Bourbon Barrel Aged Campfire Stout
High Water Brewing

Bourbon Barrel Aged Campfire StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Campfire Stout
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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,951
Ranked #18,527
3.96 | pDev: 16.67%
High Water Brewing
California, United States
Bourbon Barrel Aged Campfire StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Campfire Stout
Notes: Aged 9 months in bourbon barrels
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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
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Furlinator from California

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
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
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.02/5  rDev -23.7%
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
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BWood from California

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
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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TruePerception from California

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
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
Bourbon Barrel Aged Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 29 ratings