Dinosmores | Off Color Brewing

DinosmoresDinosmores
BA SCORE
4.13/5
1,162 Ratings
DinosmoresDinosmores
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amager Bryghus and West Lakeview Liquors 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:
#1,714
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
1,162
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
166
Gots:
285
Trade:
30
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Ratings: 1,162 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evilyak
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

super dark with a tan head that disappeared almost immediately with no lacing. ton of shit at the bottom of the glass.

a neat gimmick. tastes like it claims. marshmallow and graham are prevalent. sweet. a bit boozy.

an 85º night in september seems the wrong day to have cracked this one.

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Photo of ejane
4.93/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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

Photo of giediprime41
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shortbox81
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Harrison8
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin (less than a finger) of khaki head. Head retention is fair with no lacing left behind. The beer looks pitch black in the glass, but with large flakes of brown suspended towards the bottom of the liquid. Aroma is vanilla bean, and roasted malts with a light sprinkle of lactose. Lactose, toasted malts, and caramel bolster the otherwise vanilla bean and roasted malt dominated flavor profile. Mouth feel is smooth and velvety, with a slippery edge. It has a medium thickness. Overall, a slippery-smooth stout that provides a good presence in terms of mouth feel and flavor profile. Lovely brew.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of Strohm
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stockatron
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

05/19/2017

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

Photo of liquorpig
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.

Unusual nose that's not bad but not promising either. Fortunately, the flavor lives up to expectations: it's rich, lightly sweet and harmonious with well set levels of input from the cocoa and vanilla beans. Hints of graham crackers and coffee too. Partially hidden alcohol.
Full body with light carbonation and well hidden alcohol.

Overall: a fine sipper.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmoriarty
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of keithmurray
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark brown body nearly no head

Smell - graham cracker, chocolate, vanilla

Taste - marshmallow, chocolate, vanilla, graham cracker

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet upfront from the chocolate/marshmallow, some bitterness on the backend

Overall - tasty beer here, feel is a bit thin for an RIS, but otherwise, the flavors work well. Pricy

Price point - $5.99/12 oz single

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Photo of joberlander
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkh012
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle, bottled in December 2016. 5 months old.

Poured aggressively into a tulip. Near-black with a very short-lived head.

The nose reminds me of Garage Brewing's Marshmallow Stout. Vanilla, chocolate, maple syrup, and a touch of licorice. Very nice.

The taste follows, with a slight metallic note that fades as it warms. Hard to pick out individual flavors, but the s'mores moniker is accurate enough. Not too sweet.

Mouthfeel is light to medium.

Overall, the alcohol is impressively well-concealed, which is probably the strong point of this beer. Would never guess it was 10.5%. It leaves a bit to be desired in terms of depth and mouthfeel, but it's a solid 8/10. I'd probably drink it again but wouldn't search for it.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says bottled on 14 DEC 2016. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some roasted malt, vanilla and molasses flavors noticeable too. This really does smell/taste like a S'mores would, but there's also a nice amount of bitterness so it's not overpoweringly sweet at all. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Glad I bought this, I'd like to drink this again! $5.99 a bottle.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - pitch black beer with a mocha head that sticjs and leaves a nice lacing
S - big chocolate, vanilla, smores are actually present , slight smoke, roasted malts, marshmallow, graham cracker
T - again big chocolate, vanilla, whole milk, smores, marshmallow, roasted malts, graham cracker
M - thick mouthfeel, alcohol covered very well, aftertaste is roasty malts and chocolate
O - great beer. Exactly what it implies it is.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Dinosmores from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,162 ratings
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