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Campfire Stout - High Water Brewing

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Campfire StoutCampfire Stout

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254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 27
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
High Water Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheStove on 04-26-2012)
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Reviews by FosterJM:
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

1405th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter

No bottle date

Purchased for $7.99 at Bevmo, Chino Hills, CA

App- It pours like a good stout should, a bit black like coffee and a bit creamy like chocolate syrup. A good two finger brown head formed and left a good sheen down the side you drink from.

Smell- A bit lacking for me. It was not as sweet as I wouldve hoped. Instead, replaced by a bit of lactic to accomplish the marshmellow and a bit grainy from the malts for the graham cracker and just a touch bitter from the chocolate.

Taste- Its a nice beer. Its a nice stout. The flavors are well layered but just dont get the end game results. The bitter and chocolate are really all I got. The creamy and sugary marshmellow are there. This to me shoulda been like a cooking deconstruction. Instead, its a nice milk stout with some chocolate really.

Mouth- A small creamy medium body with a fairly prickly medium carbonation. The lactic from the marshmellow and the chocoalte are okay together. I dont like the residual grainy cracker and bitter notes.

Drink- It was overall a good beer. A hard to make work beer but its worth a shot to split with friends as a dessert beer or something new. A lot better than Rogues attempt at a donut.

07-22-2012 14:43:11 | More by FosterJM
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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.

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Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.