Cold Press Black Ale | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Cold Press Black AleCold Press Black Ale
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4.19/5
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405 Ratings
Cold Press Black AleCold Press Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
bentpaddlebrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by XmnwildX12 on 11-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,546
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
405
pDev:
6.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
66
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 405 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of epercuoco
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great brew. Even better on nitro!

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Photo of BEER88
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinMc
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strix
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with brown edges

Smells primarily of coffee, some malt

Caramel malt, hint of dark chocolate, fading into just a cup of coffee. All pleasant flavors, works nice.

Medium-light mouthfeel.

Goes down easy, pleasant flavor, could get used to this one.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a pitch black color. The head, when poured from the tap, was minimal. What head was there was off white.
The nose is rich with coffee.
Taste is coffee. That flavor really makes this beer. Any hop or malt flavors are hidden. At the same time, it isn't a strong, overpowering flavor. It has mellow tones.
The feel is decent. There's a slight watery feel, but slight.
Not a bad coffee beer overall.

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Photo of jbuck66
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at an airport bar in Minneapolis. Dark black poured in a tulip glass. Little to no head retention. Very little nose, hint of roast. Taste is well balanced: some smooth chocolate notes in the background, a mild sweetness is present that I can’t quite place (oats or caramel malt?) with a firm but restrained roast flavor. This is a nice drinkable stout.

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Photo of darktronica
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An exceptional use of cold-brew coffee to complement a black ale. Still strong roasted malt notes with an earthy coffee that does not add bitterness, allowing the subtle hop character of the base beer to come through in a complementary way.

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Photo of d5001986
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BLarson31
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TyFluth
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pdb
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevepat
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice full black/brown with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly. The smell is big coffee with a nice little roasty malt backstop. Taste has a very little bit of that big coffee nose and a lot of the 'coffee malt' or 'chocolate malt' dark roast goodness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light and bubbly. Very nice, it's the hottest day of the year for us here and this is still a fine brew for this afternoon. Refreshing really. Very nice beer, has a lot of the lovable character of the normal black ale with a delightful coffee aroma that makes my weary, caffeine addled, new parent soul sour.

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Photo of SeymourDunn
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an extravel from some trade at some point...

black.
khaki head.
nose of coffee and oxodation (I have had this can for a while)
little metallic.
good not great but nice beer for the coffee lover. not super intense...little prickly. winner for a black ale...kinda porter without the char.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can, date stamped 268-17; thanks to my friend, Ken, for splitting his 4 pack of these with me after his trip to MN
A - towering light brown head holds impressive retention atop a near black colored ale
S - coffee, roasted barley, dark baker's chocolate, earthy hops
T - bold dark roast coffee with cream, bitter dark cocoa, toasty/nutty grain, caramel, earthy & piney hops
M - medium to full body, ample carbonation, finishes semi-bitter and semi-dry with coffee, roast and pine lingering on the palate
O - really good addition of coffee to the base beer. It really transforms it into something special. I'd drink this anyday.

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Photo of StormAles
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bwbrev
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dharmelink
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clean, roasty, crisp. Scored a can as a trade-extra; nice gesture, for sure, and it's a great beer. The coffee ale moniker caught me off guard as I've been seeing nothing but coffee IPAs, coffee stouts and coffee porters. I thought perhaps this is more like the former, but I didn't pick out any IPA characteristics (pine, citrus, etc.). Rather it's a nice, quaffable coffee beer that drinks lighter than a stout or porter.

Color is more of a deeper brown than black. Solid one-finger head lasts for a while. Aroma is roasted malt, cold press coffee and cream. Taste is right there - cold press dark coffee, French roast beans, light chocolate and a hint of sweet cream. Real crisp and clean and finishes with a nice pop as opposed to a smoother, thicker finish that a stout would leave behind. Real easy drinker.

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Cold Press Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 405 ratings