Campfire Stout - High Water Brewing

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326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 34
Gots: 60 | FT: 2
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: TheStove on 04-26-2012)
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Reviews by gleemonger:
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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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of TequilaMockingbird
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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!

Photo of Furlinator
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +10.1%

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Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.