Campfire Stout | High Water Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
High Water Brewing
California, United States
highwaterbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with graham crackers, molasses with natural flavor added. Campfire Stout evokes fond memories of wilderness and camping adventures. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow will leave you wanting s’more. Like any campfire experience, this beer is best shared with a warm circle of family and friends. “Leaves You Wanting S’More”


Added by TheStove on 04-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
584
Reviews:
101
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
175
For Trade:
5
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Photo of kitekid
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from a 32 oz "growler"
High Water bills themselves as brewers of "unique flavors for the curious palate". this is a stout beer flavored with graham crackers and molasses that "leaves you wanting S'more".
dark to the point of being opaque, thin tan head
roasted sweetness, chocolatey nose
definitely got the chocolate and marshmallow flavors and the graham cracker is very subtle
mouthfeel is rich and creamy light carbonation and a slight astringent finish
not nearly as odd as it initially sounded. certainly not an everyday beer, but glad I tried it.
6.5% ABV, 39 IBU

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Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitburger
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnine
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Dark Dark Dark - no light comes through. Less than a 1 finger head - goes away quickly. Some foam around outside.
Smell - Chocolate and caramel. Charred wood and coffee. Smells sweet and dessert like.
Taste - Slight bitterness. Rich chocolate and caramel malt. Some coffee and toffee. Starts sweet - then gets dry. Very burnt tasting after the sweetness fades. Left with an aftertaste that makes me think of chewing on a burnt piece of firewood (not that I have tried that).
Feel - Quite thin for a stout. Low side of medium body. Flattens out halfway through the glass.
Overall - Not as impressed as I thought I would be. I was expecting smores, but it seems like a weaker stout with a bit of chocolate. I know if I want smores, just eat smores, but I just hoped for a richer brew. Worth trying, just not a favorite.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rocket Dog

A: Pours nearly black with a frothy khaki head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, earthy spice, and a touch of graham cracker.

T: Roasted malt, milk chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, earthy, a touch of spice, and a little graham cracker.

M: A bit on the Fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation, carbonation keeps it from getting too syrupy.

O: Nails the s'mores stout.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke12345
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown cooor with an inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
Smells awesome, just like smores. Marshmallows, roasted malts, milk chocolate, graham crackers, vanilla, and toffee. Medium body and moderate to low carbonation.

Overall I loved this ; tastes and smells just like smores. Worth checking out.

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Photo of mrp2323
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tazzman
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trytoketchup
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkarimi
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Lennco
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atomicbeer
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft pint at Big Dog's Draft a House in Las Vegas. Looks like a stout- black. No head to speak of. Aroma is burnt marshmallows, a little coffee, and a little chocolate. Taste follows. Sticky sweet burnt marshmallow leads in a big way with a bit of mocha. Just one notch below too sweet. Got the idea they are trying for, a s'more in a glass. Decent enough as a dessert.

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Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 584 ratings.
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