Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black | 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): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel-Aged Double Shot Double Black Ale is an amped up version of the Duluth brewery’s Cold Press Black Ale with twice the cold press and two doses of whole Madagascar vanilla beans. If that wasn’t enough, Bent Paddle aged the beer for 15 months in bourbon barrels. Keep an eye for more information on when and where to find bottles.

Added by josephwa on 09-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#259
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
309
pDev:
6.71%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
67
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Ratings: 309 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of cgwami
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DLD - botle share 5/19/2018

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Photo of MNAle
4.01/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is wine-like booze, vanilla, chocolate. Not getting any coffee. Tall tan head from a fairly vigorous pour, leisurely sinking, leaving a thick, creamy lacing. Black, opaque black, even with a back-light. Nothing visible beyond the black. Very smooth initial taste, substantial body, transitions to alcohol and bitter hops. Only the faintest hints of coffee, some vanilla, but plenty of alcohol. Very nice sipping beer. But, not much coffee.

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Photo of Travitten
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good looking beer, very black with a modest head and a ton of lacing. Surprisingly modest aroma, maybe because it was served fairly cold, but that didn't change a whole lot as it warmed up. The taste is big - lots of coffee, some vanilla, and medium bourbon, as BA beers go. It's a bit sweet. It's not very smooth, just a bit rough.

Overall, this is quite good, but it is not at all in the same neighborhood as the world class barrel aged masterpieces.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Double Shot pours a black color, with a small, but long lasting and lacing head. Big creamy aroma, roasted sweet vanilla. Flavor is also very creamy and smooth, sweet roasted vanilla, creamy coffee notes blend in perfectly. Good body and feel. Overall, very creamy, great mix of vanilla and coffee, very "real" flavors.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epercuoco
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep dark brown/pretty-much-black with a faint tan head that leaves modest lacing. Aroma of vanilla and espresso as advertised, but also a hint of walnuts or almonds, all coalescing into a fudginess. Taste is even better. Reminds me of a really good cold brew with the adjuncts a bit more understated than the nose would lead you to believe (in a good way!). Burnt nuts, baker’s chocolate and tree bark all balanced by the vanilla. The bourbon barrels, which you can detect on the nose, really hit at the back end and linger here. A wonderful soft creamy mouthfeel. A superb sipper, especially for those frigid Minnesota winter evenings.

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Photo of ian_graf
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanflc
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pavpav12
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a muddy looking black color with very minimal head. Presentation-wise...nothing really spectacular. At the nose was slight mocha coffee, chocolate, and sweet vanilla. Very fragrant and delectable. Not really any bourbon. Then at first sip, there were gentle notes of coffee, not as heavy as I expected. It was mocha forward with sweet vanilla and underlying sweet malty chocolate goodness. The bourbon came in gently as the beer warmed up. It wasn't heavy, instead it was smooth as silk that you could just appreciate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy. An exceptional brew, maybe it's not an over the top pastry stout that everyone is hunting for, but its an easy to drink, kick-back and enjoy barrel aged coffee stout!

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Photo of John_M
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and considerable lacing all around. On the nose, the coffee clearly dominates, but with considerable vanilla and dark chocolate as well. There's a hint of bourbon on the nose, but no more than that. The beer smells ptetty good. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, although the soft and somewhat creamy mouthfeel is impressive and a bonus. Mouthfeel is fairly full, and the beer is fairly light on its feet for such a sizeable beer. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and the finish is long and smooth.

Very nice beer from this new to me brrwery. The $25 for a bomber price tag was a tad high, but otherwise, this is a pretty impressive effort.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwbbq
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beast464
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkJC1018
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SixPack6
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

'16 vintage.

This one pours a fairly dark black, deep and rich looking, with a small white head, and not much lacing.

This smells like vanilla, tobacco, light smoke, roasty and earthy coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, and bourbon.

This is really quite good. It's a much less sweet "pastry stout," as there's a big earthy, smokey, and bitter character to this one, with an intriguing and complex bitterness. The coffee flavor is still very present, even in a 2016 bottle. It's roasty, a little bit caramelly, smokey, and chocolatey. There's lots of oak too, and a light bourbon character. It's all very well integrated.

This is medium bodied, silky and smooth, with a typical level of carbonation.

This is really great- there's a lot going on, it aged really well, and it's a treat to drink.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 309 ratings