Double Toasted Marshmallow
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Double Toasted MarshmallowDouble Toasted Marshmallow
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,754
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,779
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 8.27%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
162
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New York, United States
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89
Very Good
Double Toasted MarshmallowDouble Toasted Marshmallow
Notes: This is our DIPA recipe with toasted marshmallows. Dry-hopped with a variety of hops featuring mosaic, Madagascar vanilla bean, and a variety of candied, turbinado, coconut and other sugars create the mellow sweetness of campfire toasted marshmallow.
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Photo of lucius10
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sweet vanilla tropical hoppy nose on this one.
Taste follows with a sweet, slight hop burn finish...good, but was expecting more marshmallow on swallow. Surprisingly, it's not overly boozy at 9.5% ABV and has decent depth and feel, but is lacking in the hoppy notes in the aromatics and taste. As it warms the vanilla finish gets distorted a bit...

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 10/6/17 with "TWELVE PERCENT BEER PROJECT" written below it. This was the first beer that I ever had from Decadent and it wasn't quite like anything that I've ever had before. Loads of sweetness and a full body made this fun on the palate but a slow sipper, which the hefty amount of alcohol also had a hand in!

The liquid poured well as it was golden, somewhat hazy, and topped off with plenty of foam that had excellent retention as it took a while to settle down. A fair amount of thin, soapy lacing stuck to the back of my pint glass as there wasn't much sediment at the bottom of the beer. Loads of marshmallow and vanilla on the nose with some toast, white chocolate, and gooey sweetness in the mix as well. The taste had all of those along with orange cream, sherbet, and a faint presence of dank Mosaic hops underneath it all. Intriguing, fun, and pretty strong, this did change as it warmed up and it certainly felt like a dessert beer as it was a bit sticky in the aftertaste once the final, heavy sip went down!

Plenty of booze here but very little carbonation on the palate so each swig was almost like a bite of something leftover from a s'mores roast. Some coconut could be felt in the aftertaste along with a mild roasted undertone and some exotic bean from the vanilla. I enjoyed this but at the same time, realize that not everyone would be pleased by the quasi-novelty nature of this beer. A good first impression by Decadent!

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a whiskey tumbler glass, this beer pours out like golden straw in color and is hazy. It forms a finger worth of tightly packed, tingy yellow colored bubbles for a crown.

The nose a citrus mixing with vanilla sweetness. Peaches. Pleasant, but could bring more pronunciation.

The taste comes in and hits with a citrus that stays all the way through. But between that is sticky, vanilla marshmallow notes. Some coconut showing as well.

At 9.5% this thing is showing a little bit of booziness, but it works well in my opinion. Sticky, juicy and full.

Overall, this is keeping me interested in what Decadent is doing.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Bright orange coloring, micro effervesce, with a bready textured covering. Medium haziness, and a thin broken band lacing around the glass.

S: Lemon hops, some bubblegum, and an ever so light mention of toasted sugars. Fresh peaches and mangoes, more tropical notes then marshmallow with only a slight hint of vanilla.

T: Juicy oranges and tropical pineapple and mangoes for the flavor. A more traditional NEIPA then a toasted marshmallow experience. Some bublegum, bright citrus, with a soft lemon-orange floral hopping. There is a very slight toastiness from the turbinado sugar additions, but is very weak and really not prominent, and not enough to build a concept around. Some coconut and slight vanilla sweetness contributes to a fresh marshmallow feel. Slight dry hop finish.

M: Sticky mouthful, juicy resin, medium body makes for a good feel.

O: Good NEIPA, juicy tropical flavor, just lacks a real toasted marshmallow like contribution. If you are looking for a solid NEIPA, then you probably wont be disappointed. If you bought this with the intention of a campfire toasted marshmallow you wont get much satisfaction.

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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lime citrus, marshmallows, and vanilla are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the marshmallow flavors are stronger and there are notes of lemon citrus and vanilla and a light to moderate amount of brown sugar sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: You can definitely get the toasted marshmallow flavor in the taste of this beer, although it's more like the molten inside of a marshmallow instead of the charred outside. This could make for a good dessert beer and does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decadent Ales "Double Toasted Marshmallow"
16 fl. oz. can, contact brewed by Dorchester Brewing Co. and coded "DECDTM 5-AH 5569"
$4.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Look: Very hazy golden body beneath a massive head of off-white foam. Very good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Like Citrus candy, but also with a distinct note of fresh orange or tangerine, and what seems like pine which causes it overall to come across not in such a terrible way as a kind of cleaning product.

Taste: Sweetish and sugary with a note of vanilla appearing towards the swallow and then lingering with residual resinous, grassy, and lightly citrusy/tropical hops. The citrusy/tropical hops (orange, lychee, mango, soft pineapple, berries) are present the whole way through but are really overshadowed by the sugary sweet malt. Some bitterness lingers once all of the sugar has passed.

Feel: Medium bodied but quite dextrinous and seemingly fuller. Moderately carbonated and thus creamy and smooth.

Overall: This is the sweetest milkshake Double IPA that I've tasted, although I admit that I haven't had many. It's too sweet for my tastes in general, but I appreciate that it has more balance than most of the other ones I've had. I was initially turned off by it, but then I got used to it and kind of liked it, although I can't finish more than half of it. It's a hard beer to rate because there's no real style to put it against.

Review# 6,457

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Photo of beerdedking
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6 mos old, but drinking just fine. Still plenty of lively mosaic orangey hops going on, with a pleasant sweetness. My first milkshake style IPA, would drink again, and also now curious to try others of this ilk.

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Photo of pat61
3.11/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: looks like crap as floaties fill the glass. It is hazy gold under a lacy 2" cream colored cap with fair retention

S: aroma of big toasted marshmallows, citrus, vanilla, dark sugars

T: Toasted marshmallow starts the flavors and then a moderate bitterness comes forward followed by more intense marshmallow flavors

F: very creamy medium plus bodied beer has medium minus carbonation

O: The beer gets points for creativity but it looks like a glass of vomit. While the initial flavors are interesting, by the end of the glass it gets cloying and is not something you would drink all night

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated about 5 months ago. Got it from a friend who just picked it up, so not sure if it was refrigerated at the store or not. So a but worried about the age.

Pours a hazy opaque dark golden color , thick bright white colored head. Great head retention and lacing.very nice aroma - definitely rings of marshmallow and vanilla, a touch of fruitiness as well. Taste is very sweet for an DIPA, basically no bitterness.
But not cloying. Similar flavor to the aroma. Pretty good. Thick, full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. I like it even though I was skeptical.

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Photo of Lucular
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hops take a backseat in this milkshake IPA but not necessarily in a bad way. There is a slight dankness to complement the vanilla sweetness. Not overly complex but surprisingly drinkable and not cloying.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

CAN
Hazy brass; soft serve; ice milk, HB vanilla, spun sugar, cream soda.

4 3.75 3.5 3.75 3.5

Mosaic. Vanilla, muscovado + turbinado, coconut sugars.

Sugar and more sugar. Where’s the toast? Too strong, not an IPA (what the hell is dry hop Mosaic supposed to be doing here) - a bit of a mess.

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Photo of TerryMills
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the most refreshing easy drinking dipa's I've ever drank, just a tiny hint of bitterness in the middle but fades quickly ... Nice balance to this one , for my taste anyway.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look: Mostly clear, slightly hazy honey gold. Modest off white head.
smell: Tropical hoppy bite with a countering bright sweetness.
taste: Much like the nose but even better. Full creamy fantastic mix of bitter and sweet.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Canning date is stamped on bottom of can as '05/03/18'.
Partly cloudy, pale gold colored body. Rising bubbles can still be seen when looking at glass. Two finger white puffy head settles to medium thick cap and ring. Sheets of lacing left behind.
Aroma is overall sweet, with notes of citrus and vanilla. It does smell similar to a marshmallow.
Sweet flavor, with vanilla flavor, and the very slightly bitter hops arrive late. Again the flavor is similar to a citrus marshmallow. Lingering taste has almost no bitterness.
Mouth feel is very soft and medium thick. Higher ABV% is hidden very well.
A well done gimmick IPA. Very easy to drink, with a sweet taste. One in a session is enough.

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Photo of brutalfarce
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

one of the smoothest 9.5%s you will ever drink. pours nice cloudy amber smells sweet of vanilla. one of the few beers that I could actually taste the marshmallow.

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Photo of TijuanaTovar
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is east meets west coast. Smell isn’t off the wall but a sweet, fruity and slightly west coasty IPA. Identical to an omnipollo IPA. Very soft, almost zero bitterness. ABV very well hidden! Tastes like 5%. Very good offer here. Not getting much mashmallow but hints of it with citrus and fruit, sweet creamy vanilla are there too. A beer. Snag this one if you like omnipollo IPAs.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A super sweet and sugary aroma of hops, malt, coconut, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a hint of vanilla, a moderate amount of hops (less than the usual IPA), lots of coconut, a ton of sugar, light malt (not that present), and light caramel. Yep, it really does taste like a marshmallow. Extremely sweet, but not overdone. Hops presence is fairly limited, but this works for what they're doing. Delicious.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: An extremely enjoyable and offbeat IPA. Definitely drinkable.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16 ounce can, looks like the canning date is 3/14/18. Served in a Spiegelau IPA glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with a couple inch off-white head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrus peel, marshmallows, sugar and vanilla. I think the taste is pretty much like the aroma, but with some caramel malt noticeable. But for the most part I think this tastes like a citrusy marshmallow. Unfortunately it started tasting worse to me the longer I drank it. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. I don't think this is bad, but it just wasn't for me and I probably wouldn't buy it again. Worth a try once, though. $4.99 a can.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a nice, slightly hazy gold with a big fluffy white head. It slowly falls down to a few patches floating atop, with some small lacing. The color and initial head were super appealing, and then I was intrigued by the blast of sugar in my nose, with no trace of hops considering its an IPA. But they show up in the taste and the blend of sugars and hops doesn't quite blend, maybe its a tad too sweet for my taste. Hides the booze well and isn't bad enough on the feel or even the taste to pour it so it'll get me toasty and I'll move on.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid orange with a finger and a half of stark-white foam with good retention and lacing. Aroma is vanilla beans, sugar, toasted marshmallow with toast and caramel malts. Hops are hidden behind the sugar rush, but hit notes of herbal and floral. Flavor profile is vanilla bean, sugar cane, and caramel over toasted and caramel malts which combine to form the illusion of drinking a toasted marshmallow. It's rather sugary, but remains drinkable. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a velvety, semi-fizzy texture. Overall, a solid DIPA for those seeking a sort of dessert beer. Hop notes are minimal, and hide behind more stout-like additive flavors. Interesting and unique.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a fluffy white head.

Smell is tropical fruits and vanilla.

Taste is pineapple mango, vanilla, with hints of coconut. It is kind of like a marshmallow.

MF- Medium body and decent carbonation.

Overall a pretty good IIPA. The ABV is well hidden and I suppose it is fairly marshmallow-like.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly cloudy orange-gold body with quick dying good-sized head and lace ring. Aroma is marshmallow and vanilla bean with hints of tropical fruits. Smooth, fluffy body with no bitterness as the vanilla sweetness is dominant flavor. There are tropical fruit and earthy hops in background and there is a bit of marshmallow fluffiness which leads to full finish. Good balance and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of JaePDX
3.21/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: deep golden, near orange
S: like a candy shop, even had some lemon heads smell
T: sweet, vanilla, cheap white chocolate
F: good medium body, low carbonation which was too low for the sweet taste for me
0: I gave it a 3+ for uniqueness but more hop and less candy would have been great.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: deep gold, little haze, decent lacing
S: sweet, vanilla
T: vanilla, sugar, little hop notes
F: decent mouthfeel, sweet
O: my least favorite of their offerings, too sweet for me

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Photo of VoxRationis
2.88/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a snifter glass; canned 03/14/18.
A: Pours a clear, orange-amber color with a less that one quarter inch head, good retention, and modest lacing.
S: Aromas of mango, peach, and caramel malt predominate.
T: Sweet, cloyingly so. Flavors definitely include caramel and pitted fruit, but the strong toasted coconut and caramelized marshmallow flavors are far too evident and do not add positively to the overall picture. Bitterness mild and frankly more might have helped.
M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
O: From the nose, this really got off to a good start and I want to like this DIPA, yet frankly the flavor is way off due to the novel flavors. Nice try, but the marshmallow flavor just imparts a stale quality to the overall picture. These "dessert flavored" beers just don't work. There is a range of delicious DIPAs and this is not one of them. The high scores are not credible. I have tried two cans and I still have the same opinion.

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