bluejacket74 (1968) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says bottled on 14 DEC 2016. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some roasted malt, vanilla and molasses flavors noticeable too. This really does smell/taste like a S’mores would, but there’s also a nice amount of bitterness so it’s not overpoweringly sweet at all. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s slick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Glad I bought this, I’d like to drink this again! $5.99 a bottle.
jc1762 (1230) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a wine glass showing pitch black and half a finger of dark coffee brown foam.
The nose shows big deep dark malts with sweet but light notes of marshmallow.
The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Light lactose sweetness runs throughout warming up to a marshmallow sweetness. Dark malts take the center stage. Finish is a dark chocolate bitterness with a resurgence of vanilla and marshmallow. Surprisingly well done.
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kinda smells like a s’more, doesn’t look like one and tastes vaguely like one. Mostly marshmallow, very sweet, the definition of a dessert beer. Tried at Omaha’s Extreme Beerfest with Jess and the parents in 2017.
Maverick34 (3166) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackish pour from bottle. Vanilla, roasted malt, some graham cracker. Bitter chocolate. Pretty good.
italianjohn (3063) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin tan head .... aroma of vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, roasted malts, graham cracker, cocoa and light coffee .... taste is of vanilla, marshmallow, light graham cracker, cocoa, roasted malts and light coffee .... finish is sweet and roasted with lingering cocoa and marshmallow .... slick and oily mouthfeel ... medium body and the abv is hidden very well .... very sessionable and tasty brew. Loved it
jflopsu (1527) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with light brown head. A roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and coffee aroma. A chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and some winter spices. A lingering coffee and roasted malt aftertaste.
Awktoberfest (402) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2017
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really lackluster. Very faint carbonation with a non existent head. Little in the way of aroma and mouthfeel. No good alcohol bite. A little roast, chocolate flavor. Not a joy to drink. Up against other imperials this one lags behind. Adding in the $16/4 pack price I feel like a fool. Beer and fruit you buy at a grocery store you should be able to return for a refund. Disappointed in that it's sub par and I expected much more from OC.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a black color with a huge foamy brown head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was sweet chocolate syrup, graham cracker and marshmallow. The flavor was sweet and toasty with marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.
mambossa (336) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2017
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque pour. Head has no hesitation to fiercely dissolve into nothing. Supremely fun aroma. Almost encompassing the whole spectrum of chocolate. Roasty coffee, vanilla, nutty, and (believe it or not) that marshmallow fluff does come through after a while! Much more forgiving body than expected. Tons of that chocolate-spectrum redux in the flavor, roasty coffee, suspended body, lightly slick, gliding along a delicate bittersweet linger that holds just the right amount. A unique dark/chocolate breadiness present as well, quite unique.
willisread (3150) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from J’s. Pours a deep brown to black with a little bit of foam that dissipates quickly. Big deep milk chocolate nose with some light roasted malt. As it warms some marshmallow comes out. Lots of cacao nib, marshmallow, cream and roasted malt on the palate. Soft mouthfeel with low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel and sweet, but also some nice roasted cacao bitterness. Light graham, but not much. Tasty.