Cold Press Black Ale | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by XmnwildX12 on 11-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
378
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7.25%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
63
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Vidblain
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zuidman
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spencermacko
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours deep dark mahogany with thick tan head that lasts for quite a bit. Lots of lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Lots of cold coffee and roasted malts. There is also a hint of vanilla and dark chocolate.

Taste - The taste is like cold brewed coffee with just a touch of vanilla. Roasted malts little nutty flavor and just a hint of bitterness.

Feel - Medium bodied creamy and smooth, much less bitterness than expected.

Overall - A very well done beer, great flavors very smooth.

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Photo of andrew8626
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlang2012
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipeters1017
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nearly black with a thin, tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Smells strongly of coffee, with a bit of chocolate and roasty malts. Taste is mostly coffee, unsurprisingly, with some bittersweet chocolate and caramel showing up in the finish. Some bitterness lingers in the finish as well from the coffee. Thin and carbonated, not heavy at all and easy drinking. Absolutely exceptional.

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Photo of fiveiron
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can from Justdoit1234 (thanks man). No discernible canning date. Served in my trusty Phish snifter.

Pours near black with almost two fingers of pale khaki head. The splotchy haze reaches across the surface towards an ample collar, leaving several small patches of lace.

Coffee aplenty in the nose, along with some roasted malt and burnt sugar. Not much other than that coffee but it smells good.

Taste follows the nose. Coffee, burnt caramel and overdone toast. Not much else gets past the coffee but it's still pretty good.

Fairly light body with moderate carbonation. That coffee continues its dominance in the finish.

Cold Press Black is a solid coffee beer. I don't get much beyond that coffee but that is just fine for what this is.

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Photo of CrackWeasel
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmmichaud
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can, smeared dating seems to read 2-17, at Stone Arch into a shaker pint. Pours opaque black with dark brown hues depending on the light, 1 finger of tan variable density head that had moderate retention and left partial windshield and ringed lacing. Nose is very pleasant roasty goodness, both coffee and malt. Taste follows nose to a 'T', very enjoyable post-meal beer, or possibly a breakfast beer. Finishes slightly chalky. Mouthfeel is moderate body and low carbonation. A really nice coffee black ale. It'd be my Midwest Modern Times Black House substitute if I lived in MN, though the coffee in the BH is more in-your-face, I feel this beer is superior. Well done!

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Photo of MrUse
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Black with thin off-white head, fades to a lasting ring. Aroma and taste filled with coffee. Semi sweet chocolate with mild burnt notes. Very taste coffee brew. Mouthfeel on the thin side but slippery. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Can received as an extra in a recent trade.

This one pours a pretty dark brown, nearly black, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells pretty wonderful- roasty, earthy, and chocolatey coffee all on the nose, with some light smoke, and lots of roasted malt.

The taste is not quite as good as the aroma, but it's still a fun beer. The coffee flavor is really nice- they clearly are using a good roaster here. The finish is a bit watery, which detracts from the beer, but it remains super drinkable. There's a hint of smokiness that's very welcome. There's a bit of roasted malt, too.

This is light bodied, and as mentioned above, a bit watery. It has a slightly lower level of carbonation.

This is a beer that's definitely worth seeking out, but I wish it was a bit more full bodied.

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Photo of cmsfish
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rammed96
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received from @Josholson666 in NBS BIF #4
Can marked 271-16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – coffee
Head large (Maximum 5 cm, aggressive pour), tan, creamy, diminishing to an irregular three to five mm ring and thin layer
Lacing – poor. Some drag marks as the level recedes.
Body – dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – bitter black coffee. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light to medium, oily, soft carbonation.

If it wasn’t for the soft carbonation, I’d have thought I was drinking cold coffee.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3

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Cold Press Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 378 ratings.
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