely buy again.

Apr 27, 2016
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A small but reasonable amount of carbonation. Smell is good but doesn't quite smell as strongly of the adjuncts as I'd been hoping for, it might be that the char is overpowering them. Thankfully the flavor brings that s'more flavor in spades with tons of chocolate and graham, and unlike most s'more beers I think I can actually taste a bit of marshmallow. Easily one of if not the best "s'more" beer I've had.

Apr 13, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Black body with a little transparency. Smells of marshmallow and milk chocolate. Tastes really sweet. Marshmallow permeates throughout. Milk chocolate. Light graham cracker spice in the back end. Medium body. Kinda thin, but I don't think I'd want it to be any sweeter. Lots of adjuncts and equal sugars.

Apr 12, 2016
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KYGunner from Kentucky

3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is brewed with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, so it tastes like a S'more. What's interesting is that you really taste the char. The marshmallows taste like they are burnt on the outside but still creamy and sweet in the middle. Flavors are delicious but not as pronounced as I'd like, especially at nearly 10%.

Apr 11, 2016
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint deep garnet red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with slightly stronger than moderate aromas of milk chocolate, marshmallow, and burnt sugar.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted malts with a light flavor of graham cracker malts and a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of lactose, burnt sugar, and marshmallow sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of milk chocolate and a light flavor of earthy hops. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a lingering chocolate sweetness.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. It definitely reminds me of a s'mores. Definitely worth seeking out.

Apr 07, 2016
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GeuzeInTheHouse from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall I was pretty underwhelmed by this beer, was expecting more notes of marshmallows and cocoa. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. Poured a dark brown color with thin tan head. Nose of vanilla and some chocolate, flavor is the same. Vanilla overpowered it. I got this out of a growler so will give another shot!

Apr 04, 2016
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with one finger head and left a bit of a lace ring around glass. Marshmallow hits me in the aroma with hints of chocolate but not much else in the aroma. Medium bodied beer with great balance between chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers add sweetness while the cracker aspect and roasted malts add dryness and heft, along with balance, to body. Pretty good s'mores stout that is up there with the best of this emerging, inchoate, specialized style of stout.

Mar 30, 2016
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- On the higher end of the roasty spectrum with some milk chocolate and vanilla sweetness.

T- Lots of marshmallowy vanilla sweetness with some chocolate and a nice backing of roasty malt to balance things out. Not getting much graham cracker but that's excusable since this is mighty tasty.

M- Somewhat creamy with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Not quite as good as Dinosmores but they sure hit the mark they were aiming for. Worth the $15/4pk price tag.

Mar 29, 2016
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty great beer. Good bitter chocolate on the finish, but strangely I got a lot of marshmallow on the nose and initial hit on the tongue. The sweetness was well balanced with bitter chocolate and overall a great beer. A little thin, but still great.

Mar 29, 2016
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CraftBeerLos from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The nose on this is spot on. Chocolate marshmallow graham crackers all over. Taste is also surprising similar. This is well done. Wish it was fuller but overall a great job!

Mar 29, 2016
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Lapalou from Florida

3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can from recent release. Pours thin with minimal head. Deep brown color. Nose is sweet a little marshmallow sugar. Meh... Really thin for an imperial stout, slight marshmallow, slight cocoa. Disappointed. As it warms it improves slightly. It's not bad but compared to a few other excellent dessert beers it's pretty weak. It clocks in over 9% but drinks like a brown ale. If you're in search of this type of beer, I recommend Angry chair stouts, both gccs and tirimisu kill this beer, they are thicker and lower abv as well. If you're looking for graham cracker notes burnt hickory a graham cracker stout nails that.

Not a bad beer, just doesn't stack up to the expectations from a good brewery and flavor expectation.

Mar 24, 2016
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NCMonte from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the few times when a flavored stoit, outside of coconut, actually tastes like what the title suggests. Smooth for near 10% ABV, Great taste, not overly sweet, another impressive Stout from Wicked Weed!

Feb 06, 2016
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