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Campfire Stout | High Water Brewing

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601 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#3,346
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
601
pDev:
10.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
180
Trade:
5
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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelseyr713
3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S'mores! Ben & Nick's April 2016

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Photo of McAndrew
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desire5446
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Trying the High Water Campfire Stout at Yards in Roseville, CA. The beer poured an opaque black with ecru head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent is hersey chocolaty goodness. The taste is similar to Boulder's Shake....milk chocolate with hints of roast. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is an excellent stout....and sessionable.

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Photo of DamienI
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoping4hopps
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mmmmmmmm. While not as intense as a heavily coffe infused stout this shines through with its desert like flavor. A heavy doseing of gram is compiled with chocolate and vanilla to create an interesting sharable stout. I feel it lacks a thick mouthful which I seek out in a crafted stout, however this is a great beer. It is something I would recommend to anyone trying to widen there perspective on craft brewed specialty ales.

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Photo of mynie
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This has bene sitting in the fridge for a while...

So, okay, often I'll not pick up on a beer's special flavor but the label will alert me to it and so I'll notice it. "Brewed with cumquats," it says, and so by golly I just so happen to recognize that distinctive cumquatiiness that I otherwise would have just described as "citrus."

This time, I swear to god, I didn't read the label beforehand. I took a sip and said "jesus why does this taste like graham crackers," and then I checked the label and it actually contains graham crackers. What the hell?

So, it's a unique thing. It's pretty awesome because it's basically telling all conventional beer styles to fuck off, but it's doing so without reaching for anything that's even remotely popular.

How does it taste? Damn good, actually. Smells super smooth and rounded, with clear stout barley and then just some grahamy sweetness where usually the roastiness might be counteracted with chocolate. You don't actually taste marshmellows so much as they presence themselves by force of your anticipation. T-that's a pretentious way to put it, I realize, but I'm not talented enough to describe such an unpretentious and innovative beer in non-pretentious terms.

So... I dunno. This bottle is nearly a year old, so maybe that did something to it, but what I'm drinking right now really has to be experienced to be believed. Unique and nearly perfect.

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4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackieKu
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.
ABV: 6.5%

A: Opaque black. 4 fingers high of foam.
S: Intense chocolate aroma. Some vanilla.
T: Cocoa. Moderate bitterness. Slightly sweet. Some citrus/floral aftertaste.
M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation.
O: A solid relative low alcohol stout. Pretty pleasant chocolate flavor.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gjoker321
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heekson
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Trentt2
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very much a s'mores stout. But too sweet

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Photo of sbauer
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 601 ratings
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