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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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#1,900
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
1,228
pDev:
8.47%
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Ratings: 1,228 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of caahare
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgarvis
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmar25
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with lots of bubbles coating the glass. Nose is chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, lactose, and a nice nutty note. Taste follows the nose for the most part. Also picking up some black licorice and a bit of bitterness. Lots of chocolate and marshmallow though. Really nice taste. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, and the aftertaste is a mixture of chocolate and licorice. Overall, a great beer!

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Photo of EMH73
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a never-ending thin tan ring of head that leaves no lacing. Smells and tastes of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, Graham crackers, vanilla and slightly sweet roasted malts. Mild bitterness comes out as the beer warms. Medium bodied for the style, light carbonation and a creamy mouth feel.

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

Photo of kemoarps
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour is Sharp black coffee. Reluctant head is non-existent even with an enthusiastic pour until I set it down, then everyone wants to rush to the party to give it a tight mocha brown head, before everyone realizes the party sucks and abandons ship leaving barely a ring and maybe a touch of spectral geometry dispersed across the cap.

Nose is sweet and roasty off the bat with less of the adjuncts than I'd imagined. I can get some marshmallow and vanilla sweetness if I dig, and I can convince myself that the chocolate and slightly... toast-esque notes are the cocoa and graham flour (no touching!) as opposed to just the malts, but I'm not sure I would have gotten there on my own. As I let it sit, actually, the one 'secret ingredient' I had somehow forgotten was there comes out of the fold to assert itself as the grand dame of the whole scheme: molasses. Yup, there is definitely a strong presence of subterranean posteriors present emanating from the top of this glass. It smells fine for a decent stout, but I was hoping for more complexity/more of a s'mores presence given the promise on the outside.

Flavour begins with some easy char and a little injunction of cocoa and molasses. That molasses tang is the bridge to the next step which gives more bitter chocolate/molasses/touch of coffee and then the round sweetness of molasses/chocolate syrup carries it through to a finish which is primarily driven by char and a touch of bitter coffee, but here the marshmallow really comes through to wrap the whole experience. The char and marshmallow together definitely give the impression of flaming sugar balls at the end of a stick around a fire, and the sweetness of the mallow and the bitter of the dark malts etc come together nicely at the end, like a story that is neatly wrapped up in the last chapter.
Thinner body and incredibly dangerously easy drinking for double digits ABV, the carbonation is a fine little peek without imposing. The mallow notes in particular contribute to make the impression stickier than the beer really probably is.

Overall this is a tasty stout and one I'm glad to have tried. I had incredibly high hopes for this one, and while it didn't quite live up to them, I did enjoy it a fair amount on its own terms.

Thanks @FlintB for sending this along during NBS BIF#007, it's one I'd been super curious about and wanted to try. Glad to have gotten the chance!

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Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, dated November 2017

Jet black in color, tan head that fades. Aroma of chocolate, graham Crackers, a bit of roast, and some toasted marshmallow. All the flavors are there. Only mildly sweet. Thick bodied.

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Photo of kkarimi
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Got this as was recommended at my local liquor store. Pricey at 24 for a four pack but was rather impressed. Heavy but a great beer to sip on and enjoy. Smoked a coffee cigar and enjoyed as a pairing.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Paid a pretty penny for this 6 bucks for the single plus tax. Into a tulip glass
A - A bit fizzy really just a 1/4 of froth that fades to nothing. Beer is an exceptional dark blackness.
S - Mostly smell chocolate malt and gram crackers but could see vanilla as the marshmallow.
T - Wow that's good not as bitter as expected or as sweet. Cocoa nibs really shine with dark chocolate following and some vanilla in the base making marshmallow fluff a reality. Semi dry to remind you of a crisp gram cracker.
M - Very smooth easy to drink stout. Slick but thin.

Overall impressed with this one love a beer with such an intense cocoa nib experience but also love how balanced the sweetness was. Worth the price.

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Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eptar
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Viscous black pour, thin tan head that quickly dissipated. Nose was predominately cocoa, graham crackers follow closely behind.

Akin to the nose, chocolate is the dominating flavor, but graham crackers make their presence known. Marshmallow starts to appear as it goes down, but still rather subtle. No noticeable alcohol burn or taste. Feel was the only lacking aspect of this beer; too thin and light, but leaves a thick-syrupy coat in your mouth. Overall, very happy with this stout. Definitely recommend picking it up if you see it. Looking forward to trying the coffee variant next!

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

The pour is black with a dark tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. The cocoa nibs dominate the nose, and there’s also a significant sweet component im assuming is the marshmallow and graham crackers.

The chocolate notes also dominate the taste, and there’s notes of marshmallow and graham cracker, which I’m assuming is suggestive mental manipulation, because I read the label which mentions these ingredients.

All I know is this beer is like a s’more in a really nice imperial stout. #Sold

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

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from standard 12 oz bottle into 20oz snifter. Bottled on November 10,2017.

Look: pours dark brown near black. No head, no lacing. Small white ring remains around liquid it self.

Smell: chocolate, roasted malts, graham cracker up front. Subtle hints of vanilla in back ground. Also a sweetness to the stout. Chocolate and malt are the star. Maybe molasses adding to sweet smell.

Taste: follows the nose, with chocolate being upfront. Roasted malts are second prominent flavor, and graham cracker follows. On the finish, I get vanilla with a little bit of booze. Very easy drinking for 10.5abv.

Feel: my least favorite part about this beer. Seems too light and thin. Does have a syrupy feel that coats your tongue. Carbonation seems moderate, but not overdone.

Overall: this is a really tasty beer. I can see where they were headed in regards to s’mores. Only downfall is the feel, but the taste and smell makes up for it. Cheers!

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Photo of Odysseyalien
2.95/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

At the Blind Tiger in NYC. Maybe my pour was...poor. No head, zero lacing. They’re usually good about removing beer beyond its day. I hope that’s the case here as otherwise, this was a bust.

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Photo of Rammed96
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,228 ratings