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:
#227
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
289
pDev:
6.7%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
68
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Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SixPack6
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fox82791
3.74/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mythaeus
4.84/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of KT123
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RAKeeler
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sat in my fridge for awhile before I finally got to it on a cool night - one of those big-ass beers that mood and the amount of free time you have the next morning needs to be aligned. Great brew that really hits the barrel, coffee, vanilla, malty mix on the head.

Black Ale? Not entirely sure how a beer of this size with as many additives and flavors differs from a stout or porter or strong ale. It's all an exercise in beer-academia to me. For what it's worth, under poor lighting conditions, the beer was dark black-ish brown with a decent head that I wish stuck around for a little longer.

Aroma, like the taste, morphed with time as the beer warmed - coffee kept the top seed but the aroma switched from boozy barrel and roasted malt to more light coconut and vanilla. Wonderful.

Taste is dark roasted coffee beans, fudge, bitter chocolate, oak and vanilla with a toasted coconut kicker. Appropriate alcohol heat adds to the mix but doesn't detract.

Smooth as heck; silky even. Nothing astringent, acidic or overly boozy. Slick but not a mouthful. Highest marks in that lingering taste and the liquid velvet makes its way down into the belly to fight the evening chill.

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4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 289 ratings