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Paw Paw Black River Oatmeal Stout



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Pleasing mild roast, rich bittersweet chocolate and chocolate ice cream flavor. Terrific mouth feel, clean and drying in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (1203) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, chocolate, and some roast. Flavor is much less pronounced, with some toasted malts and light chocolate. Not very sweet. The body is watery thin. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has lots of dark grains with some earthy roasted malts. Flavor has a nice dark grain and roasted malt combination with a bit of bread underlying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2015
bottle. Near black with small head. Dryish stout. Roasty, toasted malt body with some dark chocolate, but a bit thin. Moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3299) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Sampled at the 2015 MBG Summer Fest. Aroma is roasted coffee, pine, and anise. Tastes bitter and lightly roasted. Coffee, pine, light cocoa, and light anise. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa powder, roasted malt, slightly acidic malt, hints of dark fruit, hints of coffee, slight red fruit. Taste was a mix of red fruit, caramel, toffee into some roast, slight roast, finishing fairly roasted, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhp40219 (440) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2015
12 oz bottle my brother brought back for me from a recent Michigan trip. Pours an inky black with a small chocolate colored head that faded quickly and left some spotty lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and grains. Taste is a bit grainy up front with roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate and coffee. Slight hint of hop resin on the back end. Quick, dry finish of roasty malt and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, thin and slick texture, high carbonation. Rather sweet and definitely smooth. But for an oatmeal stout the mouthfeel is way too thin. Not bad at all, actually quite good. But the thinness and high carbonation are hard to get past.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle: Deep brown pour, zeroing in on fully black towards the center. Little white chunks of sediment float around. Foamy, big, & bubbly tan head sinks quickly. Weird looking. Aroma leads with thick notes of cocoa, creamy oats, black licorice, & moderate anise. Deep cocoa syrup flavors emerge on the first sip; hints of cream & sugar underneath. Mild roasted malts, faint milkiness, & a bit of anise towards the back-end. Finishes like you just ate a bittersweet cocoa bar. Slightly creamy mouth feel, but a little thin in body. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
supershea (19) - Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a rich, dark and thick glass out of the bottle. The aroma is nutty and malty. The body has notes of coffee, walnuts, earth and malt. The finish is slightly bitter, but not overpowering. A decent stout for a cold winter night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3411) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Thanks Ian. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled spider web lacing sticking to the sides of the glass. The smell was super sweet chocolate in a dry sort of way. Light vanilla enters in after a minute of warming. The taste was a really nice blend of the previously mentioned sweet flavors and then letting a roastiness come in nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but nothing overbearing. The aftertaste had a long sweet chocolate vanilla which lead to a dry sweet chocolate finish. Overall, this was a really nice sweet stout that made a fantastic dessert by itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1430) - - JUL 15, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate.

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