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Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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88
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | 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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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +26.9%

07-05-2014 19:35:46 | More by Arrowhead_MN
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

09-22-2013 05:13:40 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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runwild99

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-20-2014 15:41:52 | More by runwild99
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fanboy77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-27-2014 16:24:30 | More by fanboy77
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-07-2014 17:08:37 | More by ddavison
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-21-2013 23:38:47 | More by cofeeguru
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-03-2014 00:20:17 | More by ekimmel
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-03-2014 06:25:28 | More by Twotonsandwich
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-03-2014 04:49:05 | More by JoshNLFTW
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-18-2014 19:55:04 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-06-2014 21:34:02 | More by Pug
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-28-2014 04:19:46 | More by Vukusich
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BrianPlatz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-12-2014 20:25:13 | More by BrianPlatz
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured on-tap into mason jar.
A: Pours an extremely dark black with 1/4 inch light tan head. Decent retention and lacing. (4)
S: Dark chocolate and caramel malts. Whiff of root beer and molasses. (3.5)
T: Dark dried fruit, plum, dark chocolate and caramel malts. (3.75)
M: Light-medium body but drinks heavier than the ABV would suggest. (3.75)
D: This brew has excellent sessionability. Nicely crafted especially for style. (4)

Early July 2014:
Had on nitro-tap and was even better (4.25/4/4.5/4.5/4.25). More sweet, smooth, and chocolate. Really worked well with the nitro.

07-19-2013 00:38:46 | More by mwilbur
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MCImes

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%

This is one of my favorite dark beers. The can is correct in that it rides the line between aporter and stout. Its fairly dry but not overly, which I like. I find many porters and stouts either too sweet or too roasted. This is niether. Its perfectly roasty without being 'burnt' tasting. It has enough residual sugar to have some body, but its not sweet. It has a nice hoppy bitterness without being over the top. I hate black IPA's! I drink dark beet to be malty and smooth. Bent Paddle Balack Ale nails it. It deserves higher than the 88 that it has right now and is my go to dark beer.

11-28-2013 02:11:01 | More by MCImes
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-11-2013 01:58:20 | More by bigbeers84
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-18-2014 01:54:17 | More by Hopsiam14
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MetricOcean

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-17-2013 13:37:49 | More by nogophers
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

12-01-2013 07:52:52 | More by MattyG85
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drop6301

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Appearance: Dark-tan head sits calmly above the dark depths of this beer. After consuming the black liquid, a nice lacing is left behind to tell the tale. Even nearing the end of the glass a nice creamy layer sits afloat.

Smell: Immediately some sweet chocolate is carried up to my nose, pulling with it a nice roast-toasty note. Caramel sits there with a subtle citrus hop aroma.

Taste: Chocolate roasty character. Caramel and nuttiness shelters the hop presences.

Mouthfeel: Medium-body with good carbonation. Smooth, very smooth.

Overall: This is a very drinkable dark beer with very nice chocolate presence hiding the deeper characters that run deeper down. For a beer with so much in common with stout, I could easily drink many in one sitting with out thinking about it.

12-11-2013 03:31:44 | More by drop6301
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herman77

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%

A: Dark brown, near black with a light tan head that sticks around for awhile. Nice lacing.

S: Semi sweet chocolate with roasted malts, oats and a bit of citrus hops coming through. A bit of carmel sweetness as well as a coffee.

T: Nice and malty with a bit of citrus hop bitterness at the end. Bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted dark malts, a touch of coffee and carmel malts. Nice balance between malty, sweet and some mild hops at the end.

M: Medium to slightly fuller body. Fairly creamy, average carbonation.

O: Good drinkability. A really solid beer. When I think of black ale, I think of a black IPA, but this is not that. It is way more malty and not that hoppy. More of a porter than a stout in my mind.

08-31-2013 22:26:21 | More by herman77
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Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.