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Campfire Stout - High Water Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 24
Gots: 26 | 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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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-19-2014 04:17:07 | More by VashonGuy
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BierJager89

California

4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
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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California

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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California

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Massachusetts

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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-04-2014 07:50:19 | More by wolf_switzer
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
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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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-29-2013 06:31:48 | More by allstar255
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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Matt_Ortiz

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-27-2013 10:11:38 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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CurtKonrad

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-17-2013 02:23:30 | More by CurtKonrad
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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Colorado

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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magictacosinus

California

3.98/5  rDev +1%
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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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Sippinonsizzurp

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.