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Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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88
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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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bsp77

Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: can

04-23-2014 15:22:04 | More by bsp77
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olafphysics

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-20-2014 13:33:27 | More by olafphysics
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billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-25-2014 16:41:01 | More by billhelm
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TCMike

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: can

03-23-2014 21:53:59 | More by TCMike
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-18-2014 19:55:04 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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JoshNLFTW

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-03-2014 04:49:05 | More by JoshNLFTW
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Zallen16

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-27-2014 17:09:36 | More by Zallen16
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nibbish

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-21-2014 23:14:17 | More by nibbish
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Josh012012

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-20-2014 01:05:35 | More by Josh012012
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unclekeith

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-11-2014 00:53:59 | More by unclekeith
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n2185

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

02-08-2014 22:24:43 | More by n2185
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-03-2014 16:35:00 | More by fuzzcherry
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karlt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-03-2014 01:55:53 | More by karlt
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architects

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-31-2014 05:49:43 | More by architects
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fanboy77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-27-2014 16:24:30 | More by fanboy77
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stealth

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-19-2014 04:41:24 | More by stealth
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2014 02:45:53 | More by zeledonia
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Pug

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-06-2014 21:34:02 | More by Pug
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-30-2013 03:48:40 | More by zestar
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akang

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-30-2013 01:48:29 | More by akang
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-29-2013 22:39:39 | More by zeff80
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shadetree67

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - As close to black as I've seen from this style. A really nice head of 3 fingers and a pillow of foam stuck around for a long time. This is a great looking beer.

Smell - Roasted malt and hints of chocolate.

Taste - Roasted malt with some bitterness on the finish. Touch of milk chocolate.

Mouth feel - medium body and Dry finish

Overall - Pretty good black ale that you could drink several of in one session and not tire of it.

Serving type: can

12-27-2013 03:02:37 | More by shadetree67
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-23-2013 16:24:15 | More by zenwatts
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-13-2013 01:25:21 | More by Bunuelian
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drop6301

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark-tan head sits calmly above the dark depths of this beer. After consuming the black liquid, a nice lacing is left behind to tell the tale. Even nearing the end of the glass a nice creamy layer sits afloat.

Smell: Immediately some sweet chocolate is carried up to my nose, pulling with it a nice roast-toasty note. Caramel sits there with a subtle citrus hop aroma.

Taste: Chocolate roasty character. Caramel and nuttiness shelters the hop presences.

Mouthfeel: Medium-body with good carbonation. Smooth, very smooth.

Overall: This is a very drinkable dark beer with very nice chocolate presence hiding the deeper characters that run deeper down. For a beer with so much in common with stout, I could easily drink many in one sitting with out thinking about it.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 03:31:44 | More by drop6301
Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.