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Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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very good

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 2
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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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DaftPatrick, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Strix
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%

Deep brown, good initial head that gradually fades.

Roasty notes in the nose.

Classic porter/stout notes: roasted malt, caramel, cola, chocolate, oatmeal.

Medium thick mouthfeel, goes down easy.

This was well balanced and tasty. Doesn't fit the mold of the typical hoppy black IPA but I'm very impressed with the first I've had from Bent Paddle.

Strix, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of TooGood
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

TooGood, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of ekimmel
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

ekimmel, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of ToadiesForCody
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ToadiesForCody, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Richardbcoffin
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Richardbcoffin, May 29, 2014
Photo of Vukusich
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Vukusich, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

BarrytheBear, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

closisinthehouse, May 18, 2014
Photo of ddavison
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

ddavison, May 07, 2014
Photo of bsp77
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

bsp77, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of olafphysics
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

olafphysics, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of billhelm
4/5  rDev +1.5%

billhelm, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of TCMike
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

Good stuff!

TCMike, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

phishterrrrrrr88, Mar 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

JoshNLFTW, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Zallen16, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

nibbish, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Josh012012, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

unclekeith, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of n2185
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

n2185, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

fuzzcherry, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

karlt, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of architects
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

architects, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of fanboy77
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

fanboy77, Jan 27, 2014
Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.