Black River Oatmeal Stout - Paw Paw Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -4.7%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, oats, toast, light char, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light herbal hop flavors; with a good roast bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice oatmeal stout. All around good robustness and complexity of dark/roast malt and oat flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
04-05-2014 19:04:12 | More by superspak
3.64/5 rDev -5.7%
Bottle from trade with Cbuk1013. Aroma is chocolate, roasted coffee and toffee. Nice clean sweet stout. Oatmeal adds nice depth. Also some sweetness from chocolate.
This one has a smooth, clean finish. A nice example of a well crafted oatmeal stout with enough coffee bitterness and chocolate sweetness to balance it well.
01-17-2014 15:46:07 | More by jdb288
3.64/5 rDev -5.7%
12 oz bottle, undated, served in a snifter at about 55F.
This Oatmeal Stout pours nearly black. A bit of sediment remained in the bottom of the bottle after a full pour. The dark tan head has decent retention and leaves good lacing.
The aroma has a bit of unattractive burnt and sour components with the dark roasted grains and hints of dark fruits. The oatmeal is evident in the flavor and soft feel. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate add to the flavor which is strong and, as expected, dominated by dark roasted grains. Minimal burnt grain but a touch of smoke and plenty of very dark roasted grains here. Low hops.
Feel: Soft, low carbonation. Near full bodied. Creamy smooth. Fairly dry finish.
11-26-2013 02:17:33 | More by chinchill
Black River Oatmeal Stout from Paw Paw Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.