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Black River Oatmeal Stout - Paw Paw Brewing Company

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Black River Oatmeal StoutBlack River Oatmeal Stout

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very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paw Paw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jale on 03-24-2011

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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice smooth taste, small after bite, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a stout. Added to my buy it again list...

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jdb288
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Black River Oatmeal Stout from Paw Paw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.