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Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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88
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gatornation on 06-25-2013)
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4.52/5  rDev +14.1%

snipercheney, Yesterday at 10:24 PM
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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

No canning date. Heard some good things about this brewery and they just recently started distributing in the metro area.

Appearance: Deep shiny black body with a fluffy tan head.

Aroma: Roasted malt with some piney/earthy hops coming through.

Taste: A no frills black ale -- and that's just fine. The hops are at the forefront of the flavor with a nice earthy flavor and medium bitterness. Soon after a nice balance hits with the roasty malt character reminiscent of freshly ground coffee beans. The best flavor comes in the understated finish, a harmony of sweet cream, earthy hops and roasted malt. The aftertaste unleashes moderate bitterness onto the palate that lingers. Good amount of flavor but was looking for a little bit more up front at least, given the 6% ABV.

Mouthfeel: About medium, which is a little thinner than I would have liked for the style. A tad overzealous on the carbonation but good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: A good effort from Bent Paddle and reason to delve into their other offerings with some optimism. A good example of the style as well. Would I drink it again? Sure.

JamesMN, Saturday at 04:47 PM
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Big roast and toast nose.
Pours opaque black with a thin head.
Complex rich malts start the palate followed by cola, faint coffee, a touch of cocoa, dark sugars finished with a penetrating citrus rind hop bitterness. The beer has more toast than roast on the palate.
Medium full body with medium light carbonation.

pat61, Sep 27, 2014
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Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.