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Papa Bois - Mystery Brewing Company

Papa Bois
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very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.12%

Brewed by:
Mystery Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tdm168 on 08-31-2012)
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Reviews by dbrauneis:
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap at Serena in Research Triangle Park, NC

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some light amounts of dark amber highlights and just a touch of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dark mocha head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some lighter notes of coffee, lemongrass, and lemon/citrus.

T: Similar to the smell, the flavors of this beer start out with light to moderate amounts of dark roasted malts with a hint of freshly ground coffee and chocolate. Next, there are some lighter note of lemon/citrus and a moderate amount of lemongrass. Moderate amounts of bitterness towards the finish that fade quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is interesting as there is some upfront sweetness with moderate bitterness in the finish but yet it does not complete come off as balanced - the addition of the lemon and lemongrass is interesting but maybe a bit overpowering. The alcohol is very well hidden but this is largely a slow sipping beer for me and not as refreshing as I had hoped for...

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2013 03:52:08 | More by dbrauneis
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-17-2013 05:05:38 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives coffee brown with a very nice mocha-colored head that persists and laces impressively

Smell: Roasty, with coffee and surprising lemongrass tones

Taste: Roast, chocolate and coffee, as you would expect from a stout, but the lemongrass character is a surprise; finishes dry, though the lemony aspect lingers

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Apparently, this style of stout is not uncommon in the Caribbean though that would be a mystery to me; what I do know is that I enjoyed it very much

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2013 20:58:01 | More by brentk56
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an imperial nonic a crude oil black with a great looking bubbly dark mocha colored head that settles very slowly.Wow the rush of lemon really hits in the nose,the mix of lemon and dark roast coffee is interesting and a little odd,there is a real earthiness as well.The lemony flavors are big on the palate but they don't overpower the actual "stoutness" of the beer,unsweetened chocolate,earth,and deep roast play a big role as well.A different kind of export stout,the lemon grass is pretty damn big.

Serving type: growler

09-09-2013 20:07:07 | More by oberon
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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North Carolina

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09-02-2012 12:14:03 | More by GTB
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer in Raleigh on 8/30/12.

A - pitch black with a thick, brown head that has great retention

S - faint lemon

T - faint roasted malts, faintly bitter, faint coffee, lemon all over the place

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, very smooth

I found this beer odd, but intriguing. The lemongrass and lemon zest can be found throughout the flavor and in every sip. At first, I was underwhelmed but I really did start getting into it by the end of the pint. The lemon does a great job cutting the boldness and bitterness of the roasted malts which gives this beer an incredible drinkability. For 7% it's quaffable and refreshing; a stout for those hot days. I wish only that more of the traditional stout aromas and flavors came through in both the nose and taste. Otherwise, this was a unique (to me) beer that I enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 10:09:47 | More by tdm168
Papa Bois from Mystery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.