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Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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BrianPlatz, Aug 12, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

mwilbur, Jul 19, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

MCImes, Nov 28, 2013
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Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.