Off Color / Amager - Dino S'mores | Off Color Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Off Color / Amager - Dino S'moresOff Color / Amager - Dino S'mores
BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
1,253 Ratings
Off Color / Amager - Dino S'moresOff Color / Amager - Dino S'mores
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
offcolorbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amager Bryghus Collaboration

When we launched BorrachaBaker made us some s'mores shaped like dinosaurs for our launch event. Then, we made an imperial stout with graham flour, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and cocoa nibs with Amager and West Lakeview Liquors. Then, we brought this beer to the Brewpub Shootout and paired the beer named after the food with a food the beer wasn't named after. People were confused and named it best beer (or was it food?) at the Shootout.

40 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 01-29-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,621
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,253
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
297
Trade:
32
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,253 |  Reviews: 206
Photo of yuno
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of I_Like_Beer
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sprezz
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zraly
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black. Roasted, sweet malts dominate the nose. Hints of vanilla and molasses on the palate, with a hint of smoke and chocolate. Slick and full-bodied.

 160 characters

Photo of zeff80
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, toastiness and toffee. It kinda tasted like a s'more. Toasty, chocolatey and sweet with a smokiness.

 216 characters

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joe1510
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle
$15 4-Pack
Prestige Liquors - Westmont, IL

Dino Smores looks like what a big, bold stout ought to look like. It's black as night and, oddly enough, sporting a matte finish that seems to suck up the light. It has the look of a freshly wiped clean chalkboard. A small, yet silky mocha head slowly conjures itself on the pour before eventually settling to a thin cap.

The nose is big and bold. There's a big, clean note of roast barley off the bat, nice grainy character, before that graham flour brings about a nutty sweetness that's reminiscent of peanut butter. Dark and milk chocolate both make their presence known. Molasses brings about that spicy, dense character. A bit of coffee, a bit of cream. This beer isn't your typical pastry stout. It's has depth and roast and balance. There's not even a thought of being sweet.

The flavor brings about even more depth than the nose. Coffee gets it moving along with a splash of cream. Dark and milk chocolate make up the middle with that graham cracker. Molasses brings its depth without bringing sweetness. The backend brings a nice, solid roastiness that lingers after each drink along with bittersweet chocolate. This stuff has no edges, each aspect segues seamlessly into the next.

The body is Imperial. Plush and luxurious in both heft and softness. It's squarely between moderate and motor oil in weight with a relaxed carbonation that lets this beer work at its own pace. The finish dries up after a few seconds and the roast bitterness lingers into the next drink. The glass is rarely hitting the table it's drinking so well.

Dino Smores is a good beer. It's got a lot going on and it all seems to fit well. That smore character is present and natural but the beer never becomes overly sweet. Instead it finishes with a lingering roastiness, as it should. This beer is worth picking up every year.

 1,872 characters

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

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Muss42
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This imperial stout pours a pitch black color with a fairly minimal tan head. The smell is richly chocolatey and has some vanilla notes and alcohol kick to it as well. The taste is very sweet, but not at all artificial, a difficult feat to pull off sometimes. Chocolate and vanilla come to the forefront, but there is also a definite marshmallow flavor that I couldn't detect as easily in the smell. There is a mild alcohol presence as well. Although it has a heavy body the malts are perhaps slightly more toned down then your average imperial stout. The malts don't linger on the palette as much as many of the style giving it a smoothness that is rare for imperial stouts. This is a clear, and quite good, example of a dessert stout. I haven't tried anything else from this brewery, but now I would like to.

 810 characters

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a thick pitch black. The head is minimal. What is there is tan, but wasn't long lasting at all.
The nose is boozy, with hints of chocolate and vanilla. There is also a sweet aroma that I can't quite place - maybe the marshmallows.
The taste is smooth. I get the chocolate for sure, along with what I think is the marshmallows. There's also vanilla mixed in with a boozy finish.
The body is quite decent, and full. There's a nice booze feel to it that does linger.
High quality RIS.

 501 characters

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

Appearance - The beer poured a slick black color with a mocha colored head that collected carbonation at the top of the glass.

Smell - The nose radiated coffee flavored malts with a level of sweetness.

Taste - The chocolate really came to the front. It was supported by marshmallow and a coconut cookie backbone. The sweetness was not overwhelming and had a measure of staying power toward the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel was smooth enough to make me think of a milk stout.

Overall - I enjoyed the regular more than Coffee Dino S'mores.

 550 characters

Photo of KAP1356
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bhawk1
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger and a half of dense tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of rich milk chocolate, a little coffee, some vanilla, and a hint of marshmallow along with a little graham cracker.
T: Taste is rich chocolate, marshmallow, a little vanilla, hints of coffee and roasted malts, some graham. Slight oxidation as well but not too bad. Swallow is more chocolate and marshmallow with more roasted malts, coffee, and a hint of vanilla.
M: This beer is silky in body with a pretty good amount of heft on the palate. Carbonation is low but adequate for the style and the beer finishes on the dry side of things.
O: Overall this is a pretty well done beer. Good flavors and complexity that is executed pretty well. Definitely a nice one that probably tastes best fresh when the flavors are brighter than letting the vanilla fade a bit. Worth a try if you can find it.

 962 characters

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Larueminati
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Off Color / Amager - Dino S'mores from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,253 ratings