S'more Stout | Base Camp Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Base Camp Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
basecampbrewingco.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,520
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
220
pDev:
12.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark chocolate brown with a nice tall head of 2 fingers, beige, and leaves generous lace behind.

Aromas of burnt microwave popcorn, dark chocolate, and earth.

Flavor is very earthy. I was expecting marshmallow but I got the camp fire instead. Woody, with char and herbal hop, like a walk in the woods after a violent thunderstorm. There's still an element of cleanliness to the palate even though the flavor is largely dirty. Zero sweetness.

The high carbonation level helps with the charred flavors, making it slightly more drinkable. The cleanliness is interesting as noted earlier, and ends burnt/roasted.

Overall, Portland beer sucks, as does Portland, but this one wasn't absolutely terrible. Probably wouldn't have again though.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quick: Appearance is a brown black in color with a small root beer head. Retention is quite nice and the lacing was quite impressive. Smell is pretty tame, some roast malts and not much else going on. Flavor was nice, those roasts leading the way, and there was a sweetness to this one too. Feel was thin and watery, even on nitro. Not a bad stout, just not a great one, and there are many out there that are better for the price.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black pour, solid head, sticky lacing. Aroma of dark roasted nuts and coffee. Taste is a multi-layer experience - taste starts off with dark fruit, chocolate, maybe a hint of smoke. Then a bitterness comes out, which then fades to a longer finish of roasted malt and hops. A good stout, well suited for those long dark damp winter evenings.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of derdtheterd
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mannrw61
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thinner than I thought it'd be for a stout. Smell is smokey, like dark fruits. don't get any breadiness or chocolates really. Dark as anticipated. Taste was like smoky prune juice. Must have to try saranac. Would not buy this beer again nor would I recommend.

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Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz aluminum :) bottle from Portland.
Pours with a clear but nearly opaque body topped by a short and short-lived head.
Aroma: hints of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and nut liqueur.
Flavor: lots of chocolate; bitter-sweet with a nice touch of dryness in the finish.
Overall: Recommended.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NicolasBird
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown while not completely opaque with one finger of light tan head. Smells very sweet and light, chocolate, vanilla and a touch of caramel. Taste follows suit with a small bitter bite at the end. On the can it says it has a smokey flavor which I can kind of get. Overall, not bad but nothing special, it was nice to try.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml can - another American brewery whose products are made at Factory Brewing in Vancouver, BC. I wonder if that's just for the Canadian market - it would certainly be cheaper.

This beer pours a clear, very dark brown colour, with obvious mahogany highlights, and three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves some stellar crooked webbed lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of lightly roasted caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, some earthy black fruitiness, anise spice, ethereal cafe-au-lait, brown sugar, and mild leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee thing, gritty milk chocolate, some free-range ashiness, demarara sugar, still faint coffee grounds, ephemeral black licorice, bruised stone fruit, and more understated earthy, herbal, and floral noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its innocuous frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with just a touch of char causing a wee fuss here. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa and malt keeping the engine chugging along.

Overall - this comes across as a pleasantly rendered strong stout, where the connection to the titular confection doesn't really materialize, and having recently closed down back yard firepit season with my preschooler, I know of what I speak. Still, a pretty good offering.

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Photo of Wizzman
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown where no light passes. Beige head. Decent size with a rocky finish. 3D lace in the form of streaks and spots.

Nearly dry...the smell is mostly semi-sweet chocolate with a touch of cream. I also detect some mocha, but no true coffee aromas.

The flavor is drier than the smell. The chocolate is also much more dark, closer to Baker's. Interestingly, there's nearly no coffee. The body is richer than most stouts (but still thinner than most beers); the carbonation is spot on. The aftertaste is bitter from the black patent malt, but not harsh. Medium length aftertaste.

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This stout pours a pitch black color with a fairly large tan head that has some good retention. The smell is of chocolate, roasted malts, and espresso. The taste is similar with the chocolate fading a bit into the background. The roasted flavors are particularly prominent and there is a somewhat bitter finish. The body is heavy, but not extremely so. This in no way tastes of s'mores so it is a bit of false advertisement. As a stout it is ok except that I find the bitter finish to be a little funky.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours black with a finger of tan head. It comes with a burnt marshmallow.

S: Smoky. A little graham cracker. Burnt toasted malts.

T: Follows nose. Slightly bitter on the finish.

F: Quite thick. Moderate to low carbonation.

O: A pretty standard stout with the nice touch of burnt marshmallow and some smoky and graham cracker flavors .

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Photo of Mikeypnh
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coltron23
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benloho
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nataku00
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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S'more Stout from Base Camp Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 220 ratings