Nitro S'mores | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4.35/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with chocolate, graham cracker, and vanilla flavors added. Poured on Nitro for a smooth and creamy finish.

40 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
38
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 38
Photo of Rowlaw
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Although I’m not a fan of flavored beers, this one is fantastic. I had it from a nitro tap. Jet black with a caramel head. Superior lacing with a malty lactose finish. Smells exactly like a s’more. Tastes like a chocolate stout with a vanilla finish with a slight cinnamon essence that make the s’more experience. Nice use of flavor but You know your drinking a Stoudt. Well done.

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Photo of BB1313
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 4/15/19. 9.6oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small creamy khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and little lacing. The aromas smell just like s'mores. Graham cracker, vanilla and chocolate all come through. The graham crackers lead the way. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. More graham crackers leading the way. The vanilla/marshmallows come through. More milk chocolate and cocoa coming through. Lactose is there. It's sweet, but it's definitely not cloying or overly sweet. Very nice malt backbone. Mild and subtle warmth in the finish, but the alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with low carbonation. It's creamy, velvety, fluffy and smooth.

This is a great brew. The aromas and flavors are very bold and are extremely reminiscent of everything that consists of a s'more. They really nailed it. The nitro aspects work very well. The craftsmanship is really impressive. Well done. My only "beef" is the odd 9.6oz can choice, but whatever. This is really awesome stuff.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black pour with a creamy tan head, this literally smells like a s’more in my glass, with milk chocolate, creamy marshmallow, and graham cracker aromas.

What’s more incredible is that the aromas translate EXACTLY to the taste. This is a dessert beer on PED’s, maybe the slightest bit sweet, but still on the edge of world-class, IMHO.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour with a half inch of light tan creamy colored head, the foam is extremely sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Nose if full of graham cracker, chocolate, and vanilla.

T - Creamy chocolate, graham cracker, vanilla, and ends with a slight bittersweet lingering chocolate graham cracker and vanilla.

M - Thick and creamy with a soft, silky texture on the tongue and a wet finish.

O - This is a pretty fantastic Imperial Stout.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Wow this was good! From the instant I breathed in that classic nitro poured body with tan foam, I was hooked. Graham cracker, vanilla, milk chocolate, and marshmallow all burst forth. And the taste followed suit perfectly, really and truly taste like a liquid smore, with a touch of earthiness to ground the sweetness. Super creamy, luscious and full, but not heavy, though some sips got a little thin even. The wife liked it.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of smooth nitro head that sticks around forever

S: Lots of graham cracker, chocolate, and vanilla up front along with some roasted malt and caramel. Very much like a s'mores

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt, graham cracker, chocolate, and vanilla. Picks up some caramel notes as well as some of the alcohol. A tad on the bitter side. Finishes with lingering roast

M: Medium bodied with smooth nitro feel. Maybe a touch watery

O: A very good s'mores stout. The 10% might be a little much for the nitro feel, but it generally works extremely well otherwise. Definitely reminiscent of the treat

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Photo of superspak
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

9.6 ounce can into snifter, canned on 4/11/2019. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger cascading creamy/dense light khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick creamy lacing clings around the glass. Amazing appearance. Aromas of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, marshmallow, graham cracker, fudge, brownie/cake batter, biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Amazing complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, flavorings, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, marshmallow, graham cracker, fudge, brownie/cake batter, biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, spicy hops; and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, marshmallow, graham cracker, fudge, brownie/cake batter, biscuit, dark/brown bread, light smoke/char/dark fruit, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Insane complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, flavorings, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety mouthfeel that is perfect. Slight slickness, sticky hops, and chalky roast. Minimal warming alcohol for 10%. Overall this is a mind blowing flavored imperial dessert stout. All around insane complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, flavorings, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; insanely smooth, soft, and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the minimally bitter/drying finish. Perfectly balanced super rich malts, lactose, and flavorings; with just enough earthy hops to balance sweetness. A highly amazing offering, and world class style example. This is their best dessert stout to date, tastes exactly like s'mores. They could not have done it any better than this. Smaller format size from the nitro works perfectly for it, even if it is not overly sweet.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - beer explodes out of the glass with a loud crack upon opening the can. Head is a never-ending hazelnut cream, atop a black body.

S - strong milk chocolate, hazelnut, coffee. Wonderful nose.

T - damn. Luxurious melted milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, coffee, a little graham cracker, marshmallow. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full, creamy body with crazy nitro carb.

O - unusual, but very tasty.

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Photo of teromous
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

It's difficult to read the bottom of the can, but it appears to read: "D.O.B. 04/11/19 19:54:54 FL"

A warning; the beer will hiss ferociously when opened.

Appearance: This is an amazing looking beer. The body is black and the head is a milky textured light khaki. It has a medium-small sized head with fantastic retention and lacing. It looks phenomenal in the glass.

Aroma: There is a huge burst of milk chocolate aroma. It's not just a standard chocolate scent, but an actual milk/cream scent intermixed with a strong chocolate scent. There is a vanilla aroma which is very pleasant.

Taste: Up front there is a bit of cinnamon and a chocolate liqueur flavor. There is a strong vanilla flavor which seems to dominate and overpower the other flavors, especially as the beer is consumed. Despite this, the beer still manages to saturate the palate with flavor. As the beer is consumed over time, some more alcohol comes through.

Mouthfeel: It is absurdly smooth. This has to be the best nitro beer in a can that I have ever had. It is not just head and shoulders above other beers in terms of texture, but at a point where it isn't comparable. It really redefines what can be done with nitro in a can. The body of the beer is full, rich, and thick. It oozes across the palate and occupies every corner of the mouth.

Overall: This beer really lives up to the Blackwater moniker. It is a fantastic beer. The majority of the quality of this beer can be attributed to the nitro effect in the can, which seems to really prop up the beer. The flavors and aromas are mostly dominated by vanilla, however this (downside?) is countered by the sheer concentration of flavors that are dumped into a single can. Another slight complaint is that, despite the namesake "S'mores," the beer really doesn't taste a whole lot like a smores. None of this matters in the end, because the beer is a treat on its own. I would rather have this beer than a smores. I highly recommend it and I would absolutely buy it again. It's a beer to look for.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm usually all about sweet stouts but this one was so thick and sweet I think I could only drink one in a sitting. So heavy on the Belgian chocolate cracker crust and vanilla. Pretty much exactly as described and a steel at around 2.50 a can. Seek it out!

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Photo of tigg924
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with beautiful one inch milky head. Taste is sweet chocolate, graham cracker and vanilla. Heavy bodied, medium carbonation and very sweet. Excellent dessert beer. Is the perfect S'more beer mix. Can still taste the stout. The nitro really adds to the beer. Well worth seeking out.

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Photo of DVMin98
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Charlotte brewery. Appearance is a cascade of nitrogenous goodness. Smell is mild chocolate. Flavor is decent chocolate. Don't get much in the way of the marshmallow. Some graham cracker? Feel is your typical nitro creaminess. Not a big nitro guy, but this worked out pretty well

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Photo of Roguer
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge head production (even for a nitro can). Dark cola (nearly black) body, light tan head.

Wonderful, huge aroma, full of brown sugar, caramel grains, espresso, chocolate, graham cracker, peanut butter, and chocolate milk. There's more in there that I can't quite pick out or put to paper, but it's rich and inviting.

Chocolate banana smoothie! That's what this comes across as, far more than a S'more (although it implies that flavor, as well). Chocolate banana smoothie - like a breakfast protein shake, or a workout smoothie. Amazing.

The nitro assists in the smoothie parallel, as it's delivered smooth and creamy to the palate.

A beer like this announces either the pinnacle of brewing innovation or the descent of modern brewers into complete chaos. I can see why this kind of brew might be disrespected in certain circles, but I won't argue their point; I find it delicious, delectable, and wonderful.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. The aroma has a bready, almost graham cracker smell. Thick, sticky, sweet, graham cracker and milk chocolate sweetness with a touch of marshmallow fluff to add heft to body. Beer has a clean finish and is worth trying.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a stout brewed with chocolate, graham cracker, and vanilla flavors added. It pours thick and black and the smell is nice with chocolate and vanilla plus some graham cracker make it smell like a s'more. But the taste is just way to sweet for my liking. It does hide the alcohol well though.

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Nitro S'mores from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 38 ratings