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Cold Press Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Cold Press Black AleCold Press Black Ale

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BA SCORE
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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 6.35%
Wants: 26
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: XmnwildX12 on 11-22-2013

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Ratings: 175 | Reviews: 26
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3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body with an ample khaki head. Thick collar and nice lacing.

Smell - Coffee. Roasted malt. Slightly sweet aroma.

Taste - Coffee is the most dominant. Starts bright and gets a little bit richer. Roasted malts behind it, but never quite enough to overwhelm it.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Not as creamy as regular Black. Well carbonated.

Overall - Heavy on the coffee. Tastes good, but not quite the beer that regular Black is.

Photo of nrml
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.67/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fossage78
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BMart
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Morey
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Herky21
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bent Paddle Cold Press Black, Coffee Ale featuring Duluth Coffee Company, Craft brewed in Duluth, MN. Contains: water, hops, yeast, malt, coffee. 6.0% alc./vol.

Utter blackness fills the glass. Rich, roasted tan head holds court above.

Aroma: Ah! Dense, intense espresso notes combine with cocoa, minor hop notes just below.

Taste: Mmm. Smooth. Glides on the palate effortlessly, spreading the coffee goodness. Mild hop bitterness makes perfect peace with the forward coffee component. Long finish, full body, terrifically tasty. My favorite coffee-infused "black ale" so far.

Hey, what do they say? "A local infusion of flavor--Bent Paddle Black combined with Duluth Coffee Company's cold press coffee. Smoother than campfire coffee without the mess of the grounds."

I like all the beers from Bent Paddle, but all the camping references do as much for me as sports metaphors and boat puns. Now, when beer labels mention biking in the city and collecting jazz records or obscure cartoonists, that's when they're talking my language.

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3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnbrewery
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Cold Press Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.