S'more Stout - Base Camp Brewing Company

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S'more StoutS'more Stout

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Base Camp Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ccrida on 11-21-2012

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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 16
Photo of Geoffq
4.89/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

cool stout nice flavor the s'more is a nice touch too

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served with an actual roasted marshmallow, from the tap and it was fun and tasty. Marshmallow added a nice little sweet bite to the initial sip and smoothed to the end.

Photo of LouZ
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special about this beer, unfortunately. Pours nice out of the metal bottle, but complete lack of aroma. Taste is chocolate and I did pick up hints of graham cracker from time to time, but no sweetness of marshmallow whatsoever. Did not taste like a s'more at all. Again, nothing special. Would not pick up again.

Photo of LamontCranston
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was skeptical walking into this one. A S'more Stout? *scoffs* Plus I tend to prefer imperial stouts to traditional ones. It was a recommendation from a BevMo! employee who happens to know my taste in beer very well so I had to trust his opinion.

A: I drank it from the bottle friends, it looks like the freaking picture. I gave them a high mark on this because of the eco-friendly packaging, which happens to be lighter, shatter-proof, fully opaque(prevents UV from harming the beer), and contains a food-grade liner so the metal doesn't effect the flavor.
S: Sweet, malty, caramel, small chocolate.
T: Fucking delicious. I was honestly surprised by how good this beer was. Chocolatey, malty, little bit sweet. These words don't do the balance of this beer justice.
M: With an ABV of 7.7, it truly drinks more like an imperial which was a plus for me. Thicker than your average stout, but not quite syrupy yet. Does not leave a sticky residue on the side of the bottle.
O: Base Camp impressed me. Definitely worth a try by anyone who loves stouts. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Cheers.

Photo of Catsnbettas
4.71/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Devine simply Devine. The toasted marshmallow made me smile.

Photo of flagmantho
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22oz aluminum bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: extremely dark brown, nearly black; head is a finger of frothy tan foam with a moderate retention. Not bad.

Smell: relatively rich and rather chocolatey, with some alcoholic strength. Not particularly s'morey, except for the chocolate, but still a pretty good-smelling beer.

Taste: chocolate and roastiness. Bizarrely enough, I'm also definitely getting a toasted-marshmallow flavor. Unfortunately, there's also an unwelcome chemical flavor; whether that's a byproduct of fermentation or has something to do with how the do the marshmallows, I'm not sure. It's not terrible, but I probably won't go after this one again.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and massive, mouth-filling creaminess. Spectacular.

Overall: I don't know if I've ever had a beer with such disparity between flavor and texture. It has its redeeming qualities, but that weird chemical taste, while mild, is just too much for me.

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Not bad at all. Tastes primarily like a decent stout: I thought the s'more taste might be overwhelming, but in fact it's the reverse: very subtle, barely present.

Flavor is solidly decent, very competently made, no off notes. A little lighter on the body/mouthfeel than I like for a stout. Finish is a bit short, light.

The can/bottle/container is awesome.

Photo of Mightykingmalard
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap at the brewery. They toast a marshmallow on the glass and it is AMAZING. Bottle may be different, but on tap this is a great offering from a tiny brewer.

Appearance is standard but the presentation is incredible.

Taste is exactly like a campfire.

Feel is a great olfactory and taste experience. If you have the opportunity I suggest it

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and marshmallow aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and slight smoke flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with solid aromas. but the bitterness in the taste is a bit too much in my opinion.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a tulip glass.

A- Poured black with off-white fluffy head that left webbed lace.

S- Chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, roasted malt, and some smokiness.

T- Chocolate, roasted malt, marshmallow, vanilla, and a hint of smoke.

M- Medium body, smooth, soft carbonation, and dry.

O- A nice sweet stout with those s'more flavors that were advertised. The roasted malt and hint of smoke kept the sweetness in check and this was a very drinkable stout.

Photo of ChugMan
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Food Pairing - Lindt 90% cocoa. Pretty great in terms of matching bitter for bitter, but the flavors are maybe too similar and became muddled.

A - Opaque black with some dark cherry red around the thinnest edges. Low head, little lacing
S - Inviting, soft, toasted sugar and cream, caramel, faint dark dried fruits
T - Much stronger than hinted at by the smell but not overpowering. Bitter carbon and singed sugar is there indeed. Unfortunately there's no graham cracker to mitigate this, and that ashy taste tends to linger...but if you're into burned marshmallows, hey! Dark fruityness of raisin and plum appear toward the end as well.
M - Rich, slightly syrupy, bitterness packs a punch. All enjoyable.
O - It's rare for beer with gimmicky names to actually deliver, but this one does a pretty decent job of it. Regardless, this is a solid stout by any measure.

Photo of Reidrover
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz aluminum bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem. $4.99 Handsome looking beer here..black,pitch black body and a lovely thick and creamy tan head. Aroma quite delicate,chocolate( milky) sweetness resembling marshmallow and toasted malts. Taste is much the same as the aroma with the addition of strong brewed coffee. Mouth feel is quite lively for the style and has a great bitter coffee after taste that lasts for ever or so it seems. Nice winter drink and nice bottle..need to find a top i can use this for a great camping water bottle.

Photo of snaotheus
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz (aluminum) bottle poured at fridge temp (41 F) into a pair of pint glasses. If there's a bottled on or best by date, I can't find it. My wife picked it because of the interesting packaging and the word "s'more".

Pours opaque brownish-black with a big, long lasting head light brown head. Smell is yeasty, chocolatey. Kind of bland.

Taste is bitter. Lots of coffee flavor. Some hint of the chocolate from the smell.

Mouthfeel is thickish and a little gritty. Overall, not bad.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown appearing opaque in the glass, with a one finger light brown head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, dark dried fruit, some fruit esters that does resemble marshmallows, hints of smoke. Flavor is light toasted malt, charred coffee and wood smoke with lighter fruit esters like the aroma, surprisingly similar to bubblegum. Light smoke. The malt body is very thin for a stout, more similar to a brown ale. Finishes with estery coffee and hop bitterness without notable hop herbal flavors. Medium bodied. This is an odd, but interesting dark ale, the body and flavor more similar to dark coffee ales than to stout. As an ale reminiscent of the outdoors and campfires it does a good job of integrating sweet marshmallow/mild chocolate flavors with charred coffee cooked over a wood fire. I'm not sure I'd get this again if I was in the mood for a stout, but it does have appeal as an idiosyncratic campfire dark ale. As with the other Base Camp beers, I'm calling this a bottle, although it really is a crown capped, bottle shaped aluminum can. I like the packaging.

Photo of artoolemomo
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up about two fingers' worth of head which has pretty good retention. The head is a medium beige while the body is a dark chocolate black that appears a tad paler when held up to the light. Considerable lacing that tends toward sheeting.

Nose- Not nearly as impressive as the label would suggest. No smoke, no figs as of yet. Light cocoa and small hints of cocoa. And a hint of caramel with little bubblegum notes. Swirling shows more bubblegum and a bit of creaminess.

Taste- Lots of cocoa that has a ton of coffee bitterness that moves to wood and sour roasted, notes. Some fruit- a little bit of raisins. Some smoke around the edges which really dry the mouth out. Smoke really sticks at the back of throat with the woody bitterness and some earwax notes. Lots of cherry and raisins. Some chocolate notes buried under the coffee bitterness. Pretty messy with many of the notes seeming to come in the wrong order. Some caramel, then bubblegum. Pretty much just an above average beer which fails to accomplish what it intended to do. Domineering bitterness and poignant sweetness make it hard to enjoy the other aspects of this beer.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation and a little zing. Some grittiness, chalk.

Drinkability- The bitterness of this beer is an obstacle and I really wish there was more smoke to push up against it. 5 bucks for a bomber is very reasonable but I don't think I will be buying this beer again. No real heat is present.

Overall- Above average but I'm tempted to rate this as average. I would give it a try because it doesn't necessarily have flaws, just notes that I don't really enjoy. Would be nice if the concept actually worked out.

Photo of ccrida
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearence is black with a dark tan head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is really sweet, sugary, like melted marshmellows maybe, but some thick caramel as well.

Taste is more complex for sure. It robustly toasted, balanced the heavy malty sugars. There a little graham cracker note as well, aligning it with the name without overdoing it. Pretty good, but also all a bit too much.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Drinkability is good for onen at a liesurely pace. But one is plenty. Good effort for the concept though. I've heard good things about the IPA and will keep an eye out on these guys.

S'more Stout from Base Camp Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.