Campfire Stout | High Water Brewing

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570 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:
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Added by TheStove on 04-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
570
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
169
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Ratings: 570 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of Beerbom
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reradford
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tele
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: Bottle (Dated 9.7.15)
Consumed: 1.6.16

A: 4.5 Pours pitch black with a large, light tan head. Good retention and leaves some lace.

A: 3.75 Aroma is dominated by molasses and clove. As the beer warms, a bit of vanilla extract and roasted malt come through, but are overpowered by molasses.

T: 3.75 Pretty similar to the nose. Lots of molasses, more vanilla extract, and relatively mild malt character. The combination is strangely cola-like and overall a bit artificial tasting. Fortunately, sweetness is very much under control, as is the mild bitterness on the finish.

M: 4.5 Really nice body and carbonation all things considered. Super glad this is not an imperial stout as the easy drinkability of this beer saves it from the intense flavors.

O: 3.75 This is a fine beer with decent adjunct flavors but somewhat out of balance. Definitely not terrible, just somewhat artificial tasting.

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Photo of stephensinner
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timothy_Scott_Goeft
3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

According to.what ive read it should.have a.high carbonation but this.is.a.little.low. the body is a jet blblack with light brown.persisting head. Should have some bittering but doesnt seem to really. It does have a light roasted an smoked malt impression with full.body medium.carbs and i rate it higher because it does remind me of the campfire like the name suggests.so good job to this brewery ill buy more

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Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stardate820926
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Off-tan head with decent retention. Really smells like a smore, with chocolate, marshmallow and Graham cracker. Taste of bitter chocolate, marshmallow, Graham cracker and a hint of smoke. The marshmallow and Graham cracker seem to fade a bit over time. A little thinner than I would have liked, but doesn't majorly detract from the experience. Overall, an absolutely delicious beer I could drink both at a summer campfire or on a cold winter night.

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Photo of Mkaram
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drewone
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvillefan
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on nitro so I may be skewed

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccg
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours like a quality stout but with a good inch of khaki foam and above-average retention.
The smell hits you in the face with sticky toasted marshmallow, vanilla, and chocolate. As it warms, more of the graham-crackery toasty smell emerges.
The taste does not quite hit as strongly as the smell, but the flavor profile is similar. A bit more chocolate flavor comes out but less marshmallow. The finish has just a hint of bitterness.
The feel is a little bit on the thin side.
Overall: It delivers what it promises. I have to note that the first time I had it was on tap at Church Key in San Francisco. That one was marshmallow for days. Out of a bottle, it's more subtle. I would probably have given the draft pour a rating about 0.5 higher.

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Photo of Kasha
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pleasure
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Campfire Stout from High Water Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 570 ratings.
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