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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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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 6.6%
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: 179 | Reviews: 27
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of brentk56
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of mothman
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

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

Photo of ShanePB
3.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
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 Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of KarlHungus
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbaker67
3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrace84
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morimech
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jera1350
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

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 vermilcj
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cold Press Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.