Biggie S'mores
Three Notch'd Brewing Company - Charlottesville Brewery & Restaurant

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #138
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,709
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 12.11%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
99
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Three Notch'd Brewing Company - Charlottesville Brewery & Restaurant
 
Virginia, United States
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a couple fingers of caramel colored head. Very dark color. Smells mostly like graham crackers and chocolate, and tastes pretty similarly. A bit of marshmallow flavor, so it does taste like a smore. Almost too sweet though, need to find something to eat it with to enjoy more.

Aug 16, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

This one smells like graham spice, chocolate fudge, roast, and vanilla.

This accomplishes the concept in a pleasant way. I’d wish for more marshmallow/vanilla type stuff, but that bready and spicy graham cracker thing is done very well. The base milk stout has some light roast and lots of chocolate.

This is creamy, but slightly thin, with a great level of drinkability.

The body could be improved here but it certainly tastes like a s’mores.

Jun 14, 2019
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RyskeeVA from Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. One of the first in line when it comes out every year. Dangerously smooth. Almost a bit of spice on the front end. Chocolatey finish. In my opinion, the best thing Three Notch’d puts out regularly

Jun 15, 2018
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irate_alien from Virginia

1.82/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Marmite beer, i.e., you'll either love it or hate it. I am the latter. This reminded me of Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink. Quite beautiful to look at, though.

Jan 21, 2018
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BJB13 from Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

It looks very deep brown with caramel brown edges along the glass. The tan head head is thick and foamy but settles down quick to just a ring with some slick lacing and a bit of swirling film on top. The head raises easily with a swish of the glass and leaves some thin brown coating on the glass.

The nose is strong and spicy, actually coming across as graham cracker. Along with a vanilla ice cream like note and a small underlying whiff of chocolate there is a pretty good likeness to s'mores. The taste closely resembles the nose and is dominated by the spicy character which builds to a tang at the finish. A little bit of alcohol taste but I don't get any bourbon flavor. Mouth feel is a little chalky with a medium body and is a little thinner than I'd like.

The spice was a bit much for me and it accumulated as I drank. Though all in all, still a nice treat.

Nov 05, 2017
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11-52_4hops from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really loved the Bourbon Barrel Biggie and gave it huge marks, so this one is a big let down for me. Nose has hints of graham and marshmallow, but the taste doesn't deliver. There is some graham cracker, but the taste really reminds me more of flat cola. Some small hints of chocolate. Not getting any of he marshmallow or creme that was in the BB. Mouth feel too thin. This isn't a train wreck, but not much more than just ok. Was on the fence and a couple of my numbers could have been lower, but hey, its Friday.

Mar 10, 2017
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Pretty straightforward looking stout, dark walnut brown near to black, actually slightly red almost dark copper hued. Very nice tan creamy one finger head that dissolves to leave a nice creamy collar as well. Very nice looking brew.

Interesting aroma. Whoppers malted candy quality and lost of graham crackers come off on the nose. Milky sensing and mushy crackers in the mix, but a somewhat closed malts presence. Not much hints of chocolate or even roast, but a one note that is actually quite impressive and inviting at least.

Palate provides a bit more diversity. Light bodied hints of char and roast on first sip, with more carbon and char roast like flavors and action in the aftertaste. Quite an interesting sweetness too this, tastes like honey quite a bit as opposed to lactose and milky cream character. Honey and graham cracker with a noticeable roast mix in the mid palate mostly.

Is this a milker? Somewhere in between? I like the graham cracker on this quite a bit, but many of the other flavors hinted at just don't show up (chocolate, marshmallow, cream/vanilla). Fun beer, but I think this has the potential to be considerably better.

Jan 29, 2017
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Riff from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black with about two fingers of light tan head that takes a while to dissipate. Strong smells of graham cracker, sugar, and vanilla. Tastes of malt, cream, vanilla, marshmallow, and a little booze. Medium- heavy body. Pretty interesting beer and they pull it off nicely.

Dec 19, 2016
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle of goodness poured into Guinness porter glass and let warm a good while.

L: 2F+ light tan head with good retention and much lacing. Beer stays completely black when held up to light.

S: Lots of graham crackers come through up front, with some cocoa, dairy sweetness, and vanilla.

T: Cocoa comes in first, along with the graham crackers. There is some dark chocolate bitterness, dairy sweetness, and vanilla.

F: Medium bodied, light carbonation. Good construction. Balance is a bit off, leans more towards bitter than it should. Pretty fair drinkability.

O: Very good dairy stout with some inventive changes. The aged bourbon-barrel version is even better if you can find it anywhere.

Dec 13, 2016
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is oily black, with a low profile, foamy, light tan head. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, subtle char, hints of brown sugar, and tangy sweet creme. Flavors are tangy sweet and rich forward, heavy on dark caramel, with a solid bolt of heavily roasted and robust coffee to follow. Subtle sugary highlights, both brown sugar and confectioner sugar, throughout. Solid char and smoky overlays on the candy sweet aftertaste, all lingering past the slick, smooth, creamy body. Slow, slick finish, with a smoky linger. Solid beer.

Dec 02, 2016
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit roastier than I was expecting, and decently sweet, but the graham cracker, marshmallow, vanilla, and dark chocolate really come through. Tasty stuff.

Oct 29, 2016
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
L - Pours black with a tan head.
S - smells of chocolate and graham cracker
T - Taste of chocolate and marshmallow.
F - Lightly carbonated with medium body.
O - Pretty tasty beer.

Apr 23, 2016
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Slack from Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown to black in color with about an eighth of head. Moderate lacing present as well.

Aromas of graham, cocoa, smoke, vanilla, and sweet malt.

Taste is sweet malt, vanilla, cacao, coffee, and very subtle booze.

Mouthful is medium, smooth, and a touch creamy. Carbonation is mesium as well. Finish is a bit thin but lingers.

The best part of this beer is the aroma. It smell awesome. The taste mirrors the aroma, justna bit weaker. The biggest drawback is the feel but that is negligible. I hope they bottle this again!

Feb 21, 2016
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice light coffee and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is dark and opaque black that has a nice texture to it. The overall look is pretty and rather inviting.

The smell is wonderful. The aroma has an overall note of marshmallows and chocolate with a side of honey to it. The marshmallow note seems to be composed of a nice vanilla note with some lactose sugar to it. The chocolate and cocoa notes are very subtle compared to the vanilla, which definitely overwhelms the other notes.

The taste is a bit more mixed and while it has the same notes, the intensity for each them are different. The vanilla notes still create a nice marshmallow note. The chocolate and cocoa notes are much stronger than in the smell; the overall taste is a lot more balanced and closer to how an actual s'more would taste. The cocoa flavor tends to linger in the aftertaste and is a bit powdery.

The feel is a bit chalky but it doesn't detract too much from the beer. It's heavy bodied but feels much smoother and drinkable than one would suspect.

Overall, it's a pretty fun and interesting beer. The taste and smell make the beer appear to be a liquefied s'more. This one is a definite must have when it's available.

Jan 23, 2016
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle:
Pours black, with a light brown head building to about a finger on medium pour. Thick ring, sparse surface coverage, and decent but spotty lacing.

Nose is a little over-spiced, but I do get graham cracker and vanilla that can be taken as marshmallow. Also a lot of cinnamon and clove? Underneath is a light hint of chocolate malt.

That spice is a bit much. However, early in the taste I do get graham cracker and marshmallow impressions. A chalky feel adds to the graham cracker impression. The roasted malts and hops seem to produce more of a coffee note (that comes on late) than chocolate, on a colder beer. With some warmth, a little chocolate note can be sensed in the front, but is accompanied with a thinking feel in the end. The feel is still a tad chalky on a medium full body beer.

I actually think the spice somehow, some way help the marshmallow sensations (though marshmallows don't have cinnamon or the like). Unfortunately they also detract from the malt notes (which can seem chocolatey at times). Interesting effort, but could use some dialing in.

Dec 29, 2015
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

2.93/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Westover Beer Haus.

Not for me. Too spiced. Cinnamon and clove. Too sweet. Cloyingly sweet. A milk stout with too much Xmas spice. Never again. 2.75

A 4

S 3.5

T 2.5

MF 3

Dec 25, 2015
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oldn00b from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black, a bit thin. Froth head forms but recedes quickly.

Nose is big on the graham cracker, relatively typical stout notes of chocolate malt beneath.

Flavor is a bit off for me - it's definitely got the "'smores" aspect down, but it's incredibly sweet with a big artificial/preservative note that I am not a big fan of and find typical in a lot of these sweeter dessert stouts.

Definitely has a nice body and viscosity, carbonation is right on for this brew. Plenty to add a necessary bitter but it's not enough to keep it from being a bit too sweet.

The one big knock is really that artificial candy flavor I can't overlook.

Dec 21, 2015
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that retains for a while, before settling into a film on top, leaving some lacing behind

S- rich dark chocolate aroma up front is complimented by sweet creamy marshmallow & graham cracker. It pretty much smells spot-on to a s'more!

T- bold & rich dark chocolate malt up front with some smoky & charred notes. Mid-palate brings creamy vanilla marshmallow flavor, before a graham-cracker sweetness kicks in, with some notes of molasses & brown sugar. The finish ties it all together, lingering with flavors of charred marshmallow and graham-cracker

M- medium-heavy body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a silky smooth finish

O- an outstanding milk stout that captures all of the elements of a s'more. The linger is the best part, leaving flavors of burnt marshmallow & chocolate

Dec 19, 2015
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SlothB77 from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sweet chocolate on the nose. Taste of graham crackers and chocolate. Ginger on the finish. Sweet. Great warm. Medium maltiness. Not too thin. A little roasty. I had the bourbon barrel version last year and the barrel takes this to a whole new level - it provides the right amount of body and balance. This version is still solid, but there is a noticeable difference.

The Bourbon Biggie reminds me a lot of the BB GBS. Regular Biggie doesn't remind me of regular GBS quite as much. But it definitely does deliver the s'mores flavor without tasting too artificial. Just when the chocolate sweetness starts to get artificial tasting, the graham cracker crisp cuts that off.

Dec 13, 2015
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Jason_cs from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with a thin creamy head. Smells like graham cracker and honey. Tastes much like it smells, but way too sweet. A bit too thin as well. Overall a decent beer. Not sure I would order again.

Dec 12, 2015
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tclipse from Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This... this is okay. I want to give it a higher rating as a Virginian, but it just doesn't go the distance. It is a good beer from a newer brewery, but will need some tweaking to become a top shelf beer.

Dec 09, 2015
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oskinker from Maryland

4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

They hit a home run with this one. So glad it's bottled bow. Honey Maid Graham crackers give a subtle sweetness that carries in the vaMilla and marshmallow flavors you get off the nose. Cocoa gives it a touch of bitterness to balance. Really nice job. The bourbon barrel version is great too. Hoping to see that bottled

Dec 07, 2015
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Seanem44 from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up at Wegmans in Northern Virginia. I've also had growlers straight from the source.

This is Imperial Stout is Phenomenal. Honestly, one of the best I've ever had. Yes, it tastes a little like Smores. But only fleetingly, and the taste is not overpowering. Really though, it's the mouthfeel. It's silky smooth and oh so drinkable. In no way do I find it to be too sweet or watered down. At about 8% ABV, its not going to knock you off your seat, and as a milk stout it hits the mark.

Really, if you can get it you won't regret it. I'll need it on a cold night in front of the fireplace.

Dec 04, 2015
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour from bottle that is in black in color with a thin tan head. Has great cinnamon, Cocoa vanilla and slight marshmallow aromas. Great taste of chocolate and coffee and hint of cinnamon no marshmallows and graham cracker thou. Mouthfeel has nice carbonation and has medium body that needs to thicker. Overall a great beer and I will seek again.

Nov 30, 2015
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mozif from Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smells of straight chocolate sweetness with no roasty notes similar to other imperial stouts. Some creamy sweet marshmallows on the nose as well.
Thick dark chocolate black color. I wouldn't say motor oil but still very dark with a medium but very light colored head.
Taste is straight up chocolate and marshmallows... Wow. Not bitter or roasty, just chocolate marshmallows. Phenomenal beer. It's like you're inhaling chocolate and exhaling Smores. Ridiculous.
Mouthfeel is on point. Chewey milk chocolate with medium carb. Very thick and lovely.
Overall....great beer. Very different from other stout offerings in VA which I love. I wish more was made. Definitely worth the trade I had to make to get this.

Nov 25, 2015
Biggie S'mores from Three Notch'd Brewing Company - Charlottesville Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 99 ratings