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Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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

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Beer added by: gatornation on 06-25-2013

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malty_Hopper
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdog
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Black, good head.

Smell: Sweet roasted malt, coffee.

Taste: Mild sweetness, then a moderate coffee flavor and semi-dry coffee finish.

Overall: Bent Paddle is a very good brewery with 12oz cans of almost everything they make. The black ale is solid, tastes like a good porter, not too hoppy or sweet, balanced flavor.

Photo of DaveMiller
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerlover
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Nice black body. A bit of transparency as a creamy khaki head settles. Lots of lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts. Coffee and dark chocolate. When it's cold, it has a little bit of a metallic aroma. It goes away as it warms. Some hops around the edges of the aroma.

Taste - Hoppy bite right up front. A bit of grapefruit. Gives way to a rich chocolate malt flavor. Coffee and some bitterness in the back end. NIce.

Mouthfeel - Creamy body. Well carbonated. Medium body.

Overall - Someone sent me this, Cold Press Black, and BA Double Black. Impressive base beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a can, pours a dark mahogany brown with a full light brown head sitting on top.

The smell is very roasty, lots of toasted oats, resin hops. This smells like a dry Irish stout. The flavor is roasted barley, piney hops, bitter chocolate, clean dry finish. I really like this interpretation of the style. Not too hoppy, balanced with the roast of a porter and a creamy mouthfeel like an Irish dry stout.

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

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Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.