61 / 100
Small taste poured by Chris on NYE 2016, having been muled back from Portland.
Pours dark brown with beige head, decent density; retains just a thin rim. Lace has a good cling to it, but not amazing. Looks pretty good though.
Smells stouty. Roast, with some chocolate sweetness lingering behind. Touch of some candy sweetness as well. Caramel, also. It's quite nice but quite a generic sweetish stout.
Taste is quite well done with the s'more-ness because there's a really good biscuity malt base that tastes distinctly crackery, then the roast comes over the top - bitter unsweetened chocolate but also a touch of burnt character which may or may not be intentional, but it gets kind of ashy bitter which dominates on the back, so although it's ultimately quite sweet, it's quite bitter too so I think the burnt is probably unintentional. Not a bad drop, but does turn a bit strong on the back.
Quite sticky but also thin, could use something to cut through as it's a bit gluggy overall.
Not too bad but it needs a little more sweetness to really sell itself as a s'more stout. Apparently in the taproom this beer is served with a toasted marshmallow, and I think it would be an interesting and rewarding combo. On its own it does feel like there's something missing.