rumproasts (4448) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Black with one finger head. Creamy chocolate malt with lactose. Light marshmallow. Doesnít really seem smorish though. Missing the graham. Still, not a bad sweet stout.
TheBear11D (364) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Símore Stout pours dark brown to black with a thin head.The aroma is smokey with marshmallow, vanilla and cinnamon. The flavor is vanilla, marshmallow, a bit of smokey and cinnamon. Overall this is a nice brew.
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at GABF 2014 with Andrew, Mel and company. In short, this was a big disappointment. Not a terrible beer, but I think naming a beer anything to do with símores automatically raises the consumersí expectations. Ah well, pours a deep brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is mainly roast and light milk chocolate character. Mouthfeel is soft to medium with notes of watered down chocolate milk, lots of roast and cocoa.
Salmoniform (1268) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
GABF. Dark hue with tan head. Medium body and soft carbonation. Aroma is cereal, caramel, toffee. Overall, I see what they were going for but it just didnít work for me. It came across as a jumbled mess.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Shorts: Dark brown body with a khaki head resting on top. Aroma full of toasted nuts, graham cracker, creamy sweetness, light roasted coffee, & just a hint of subtly smokiness. Sweet lactose in the flavor with inclusions of faint anise, brown & caramelized sugar, burnt caramel, mild mallow foam, & an underlying smoke presence. Some creamy chocolates, finishing with just a mild touch of roasted bitterness to nip the sweetness before it gets out of control. A well made, delicious sweet(-ish) stout.
SpongeRuiner (1044) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the anniversary party. Shorts hit the nail on the head with this one. Literally a liquid símore. Has all the qualities. Very dark pour with a thick fluffy head. Aroma is full of chocolate and marshmallow sweetness. Flavors match exactly as well. Very creamy chocolate and marshmallow fluff flavors. A graham cracker covered in a thick smoke background. Really good. Donít know if I would want a ton of it but still good stuff.
bpar73 (796) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pour dark brown with a thin tan head. Lots of graham crackers and marshmallow sweetness in the aroma and taste.
mikem409 (1946) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours black with thin tan head. sweet fake marshmellow cream aroma and som chocolate. taste is kind of tart with sweet malt may be going bad.
queenholly (3603) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Sour coffee/chocolate malt aroma, and a little charcoal. Black brown with a thin ring of tiny white scummy particles. Extremely sour/acidic charred dark malt flavor, not pleasant. Drain pour.
Huhzubendah (3229) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle gifted by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: Dark brown with a thin, wispy head that leaves a few small traces of lacing randomly located around the glass.
S: Roasted malt with a big chocolate scent. Also, I detect a lactic scent that is slightly sour / milky.
T: The beer is honestly not very enjoyable. Itís always fun to try a new beer, and especially one by Shortís, a brewery that pushes the limits to the extreme. However, this beer does not taste like smores. I enjoy smores made on the campfire, but I struggle to find the connection between smores and this beer.
The flavor is mostly of burned malts, chocolates (which are the redeeming quality of the beer), and a slightly sour taste that I can only guess is the brewerís attempt to replicate a marshmallow flavor.
M: The body is too thin and frail to be associated with a stout of any kind. Carbonation level is on the low end of the spectrum.
D: Iím thankful for the opportunity to try this, but I wonít have it again and I would not recommend it. I thought Shortís PB & J was really innovative and fun. Strawberry Shortís Cake was not only convincing, but incredibly tasty and very drinkable. I commend Shortís for pushing the boundaries, but this beer just falls short.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-06-2010