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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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

far superior to their pale ale i think. heard some guts around the water cooler saying they used to be an extract brewery, but this to me tastes grain driven, not that i know it all, but if this isnt all grain, its awfully well done. creamy headed and dark cocoa colored, it has a lot of charm visually. some bitter roast to the malt base in nose and taste, coffee and char, but also a dry yeasty thing too, almost an irish type here for a moment, with a starchy fuller body, perhaps oat derived, but interesting enough to make this beer stand out, and its certainly miles ahead of their pedestrian pale ale. a little bit of hops here in the finish, and a dreamy rich body and mouthfeel on it, but quick to vacate the palate, and almost vacuous in the end, not as flavorful as it could be to end, but also pleasing enough for me in the simple dark beer light. i dont need a lot more, and this sort of covers all the bases, like the obligatory run around lap after a homer, except this is like a single on an error or something, with the same lap, is that a workable analogy for a beer???

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
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 a77cj7
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BeerTick
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of neckbeered
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of grizzbar
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of judkinst
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
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 Patrick_Miller
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Trapman
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of tigg924
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
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
3.56 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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