Bourbon Barrel Aged Campfire Stout
High Water Brewing

Bourbon Barrel Aged Campfire StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Campfire Stout
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From:
High Water Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.8%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 17.05%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
24
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 22, 2018
Added:
Oct 14, 2016
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  7
SCORE
87
Very Good
Bourbon Barrel Aged Campfire StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Campfire Stout
Notes: Aged 9 months in bourbon barrels
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Rated: 4.02 by kaseydad from California

Dec 22, 2018
 
Rated: 2.98 by CJNAPS from California

Nov 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.95 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours black with a little shy of a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is poor. Aroma is roasted and toasted malts with lingering hints of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. Bourbon is present, but not hot. Just a kiss on the back of the tongue. Flavor profile is roasted and toasted malts mingled with chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. It's all pretty mild throughout the flavor profile, although the bourbon comes back a little hotter as the beer warms. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, which feels a touch thin for this level of stout. Otherwise, it's smooth and lightly creamy. Overall, light bourbon notes mingled with a mellow stout to form a tame, dark stout.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 750mL bottle.
May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Mar 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.17 by Kurmaraja from California

Feb 05, 2018
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Rated by rspauldi from Texas

1/5  rDev -74.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Infected.
Dec 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by deonreds from New York

Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Dec 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Furlinator from California

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Vintage 2016.
Near black with almost no head and no lace. Roasted malt, vanilla and cocoa on the nose. Less vanilla and faint bourbon in the taste. Medium texture with low carbonation.
Sep 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by vfgccp from New York

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by jakecattleco from California

Feb 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.29 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 05, 2017
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
This pours a very dark black, with no head or lacing.

Smells like light bourbon, with none of the great smores aromas of the base.

The bourbon barrel aging did treat the base beer kindly here. The problem is two fold- the great flavors of the base beer aren't present anymore, save for a hint of marshmallow. Secondly, the barrel character is super muted, and is a poor substitute for how absent the great base beer is.

This is medium bodied, pretty creamy but not all that thick.

This really isn't that great. The base is way better.
Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.83 by Bum4ever from California

Jan 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by cherche from Washington

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by jaydoc from Kansas

Dec 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by shoegueuze from California

Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by rawfish from California

Dec 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by DamienI from Washington

Dec 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by unclekeith from Alaska

Nov 26, 2016
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
11/25/2016
Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by dertyd from California

Nov 24, 2016
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Reviewed by BWood from California

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours dark with little head. Pretty normal for ba stout. Smell is not very potent but the taste is. Silky smooth stout and nice bourbon flavor. Nothing overpowering. The feel is nice but could be slightly thicker. Overall a great beer. Not sure if it lives up to the high price tag. But it's worth a try.
Nov 11, 2016
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Reviewed by TruePerception from California

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
High Water's Barrel Aged Campfire Stout. 10.8%

A: About a finger and a half of tan head. Black in the glass; dark honey brown in the dimple. Decent sheeting; thin lacing.

S: Smells good from the freshly opened bottle. Rich, dark Bourbon toffee. Light oak and spice. Rich chocolate. Slight char, faint licorice.

T/MF: A bit more effervescent than expected. A lot of sweet char, bordering on graphite. Dark toffee. Rich. S'mores notes are completely lost, unfortunately, but it's still good. I wish there was more chocolate, though. Not overly sweet, but not bone dry, either. A tiny medicinal note at the end.

If they could pull it off with the s'mores flavoring still intact, it would be amazing. As is, it's a bit week for the price, and in comparison to other big BBA stouts.

...Actually, as I continue to drink, I am noticing a faint graham cracker taste.
Nov 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

Nov 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Nov 05, 2016
Bourbon Barrel Aged Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 29 ratings