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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
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#1,823
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
1,206
pDev:
8.47%
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Photo of Virby44
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reptile3141
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/6/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a small dense khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, molasses, graham cracker, cake batter, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, coffee, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, spices, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, molasses, graham cracker, cake batter, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, coffee, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light roast/char and herbal/grassy/spicy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, molasses, graham cracker, cake batter, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/licorice/smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, spices, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/char bitterness. Light carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.5%. Overall this is an awesome spiced Russian imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, spices, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very rich/complex malts with awesome balance of spices; nice earthy hop presence, and mild complementing English yeast fruitiness in the background. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Buffettman2018
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black, no head, slight fizz. Aroma is pretty standard sweet stout stuff - roasted malt & some chocolate, maybe a hint of graham cracker. Taste is pretty straightforward - the added desert elements help smooth out some of the roastier / darker flavor but don't add a real discernible element of their own. Hints of vanilla, can't say there is much marshmallow but that is a pretty bland flavor to begin with. Solid beer, though if the adjuncts are gonna temper the base beer they should assert themselves more than they do here.

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Photo of tjg584
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirhc3034
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _Adam_
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance – Clear, dark brown body with a thin layer of head.

Aroma – Coffee, chocolate, graham cracker, and roasted malt.

Taste – Smooth chocolate, like a milkshake. Graham crackers and molasses.

Mouthfeel – DAMN that was smooth and creamy.

Overall – An outstanding RIS and one I would get more if available.

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

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Jet black. No light penetration. No head.

Nose
Chocolate syrup, prune, roasted barley, raisin, toffee, and marshmallow.

Taste
Dark chocolate syrup, roasted barley, and toffee. Prune juice and raisin. Hints of marshmallow and vanilla.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, silky, creamy, smooth, and exceedingly well balanced.

Overall
It's a steep price at $6 / 12 oz bottle but very much worth it! Extremely well balanced, flavorful, and easy drinking.

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Photo of jak
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks as black as a really used motor oil. Was concerned that it poured with virtually no head.Smells like stone fruits,fresh dough,ethanol. Taste is fairly sweet,minimal carbonation, feels smooth not viscous. This beer is freaking me out because it has no bubbles,head,lacing,yet it is not flat. This one might be an anomaly. It is my first one. Overall a very interesting imperial stout. Don't really get the smore taste yet. Revised 1/29/18- I thought the first one may have had a cap leak perhaps. The following 3 left did not impress me at all. A lot of hype and quite expensive as far as brew goes.20$ for a 4 pack. No real taste I could define. A mishmash of flavors which does not come through. Brooklyn chocolate imperial stout is half the price (6 pack) and 4X as good in my opinion.

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Photo of kkmiller76
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMC43
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sulty
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrederickTatum
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jangoon24
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of barnzy78
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, Enjoy by 28 FEB 18. I've always wanted to try this one, but never went out of my way to hunt it down. I found some on the shelf last week! Rigorous pour reveals a cola colored ale and a foamy tan head. Very sweet aroma with hints of chocolate, graham cracker & faint marshmallow as expected; roasted barley, vanilla, and caramel in the nose too. Very sweet flavors as well with notes of caramel, graham cracker, vanilla, milk chocolate, roast and char in the background with the marshmallow adding more sweetness than flavor. Fuller body, ample carbonation, alcohol is very well concealed, finishing sweet with some modest earthy bitterness lingering. Overall, very intriguing flavors and ideas here, but it's way too sweet for my liking. It is recommendable for it's uniqueness, and I'm glad to have finally tried it, but I doubt I'll buy it again.

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