Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Barrel Aged Double Shot Double BlackBarrel Aged Double Shot Double Black
BA SCORE
98.4%
Liked This Beer
4.52 w/ 182 ratings
Barrel Aged Double Shot Double BlackBarrel Aged Double Shot Double Black
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:
#286
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
182
Liked:
179
Avg:
4.52/5
pDev:
6.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
54
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of brydeen
4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHungus
3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: opaque black and shinny, no head and no lacing (which is fine in a barrel aged beer). Nose: lots of vanilla, some oak, roasted malt, milk chocolate. Taste: loads of chocolate, more vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. Feel: thick, chewy, oily, and cloying. Carbonation is appropriately low. Comments: an over-the-top style barrel-aged-adjuncts-added Imperial Stout. For the style this is a good example as it retains some beery qualities. The alcohol isn't well integrated though, and that is were it loses me.

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Photo of Dicers
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kash2112
4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml waxed and capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Great head and color. This looks right up my alley. Nose is vanilla, molasses, chocolate, fudge and booze all balanced out nicely by hints of coffee and roast. Real nice and robust. Beer opens roast, espresso and chocolate. Layers of vanilla, fudge and molasses in the middle with a tingly booziness at the end. Tobacco, prunes and oak on the finish. Delicious! Feel is perfect. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth, slick and oily on the palate and soft, almost airy going down. Incredible for the high ABVs. Sticky, lingering aftertaste makes me go back for more.

This is a very very impressive imperial stout. One that I can only imagine would have been great fresh but also age gracefully for years to come.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours black with a dense tan head that lasts for quite some time. Very spotty lacing.

Aroma - Wow if this thing tastes as good as it smells I am in for a treat. Lots of coffee, bourbon and vanilla for the most part. Sweet smell like milk chocolate or fudge along with molasses and oak. There also seems to be some caramel or toffee in there.

Taste - The taste mimics the aromas, they hit the flavor almost perfect. Lost of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon. The thing I like most is usually in order to get this much bourbon flavor it overpowers, not in this case it plays well with all of the other flavors. The co stars in this great beer seem to be oak and a hint of caramel.

Feel - Full bodied very creamy and smooth. Get a warming effect from the bourbon great feel.

Overall - This is an all around well done beer, a perfect cold weather sipper with wonderful flavors.

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Photo of Demi
3.01/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ThickNStout
4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black wax capped 750mL bottle from Justdoit1234 (excellent suggestion, thank you!). No bottling date but I believe this was a late 2016 release. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours oil black with three fingers of fluffy khaki head. The foam recedes to a thin veneer and bubbly collar, leaving several narrow islands and archipelagos of lacing.

Smells of cooked caramel, bourbon-soaked oak, mocha and light notes of vanilla. More mild than expected but still quite pleasant.

Taste follows the nose. Bourbon, coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, faint pine, burnt caramel, wet wood and an occasional nip of alcohol. This is a mighty fine barrel aged coffee stout that goes down quite easily.

Creamy, medium full body with fairly light carbonation. Aftertaste of lightly bourboned, vanilla-creamed coffee.

I haven't tried much from Bent Paddle but I can say that for my tastes Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black is a head and shoulders improvement over their standard Cold Press Black. The increased malt bill in conjunction with the barrel aging and vanilla addiction really adds up to create a delicious brew. Glad a good trading buddy thought of me with this one.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

absolutely insane beer here, about as intense as it gets, obsidian black and thick in the glass, not a ton of head, but real pretty beer nevertheless, intimidating too. there is so much coffee in this, its insane, almost like a half coffee half beer blend, i wonder what the ratio is for real. no acidity with it, the right amount of bitterness, and very obviously a concentrated cold brew sort of extraction. i get a whole heap of chocolate too, a little sweet, very dark, earthy, brought out by the vanilla i think, its there all the way through, and is a wonderful little layer of complexity. the vanilla is intense, but somehow not too much, which i used to love but now i often loathe, i think there is enough special dark malts and earthiness in general to this beer that the vanilla doesnt run away with it. lots of whiskey, but just as much of the barrel char too, weighty and smooth, unifying, and boozy to say the least, downright hot as it warms a little bit, but it still has a gentleness to it as well. so intense on the coffee and dark grain, very agreeable with what i am digging in the style these days, and a downright impressively complex stout, probably would be even without the barrel treatment. i couldnt drink too much of this, i literally feel it making me insane with each sip, the caffeine and the alcohol together, but its a nice little buzz and the flavor is wonderful. some of the best bent paddle beer i have encountered so far, didnt know they got this heady with it!

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4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark onyx hues with a soapy sand and khaki colored head with insane lacing
S: Bourbon, dark roast, and dark fruits on the nose
T: Robust coffee, french vanilla, hazelnut, and mocha
F: Thicker for the style, but I almost feel compelled to judge this as more of a stout. It is thinner than a typical BA stout, however it is exceptionally smooth. Silky smooth. Like smooove.
O: BA Double Shot Double Black is truly in a category of its own. The coffee and vanilla flavors are exceptionally well executed and so smoothly integrated into the beer. The ABV is dangerously well hidden and the beer effortlessly slips out of your glass. My only complaint is the mouthfeel, but honestly, with how pillowy the body is, maybe you wouldn't want it much thicker? Either way this is a runaway favorite for the Black/Dark Ale category - highly recommend snagging a bottle if you can!

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Photo of mjpolzin
4.16/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good barrel aged beer that I think lived up to the hype for me based on how good I had heard this beer was.

Not technically a stout but I didn't see any difference in the base beer from what I would know has a standard imperial stout. Nose was bourbon and coffee. Taste followed suit and as it warmed, I got the vanilla on the finish.

I think this beer is pretty pricey (a friend brought it to a share) but if I had the chance to buy another bottle, I think I would.

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Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 98.4% out of 100 with 182 ratings
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