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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

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 6.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of brentk56
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A fudge brown color with ruby highlights; the tannish head was somewhat smaller than expected but still left a lot of lacing behind

Smell: Not sure that I have ever smelled coffee aromatics on a beer like this one - really nice

Taste: A touch of roast and a hint of chocolate and then the coffee takes over, relentlessly; the finish has a touch of bitterness and smoke that adds complexity

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit lighter in the body than I would expect from a stout and the brewery doesn't call this a stout on their webpage, either; it's more of an American Black minus the hops and plus the coffee

Thanks, DaftPatrick, for the opportunity

Photo of zeff80
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of mothman
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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 -11.8%

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

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of morimech
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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 jera1350
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%

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 -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vermilcj
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -5.9%

Photo of jsprain1
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 12oz can into a Founders snifter.

Pours a rich, .5 finger mocha colored head with good retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is stringy with good stick. Solid.

Nose is mocha, chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt. Delicious. This is what I want my coffee to smell like. Aromatic, deep and very robust.

Opens coffee, mocha, chocolate, liquorice and cocoa. Some roastiness in the middle but for the most part, the same flavor profile throughout. Great balance of coffee bean bitterness and a bit of chocolatey sweentness. Finishes a touch grainy with big coffee bean notes. Holy moly, this is fantastic!

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly prickly in the mouth and dry and a bit resiny going down. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Super drinkable.

If you like iced coffee and coffee beers... and I don't mind beers brewed with coffee, I mean beers that taste like straight up morning Joe, then this is a can't miss. Really outstanding!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Cold Press Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.