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Campfire Stout - High Water Brewing

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89
very good

304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 33
Gots: 51 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheStove on 04-26-2012)
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
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3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Paid 8.99 for this bomber and it was gimmicky enough for me to drop the coin. Also it got pretty great reviews.

A - Wow such a thick dense stout for under 7%. The head is just a 1/4 inch that fades out rather quickly but it did have a nice mocha hue to it.
S - Ah cocoa nibs always smells nice in the glass. Also greeted by a vanilla like sweetness similar to a marshmallow and a bit of smoky like campfire with the roast. Not getting much gram cracker but I am sure its in there.
T - Let it warm up a bit first... Mostly getting a bit of ashy smoke with little sweetness, some hop bitterness and a touch of acidic twang. Far from what I expected from the smell. I am deeply saddened to at least not have a strong chocolate aspect considering it smells of strong cocoa nibs. The smoke flavors really stick to the palate to boot.
M - Has a somewhat creamy body despite the heavy ashy flavors. On par with the style.

Overall I am not sure where everyone is getting all these awesome flavors to me it taste like licking a charcoal briquet. Even if it was just a smoke stout it would fail at being just that since it's not very balanced...

DrDemento456, Apr 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a fairly dark brown, almost black, with basically no head or lacing.

Smells quite sweet, and exactly like a campfire s'more, except without the burnt aspect or the smoke aspect. There's some dark chocolate, some bready graham cracker, and vanilla.

The taste also gets the s'more aspect down pat. It's sweet and creamy, almost milky, with a chocolate syrup, vanilla cream, and graham cracker, with a smidgen of roasted malt, just enough to keep it from being too cloying and sweet.

This one is really rich and creamy, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a medium body.

Though loaded with adjuncts, this one is still quite tasty.

GreesyFizeek, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of TequilaMockingbird
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Subtle toasty aroma of s'mores, incredibly smooth and delicious chocolate taste. Serves well with slightly salted desserts (think pretzels, salted caramel, etc). This is my favorite dessert beer!

TequilaMockingbird, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours opaque black. The 1/4 inch khaki head disappears completely and leaves almost no lace.

The smell is an amazing combination of dark chocolate, graham cracker, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and barbeque char. Like boozy s'mores.

The taste is of bitter dark chocolate, graham crackers and faint vanilla.

The texture is heavy bodied with low carbonation.

Very impressive and inviting aromas of s'mores. Taste is slightly less impressive. A very good cold weather stout.

Furlinator, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Dabeel, Jun 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

gregmoscetti, Aug 01, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

Afroman, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Beerswag, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 06, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +15.4%

Stebow1289, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

dogfishandi, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Shlongadongdong, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

01001111, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Zonian1, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of TheLevi4000
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

TheLevi4000, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of samtrillo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

samtrillo, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Brewcycler
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Brewcycler, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Poured a deep black with a small tan head on top, decent head retention. Thin lacing forms on the sides and disappears rather quickly.

S: Some roasty/charred malt, a bit of chocolate and vanilla, a bit of marshmallow and some graham cracker.

T: Surprised at how well it came together in the flavor profile. A mix of chocolate and marshmallow with faint graham cracker malt. It comes together almost like a chocolate/cream flavor.

M: Medium bodied, maybe a tad thin, with medium carbonation.

O: Pleasantly surprised. Not something I would drink all the time, but it was a nice change of pace.

mdaschaf, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of Tuckersmth
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Tuckersmth, Mar 12, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +10.4%

Adeezy4495, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Sports Page in Roseville, CA

Appearance - Served up opaqe black with a light tan, finger width head on top. Good retention. Leaves behind a fair amount of lacing on the glass with good stick.

Smell - This stout is infused with graham cracker and marshmellow: it shows. Somewhat smokey as well. Huge chocolate character. Lesser notes of coffee.

Taste - Follows the nose. Sweet chocolate at the forefront, complimented by moderate smokiness and hints of graham cracker and marshmellow sweetness. Traces of coffee roastiness hit near and roll into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with lively carbonation. A touch sharp on the tongue, but goes down and finishes with decent smoothness.

Overall - Highwater really nailed this. They took a gimmicky concept, put it into a bottle and made a respectable stout. That's rare to do. Great after a glass, but I'm not so sure I'd wanna session this due to the sweetness. At worst, it's a fantastic dessert beer.

TheSixthRing, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 02, 2014
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Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.