No S'more Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged
Cahoots Brewing

No S'more Imperial Stout - Barrel AgedNo S'more Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,966
Ranked #18,150
3.88 | pDev: 9.79%
Cahoots Brewing
Illinois, United States
Very Good
No S'more Imperial Stout - Barrel AgedNo S'more Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged
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Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Poured an opaque, jet-black hue with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of bourbon, oak, toffee and caramel. Nice roasty, smoky taste with chocolate, oak and vanilla.

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Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 3/10/18.

Pours dark and opaque, oily looking, with a half inch quickly dissipating head and some spotty lacing. Aromas of malt, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, caramel, raisins, some molasses. The taste is pretty similar- malt, vanilla, bourbon, raisins, some chocolate, light oak. Smooth, a decent full body, well carbonated.

Flavors and aromas are straightforward, nothing about it really stands out. It’s good and enjoyable, and worth a purchase.

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Photo of FBarber
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2016 vintage on tap.

Pours dark black, shiny and opaque. Thin khaki head dissipates leaving some spotty residual head. Smell has noted of roasted malts and a hint of cinnamon and graham cracker. Taste follows the nose with roasted malts, chocolate, graham cracker and some spices reminiscent of cinnamon on the back end. Not much barrel character outside of some vanilla that may or may not be related to the bourbon barrel aging. If you didn't tell me this was barrel aged, I'd never guess it was. Feel was medium bodied, decent carbonation, with a sticky sweet induced fullness in the mouthfeel. Overall this is nothing more than a very average to below average BA beer - really did not capture the smores flavors as well as other beers in the style have.

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Photo of beerguy04
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with a very big and foamy tan head. Much carbonation. Smells of chocolate, booze, and hints of gram crackers. Taste is vanilla and coffee mix. Aftertaste is booze. Mouthfeel, is medium. Overall, I'm beginning to like this style more and more.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
2.97/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2015 vintage; drank 5/27/15 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown/black appearance.

Minimal khaki head; minimal lace.

Booze heat & faint vomit in the nose. Gross!

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Booze heat & faint vomit flavors as well. A terrible beer; drainpour!

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on January 26, 2015. Black with thin tan head and spotty lacing. Smell booze dark dried fruits roasted malts

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. My second beer from Cahoots Brewing. This one barrel-aged with vanilla beans. Brewed and bottled by Big Chicago Brewing Company, Zion, IL.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours an inky black body with a luscious creamy chocolate head. Sticky sugary lacing clings to the glass and slowly cascades back down into the beer. Nice typical big bourbon barrel aged stout appearance.

S - A big bourbon soaked aroma. Lots of big fudgey chocolate, smooth vanilla bean, creamy oak wood, and some bourbon booze fumes.

T - Big, creamy, boozy, & sweet. Tons and tons of fudgey chocolate, smooth vanilla bean, and mellow bourbon barrel / oak wood. The addition of vanilla beans only accentuates the vanilla flavors imparted from the barrel. It's almost a bit too sweet at times. Alcohol warmth is noticeable as the beer drinks on.

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, sticky, & sugary. Boozy & sweet. Tons of lingering vanilla & chocolate.

Overall, a very nice big barrel-aged stout from Cahoots Brewing. Almost a bit too sweet at times, but otherwise it competes with other amazing bourbon barrel aged beers with the likes of Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout. Recommended if it is available to you.

Cahoots Brewing No S'more Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged) -----4/5.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown and sits black in the glass with little carbonation to speak of and rather thin.

Dark chocolate, vanilla, cereal, and a subtle bourbon aroma.

Though the aroma is nice, the flavor just seems like a mess. There is an overabundance of chocolate flavor that takes away from the general s'more-ness as the vanilla is really lacking at this point and the bourbon seems to be almost non-existent.

Heavy-bodied, light-carbonation, sweet, a jumbled mess.

Overall, while the aroma is inviting, the thin mouthfeel and jumbled mess of flavors really takes away from this beer.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a bottle of this at a recent bottle share. This is a sweet imperial stout that features a good dose of bourbon. Does not taste much like a s'more but it is a tasty brew.

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Photo of brewskis
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours pretty flat. Smell is pretty good with some vanilla, light graham cracker, chocolate, and slight bourbon. Taste leads me to believe that this has an infection. It has some nice vanilla, chocolate, roasted, and slight oaky bourbon notes; but those are accompanied by a good amount of tartness and slight sourness. No one else has complained about this, so it may just be my bottle or it has developed over time (had it for one year). If it wasn't for the infection, this would not be that bad...

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Photo of beersdmf17
2.27/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Opened this and got concerned about the seal after opening the cap. Pours dark with little head and nonexistent carbonation. Smells very boozy with hints of chocolate and vanilla present, as well as some graham cracker notes. Taste is of booze and a very off-putting smell (smell hard to place, garbage like to me). Mouthfeel is okay, with lots of booziness and no carbonation. Overall, I hop that this was either just a bad bottle seal or maybe I let this sit too long, but either way very disappointed. Willing to give it another try.

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Photo of KC9LDB
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got talking to a good friend at a party about guess which topic...yeah beer. I was telling him about my trades and a few came up and we left the party and picked up some stuff from my cellar. Before we did that we stopped by him and he pulled this gem out from over the winter.
This beer sat in a kitchen cabinet so the temp was a bit high, I think that affected it slightly...
A: It poured dark as hell may as well be black brown. Light I mean light head. Felt that there should be more but the whole storage issue...
S: I only picked up on some coffee and nutmeg, didn't get the chocolate and graham smell
T: Delicious, there was the taste I wanted, great temp right at 55F really brought the whole picture of a s'more. Has a creamy finish to it, begging for more. Reminded me of a milk stout.
M: Creamy, as I said before, smooth and lightly thick.
This was a gem, I suggest cracking it open, I wouldn't wait any longer on this one!

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Photo of emerge077
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bottle into a mug, producing a feeble layer of loose bubbles on the surface that only last for a minute or so. A thin ring around the edge is all that's left and zero lacing.

Smells like tootsie rolls, chocolate syrup, and marshmallow at first, as it warms the booze surfaces a little.

Taste is a little muddled, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and astringent alcohol heat. Malted milk balls, and an oddly artificial note. Viscous feel, drying finish with a roasty chocolate aftertaste. Overall it's ok, though there isn't much flavor from the barrel. Probably not something I'd pick up again.

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No S'more Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged from Cahoots Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 80 ratings