superspak (5220) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/19/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, and wood smoke; with light nuttiness, marshmallow cream, vanilla, charcoal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready/smoked malt, graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, and wood smoke; with light nuttiness, marshmallow cream, vanilla, charcoal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, graham cracker, toasted dark bread, wood smoke, light marshmallow/vanilla, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while, Great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready/smoked malt, graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly chalky/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a great flavored smoked stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready/smoked malt, graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Not a whole lot of marshmallow presence; but the smoked malt, graham cracker, and milk chocolate are well represented. Great balance with the base stout, without being overwhelming on any flavors. A very enjoyable offering.
rumproasts (5313) - 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 (365) - 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 (8005) - 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 (1272) - 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 (1114) - 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 (1030) - 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 (2015) - 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 (3623) - 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.