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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
94
outstanding

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: XmnwildX12 on 11-22-2013)
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Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of mothman
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Strong coffee/espresso flavors. Roasted malts. Smooth and creamy. Chocolate. Very well done. The coffee is so fresh!

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.15/5  rDev -3%

Photo of morimech
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jera1350
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%

Great cold press coffee flavor with a moderate amount of malt sweetness backing it up. Thinner bodied, but wonderful coffee beer in a drinkable style that's not too heavy or high in ABV.

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two finger tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very roasty coffee and dark malt forward aroma with good hints of coffee beans, chocolate, and earthy hops. Big upfront scent of cold press coffee along with good hints of dark chocolate, toast, biscuit, oats, caramel, nuts, and yeast. Light hints of sugar and cream. Also some hints of earthy and spicy hops in the background. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the nose hints, a nicely roasty coffee dark malt forward taste with big notes of coffee and chocolate along with some earthy hops. Big taste of cold press coffee beans upfront. Dark roasted malt with notes of dark chocolate, toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, nuts, oats, and yeast. Nice notes of cream and light sugar. Background notes of earthy hops with some pine. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, silky, and pretty smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good coffee ale. Big taste of fresh coffee with some good dark malt and subtle hop notes.

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of josephwa
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of hardy008
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a two finger tan head. The aroma has coffee, dark roasted malt, and a little cocoa. The coffee smells very nice.

The taste has more of the great coffee found in the aroma, along with dark roasted malt, cocoa, and maybe a little lactose too.

Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Very easy to drink. If you like a good cup of coffee, and a good beer. This combination should work nicely.

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bsp77
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Black with good sized tan head and nice lacing rings.

Smell: Mostly cold press espresso but also with dark chocolate, molasses and smoke.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, with loads of espresso and dark chocolate. Some bite at the end from the roasted malts and coffee.

Feel: Smooth and creamy with moderately low carbonation. The body is lighter than expected. Dry finish.

Overall: The easiest drinking Coffee Stout I have had, and it is also flat out delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Mdog
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black, huge head.

Smell: Coffee, mocha, sweetness.

Taste: Rich coffee flavor, not too bitter, full mouth feel, very good.

Overall: I tried this at the brewery where I would have probably given it a 4.75, so when cans showed up in the Twin Cities I reviewed it. It's an excellent beer, the coffee is not quite as bitter as I've had in other coffee-infused beers which rates it higher in my mind. At the brewery the feel and taste are even better.

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TubaDan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Cold Press Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.