ABV: 6.5 IBU: 40
High Water Campfire Stout
What the brewers say
“Stout brewed with graham crackers, molasses with natural flavor added. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow will leave you wanting s’more.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Inviting. Spicy graham crackers, chocolate, and molasses, followed by citrusy alcohol. The graham crackers provide a toasted cracker aroma which is nice.”
Flavor: “Rich and complex dark malt flavors—chocolate, raisins, roast with a soft mellow mouthfeel. The finish has a lot of roast bitterness and astringency, but I’m not finding it off-putting, it lets the dark malt complexity and sweetness linger and cuts the alcoholic heat a bit.”
Overall: “Great balance of stout complexity, I think the graham cracker softens a lot of qualities that would otherwise be harsh on the finish. The lingering flavors are a great balance of strong roast character with a subtle bready sweetness.”
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