Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.09/5 rDev +3.5%
Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Pint.
Appearance: Black with good sized tan head and nice lacing rings.
Smell: Heavy roasted aroma, with dark chocolate, bitter coffee and smoke. Definite oat aroma as well.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, with very dry, roasted notes of chocolate, coffee and smoke. Some bite at the end from the roasted malts as well as spicy hoppiness.
Feel: Smooth and creamy with moderately low carbonation. The body is lighter than expected. Dry finish.
Overall: The Black Ale name is a bit of a misnomer, as everyone assumes that means Black IPA. This is really an Oatmeal Stout but with a lighter body than expected for the style. This is really good stuff; I just hope people aren't disappointed that this is not a hop bomb.
04-23-2014 15:22:04 | More by bsp77
3.76/5 rDev -4.8%
Produced a one finger beige head. The beer color is an ultra deep brown, (appears black at first glance).
Smell is nice, but could be bolder. It's of roasted malts, light caramel, and peppery hops.
The taste is very similar. Not as much hop bite as most black ales i've had. It is easier drinking in that aspect. Medium mouth-feel, and carbonation.
03-23-2014 21:53:59 | More by TCMike
3.84/5 rDev -2.8%
Thanks to Zeledonia for this can.
A: Pours black with two fingers of light tan head that fades into a thin cap with good lacing.
S: Roasted malts with semi-sweet chocolate and dry, piney hops following. The finish is a little sweeter with a touch of vanilla.
T: Roasted malts here as well with cacao nibs, slight char and smoke, and piney hops. The finish is dry and lightly bitter.
M: Body is on the thicker end of moderate with medium carbonation, this beer is nicely drinkable.
O: An enjoyable beer, overall. It has a good mixture of stout and IPA characteristics and is quite drinkable for the style.
02-08-2014 22:24:43 | More by n2185
Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.