Whoopie Pie Stout
SoMe Brewing Company

Whoopie Pie StoutWhoopie Pie Stout
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #705
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #23,401
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
107
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SoMe Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Whoopie Pie StoutWhoopie Pie Stout
Notes: Milk Stout aged on Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans. Lactose (Milk Sugar) is added to this beer to gain the sweet creamy mouthfeel.
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 107 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Bryansbrews

4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass, beer was very dark with a thin brown head that disapated quickly. As I drank the beer the lacing stuck to the glass the whole time. Flavors of chocklate, mocha, coffee, oatmeal, and malt. Very sweet beer with a smooth aftertaste that leaves you wanting another hit! I don't get a lot of whoopie pie or peanut butter but it's definitely in the smell. Overall good beer worth a try for sure.

Nov 01, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a dark cola brown color with 2 fingers of effervescent caramel head. The retention is real here. The head hangs around for decades before ultimately settling into a thick blanket of foam. Leaves some splotchy lacing along the way.

The aroma is grainy and faintly metallic. Lots of dark roast malts, some chocolate and coffee with the foggiest idea of vanilla.

The flavor is more of the same: Grains and dark malts, chocolate cream, coffee, and maybe a kiss of vanilla at best.

The feel is medium-light bodied with soft carbonation. Pillowy soft and creamy. A tad light for the style.

Overall, a pretty mediocre milk stout that definitely doesn't come as advertised. The vanilla is barely noticeable and the graininess overpowers the chocolate. Not a terrible beer, just not anything worth your time.

Apr 21, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz undated can.

Pours opaque black with mahogany edgework and a full, tan head. Decent retention and ropey lacing. Roast, chocolate, coffee, and Oreo shells in the nose. On the fuller side of medium bodied with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Char, chocolate, and burnt Oreos on the palate. Quite Roasty and a bit bitter. Finishes with plenty of bitter chocolate and slightly ashy.

Tasty beer but no vanilla is evident and doesn't really taste like a whoopie pie. The body could be fuller and creamier also.

Jun 15, 2018
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Budlum from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The flavors were harsh and bitter when the beer was cold, but improved drastically when given time to warm. The vanilla and cocoa were masked when cold.

Dec 02, 2017
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fosters9 from New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The only reason I gave it such a low rating is because it was contaminated. Was really looking forward to this one. Will have to have again someday and rate it again.

Jan 20, 2017
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tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Near-black pour with almost no head. Aroma is roasty with a great blast of milk sugar goodness. Flavor is sweet as hoped with vanilla making a solid presence. Very creamy mouthfeel and quite smooth. Pretty decent.

Jan 09, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/23/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in along with some lactose creaminess. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Oct 23, 2016
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. The beer pours with a dark black appearance a light brown color head that lasts a bit with thick lacing on the sides. Aromas included mostly roasted aromas, like malts, nuts, and a little coffee. Taste is really creamy with milk, cream, coffee, chocolate, a little vanilla, and malts. The mouthfeel goes well with the taste by giving the beer a creamy, low carbonation texture. Overall, like a whoopie pie itself, this is a good after meal beer, particularly in appearance, taste, and mouthfeel.

Aug 08, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours opaque, balck in color with minimal head. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, and a decent amount of coffee. Heavy bodied and sweet. Excellent dessert beer. Fort beer that I have had from SoMe and it has me curious to try others by them.

Jun 06, 2016
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kalosjakar from Rhode Island

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark black with a thick tan head which loses its density but stays big.

Aroma of faint cocoa and roasted malts.

Thin mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation, the bottle gave a good pop when opening and its also apparent on the palate. There is a great roasted quality to this without being overpowered and/or too bitter. Subdued sweetness in the finish. The vanilla shows itself when it warms and its a nice touch. No cocoa detectable in flavor.

May 26, 2016
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dfavreau from Maine

4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a very good stout for me. I prefer weaker stout that a more like a strong Porter and this one fits that bill for me. The sweetness and bite were just the right balance. The color was light chocolate hue. It smelled of toffee, caramel, molasses and plum. The initial taste is sweet with caramel and molasses followed by a smooth aftertaste of molasses and plum. It has a medium, slightly creamy body feel. An easy stout to drink and a good price for the size bottle. Cost= $7.99/22oz btle, wholefoods

May 10, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla/cocoa, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla/cocoa, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slight dryness from roast bitterness as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice sweet stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla/cocoa, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Apr 09, 2016
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illpass78 from Maine

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10 oz. on tap in a stemmed Allagash glass at Arcadia National Bar in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a near black with a cap of chocolate milk-colored foam.

Aroma: Notes of vanilla and coffee in the nose. A little chocolate and half-and-half, too.

Taste: Vanilla is very forward, and there's some dark chocolate on the finish. That creamy, milky accent from the nose is noticeable. Pretty sweet, too.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Very approachable. Somewhat light of body for a stout.

Overall: Nice dessert stout. On a blind test, I might describe this more as a chocolate-and-vanilla stout (or maybe a porter) than a whoopie pie stout, but I can see what they're going for.

Jul 25, 2015
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Dope from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No bottling date but this was just released recently.

A: Pitch-black pour with a very tall and very airy light brown head. Decent head retention with no sign of lacing.

S: Not sure if it smells like whoopie pies but definite cocoa aroma and some...nougat? Must be the vanilla.

T: More of the same. Pretty light stout with decent cocoa and a backing of sweet vanilla. Long lingering lightly bitter cocoa lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Light, a bit thin and watery really. I would have sworn this was 4-5%, tops.

O: Pretty simple stout with some added flavors. Easy drinking, nice bittersweet cocoa with just enough vanilla to try to balance it out. Can't complain.

Jul 16, 2015
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sprat1960 from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Very dark brown; appears black. Pours with a 1 finger dark tan head the dies down leaving a thick layer of foam on the surface of the beer. A minimal amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Rich dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Sweet. Made me want to drink the beer.

Taste: Creamy chocolate to start, coffee, the hints of vanilla at the end. Sweet and delicious.

Feel: Medium to full body. Creamy, velvety feel. Smooth carbonation.

Overall: An excellent milk stout with delicious, though very sweet, flavor. Would be excellent as a dessert beer. I loved this beer and will definitely buy this again.

Jul 03, 2015
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MrHurmateeowish from Maine

4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a growler fill from the brewery, consumed from the Spiegelau stout glass. Opaque black body with about an inch of tan head. Dark chocolate dominates the aroma. Flavor is comprised of sweet dark chocolate with slight caramel and coffee notes. Full mouthfeel. Overall very good. Definitely reminiscent of eating a Whoopie Pie. Well done, SoMe!

Jun 14, 2015
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deltatauhobbit from Maine

3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

So I try to pour this in a glass, barely get any out and the entire glass instant fills with light brown foam, pour very carefully, could be an infected bottle on my account but why chance it, since there's so much head even fading at a decent clip it takes awhile to settle down.

Smell has a decent amount of cocoa presence with a roasted malt backing, slight vanilla sweetness to the nose without being overpowering, do I think whoopie pie though from the scent alone, probably not.

Taste starts with an explosion of bubbles which is expected after the pour, letting all the bubbles pop in my mouth reveals a decent roasted malt and cocoa flavor, not overly complex or sweet, the body is way off for a milk stout and it is definitely because of the carbonation, such a high carbonation lowers the density and creaminess of the beer and it seems more like a Schwarzbier.

Down the road I'll give this another go to make sure this bottle was a fluke but it's low on my priority of purchases for the time being.

May 16, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml bottle. Early 2015 batch with a batch ABV of 6.9%. This one varies a bit with each batch. Sampled on May 2015.

The pour is a deep chocolate brown color to just about black. A moderate tan head lingers on top.

Aroma of melted milk chocolate and a little backdrop of vanilla. A touch of cardboard and maybe a feint alcohol note too.

Body is medium to full. Got some creaminess.

Sweet milk chocolate to start with a flicker of vanilla in the mix but then it evolves to a mild bitter finish. easy drinking milk stout.

May 02, 2015
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mjstacker from New Hampshire

4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll preface by saying, milk stout is my favorite stout type. This is great, low ABV with lots of coffee and vanilla. Super smooth with appropriate lacing and limited carbonation. I've had this in a bomber as well as on tap, it's identical either way. Great stout. I'll drink all year.

Jul 05, 2014
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by AirForceHops, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of vanilla and chocolate and something that reminds me of marshmallow. Lots of vanilla and chocolatey goodness in the flavor. Light body and level of carbonation. Nicely done beer, but really could use a hint more body.

May 25, 2014
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into snifter. Aggressive pour led to a decent mocha colored head that retreated gradually. Dark-brown hue that smelled of chocolate, some coffee, and a sweetness; maybe marshmallow? Taste didn't quite match up with the name but that's not a bad thing. The sweetness worked for me and I convinced myself it was a whoopie pie taste. Easy to drink and smooth feel on the palate. First SoMe brew I've tried and it was awesome!

May 19, 2014
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was black in color with a medium-sized tan head. There was a little bit of lace.

Chocolate aroma, very sweet. I think there was a little bit of coffee.

Sweet, milk chocolate taste. A hint of coffee, but the predominate taste is sweet chocolate.

Sweet, medium bodied.

A nice beer, maybe a little more sweet than I was expecting.

Feb 09, 2014
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Cavanaghty from Maine

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Black with a beige head, mild lacing.

Smell: Coffee and chocolate, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of coffee and unsweetend chocolate.

Overall: Nothing special, not bad, but nothing special. I expected more a sweet cream and chocolate taste with a name like Whoopie Pie Stout, not coffee and chocolate.

Jan 03, 2014
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