Paddlefish Stout | Beaver Creek Brewery

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Brewed by:
Beaver Creek Brewery
Montana, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tigg924 on 08-14-2012

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown, close to black color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The foam has a very nice level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell –The aroma of the brew is big of a coffee/espresso smell mixed with a little bit of a cocoa aroma. Along with these aromas comes a little bit of char and a decent sum of roasted malt.

Taste-The taste begins with slightly drier roasted malt taste that has hints of caramel and a strong showing of coffee upfront. As the taste moves on, the roasted malt and caramel fade a bit all while the coffee and some lighter mocha tastes move onto the tongue. Toward the end, some of the roast comes back and a little bit of vanilla joins the tongue, leaving one with a slightly drier, but nice light mocha roasted coffee taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side for a stout of 6.3 % with a carbonation level that is average. A little less carbonation and a thicker body would have been slightly better for the dark and roasted flavors, but with that said the feel was still alright overall.

Overall – I rather liked this stout, as it was not sickenly sweet. It had a nice blend of coffee and roast mixed with a bit of mocha; delivering a very approachable stout overall.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from the tap in a 22oz mug. Jet black, opaque, thin tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of bitter roast ed malt, a touch of smoke. Taste is similar, a little acidic. But good balance between sweet and dry. Mouthfeel approaching thick. Overall a pretty tasty stout if that's your thing.

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Photo of tigg924
2.7/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap in Medora, ND--served into a pint glass

Appearance: black in color, 1/4 inch head, opaque, moderate carbonation

Smell: coffee and roasted malt

Taste: black coffee and light charred malt with a tad bit of caramel

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, sweet with a slightly bitter backbone

Overall: There is nothing wrong with this beer. It is an expresso stout and if you are into them, give this a try. It is a step above macro versions of the style I have had. That said I really cannot find anything that jumps out about this one either. If given the choice of the Beaver Creek beers I would go with the gold.

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Paddlefish Stout from Beaver Creek Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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