IrishBoy (3725) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Bevmo Valencia. Nose is rich chocolate marshmallow sundae with some roasted nuts on top. Black with a medium tan head. Flavor is slightly bitter chocolate with hints of roast and vanilla . Nice rich stout reminding me of Kern River Class V.
944play (339) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz in nonic at Toad in the Hole. More or less black with smallish tan head. Tons of rich maple, toasted nut, and toffee aroma like opening a tin of Almond Roca. Thick layers of chocolate envelop a lightly roasted beery nougat. Body is merely medium; while it could be more rotund and viscous, it is just substantial enough to take up much of the acid and bitter. Pleasingly unique for the win.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a fizzy tan head. Chocolate and vanilla cream soda aroma and taste with a medium to full bodied palate. Meh.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black syrupy in color... Aroma of chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallow... Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, marshmallow sweetness... Tastes similar to the southern tier creme brŻlťe stout... Delicious
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and a good bit of lacing is left.
4.5 S: The nose sure as hell delivers as advertised. Lots of marshmallow, which is something I rarely find in a stout (or any beer), tons of chocolate, and a light graham cracker. Roasty underneath with a lactose-like sweetness. Superbly pleasant and definitely unique.
3.5 T: Though the nose is dead on for símores, the taste is not. Itís surprisingly bitter and whether this is from too much hops or just the roasted barley is anyoneís guess. Secondly, itís not nearly as sweet as I would have guessed. Lactose does give a bit of marshmallow, but I think this is mainly since the nose implanted the idea. The chocolate is insufficient and the graham cracker biscuitiness is lacking. Still, itís not bad, but itís a huge disappointment after the awesomeness of the nose.
3.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation, though I wouldnít mind a touch more. Iím not crazy about the mouthfeel because itís heavy without being particularly creamy.
3.5 D: Decent beer. Worth a try just for the nose. This would have scored a lot better is the bitterness wasnít so distracting.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-29-2012 05:15:04
anders37 (15299) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and vanilla finish.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with a tan head. Nose is full of sweet sugar and marshmallow. A nice toasted sugar note, graham cracker, vanilla, and milk chocolate. Smells and tastes pretty much like a símore. Tons of marshmallow and chocolate flavor. Graham cracker maltiness, a hint of roast, and sweet sugar. Really awesome stuff!
piscator34 (1883) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate, graham crackers, and vanilla. Flavours are of graham cracker, marshmallow, milk chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Medium bodied, with the graham cracker lending a kind of acidity to the palate. Could have used a bit more bodied, but an interesting and fun beer overall.
yespr (29421) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate. Dark roasted malty and dense vanilla. Roasted dark malty. Dense chocolate. Dark malty and lingering vanilla finish.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 5/26/2012. This stout pours a dark black color from the tap. Small to medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, marshmallows, graham crackers and sweet. (Yup it smells like a símore). A medium bodied stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Itís a nice stout, but the graham cracker and marshmallows make it a símore in a bottle with 7.3% alcohol. Nuffí said. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.