Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.21/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.
Appearance: Pours dark black with a hint of brownish amber. Lots of bubbles and a huge four finger tan head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A sweet and very roasty stout like aroma with big hints of chocolate, oats, and caramel malt. Upfront roasted malts with big hints of chocolate, coffee, biscuit, toasted bread, oats, grains, caramel, toffee, nuts, yeast, vanilla, and cream. Sweet hints of molasses and brown sugar. Background presence of earthy and grassy hops along with light hints of citrus orange. A very good roasty aroma.
Taste: Like the smell hints at, a very roasty and fairly sweet and creamy stout like taste with good notes of chocolate and light hops. Dark roasted barley malts with upfront notes of chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, biscuit, toasted bread, grains, caramel, toffee, nuts, yeast, vanilla, and cream. Sweet notes of brown sugar and molasses. Solid backing presence of hops with earthy notes and some subtle citrus notes of orange. A pretty solid taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth. Finishes somewhat dry.
Overall: A pretty solid dark brew. More like a small stout than black ale. Very good notes of chocolate and oatmeal.
Serving type: can
12-01-2013 07:52:52 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep brown, good initial head that gradually fades.
Roasty notes in the nose.
Classic porter/stout notes: roasted malt, caramel, cola, chocolate, oatmeal.
Medium thick mouthfeel, goes down easy.
This was well balanced and tasty. Doesn't fit the mold of the typical hoppy black IPA but I'm very impressed with the first I've had from Bent Paddle.
Serving type: can
06-14-2014 02:04:33 | More by Strix
Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.