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Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

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Photo of mothman
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tan head. Dark brown nearing black in color. Nice look to it.

Flavor profile is mainly stout like. Roasted malts with some coffee. Chocolate, caramel, and some vanilla. Has a bit of a hop presence.

Mouthfeel: dry and roasted. Medium bodied.

Overall, this is a nice beer with a lot of flavor. Easy to drink and a decent abv.

mothman, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
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, Oct 18, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

8 oz pour @ Taphouse

A- pours a dark black color with a nice tan head a nice lacing
S- roasted malts semi-sweet chocolate rolled oates some citrus
T- chocolate with roasted malts wheat and oates with a small amount of hops
M- smooth with a fair amount of roasted flavors touch of chocolate and vanilla
O- tastes like a porter or an oatmeal stout but on the watery side its a little light but still ok

gatornation, Jun 25, 2013
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Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.