Bâtisserie S'Mores Stout
Energy City Brewing

Bâtisserie S'Mores StoutBâtisserie S'Mores Stout
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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #124
Ranked #5,183
4.22 | pDev: 8.29%
Energy City Brewing
Illinois, United States
Bâtisserie S'Mores StoutBâtisserie S'Mores Stout
Notes: Imperial pastry stout brewed with graham crackers, marshmallows, cocoa and lactose.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 42 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of firesidewithphil
3.11/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I was excited to see this local offering of a pasty stout in Illinois. These were sold in a 2 pack so I gave it a shot.
The beer fell quite short and was extremely overpowering. The beer overwhelms with a strong cream soda profile and drinks like a thick cocktail.

The goal was a pastry stout but this one missed.


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Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color - traces of dark reddish brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a light. It poured with a short tan head that quickly died down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of marshmallows are present in the nose along with hints of vanilla.
T: The taste has flavors of marshmallows along with notes of lactose and vanilla along with hints of chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout did a good job at incorporating the marshmallows, but it seemed like it could have used more in the way of chocolate to resemble S'Mores. It does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of ThePrisoner
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Pours very classically with a thick tan, well laced head and dark, full body.
S: Very strong scent of vanilla with hints of graham cracker. Delicious smelling, just missing a bit of smoke to seal the S'mores deal.
T: A little lackluster in flavor. The vanilla is strong when poured cold with a bit of cocoa and graham coming through as it warms up but they are not as 'in your face' as I was hoping from Energy City.
F: Very smooth, almost creamy. No hint of its strong alcohol content which is nice.
O: This is a solid sweet drinking beer but not the s'mores stout I was quite hoping for.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter. Fizzy tan colored head. This S’Mores Stout is dessert in a glass. Sweet marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate notes in both the aroma and taste.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is vanilla, chocolate and mild graham cracker. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla/marshmallow, dark malts and a very sweet/slightly tart/acidic finish.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was black in color with an off-white colored head crowning the glass.

Smell - The level of marshmallow in the nose is incredible.

Taste - At the front, the profile had tons of marshmallow accompanied by milk chocolate. The toasted malts were somewhat similar to graham crackers, but a slight miss. Otherwise, this was liquid s’mores. The beer was sweet but does not go overboard.

Mouthfeel - The beer was full-bodied with little carbonation.

Overall - The beer sits on the border between dessert and beer. It lands in just about the right place.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours seal brown with a finger's worth of fine, mocha foam. Aroma smells of chocolate, lactose, cake batter, and marshmallows—more a dessert than a beer.

The taste is ridiculously sweet, like mainlining a broth of chocolate syrup, marshmallow, and raw sugar. A dash of herbal hops and warming alcohol make a feeble attempt at contrast, but there's no mistaking the objective here. Warming reveals notes of burnt toast and, inexplicably, Smarties. Medium-heavy body and fine carbonation make for a smooth but substantive mouthfeel.

Not long ago I was informed of the concept of the "pastry stout", and this undoubtedly falls into that category. It's sweet, decadent, and has no pretense of balance. Tasty to be sure, but a bit over-the-top even for my tastes.

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Photo of darktronica
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours inky black with a full finger of rocky head. Minimal retention. Fluffy toasted marshmallow and vanilla on the nose, light fudgy notes on the mid-palate. Not getting too much graham cracker before a subtle impression on the aftertaste once it warms a touch. Moderately full-bodied, very smooth. All in all, a skilful execution of the concept and an enjoyable dessert.

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Photo of mschrei
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lives up to the billing. Plenty of sweetness-strong chocolate and marshmallow flavor with slight graham cracker notes over a mildly toasty stout base. Medium body, a bit oily feel, minimal booze presence for a high ABV. Another winner from Energy City.

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer made me want to sit around a campfire. One of the better S’mores stouts I’ve had that wasn’t too sweet or too heavy on any one specific adjunct. Balance. Velvety smooth and thick.

Definitely one I’m drinking fresh and won’t be aging any. I imagine this would be pretty spectacular after sitting in a barrel for several months. Although, the 2pack tag of $14 made me feel like I was paying for a BA stout.

Energy City- bring the price down or put this in barrels for that much. I would’ve bought much more hadn’t it been $7 a can.

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Photo of Stooven
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first 'pastry' stout, and color me impressed. Very little carbonation when poured, thin tan ring on top after settling. Beautiful black/brown tone. Smells sweet. Thick but not creamy. Chocolate is nicely restrained, and the booze gives it heft. $14 for a two pack is steep, but worth it if only once.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best s'mores pastry stout I've had to date. Great pastry stout dry dough texture with marshmallow smoothness and a shot of chocolate creaminess. Has some subtle roasted elements as well. Flavors weave into the various textures: milk chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, slight creamy coffee, and danish dough. Really impressed, body has a hot chocolate consistency.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured into HF stem tulip; served at fridge temperature.

Appearance: black body beer with tall mocha brown head.

Smell: Marshmallow / vanilla and lots of milk chocolate. Hint of roasty malts. Aromas smell authentic nothing fake here in the aroma.

Taste: This strikes a nice balance between sweet and roasty. Lots of vanilla that tastes authentic. Milk chocolates. Roasty malt to balance. Hint of graham cracker in the finish. hits all the right flavors to make a liquid smore.

Mouthfeel: Medium body; creamy carbonation; yet slightly thin body. Very smooth drinks well below the beers abv.

Overall: Nice smore pastry stout. Exactly as advertised. Nice brew by Energy city!

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau stout glass from a one pint can on November 25, 2018. Imperial pastry stout brewed with graham crackers, marshmallows, cocoa and lactose. Really smooth.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, dated 10/25/18. Near black body with a persistent and foamy brown head. Sweet aroma if chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, faint graham cracker and roast. Very sweet flavors as expected: big milk chocolate and marshmallow notes; graham cracker, overly creamed coffee, roasted barley, caramel in the mix. Body is thick, creamy, exceptionally smooth, and syrupy; finish is sweet - cloyingly at times. I'm loving the milk chocolate flavors and the thick body. Yeah it's sweet, but what else would you expect from a S'Mores stout. Get it if you see it.

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Bâtisserie S'Mores Stout from Energy City Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 42 ratings