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Campfire Stout - High Water Brewing

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Campfire StoutCampfire Stout

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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 28
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of Alron
4.03/5  rDev +2%

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.

Alron, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of 01001111
4/5  rDev +1.3%

01001111, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Braden, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of oldsailor
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

oldsailor, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
2.93/5  rDev -25.8%

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.

Jeffo, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Tuckersmth
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Tuckersmth, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of cantcookrice
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

cantcookrice, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev +1.3%

davegray, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Texasfan549, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev +1.3%

jakecattleco, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of JulianTellez
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JulianTellez, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

Alieniloquium, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

zonker17, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of ricecracker420
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Maseitz
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Maseitz, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Mightykingmalard
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

Mightykingmalard, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Warlocks-Passage
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Warlocks-Passage, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of mcdonald422
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

mcdonald422, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

MJSJr, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

SoCaliC8, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Vimarsh
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Vimarsh, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of VashonGuy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

VashonGuy, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

BierJager89, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Moheban
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Moheban, Jan 15, 2014
Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.