S'more Stout
Base Camp Brewing Company

S'more StoutS'more Stout
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From:
Base Camp Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 12.74%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
170
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 27, 2019
Added:
Nov 21, 2012
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  44
SCORE
83
Good
S'more StoutS'more Stout
Notes: 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!
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Ratings by ccrida:
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Reviewed by ccrida from Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearence is black with a dark tan head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is really sweet, sugary, like melted marshmellows maybe, but some thick caramel as well.

Taste is more complex for sure. It robustly toasted, balanced the heavy malty sugars. There a little graham cracker note as well, aligning it with the name without overdoing it. Pretty good, but also all a bit too much.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Drinkability is good for onen at a liesurely pace. But one is plenty. Good effort for the concept though. I've heard good things about the IPA and will keep an eye out on these guys.
Nov 21, 2012
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.1 by harsley from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Griffith from Connecticut

May 17, 2019
 
Rated: 2.16 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Apr 30, 2019
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Reviewed by NedFredHead from Massachusetts

2.87/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Really didn't care for this one. Thin mouthfeel, bitter and smoky in an unenjoyable way. Someone said "burnt microwave popcorn" smell but I think that applies to the taste as well. Wouldn't try it again or recommend it.
Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has cocoa shake, milk chocolate and some coffee liquor. Taste is sweet and grainy at first but gets more bitter and roasty towards the finish with dark bread crust flavor. Medium minus body with medium carbonation. A legit, grainy and roasty stout.
Dec 29, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by rspauldi from Texas

Dec 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

Sep 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by DudMan from New Jersey

Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
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.
May 11, 2018
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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.
Apr 07, 2018
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
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.
Apr 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia

Apr 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Mar 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by derdtheterd from Canada (AB)

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.01 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Jan 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by mannrw61 from Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
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.
Jan 01, 2018
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
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.
Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by NicolasBird from Utah

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
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.
Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
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.
Nov 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
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.
Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

Nov 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Sep 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Sep 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
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.
Sep 18, 2017
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Reviewed by chrishiker1409 from New York

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
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 .
Sep 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

Sep 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by Coltron23 from Connecticut

Sep 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by benloho from Utah

Aug 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.43 by nataku00 from California

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by deonreds from New York

Aug 26, 2017
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Reviewed by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3
L - black body with ruby red edges. Three fingers of off-white head

S - Coffee-forward, some raisins and plums. Thought there would be vanilla/marshmallow in this thing, but nope.

T - Dark roast coffee and dark malts, more of the dark fruits, a touch of smoke. Seriously? Is there no vanilla or marshmallow in a beer called "S'more Stout"?

F - Thick body, feels bigger than it is. No alcohol.

O -Perfectly acceptable for the style. Nothing wild. No marshmallow or vanilla flavor. Not a s'more at all
Aug 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.51 by corywalston from North Dakota

Aug 16, 2017
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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The beer pours from the 22 oz can a very dark brown with a figer worth of tan head that drops rapidly.

The smell does not deliver a S'mores experience. Rather bland chocolate notes and otherwise typical stout. There is no smoke, coffee or caramel. For a 7-ish percnter beer, seems a little "hot".

The taste is oretty much straight stout, but their is a strange acidity to it that seems out of place. Again, nothing at all to remind me of the namesake. And indeed there is a decnt "burn" given the ABV.

Medium bodied, suitably carbonated for a stout.

Overall, it is a serviceable stout but it does not deliver what the name suggests. Can't really recommend it overall.
Aug 12, 2017
S'more Stout from Base Camp Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 230 ratings