RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Campfire Stout evokes fond memories of wilderness and camping adventures. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow will leave you wanting smore. Like any campfire experience, this beer is best shared with a warm circle of family and friends.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1775) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable (base style: 20B American Stout)

AROMA: Candybar-like milk chocolate is prominent. Sweet dark malt with light roast. Faint cinnamon. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Inky opaque black body. Small, tan foam fizzles away quickly. No lacing. 1/3

FLAVOR: This stout is brewed with graham crackers, molasses and "natural flavors," though the strongest flavor is vanilla (milk chocolate). I do not get cinnamon or marshmallow (theyve probably faded). Quite sweet throughout, but not cloying. Faint taste of roasted malt on the finish. Low bitterness with trace of piney hops. Tasty, but simple and repetitive. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; fairly low CO2. Texture is soft and smooth with no alcohol presence. Slight milky aftertaste, otherwise clean. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A novel idea for a brew thats tasty without becoming cloying. A little smoked malt would enhance the "campfire" theme. Probably more robust and complex when fresh. 7/10


NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2733) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Pours a dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow sweetness, and some vanilla on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with chocolatey sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1351) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2016
22 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black in color with a smooth layer of tan colored foam at the head that shows good retention and slowly settles to a thin film. Some sudsy lacing are left behind in a wash. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, graham cracker, caramel, toasted vanilla and marshmallow. The flavor follows suit with the dark chocolate, caramel and toasted vanilla up front to go with notes of graham cracker and some earth roast to add some balancing bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth with subtle carbonation leading to a dry, sweet, and toasted vanilla finish. Nice easy drinking stout that reminds you of a smore, which is definitely a childhood favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (3136) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Creamy and complex and good but I did not find it stood out enough in any way to be great. I had to guess at the marshmallow notes, yeah the cracker and chocolate are there. On tap at the Playhouse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2240) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts coffee chocolate dark fruits caramel spicy and hops flavor roasted malts coffee mocha chocolate dark fruits caramel some oak and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (7111) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2016
750ml bottle shared at the New Glarus R & D Release #1 (New Glarus, WI). Pours a darker brownish black hue, a more opaque body with some brownish carmelized glow on the edges and bottom. Tannish frothy head atop is a firm layer, nice enough lacing dies down to a filmy layer, mellow lacing throughout is foamy like hot chocolate. Aromas are a bit toasty, roasty, subtle vanilla and marshmellow meet caramel, biscuit, graham cracker, and cocoa. Initial is medium bodied, not as thick as youd expect with some richer caramel, graham, and cocoa nibs. Vanilla and marshmellow appeal into the backend is a bit sweet and soft, some roasty appeal grows. Brown malt, earthy, chocolate remnants. Not as rich flavors as youd expect but lighter, an easier drinker. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1232) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
Dark brown pour with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, roasted malts and hops. Taste of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, graham crackers and hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, nicely balanced. Good solid stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1943) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Keg at Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Black with lasting brown head. Vivid marshmallow aroma. Thick, robust, powerful taste with chocolatey notes. Well balanced taste but I would prefer a bit more sweetness personally. Very good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2016
On tap at Black Rider Zurich. Dark black body with tall head. Nose of chocoate, malts, vanilla, sweet. Taste is sweet also with caramel, chocolate and plums. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (289) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
Nice mild graham cracker aroma. Nothing in this beer is overpowering, which makes the unique s'more flavour they're going for much nicer. Good stout with a twist. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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