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Black Ale - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-24-2013 04:42:43 | More by mmulebarn
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-23-2013 04:30:58 | More by jera1350
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-22-2013 03:11:20 | More by XmnwildX12
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WallE89

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-19-2013 19:47:28 | More by WallE89
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-19-2013 00:50:47 | More by anteater
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plsmanx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-24-2013 17:26:37 | More by plsmanx
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-10-2013 17:15:42 | More by doucmehu
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

09-22-2013 05:13:40 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-17-2013 03:51:46 | More by DaveAnderson
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-16-2013 00:31:50 | More by FeelinSurley
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Serving type: can

09-05-2013 01:38:44 | More by mothman
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-01-2013 23:03:40 | More by Cooper
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herman77

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, near black with a light tan head that sticks around for awhile. Nice lacing.

S: Semi sweet chocolate with roasted malts, oats and a bit of citrus hops coming through. A bit of carmel sweetness as well as a coffee.

T: Nice and malty with a bit of citrus hop bitterness at the end. Bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted dark malts, a touch of coffee and carmel malts. Nice balance between malty, sweet and some mild hops at the end.

M: Medium to slightly fuller body. Fairly creamy, average carbonation.

O: Good drinkability. A really solid beer. When I think of black ale, I think of a black IPA, but this is not that. It is way more malty and not that hoppy. More of a porter than a stout in my mind.

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 22:26:21 | More by herman77
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-30-2013 20:08:18 | More by maDUECEgunner
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elcrawl

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-26-2013 17:35:50 | More by elcrawl
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-26-2013 15:44:40 | More by AnalogErik
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-25-2013 00:27:00 | More by MN_Beerticker
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-21-2013 23:38:47 | More by cofeeguru
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-19-2013 23:30:57 | More by andrenaline
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-11-2013 01:58:20 | More by bigbeers84
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-07-2013 15:16:49 | More by jcjerabek
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MetricOcean

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-01-2013 13:05:58 | More by MetricOcean
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bent PAddle Black, Black Ale, Craft Brewed in Duluth, MN, 6% ABV. Some information at the bottom of the label: "Lake Superior is about 1.300 feet deep. At that depth, it is about as dark as our stout, er, porter."

Utter darkness, totally black, roasty/toasty tan head, looking good.

Aroma: roasty malts, cocoa, coffee, a hint of anise. some hops. little bit creamy.

Taste: creamy, smooth, malty. Mmmm. hops rise up and bite in the end. An interesting trip, this one, and hard to pin down. By calling this a black ale, you might think it should be hoppier, as many "black IPAs" are being called "black ales," now.
But that's not what it is, because that's not what it is, and it seems to be not quite a porter, not quite a stout. Certainly no brown ale. Black ale, but avoiding whatever style constraints would be called into issue by giving it a style.

Good and malty, great balance between bitter and sweet, swivering between both, landing on neither. But, damn, it's definitely drinkable, luscious and lovable. Easy consumption. Not too heavy, yet very substantial. Fairly constant delivery of deliciousness.

I wonder what they want to tell us on the label? "Brewed to be smooth, chocolatey, semi-roasted ale that bridges the islands of porter and stout. And if you aren't a fan of bridges, there's always the canoe."

More of that outdoorsy, North woods stuff. Guess I'd better get used to it. But, seriously, love this one. So far, too excellent initial offering from BP. Can't wait for more.

Serving type: can

08-01-2013 01:11:22 | More by feloniousmonk
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rarapacz

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2013 22:45:47 | More by rarapacz
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DB31

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2013 21:52:05 | More by DB31
Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.