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Campfire Stout - High Water Brewing

Campfire StoutCampfire Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%


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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Alron

California

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
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Jeffo

Netherlands

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
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some opacity at the edges. The head settles to a thin collar. Faint surface wisps.

Smell - Incredible. Milk chocolate. Cinnamon. Graham cracker. And the best marshmallow aroma I've smelled in a beer. Awesome.

Taste - Far less impressive. The marshmallow persists a bit. Milk chocolate, too. The rest of it is more deeply roasted with some coffee bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Too thin, or at least it lacks some creaminess. Medium carbonation and a little bitter.

Overall - The smell is so good. I can just sit here and smell it without drinking it. And in many ways, that's the way to go with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 01:48:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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Mightykingmalard

California

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: in a way, it almost looks like a s'more, chocolate dark with a dark brown head.

S: really does smell like s'mores. Very unique in that sense.

T: good, clean stout with a pleasant finish of coffee and smokiness.

M: smokiness combined with a good chill is nice.

O: it is very unique to have the smokey marshmallow flavor. Without it, it would be pretty generic, but it's a good beer to try.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 05:04:40 | More by Mightykingmalard
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BierJager89

California

4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a dark brown head.

S: Smells like s'mores, with cinnamon, honey, graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow notes.

T: Roasty, chocolate, marshmallow, honey, graham cracker, sweet. Tastes like a s'more.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: It sounds odd, but it's like drinking s'mores and it's delicious. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 19:51:42 | More by BierJager89
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.14.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head.

S - Chocolate, graham cracker, sweet.

T - S'mores, chocolate, graham cracker, vanilla.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body. A touch bitter.

O - S'mores in a glass! Very tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 04:17:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
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magictacosinus

California

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to my friend for splitting a bomber of this with me and others. Once I heard that this was brewed with marshmallows and graham crackers, I knew I had to try it. Poured out a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass.

Pours a pretty blacked stout at a first glance, complete with an off-khaki head that sticks around for a good while, but eventually dissipates to pretty much nothing. Leaves behind minor stickiness to the glass. Shows a little bit of brown streaks when held up against the light, but otherwise, this does indeed look like a chocolate drink of sorts. Not necessarily thick in appearance, but then again, it doesn't look like that was the priority on the brewer's part.

Talk about an aroma you can smell as soon as you crack open the bottle - before I even stuck my nose into the glass, the aroma of marshmallows was everywhere in the room. The nose further reveals more sugar laden aromas, as well as caramel, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a little bit of dried fruit - raisins comes to mind. However, it's not actually as sweet as you'd think - once the roasted malt flavor, as well as the graham crackery aroma, comes in, it actually retains a good amount of bitterness and pungent roasted quality that coats the sweet flavors pretty well, and keeps it one note. Plus, if you *didn't* spend any time in your life sitting in front or around a fire and roasted marshmallows for s'mores, then, well...

The flavor comes as a nice surprise - just as one-note as the aroma is in terms of delivering a sweetened standard stout, but not nearly as cloying as I feared it would be. Rather, the flavor reveals the roasted qualities of the chocolate and caramel malts, which, followed by a soft vanilla texture a bit of brown sugar and raisin-ish qualities, makes this pretty enjoyable to drink. The graininess does get a little bit more noticeable, but it never becomes thin or astringent over time. Definitely on the chewy side, and while it's quite thick and bready especially as it warms up, it never becomes too sweet and alcohol remains well hidden. There's not much else I can assess about the beer - only that it's a standard, well made basic American stout with a nice sweet twist. Nothing more, nothing less.

I really enjoyed drinking this, but, this is perhaps best consumed split with others. While it's not really sweet (although it *is* decadent), it's quite a huge task to consume by yourself, as the chocolate and vanilla flavors do start to weigh you down in the long run. Otherwise, it's a neat little twist on the style, with a flavor and feel that brings me back to many late nights spent around campfires, back in the day.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 22:56:22 | More by magictacosinus
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bcerv-ca

California

4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark cola with ample carbonation. Head doesn't last long and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Milk chocolate, graham cracker with cinnamon & sugar.

Tatste & Mouthfeel: Very light. Graham cracker stands out, backed by milk chocolate and some caramelized sugar.

Overall: On the light side, might be better served if it was more viscous. Superb smell and excellent taste. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 01:56:01 | More by bcerv-ca
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TruePerception

California

3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(Transferred from another forum)

Highwater Brewing's Campfire Stout. A stout brewed with graham crackers, in an attempt to simulate s'mores. 6.5% ABV.

Appearance: It's black with a hint of dark brown on the bottom, and just the slimmest line of head.

Smell: Good, medium brewed coffee smell, along with a good amount of graham cracker. Slight dark chocolate smell. Chocolate comes out more and coffee recedes as it warms.

Taste/Mouthfeel: It has a very dark chocolate-y flavor, with just a touch of coffee, so definitely a success, there! A slight graham taste. Marshmallow is a stretch, but there is a slight sweetness that bring to milk or whipped cream mind. A little lactose, probably.

Not a great stout, but nice attempt.

Poured into a pint glass, from a 22 oz. bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 04:58:00 | More by TruePerception
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manutdfan

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now this was a surprise. Got this as an extra in a trade, had never heard of his beer or brewery. Brought this to a local tasting tonight, was the star of the show. Deep, dark rich color, little thin on the mouthfeel. Unbelievable nose on this, straight smores. Taste is exactly like the nose, smores on the tongue. Very good, can't wait to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 01:07:38 | More by manutdfan
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ChristopherTenore

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A) Dark Dark brown to black. as expected it was completely opaque. When poured the head formed was thick. It produced a creamy off white color. The head however did not last extremely long.

S) The nose was bombarded with rich dark notes. There was a great smokey smell that gave way to dark chocolates and toasted malts.

T) The beer was smooth and malty. Its very forward with smoked wood. Under the smoked wood you get a great chocolate flavor and a sweet creamy flavor as well. There are nice hopped undertones as well. This beer is like a smore in a glass.

MF) This coats your mouth wonderfully. There is a smooth and silky quality to it with very low carbonation. It leaves your mouth with a slightly dry sensation, making you want to drink more.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 16:41:44 | More by ChristopherTenore
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kojevergas

Texas

2.46/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed live. Reviewed as an American Stout because it self-identifies as a stout and it's American. I dig the simple label art. 6.5% ABV confirmed. 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard unbranded pry-off cap acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are above average due to the description on the label.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger wide head of tan colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Supple and inviting. Light uneven lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is above average for the style - about 3 minutes.

Body colour is an opaque dark solid black; not quite a jet black but dark. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Standard fare for the style, but nevertheless quite good. I can't wait to try it. Not unique or special. No flaws jump out at me.

Sm: Oh boy. Chocolate malt, milk chocolate, marshmallow, dark malts, a buried hint of mint, molasses, and a hint of vanilla. Very evocative; they hit what they're going for except there's no graham cracker. Reminds me of digestives or keebler's cookies. Cream. Milk. the marshmallow note is a highlight; wow. Gooey goodness mixed with caramel is fantastic.

It's not without flaws, though. I can tell flavour was added, maybe some unwarranted extract. It's forgivable though.

A remarkable aroma that hits the s'more concept on the head. Moderately strong.

No yeast character, hop character, or alcohol is detectable. This one is all additive and malt.

T: Chocolate malt, milk chocolate, artificial chocolate flavour extract. A bit too sweet. Caramel. Dark malts. A bit of marshmallow, but nowhere near as much as was promised by the aroma. Not getting any graham cracker. Milky. Light herbal hops redolent of mint do surface a biteen. Boy, that sweetness is really ruining the balance for me. Nowhere near as complex or subtle as it'd have to be to be up there with the best in the style. Do I like it? Hm. Not really, actually. Ultimately, it's just so damned artificial. The flavour additives do this one a disservice.

Flavour intensity is high for the style, even overbearing. Flavour depth, diversity, and duration are average to below average. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Syrupy. Sticky. Gooey. Thick - overly so. Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well, but I guess it's a valiant attempt at creating a texture to match the concept.

Not oily, harsh, gushed, or boozy. Far from ideal overall. Not a good texture for the style.

Dr: The overdone sweetness and lack of interesting flavour make this one kind of difficult to drink. I'll finish this bottle with effort, but I'm not happy to have to take it down alone. Overpriced for the quality. I certainly wouldn't get this again. The aroma is a highlight, but the beer doesn't deliver on the concept once you factor in the flavour and mouthfeel. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. Disappointed given its current high ratings. Even Southern Tier hits their concepts without coming off too artificial.

Highish D+

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:51:55 | More by kojevergas
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours very near black with a finger of dark caramel head, strong retention, very nice lacing.

S - lots of marshmallows and.sugary graham cracker, some sweet chocolate. Exactly as advertised, pretty much dead on.

T - Tons of sweet semi bitter chocolate and graham cracker, hint of marshmallow and the finish. Sweet semi bitter chocolate aftertaste lingers a bit. Kind of starting to taste a bit like ovaltine...

M - medium bodied+ and very smooth. Limited carbonation.

O - lives up to itsdescription very well. Really cool/unique idea for a beer! Boost for awesome creativity.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 01:20:50 | More by MacQ32
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PHBoiler

Illinois

2.89/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into snifter

Deep black body with practically no head or lacing. The nose is quite interesting with chocolate and some vanilla as well as light smokiness. It's an inviting start. The flavors do not come together. The chocolate and vanilla flavors taste artificially added rather than extracted. The light smoke does not balance out the beer. The beer does not sit on the palate well either. This was a total miss for me. The flavors do not balance well and it tasted like a gimmick not a beer. The artificial taste was the biggest issue.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 14:55:33 | More by PHBoiler
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 02:09:45 | More by DrDemento456
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Formed two fingers of tan head on a pitch black body. Looks great.
Well, it smells like a campfire: chocolate, marshmallows and coffee. Impressive.
The taste is roasted malt, a touch of chocolate and coffee, and a mild bitterness at the end. It's complex.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation and a heavier body.
Here's a well put together ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 04:51:25 | More by Fatehunter
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one on a tip from a local distributor while on a trip to CA. 22oz bottle...

A: Pours a deep dark black with a tiny khaki colored head that fades quickly to nothing. Decent.

S: Starts with a smell of marshmallow and vanilla upfront with some chocolate / fudges notes blended in. A breadiness toward the back. Good.

T: I get a watery chocolate upfront that fades into a marshmallow in the middle with the marshmallow lingering through the back while a minor coffee smoothness comes in. Interesting. Kind of like a watery smores. Good.

M: Medium body with a good carbonation. A dry watery finish. Good.

O: All in all, this is a good beer. I was expecting more, but not bad by any means. I was just hoping for great. It definitely has a very marshmallow taste, but a little too light of a body for what this beer is trying to be IMO.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 05:22:46 | More by steve8robin
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gleemonger

California

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
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Thin light brown head dissipates slowly into a thin film and ring around the glass, leaving light lacing. Aroma of sweet and toasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor follows with toasted malt, sweet vanilla and chocolate, finishing a bit dryer and roasty. Medium bodied. Flavor is a bit thinner than I expected, but pleasant flavors. An interesting take on an American style stout. I was hoping for a bit of smoke from the name, but still enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 04:13:58 | More by LiquidAmber
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Pours a black color with a small brown head and medium lacing.

Smell – A strong smell of marshmallows and graham crackers! I wasn’t expecting it to be that pronounced. Also some vanilla and sweet chocolate. Really nice!

Taste – It tastes like a lot like s’mores! The chocolate comes across a bit darker (more bitter) than the smell indicates. There is also some chocolate milk, and a hint of malt.

Mouthfeel – Creamy, yet thin, with a medium-low carbonation. Alcohol is very moderate.

Drinkability – Easy to drink - tastes like s'mores. A good beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 05:58:51 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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mschind

California

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Nothing too impressive here, very little head retention but there is some lacing. Looks like an average stout.

S- Marshmallow and graham crackers, amazing. After that some chocolate and vanilla.

T- Chocolate up front followed by some vanilla with a roasty finish.

M- Smooth with appropriate carbonation but not as full and rich as I was expecting.

O- An excellent impression of a s'more in a stout without being sweet, cloying or artificial.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 22:58:09 | More by mschind
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mdaschaf

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 18:52:54 | More by mdaschaf
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Halcyondays

California

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours black with a medium tan head, some solid lace.

S: Great nose of marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate, smells like it should.

T: Heavy dark chocolate, lighter sugary quality than on the nose, but still quite sweet. Pie crust, hint of sugar cane.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy carbonation, smooth.

O: A fun beer to try. The S'more character is definitely there and tastes and smells above all quite good. A tad pricey, but this is not just some novelty, it's a complete effort.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 23:05:37 | More by Halcyondays
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brotherloco

California

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber. Served in a tulip.

Pours opaque dark brown with a finger of dark tan foam. Settles to a ring. Spots of lacing.

Aroma is extremely sweet and chocolatey with the graham crackers and marshmallows giving an obvious tip to s'mores.

Flavor is thankfully not as sweet as aroma. Drier chocolate malt dominates with a generous dose of roasty bitterness. A bit of the graham cracker and marshmallow flavor emerges through the finish, but it's fairly subtle.

Medium-light bodied with above medium carbonation. Sharper than smooth, but quite drinkable.

Overall this reminds me of a dry irish oyster stout with some subtle sweet additions. Good.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 00:29:26 | More by brotherloco
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, graham crackers, marshmallows, vanilla, a bit of smoke, and lactose.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts, marshmallows, vanilla, and a bit of smoke. Through the middle, the graham crackers come through with some more smoke, and some milk chocolate. The finish is a mix of chocolate malts, a bit of smoke, graham crackers, and marshmallows.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit thick with a sweet and roasted finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice balance of flavors. The graham crackers and marshmallows are just right.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 03:21:59 | More by ngeunit1
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Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.