S'more Stout | Base Camp Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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:
#28,625
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
214
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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14
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 55
Reviews by South2NW:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Photo of katybee
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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 tigg924
2.46/5  rDev -33.7%
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 aquazr1
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryancl
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
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 chickenm
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
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 LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nhirsch04
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magbas
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
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 mdaschaf
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Justdoit1234
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
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 LamontCranston
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was skeptical walking into this one. A S'more Stout? *scoffs* Plus I tend to prefer imperial stouts to traditional ones. It was a recommendation from a BevMo! employee who happens to know my taste in beer very well so I had to trust his opinion.

A: I drank it from the bottle friends, it looks like the freaking picture. I gave them a high mark on this because of the eco-friendly packaging, which happens to be lighter, shatter-proof, fully opaque(prevents UV from harming the beer), and contains a food-grade liner so the metal doesn't effect the flavor.
S: Sweet, malty, caramel, small chocolate.
T: Fucking delicious. I was honestly surprised by how good this beer was. Chocolatey, malty, little bit sweet. These words don't do the balance of this beer justice.
M: With an ABV of 7.7, it truly drinks more like an imperial which was a plus for me. Thicker than your average stout, but not quite syrupy yet. Does not leave a sticky residue on the side of the bottle.
O: Base Camp impressed me. Definitely worth a try by anyone who loves stouts. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Cheers.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stpjames
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Kyroqz
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger off white to tan foamy color with a slow dissipation all around. The smell starts off with sweet milk chocolate, light dark chocolate with a good roastiness all around. Light smoke and vanilla ride in on the balance with subtle dark fruits riding in underneath. The taste takes on a mainly sweet persona through the previously mentioned flavors. Dry semi-nutty and caramel to chocolatey aftertaste runs into a dry sweet chocolatey finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good for a sweet stout. Overall, for my first beer by Base Camp, hey, I’d say it was pretty good.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of TimGarcia
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drone
2.72/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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S'more Stout from Base Camp Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 214 ratings