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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paw Paw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jale on 03-24-2011)
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deakin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-29-2014 17:51:44 | More by deakin
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2014 05:05:45 | More by Localdrinklax
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-14-2014 20:04:23 | More by tommy5
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2014 02:57:30 | More by TypsiYpsi
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kyle86

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-27-2014 02:54:13 | More by kyle86
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PhilMiller

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-18-2014 22:48:57 | More by PhilMiller
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WKyle

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-18-2014 22:48:25 | More by WKyle
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:04:12 | More by superspak
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Filabee

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-04-2014 22:21:30 | More by Filabee
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-26-2014 18:57:46 | More by Inglewood
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-26-2014 03:47:18 | More by Morakaton
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-19-2014 03:07:42 | More by miwestcoaster
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-26-2014 01:34:24 | More by MichiganderHB
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jdb288

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 15:46:07 | More by jdb288
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jwnich

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-11-2014 18:59:08 | More by jwnich
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zenithberwyn

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-04-2014 04:19:16 | More by zenithberwyn
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beerslushy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-25-2013 15:56:19 | More by beerslushy
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-21-2013 21:05:24 | More by egrace84
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 02:17:33 | More by chinchill
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grover37

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

11-24-2013 20:24:58 | More by grover37
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DavidRandall

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-19-2013 23:07:20 | More by DavidRandall
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-30-2013 13:15:55 | More by krome
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jeff for the bottle. Deep brown, zeroing in on black near the very center with some hanging, white-colored sediment chunks that float around all over the place... kind of strange looking, possibly not so fitting for this type of beer. The foamy, big-bubbled tan head sinks quickly to a swampy skin that lasts for the entirety of the brew.

The nose is laced with thick notes of cocoa and a light touch of oats; it has a nice, creamy smoothness to it that massages and relaxes your nostrils as it lulls them to sleep, only to be awoken again by some mildly sweet, faint back-end black licorice. I'm typically not a huge fan of the black licorice/anise aromas, but it's light enough here to compliment, rather than hinder.

Smooth and deep cocoa syrup trudges out with the first sip, under which a light touch of cream and sugar resides. There's a hint of some nice, roasted malts throughout, though they never completely peak. The finish is perhaps the best part, as it leaves your mouth feeling like you just ate a bittersweet chocolate bar; decent balance all around, with a somewhat creamy and smooth mouth feel, most likely from the oats. Low-medium carbonation.

Definitely a bit better than I expected, especially after taking a look at the sediment-ridden brew. Nothing mind blowing, pretty standard aromas and flavors for a stout (or an oatmeal stout, I guess), but a nice execution all around. Would like to try more from these guys... Thanks again to Jeff for cracking the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 22:07:28 | More by tectactoe
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-22-2013 04:32:36 | More by detrockcitey
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Picked up in grand rapids. Thicker looking black pour, frothy layer of cream colored head that just barely sticks.

Aroma, good oat, caramel, chocolates. Some roast malt.

Taste, Great chocolate covered nut and oatmeal. Nice toasted/roast maltyness. Dark chocolate, cocoa. Some coffee and light anise in the finish.

In the middle body wise, a food level of carb, not quite creamy. Coating enough but still easy drinking.

Really a solid example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 02:43:40 | More by Bung
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Black River Oatmeal Stout from Paw Paw Brewing Company
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