BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in a Bells tulip: Pours deep brown near opaque with a lovely fluffy beige head and very good lace. Holy Mole, there be marshmallows here! Add the bakers chocolate, toasted crackers, hint of smoke and wood, and a faint mint it is exactly as advertised. The taste is more of the same with sweet marshmallows, chocolate and toast along with some roast and smoke. There is a slight hop bitterness and some coffee too keeping this from becoming cloying. Then there is the mouth feel, thin and watery not fitting of the bombastic aroma and flavor profile. That sucks IMO but this beer is a nice trip down the camping experience. Wanting s’more mouth feel but I can live with what they did here. I would recommend a one time purchase for any stoutie.
flannelnomad (42) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma and look of this beer saves this beer. A deep, pitch black stout, big frothy mocha head- just how you’d like a stout to look. Pretty thick body, carbonation is nice. When I poured this beer I got really excited because it smells ridiculous! Chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow just pours of this thing. Unfortunately the flavor doesn’t match. Grainy malts, faint cocoa, a little smoke, vanilla. This would have been a higher rating, but then this thing goes straight metallic on the finish. No bueno. Worth trying, maybe I got a bad bottle.
nealblind (466) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour some white head. Aroma of exactly smores. Chocolate probably mostly. Milk tang and wheat in the background. Tastes true to smell more into the burnt marshmallow. Watery acidic mid palate some residuals. Given more body and less char this one could’ve been a contender. A pleasant enough pretender though.
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in trade.. Not a huge stout fan, but this was better than a lot of them I have had.
gendv138 (246) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours black with brown hues and a finger of tan head. Aromas of s’mores, caramel, marshmallows, graham cracker, chocolate. Tasting notes of dark chocolate, bitter roast, smoke comes out as it warms. Smells better than it tastes but good overall. Medium body with a dry finish.
gainesee (1) - - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Incredible aroma with a thick head. Smells of chocolate, smoke and graham crackers highlight the pour and full flavored taste finishes with a milkshake like texture.
Beerhunter111 (3200) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
660ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer aber schönen bräunnlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv schokoladig, super Geruch!!! Geschmack angehnehm röstmalzig, sehr angenehm schokoladig, Kekse, Kaffe. Weltklasse!!
chuckstout (225) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Milk chocolate, Graham cracker, vanilla, roast. Pours a dark bla k with a mocha colored head. Nice medium body with a touch of bitterness and more of the aroma coming through in the flavor long lasting extract flavor
g_georgiou (114) - CYPRUS - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Dark body with a thin brown head. There?s a fair amount of marshmallows in the aroma and taste. Thin texture. A bit too sweet for me.
Itzjerm (992) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin on the tongue. Very nice flavor toasted marshmallow. Aroma also. Thin lasting head. Enjoyable but could be done better I think but good concept.
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Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Another bottle from my friend, Ken) The nose is rich - vanilla, chocolate, and toasted malts. Pours an opaque black with a robust, but short lived tan head which produces minimal lacing. The taste follows the aroma and is slightly sweet overall. Vanilla, chocolate, toasted malts with hints of gram crackers. Robust flavor. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Round mouthfeel. Overall, this is an extremely tasty and well crafted stout. Nice job, High Water!