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:
#239
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
272
pDev:
6.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RAKeeler
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.49/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of MTKATL
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cavedave
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jet black pour, a thick gloppy sound accompanies. Thin half finger of light brown head relaxes to a lasting thick skim. A swirl leaves oily legs of slithering bubbles.

Med. strength aroma, heavy on vanilla, booze, thick dark caramel, burnt sugars, and as it warms darkest roast coffee comes into the bouquet. Very nice.

A sorta sharp aroma, in a great way, doesn't prepare for the thick immensity of flavor awaiting the tongue. It is a rolling ooze of incredible depth of roasty goodness and dark coffee intensity. Vanilla and dark caramel flavors try to contain the onslaught, but it is a relentless beast that has no intention of being caged. Coffee notes end the sip, but this sip doesn't end. On the way to room temperature the alcohol relaxes a little, which allows the roasty notes of bitter chocolate smoke and sweet burnt sugar sharp to explode.

Thick, but not so thick it doesn't match the flavor profile, low carb.,, full bodied, highly viscous, killer finish. what young Imp. stouts aspire to be when they grow up.

Not a beer, this is an experience. Highest recommendation, it is making me sad to think I have only this one. Get it if you see it for sure!

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Photo of Zaximus
3.87/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eric_H
4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ellswrth
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LloydDobler
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2/9/2016 bottle

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Photo of MrNate
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don’t know what it is but there’s beer tastes fantastic. Seems like it’s a stout. Tons of coffee and some vanilla when pouring. Taste follows the nose and get a lot of vanilla as it warms up.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Ryan for sharing. 750ml into a tulip.

Pours deep brown. Aromas are sweet toasted malt, toffee. Taste is sweet milk chocolate Barrel aged roasty Vanilla. Some spices, charred aftertaste. Light body and medium carb.

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4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
3.65/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 272 ratings