S'more Stout | Base Camp Brewing Company

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S'more StoutS'more Stout

Brewed by:
Base Camp Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The S'more Stout is an absolute all-star: Aromas of chocolate, coffee, fig, and smoke invite you in to a gigantic maltiness that is distinct in its smooth and refined character, with flavors of chocolate and hints of smoke mingled with rich caramel, fruit, and warming alcohol. Top it with a roasted marshmallow and you have the ultimate S'more experience!

Added by ccrida on 11-21-2012

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Photo of RJLarse
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bottle of Base Camp S'more Stout in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a back walnut color, opaque, with a thin beige head.

Smell is mostly a smoky charcoal aroma.

Taste is a smoky dark fruit flavor up front, with chocolate and hint of bourbon flavor along side, and a bitter charcoal finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and cloying, but with a wet character.

Overall a decent stout. A little sweet, and long on the dark fruit and bourbon flavors.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Charred brown with a minimal tan film.

Smell is really roasty and smokey, verging on chocolate covered bacon.

All of that comes through potently in flavor, settling on smoked meats, savory cocoa, and finishing ashy dry. No real marshmallowiness or graham to equate this to a "S'more."

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Photo of buschbeer
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

22 oz. aluminum bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black in color. I thought it was flat because it made no sound when I pried the cap off, and it had to pour aggressively to get any head. The little bit of head I managed to generate was mocha colored and left no lacing.

The aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malt. I get no s'mores smell.

The taste begins with bitter, dark chocolate. I get some black coffee and a light smokiness in the finish. One would expect a sweet dessert beer with a name like S'mores Stout.

Full mouthfeel with very little carbonation

I feel that the name is very misleading. There is nothing that resembles s'mores in this beer unless you associate bitter chocolate with your s'mores. I guess the mild smokiness evokes campfire thoughts, but I am bitterly disappointed in this beer. I'm glad I did not pay for it, directly.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.42/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a wee bit of smoke. No marshmallows that I can detect but the flavours here are right up in my comfort zone.

Near black pour from this cool aluminum bottle.

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Photo of tigg924
2.46/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Awesome packaging. Pours opaque, black in color, with minimal head. Taste is cocoa, dark chocolate and faint vanilla and cracker. Medium bodied, sweet with roasty bitterness. Appears more chocolate stout than s'more stout. Was expecting more given the name. Wow, never thought I would be recommending Saranac, but that is how you do a s'more beer. This pales in comparison. Pass on this.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging and a cocoa powder colored, near two-finger width head. Decent retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds across the top. Fair lacing, with broken lacing and some spotting making up the bulk of it.

Smell - Dark chocolate, mild smokiness, some roast.

Taste - Follows the nose. Some chocolate and caramel sweetness upfront, then quickly turns dark and bitter with roasted malt, some coffee and light smokiness. The Finish lingers with some earthy coffee ground bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full in body with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth drinker. Slightly creamy texture with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - S'More? Not exactly. Not at all, actually. This is a nice stout, but it tastes nothing like the name on the bottle, so points lost on both taste and overall. If you're looking for an actual "Smore Stout" try High Water's Campfire Stout. It succeeds greatly where this one fails.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark black with no head.

Aroma: roasted, coffee notes, faint molasses, sweetness.

Taste: not much in the flavor department, disappointing. bitter roast, bitter chocolate, not getting graham cracker or marshmallow. what exactly makes this a S'more stout?

Feel: low carbonation, thin mouthfeel

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Photo of katybee
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

What a cool can! The metal bottle is designed for taking along on a hike. It's one of the best things about this beer.

Pouring dark brown, with quickly dissipating, light brown 1/2" head, the prettiest thing is the bottle...

But the beer tastes good, too.... Medium-thin bodied, not creamy, not sweet; it's a little on the sour side .... the chocolate overtones are not molasses in character; a bit bitter. Biscuity oatmeal malt.... just not molasses or citrus or hopped.

Felt thin, to me, although with the resinous character of a stout. The carbonation quickly dissipated.

Most memorable aspect is the cool can. But that's worth something!

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Photo of ichorNet
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool looking aluminum bottle that feels a bit like a Thermos. Excellent design on the bottle itself, probably one of the most well-thought-out beer labels I've seen recently. The only thing that's a bit weird about the design is that if you look really fast, the logo design is damn similar to Red Hook's. Anyway, I'm pretty sure this doesn't actually have any "s'mores" related ingredients in it, which is a little misleading as several breweries have attempted and actually succeeded at such an idea... pretty sure since their entire shtick has to do with camping and hiking, this beer is s'more in name only. Oh well.

Pours a pretty solid looking deep brown with a rim of mocha head that seems to last pretty much forever. Lacing is sticky and very consistently tiered, and the body of the beer is very hazy from what I can tell, though it's such a dark color it's very tough to even pick up whatever highlights there might be. Nice looking for a stout, and the extra lace is appreciated.

Chocolate-covered coffee beans, tobacco, ash/smoke and toffee maltiness are right upfront in the nose, but this feels pretty one-dimensional overall. There's a LOT of roast here, and it seems to dominate the scent. Roast is, obviously, welcome in dark beer, but this feels like it's crowding out a bunch of subtler tones. For instance, I get none of the fig/dark fruit mentioned on the label. There's a very slight caramel-mocha note behind everything that would probably be very worthy of having more upfront in a beer like this, especially given the name, but it just feels under-developed.

Flavor is, once again, pretty heavy on acrid roasted malts with a dominating smokiness and an unbalanced bitter, dry, ashy finish. Perhaps, given the excellent lacing, that could indicate having too much in the way of hops for its own good? That combined with the distracting overly-bitter roast profile could be blocking this from being a really nice beer, which is too bad honestly, as I really wanted to like this. Tastes too much like coffee grounds to me, and not even the grounds of very good coffee to begin with.

Feel is a little weirdly thin for what this is going for as well, so this is kind of missing the mark for me. I don't get much alcohol heft outside of the finish which gets a bit aggressive with a sticky ethanol flavor lasting until just after the roastiness disappears. Not a terrible mouthfeel, but the flavor profile isn't helping things here. Glad I tried this but it's not really very good. Needs many tweaks to become a re-buy for me.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got on trade! Served at 8deg C in a tulip glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high brown head that lasts for nearly 5mins before film out. Vey dark brown colour.

S- Not a lot here. What is there is metallic

T- Coco galore. So much chocolate it's amazing. No marshmallows to be found though. Thought this was a s'more? No matter as it must have been replaced by the coffee flavor. Lots of coffee. Kind of lopsided brew. Roasted malt overbears at the end.

M- Creamy and rich going down. The coco leaves a chalkiness in the mouth that is not desirable.

O- Not bad brew. Gets on you after the first half. Chocolate overload. Nice to try but will not buy.

Food Pairing

What else would you pair this brew with? This nice brew went well with....... Yup! You guessed it! S'mores! Get your chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers on the bon fire!


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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S'more Stout pours a black color with a small tan head. The aroma is weak but sweet and smokey. Taste is sweeter, hints of chocolate and vanilla, and a slightly smokey finish. Good body and feel. Overall very tasty, does not taste like smores but its smoreish.

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Photo of arlo19
3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is odd, resinous and dry. Taste is ok, smokey and some dark malts. I don't get the sweetness as expected. Mouthfeel is solid, but overall not recommend.

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Photo of Brad007
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black with a thin brown head into my glass. I wonder if it actual smells or tastes like s'mores?

Roasted coffee and cocoa in the nose.

Cocoa, coffee, dark fruit show up in the mouth.

Texture sort of resembles a s'mores. Lingering cocoa and coffee.

Decent, easy-drinking stout that should impress.

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Photo of drpimento
2.81/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

At first it seemed really good, but then is suffered in the finish. Has a slightly thin body. Flavor's on th slightly drier roasty bitter side. Almost but not quite easy drinking. I wouldn't get another.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a thin head, fades quickly without any lacing on the glass.

Smell has a decent chocolate presence with a sweet sugary aspect, not picking up the fig or coffee so much on the nose though.

Taste starts out with a chocolate taste coupled with a mild coffee presence, pretty much malty throughout with any hop balance which is fine for a stout that's meant to be sweet, body is medium with medium carbonation, semi-sticky finish.

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Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is yet another interesting variation on the spiced stout theme that seems to be endlessly popular these days. This one is not overly spicy, but it's flavorful and full of warm and toasty malt. Not overly sweet but plenty of burnt sugar notes. Pleasant butterscotch aroma.

Dark roasted grain with bitter chocolate. Dark brown with an amber edge and attractive beige foam in the Oud Bruin wine glass. Grainy with a bitter aftertaste that goes well with the caramel sweetness. From the 22 oz steel bottle. I'll buy anything in these things. Like so many Oregon beers, this one was a relative bargain at six bucks.

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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of caramel.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of roasted malts and raisins along with notes of caramel malts and chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I expected this stout to be a little sweeter for something that is supposed to resemble S'mores, but nevertheless it is a flavorful stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of cpetrone84
1.84/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pour is dark cola color with a caramel colored head. Nose is heavy fusel alcohol, plastic, stale graham cracker, faint hints of dark malt. Flavor is burnt, bitter, plastic, fusel alcohol burn in the back, some fudgy malt but watered down, thin bodied, bitterness lingers.

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Photo of rrock44
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the Parkstone restaurant near the PDX airport. Not sure if this is how it is normally served - they stuck a roasted marshmallow on the rim of the glass. All I could smell was burnt mallow. However, felt the taste was pretty decent - a little chocolate, a little roast.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
2.67/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

i saved this one from a drain pour
my wife was ready to be done with it after 1 sip so i decided to finish it
this was a 22 oz bottle can thingy poured into a pint glass
pours deep dark brown with a moderate off white head
smells smoky and of peat
taste is same smoky, peaty, some coffee and caramel and strong alcohol
left a smoky aftertaste as well
note sure why its called s'more i didnt get chocolate or fig as described on the bottle and i wouldnt put a marshmallow on top
not the worst beer i have had but not enjoyable either too heavy on the smoke and peat

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.46/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the brewery and it was great. Was very surprised to find a well done stout in hop country. It had a great charred chocolate taste that was almost smokey but not. Perfectly balanced which is what I think a good standard stout should be. Mouthfeel was excellent as well.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aluminum bottle. L: Pours rich, deep dark chocolate brown with a thin tan foam collar. Moderately lacy. S: Grains, some coffee, chocolate, fig, dark dried fruit.T: Creamy rich with a big dark dried fruit presence, faint chocolate and coffee, slightly sweet with a light tannic to roasted grain dryness on the finish. F: An incredible creamy medium full body with soft, medium carbonation. O: A stout with a very big dark dried fruit presence.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours black with a tiny head. The aromas are primarily smoke, dark chocolate, oak, and an almost red wine like note. The flavor leads with a creamy chocolate flavor, followed by some smoke, light roast coffee, and some date. This feel is neither thick nor thin, with a low amount of small bubble carbonation. Overall I was less than impressed by this beer, but it is certainly a very drinkable stout. Maybe too light for me, but a cool exploration of the style.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like smoked malt and dark chocolate. Tastes like smoked malt and bitter dark chocolate. Maybe a hint of sweet dark fruit. No Graham cracker. No marshmallow. Nothing really special here.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served with an actual roasted marshmallow, from the tap and it was fun and tasty. Marshmallow added a nice little sweet bite to the initial sip and smoothed to the end.

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