Barrel-Aged Dinos'mores | Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
Outstanding
88 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,176
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
88
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
13
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of robotic_being
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.17/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to bl00 for this one from NBS BIF #007. 12oz bottle poured into 10oz fluted tulip. Poured a solid black color, with no head, thus no retention or lacing, and low carbonation.

The aroma featured some roast upfront, with malt in the background. None of the olfactory components scream S'mores.

On the tongue, the roast was still dominant (and a wee bit harsh), but some chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon were noticeable.

The body was a bit on the thin side for a big stout, but did coat the tongue nicely.

Drinkability was fine, the harsh, bitey finish hurt in this aspect. Overall, a nice brew. I would have liked the chocolate and vanilla to have been a bit more prominent. Still, probably worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Aslin anniversary goblet and allowed to warm considerably.

L: Jet black. Very little head and no retention at all, no lacing, etc.

S: Too much of the barrel early on, reduces as it warms, but problematic. Cocoa and marshmallow seem to lead the way otherwise.

T: Bourbon and barrel still a bit too much. Cocoa, marshmallow, roasted malts. It's pretty good, but not great.

F: Medium to full bodied, a bit of carbonation. Construction is good, balance decent.

O: Might need a long cellaring.

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Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of krome
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottle was a few years old (cellared in good conditions) and clearly didn't aged well.

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Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkarimi
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours near black. Slight ring of tan foam that quickly dissipates.
S: Whiskey dominates the nose. Slight hint of chocolate.
T: Much more complex than the nose. Chocolate leads the way. Very little toasty notes. Some sweetness and grain cracker as it warms. The whiskey, which dominated the nose, is present in the background but doesn't dominate.
MF: a little on the flat side. Booze heat present but not boozy.
O: Very good beer. The taste is so much better than the nose. Just a notch below the top beers in this category.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

2016 vintage.

Pours a thinnish dark brown almost black color. Almost no head is noted other than some fizzy foam on top of the beer that disappears quickly. Beer appears mostly still. Even for a BA beer it looks thin and rather on the flat side.

Smell is a nice bourbon-y wood-y aroma with some sweet lactose and chocolate notes. Smells like a boozy s'more.

Taste follows the nose with plenty of boozy bourbon up front. Hints of oak and vanilla come through along with a strong graham cracker flavor. Not a straight up marshmallow flavor, but you get a sweet lactose flavor that conveys the sweet marshmallow. Chocolate malts come through providing a nice smore like flavor.

Feel is definitely thin - . Mild carbonation. Smooth feel with a touch of heat.

Yes, its a bit thin, even for a BA beer, but if you can get past that, the beer is really well done and captures the smore flavors pretty well. The BA version is also quite a bit better than the non-BA version. Not saying its lining up worthy, but its a very good beer. Finally, no signs of infection in this one - it tasted great.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kreg02
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dtm426
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel-Aged Dinos'mores from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 88 ratings