Campfire Stout - High Water Brewing
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Reviews by gleemonger:
4.51/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Dark brown, almost black with an off-white to tan head, moderate in size that dissapates quickly. Not much in the way of lacing. Looks like a pretty basic stout, a kind of flat one I suppose.
Woowie, super strong smell of chocolate, vanilla, graham cracker and just plain sweet malts. Smells like dessert, one I want to gobble down in short order. I do wish there was a tad more of roasty malts thrown in there too though, so it doesn't just smell like dessert, but damn it sure does smell good.
Very similar to the smell, and much to my surprise and pleasure, it isn't too sweet or artificial tasting. I definitely taste the stout in there - yes, the roastiness is a tad buried, but the chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow flavors really work nicely here with the style and taste fresh and well done. This is one tasty trest, I have to say.
Slightly thick, moderate carbonation, smooth - like a milk or oatmeal stout. Feels every bit like a stout the way I like to feel it in my mouth.
I had no idea what to expect with this one, but I had to try it. It was well beyond my expectations - super tasty and actually works. Yes, it's super sweet, but no more so than any good chocolate sweet stout - they just add a few more things in there, but add plenty of roast and hops to tone it down. I think the only thing that would elevate it to amazing for me would be just a touch more roast, a touch more bitterness - but not much. Really enjoyed this one a lot, and I wouldn't hesistate to recommend.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2013 20:57:50 | More by gleemonger
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22 oz. bomber served in a pint glass. No bottle dating.
Nice appearance. good head. very dark. looks a tat bit carbonated.
Smell is awesome! marshmallows (as advertised), gram crackers, chocolate, coffee, sweet, delicious. fantastic smell.
Taste is a bit of let down. Yes it has the marshmallows, gram crackers, chocolate, and coffee, but it's a bit toned down.
Mouthfeel is way too thin and carbonated.
Overall- I decided to review this beer because it was so interesting. OMG the SMELL is ridiculous. Fantastic smell. I recently saw a fellow BA stocking his shopping cart with 6 of these so I had to give it a try. I really do love the smell. One of the best ever. Although, it's very polarizing because the taste and mouthfeel really let's down for me. I'd say a very solid stout, just for the smell. Interesting. I'd probably buy again. It's only 6.5%, which is probably the issue.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 08:24:29 | More by Alron
2.93/5 rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.
From a bomber into a snifter
Stout with graham crackers and molasses
APPEARANCE: A clear dark brown pour yields a 1+ finger, looser, fizzy, foamy tan head with decent retention. Clear bistre brown body with higher levels of carbonation. Head fades to s half wisp and ring. A slight ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass.
SMELL: Roasted notes, milk chocolate, molasses notes, marshmallow and graham crackers. Touches of caramel and chocolate. Interesting, but weird.
TASTE: Sweet caramel and graham crackers up front. More of the same after the swallow as well, with marshmallow, vanilla, milk chocolate, graham crackers, some roasted bitterness and caramel notes. Tastes like desert or some kind of graham cracker pie, but a slightly watery version.
PALATE: Medium-thinner body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, but a touch prickly perhaps, goes down okay and finishes slightly mouth-coating.
OVERALL: Okay I guess. Not sure I like what was going on here, but it certainly tasted as advertised. Started off a little too sweet for my liking, but got better as I got into it. Not something I would go for again, but I could understand why someone else would really like it. Give it a chance and see for yourself.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 19:28:43 | More by Jeffo
Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.