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Bête Noire - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%


Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co. visit their website
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elricorico on 01-29-2007)
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black in colour with light-to-medium carbonation. Strong coffee aromas to start, with some dark chocolate and a touch of fruit as well. More coffee and chocolate in the mouth, along with some charred grains, flint, and mild smoke. Some sweeter caramel notes come through as it warms, along with plums. There's a bit of acidity on the palate, along with the drying effect of the dark roasted grains. It's a bit thin, which is probably amplified by the fact that there are some caramel flavor notes which I'd normally associate with a thicker body. A solid brew. All of the components for a very good beer are there, the balance just needs to be re-adjusted slightly.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 00:15:02 | More by fisherman34
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle brought to me by demcorhip. Thanks man!

Pours an inky black, nearly opaque colour with a 1/4 inch of head, even off a hard pour. The minimal head recedes quickly and leaves just a little wet lace. Not much in the way of retention, just a few bubbles. Carbonation seems minimal. Aroma is lightly sweet with a bit of molasses, chocolate, nuts, some generic juicy fruitiness, cocoa, and roasted coffee bitterness. Great aroma.

Taste starts out rich with tons of milk chocolate flavour. There's some lactic sourness and tons of roasted coffee. A little brown sugar and herbal hops in the background. Simple but well balanced and very flavourful. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a mild carbonation, herbal finish and nice dryness. This is a great flavourful session brew, smooth and keeps you sipping.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2008 03:17:06 | More by trevorwideman
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ablaze

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown head with thick lacing on an ink-black brew.

Smells a bit like fish oil and soy sauce...molasses and smoked oysters. A bit woody and charred.

Thick and sticky with average carbonation. Dry with a bold but soft roasted flavour, smoky...woody and rich. A bit tart at first but mellows out nicely with a light black licorice in the finish. Could use another element in the flavour.

I sort of like this one and it delivers, but not the best out there. Decent offer by Paddock Wood.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 01:15:08 | More by ablaze
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a dry stout/shwartzbier porterish. It was drinkable licorice, excells as a whwartzbier, but sourness and astringency in finish detracted from enjoyment. Worth having but not the best PWB by a longshot. Black with generous head, medium mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2007 01:37:29 | More by Sammy
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black with a big nice head. This is real big tasting beer that comes on like a tasty porter. There is a bright finish to this beer with a roasted malt flavour on the tongue. Impressive beer from this brewery and I hope to try more of there beers soon

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2007 02:29:31 | More by canucklehead
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of CBA: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention. Aroma of coffee and light roasted malt is quite enticing. Taste is dry with some light bitter notes from the coffee and roasted malt. Body is quite full for the style with some generous carbonation. Very well done overall and a beer that I wouldn’t mind having another glass of.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2007 17:17:23 | More by Phyl21ca
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black; small head recedes to a ring almost instantly.

Aroma reminds me of fresh baked chocolate oatmeal cookies, I just wish it was a little stonger.

Taste is magnificent. Big roasty flavours upfront, smooth malt and oatmeal with a hint of sweetness in the middle, and a trace of hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is thick and smooth thanks to the oatmeal, it really helps to carry the flavours. Carbonation is low which is just right.

Drinkability is high. The alcohol level is average with tons of flavour. What more do you want?

A very enjoyable brew. This was my first taste of it in bottle form after enjoying it several times on tap. This beer deserves a wider audience. I would love to do a side by side tasting with St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, I think it would definitely hold its own.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 04:17:15 | More by markaberrant
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Orrshow

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is basically opaque with a small amount of light tan head. Some lacing is left on the glass.

Smell – First impressions are strong of oats and roasted malt. There is a trace of coffee bean as well.

Taste – Up front the coffee makes a nice impression with a small touch of chocolate. I can definitely taste the oatmeal in there as well and it is complimented by a nice smokey flavor. It’s nice.

Mouthfeel – A touch thin for how I like my Stouts but it still carries some body. The carbonation is pretty easy on the mouth.

Drinkability – Good here. I have no troubles with this beer as its flavors are enjoyable and it has no unpleasant characteristics.

This is a decent Stout all around. Makes me look forward to trying more Paddock Wood brews.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2007 08:08:28 | More by Orrshow
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm glad to see the Paddock Wood beers available in Alberta and looking forward to more coming our way.

Bete Noire poured into my pint glass virtually opaque, with almost indetectable ruby highlights when held to the light. A bubbly head quickly dwindled to a soapy ring and left sporadic lace on the side of my glass.

The aroma was definitely malty, with lightly roasted coffee and chocolate. The taste followed in the same vein, but the roasted coffee flavour was nicely done and never tipped over into burnt. The oatmeal provided the smooth body it was supposed to. The finish was dry and the carbonation a tad on the low side, but overall a pleasant enough oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 04:45:45 | More by vanrassel
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opaque in the glass, looks nearly black. A thin tan head formed during a slow pour and faded to a thin ring around the glass.

Smokey coffee aroma of roasted barley. Mostly bitter in aroma and just faintly sour. Fairly full smelling, lots of aroma.

Up front is a faint milk chocolate sweetness. Coffee like taste fills the middle and leads to a mokey roasted flavour in the finish, that lingers for quite a while. Pretty nice.

A smooth chewy body and light but somewhat prickly carbonation work well for this beer. Altogether it is quite good, certainly not a quaffer for me but quite pleasant to sip on.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2007 02:47:34 | More by elricorico
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Bête Noire from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.