RATINGS: 324   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
One of the best single stouts Ive had. Yes, it tastes like smores. Even more important, it tastes like chocolate. Not chocolate liqueur, but chocolate. It really does use the stout for a chocolate palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bomber from Wegmans. Pours turbid black with frothy tan head. Nose is delicious chocolate and graham crackers, vanilla, marshmallows. Tastes like a liquid Smore, with the sweet marshmallow up front, and the choc and graham cracker right after. What I like about this beer is that the brewers obviously tasted it at every stage, and even before bottling, and they succeeded in what their goal was here. This is a solid beer, like a Smore in a glass, and purists who would denigrate it on technicalities can suck deez nutz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (5090) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2016
650 ml. bottled 12/16/2015. Pours ebony with a thin smattering of cream on top. Nose is semi-sweet chocolate, coffee with cream and graham cracker. Tastes of milk chocolate, vanilla, graham cracker and a touch of coffee. Near-medium bodied with medium-plus carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (333) - - DEC 24, 2016
I loved the smores character ruminating from this super delicious brew. Not sure how they did it but they got marshmallow and graham cracker dialed in with the chocolate to taste incredibly like smores married to a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Growler Guys, Seattle. On nitro, but am assured it is the 6.5% version. Off white soft foam, dark black. Lovely sweet marshmallow and light roast aroma. Smooth sweet body, light bitter roast. Molten smores. Has a lot of the character, dry graham cracker and milk chocolate. Intriguing winter sweet stout. Not really my thing but I really appreciate it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1478) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Pours very dark brown with decent short lived head. Aroma reminds of a boozy intense dark chocolate cake, a Schwarzwldertorte. Some vanilla, lots of chocolate, but also a bit of the campfire, cherry. Body is medium and a tad sour. Together with the lively carbonation, that makes the beer refreshing, but it also quite surprising, to the point where Im not so fond of that sudden change. Palate is fair, cherry, but rather short. Oh man, if this aroma carried throughout the beer, this would be a killer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7867) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Draft sampled at GABF 2016 with Paul and Larry. Pours a deep black body with thin lacing. Nose is sweet sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of sweet, melted marshmallows, sugar and chocolate. Nice sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1749) - 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 (2658) - 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 (1327) - 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 (3067) - 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.

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