Another BrewDog beer, but this time, it’s from their Overworks facility – a purpose built brewery specialising in wild and sour brews, with a team that are keen to push the boundaries with brewing. Campfure cult gives the description of enjoying smores at a campfire. My alcohol evolved sweet-tooth is intrigued!
Mandatory “Campfire Cult” Facts
- Untappd Rating: 3.71 (at time of writing)
- ABV: 9.5%
- Style: Sour
- Serving: Bottle 500ml, split into 2 x 250ml servings via Pop & Stop
A deep black beer is poured, reminiscent of the coals on a camp fire. This brough back fond memories of scout camps from my teenage years. There was a fizzy mocha head, which disappeared before I could even get a quick photo! On the nose, there are dominant scent is of marshmallow, which confuses my mind when looking at such a dark beer! In addition to the sweet marshmallow, there is a brief scent of chocolate before I get a strong sour tone coming from this beer, creating a sensory sensation like no other! I had to sample this beer a few times, just to get my head and taste buds around this. It starts off incredibly sour, with a tart lactic seizing of the palate. Once this begins to dissipate, other flavours start to evolve. Upon each mouthful, the beer presents slightly differently, Following the sourness, I get is the marshmallow, it’s light and sweet and grounds the tastes buds away from the preceding sourness. Upon further sampling I get the rich chocolate tones, along with a subtle roasted malt, which is likely there to represent the smoke. The 9.5% is actually more sublte that one would expect, but does build by the end of the brew.
Diagnosis: 3.5/5. “Campfire Cult” This is a very intriguing beer. Rich, sweet and sour. It certainly evolves the typical “pastry stout”. Personally, I enjoyed it, but the sourness is slightly too much for my liking and takes away partially from the incredible flavours of the campfire snack – the smore. My Pop & Stop is secure, keeping the beer airtight, I’ll set it aside and enjoy the rest tomorrow.