Nitro S'mores
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #41
Ranked #1,232
4.36 | pDev: 7.11%
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Nitro S'moresNitro S'mores
Notes: Ale brewed with chocolate, graham cracker, and vanilla flavors added. Poured on Nitro for a smooth and creamy finish.

40 IBU
Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 112 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of chinchill
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can with an April 2019 canning date stamp on the bottom. $3.59

Pours foamy, with more has released upon popping the tan than usual, but soon settled to a near black body with a very durable and creamy beige head.
Enticing aroma with notes of vanilla, chocolate and roasted nuts.
As expected, especially given the brewer, this is quite sweet. The sweetness, however, fits with the other aspects of the flavor profile and is countered by some hop bitterness in the finish.
Creamy smooth feel with soft nitro carbonation, but it seems a touch thinner than optimal.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quite possibly the best dessert beer I have had to date...

Isn't it fun to pour a nitro? Yes it is, and this one is not only fun but delicious as well. What I take away from this beer are three things: One, the beautiful blackness of the brew with its creamy, frothy, nitro-infused head; two, the smell is absolutely delicious and sweet - full of chocolate, malt, with a hint of a boozy background; three, (well kinda three and four) the mouthfeel is creamy at first though becomes a bit watered down as it warms, but the taste is superb - the chocolate notes, caramel, even some dark roast - all of it hiding the 10% ABV. You gotta be careful with this one, you'll want to guzzle it but it will hit you hard in return.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can dated 4/19/19.

Pours opaque black with a dense head of tan. Plenty of thick sheets of lacing with lingering retention. Toasted biscuits with marshmallows and chocolate in the nose. Full bodied with an extremely creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Rich chocolate with shades of marshmallows and graham crackers on the palate. Finishes a bit sweet with lingering s'mores character.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from mom and dad. Thanks guys!

From a 9.6oz can into a snifter
Ale with chocolate, graham cracker and vanilla added. Brewed with lactose sugar.
Backwater Series

APPEARANCE: Pours out creamy dark brown, transparent, and yields a one finger, medium looking, foamy, light tan head with great retention. Clear dark brown body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp cap. A half wisp remains until the end leaving touches of lacing down the glass as it empties. Lighter bodied and lack-luster head.

SMELL: Smells like s’mores. Graham cracker, milk chocolate, vanilla cream and marshmallows on the nose. Bold stuff and enticing.

TASTE: Again, tastes like s’mores. Graham cracker, marshmallows and milk chocolate up front, with some vanilla cream as well, moving into a bold and lingering finish that is pure s’mores. Graham cracker, marshmallows, vanilla cream, milk chocolate and a slightly roasted touch at the end. A bit of alcohol in there too.

PALATE: Nitro body. Fuller with lower carbonation. Creamy, slightly silky on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a bit mouth-coating. No real heat lingers.

OVERALL: Good stuff for sure. Like Southern Tier always does, this smells and tastes exactly as it is advertised. There’s no mistake here; this is s’mores in beer form. The nitro finish works great here as well. This is certainly a sweet, silky desert in a glass, but for those of you who like sweet stouts like this, you will love this one. Thanks again, ma! Recommended.

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Photo of DokiDokiLitFam
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out opaque brown with a finger of head. Strong lacing with super fine bubbles. This head is sticking around for a while. Taking its sweet time. It looks smooth like soft serve ice cream. This looks great in the glass.

Smell is graham cracker first, then followed by chocolate and marshmallow. Smells mildly sweet. Not overbearingly so. Almost no detectable alcohol smell. Key word is almost. This is 10%. Yes, really.

Taste is surprisingly not as strong as the nose. But it seems to bring it all together really well. Graham, chocolate, marshmallow, perhaps some phantom bitterness reminding me of coffee. And it's not too sweet. Awesome. Nothing puts a damper on an otherwise great beer like sticky, cloying sweetness. And that 10% ABV never shows up. You'll be feeling it post haste with how drinkable this is.

Smooth as it gets. It's a Nitro. Comes with the territory. Just a great fit with the Smores concept. I'm reminded of ice cream once again. Ahh.

Having had Saranac's Smores Porter, which is also quite good, this shines through a little brighter not only for its balance of flavor but also its nitrogenated state. The smoothness bolsters this beers overall quality. Damn good stuff. Cheers to Southern Tier.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks great - Big fluffy tan head with legs for days.

Smells great - Graham cracker, mild vanilla, some coconut.

Tastes great - Graham cracker, milk chocolate, vanilla, coconut. Finishes with a mild bitter chocolate bite that balances the upfront sweetness.

Feels great - Creamy as a mafucka! Damn!

Overall great - This is one dangerous brew that hides it's 10% ABV far too well. Sipped damn near the entire can whilst writing this. May pay for it later.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nitro 12 oz can with 9 some ounces in it. The widget is that big?

pours with the nitro cascade, leaving a black beer with very thick one inch cap of creamy off-white colored head. head stays to the bottom of the glass. aroma is spot on - graham crackers up front, with some toasty marshmallow and mild chocolate. flavor is similar - a good dessert beer, but not too sweet. well done. slick feel.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid black with a long lasting cream colored head
Minimal carbonation with a slick slightly oily feel
Aroma is an intense mix of milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, Graham cracker and alcohol. Usually alcohol in a beer can be off putting but this comes off like liquor candy
Some sweetness but otherwise all the flavors advertised are there to be found. Graham cracker not as strong g till finish then it lingers.
This is not a knock a few back after mowing the lawn type of beer but as a dessert,novelty beer its excellent

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Photo of darktronica
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best S'mores beer I've had; on reflection, I suppose this is only maybe the fourth S'mores beer I've had, but objectively, it's also really darn good. Nails the flavor profile with every component, and the nitro service smooths out the chocolate and emulates some fluffy marshmallow texture on the mouthfeel.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a stemless wine glass.

Deep dark brown, not quite jet black. Tan creamy head. Cobwebs of lacing stick to the glass.

Graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow, and vanilla fill the nose. Very heavy on the graham cracker.

Again, graham cracker dominates for me. All the other flavors play well but the graham is pronounce. Love that it is not overly sweet. Very drinkable for such a high abv. Zero burn or alcohol detected in the taste. Impressive.

Medium mouthfeel which I appreciate. I was worried this would get too heavy and cloying but it did not.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Really well done and doesn’t come off as gimmicky like some of these style beers can. Well crafted and delicious. Will repeat again soon.

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - Deep, opaque black with some mahogany highlights around the edges with that perfect light tan head that the nitro produces - a really good looking stout.
S - Smells like a smores - graham cracker, vanilla, chocolate, burnt marshmallows, along with some caramel - the smell is absolutely fantastic.
T - Follows the nose: sweet chocolate up front and throughout followed by notes of graham crackers, vanilla and roasted marshmallow, some notes of caramel
F - Medium to full bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Smooth, rich, creamy, but a little lighter than I'd hoped for.
O - A pretty fantastic dessert stout. Southern Tier's Blackwater series absolutely hit the nail on the head with this one (as always)

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Photo of brownsfan1226
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of the best flavored stouts I have had in a long time. It tastes and smells true to its name (chocolate, graham, and marshmallow notes). I typically prefer CO² to Nitro, but didn't mind it for a beer with heavy marshmallow notes that is meant to taste a feel creamy. The 10% alcohol content is sneaky and we'll hidden. Overall, a fantastic dessert beer that can be enjoyed any season of the year.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

9.6oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep black color with a huge creamy khaki-colored head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- huge graham cracker and roasted marshmallow notes on the nose, along with compliments of creamy milk chocolate. Undertones of vanilla, roasted malt, hazelnut, a hint of gooey caramel, smells exactly like a s'more

T- sweet milk chocolate up front, along with a creamy vanilla sweetness, immediately followed by distinct notes of graham cracker and toasted marshmallow at the mid palate. The finish continues with that signature blackwater series sweetness, with more milk chocolate, as well as hint of coffee and caramel. Lingers of more graham cracker and vanilla marshmallow

M- medium body with a creamy mouthfeel that continues all the way into a silky, velvety and slightly warming finish

O- I think that ST completely nailed what they were going for with this one. Smells just like a s'more and the graham cracker & marshmallow really come through on the taste, fantastic

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Photo of EMV
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 10 oz nitro can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Inky black pour with thick creamy white head. Lasts forever... crazy lacing. Gorgeous looking beer.

S: Sweetness and roast. Marshmallow and cracker.

T.F: Sweet roasted malts/grains. Follows through on the S'mores theme... graham cracker, marshmallow, and cocoa. Light espresso. Low bitterness... super creamy on the mouthfeel. More sweetness and roast at the finish.

O: Exactly as advertised. A big sweet nitro dessert stout. Looks and feels great. Flavor is solid... and the 10 oz pour is just about right.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Southern Tier Brewing Co. "Nitro S'mores"
9.6 fl. oz. can, "D.O.B. 04/15/19 06:47:49 FL" and sampled on 06/04/19

Notes via stream of consciousness: "Imperial Milk Stout" "Ale with chocolate, Graham cracker, and vanilla flavors added". The can opened with quite a hiss, and my inverted pour has left most of the glass as foam. I'm sure that by the time it settles it will look like a pint of Guinness. ... ... ... Wow, that's cool, there's actually some kind of nitrogen container inside the can. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've seen one of those; and that explains why it's 9.6 oz. instead of 12. ... ... ... OK, so 4 minutes later I've got a one and a quarter inch tall head, but otherwise it does look like a pint of Guinness. The aroma is intensely chocolatey, and the Graham cracker comes through a little bit as well. I can tell that this is a serious dessert beer and I haven't even tasted it yet! Let's see... it's like rich chocolate cake. I get chocolate that's like milk chocolate, chocolate fudge, and a little bit of dark chocolate mixed with rich golden and medium caramel, some delicate toastiness, nuttiness, an underlying note of cinnamon, and then plenty of sweet vanilla. Damn, I wonder how many calories there are in here! Some roastiness and bittersweet dark chocolate appears in the finish with just the lightest touch of cinnamon. Somehow, amazingly, it pretty much dries up in the finish! How they got a beer to be so sweet upfront, and then not at all sticky of cloying in the finish is beyond me. There's some bitterness to it, you get it in the end, but it's not that strong - or it doesn't seem that strong against the residual sugar - and I guess the alcohol helps with that although it never stands out. In the mouth it's remarkably smooth and creamy, and it seems full bodied - it may not be, but it seems that way at least. So, overall, I'm really impressed and I think this might be Southern Tier's best dessert beer.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9.6oz can (boo!) poured into a tulip. Date is smeared, but it appears this was canned 4/11/19, so about 6 weeks old.

Looks superb in the glass, looks like Guinness. Black body, thick creamy coffee & cream head leaving very nice lacing.

This beer smells like a milk chocolate liquor. Love it!

The taste is more of a dark chocolate, and the malts have been pretty well roasted giving the beer a lightly burnt taste. Guessing it's to cut the sweet, which I get. Not getting distinct vanilla or graham cracker. There is a very pleasing slow burn in the back of the throat from the otherwise hidden abv.

Mouth is creamy, milky, and a touch below medium. Finish is roasty and bittersweet chocolate, with a little warmth.

Overall, this is a very nice imperial milk stout. But after the look and nose, I wasn't prepared for the level of roastiness and this spoiled the drink a little for me. Still, would happily grab another from the 4 pack in the fridge..

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells like a snore and taste like a snore being heavy in marshmallow taste with some chocolate and graham cracker in the end. Very well done alcohol is hidden well and isn’t too sweet which is nice being a milk stout. Great beer!

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Photo of Swizzz
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Southern Tier Blackwater series never disappoints me I've been waiting for this one and man it's a winner for sure smells just like classic s'mores the taste is definitely not overwhelmingly sweet it's a perfect balance of stout and s'mores this is a winner

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Photo of Rowlaw
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
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 +2.1%
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 woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

How excited was I to add this to The CANQuest (tm) & also to my delving deeply into N2 CANned beers? I am on a trivia team tonight & I had seen a Facebook post that it had just arrived at a local bottle shop (Rieker Bottle Works). I asked my teammate & driver to swing by on our way home so that I could score a CAN! Thankfully, he obliged.

From the CAN: "Nitro * Blackwater Series"; "Imperial Milk Stout"; "Ale with Chocolate, Graham Cracker, and Vanilla Flavors Added"; "Pour into your favorite glass or drink from this CAN"; "Color[:] Black[;] Body[:] Creamy, Heavy[;] Bitterness[:] Low, Moderate[;] Made with lactose sugar".

A couple of light inversions & I was ready to go. I have probably drank enough N2 beers to satiate me for a lifetime, but curiosity runs deep in me. I fully identify with cats, although I do not have one. Upon Crack!ing open the vent, there was a loud Hisssss! as the Nitro energized. This called for a heavy-handed, nearly inverted C-Line Glug to ensure that things CANtinued as planned. The cascade, real not pseudo this time, was magnificent. It finally settled to become a finger of dense, foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head with excellent retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose definitely smelled like chocolate & what I would have misidentified as marshmallow when it was actually vanilla. Very amusing! Mouthfeel was full and creamy, which is the value added behind an N2 pour. Taste was VERY sweet & surprisingly, it was not diluted by the N2, which is usually the case. It really did taste like a S'mores snack like we used to make at Boy Scout camp. The chocolate and vanilla (marshmallow) were prevalent initially with the graham cracker being more subtle. It did not really drink like a 10% ABV beer with its alcohol well-hidden behind all of the adjunct flavors. Finish had more of the graham cracker flavor than had been evinced previously, but it still finished quite sweet. I saw this as more of a novelty or a dessert beer than one that I would drink in multiple doses, but that's just me. YMMV.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
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 -1.4%
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
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | 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. Might be the best smores stout I have ever had. The wife liked it.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
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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