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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:
#265
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
191
pDev:
6.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
58
Trade:
9
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Photo of Radcpa
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mwilbur
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a dark brown hue with 1-2 inch dark mocha head with good retention.
S: The aroma hits from about a foot away (I always enjoy that when it happens)...leading with vanilla, bourbon, medium roast coffee, chocolate, burnt oak, leather, molasses, and a hint of cream.
T: Medium roast coffee and smooth chocolate hit first, quickly followed by vanilla and oak. The bourbon note starts to emerge and becomes even stronger in the finish. Butterscotch and molasses come through with warming. A touch of dark dried fruit at the tail end of the finish. A bit strong on the vanilla note.
M: Silkily smooth. Medium heavy body. Darkly sweet. Almost no bitterness. ABV is extremely well hidden. Nice lingering and maturing on the palate too (the bourbon and oak notes become even stronger here).
D: Definitely a supercharged version of their Cold Press. Nice balance and play between the coffee, vanilla, and bourbon oak barrels. My only knock would be the vanilla could be toned down a little. The bourbon barrel comes through just fine, but the strong vanilla note masks the coffee note a bit. Still, well done Bent Paddle!

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

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 1pint 9.4 fluid ounce bottle into glass. Bottled in 2016.
Very dark, opaque body. Long lasting mocha brown head. Any lacing slips down into body.
Aroma of coffee and chocolate, vanilla and caramel, oak and bourbon. Somewhat sweet, somewhat piquant.
Taste is prickly spice, then dark, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and rich coffee, followed by tangy oak and bourbon barrel. Some caramel and molasses mixed in.
Quite thick and smooth mouth feel, slight sting on the tongue.
Quite the barrel aged black ale experience, in full aromas and tastes, and warming, smooth feel.

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

Photo of FriedSlug
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark black with a brown head. Nice specks of lacing. The aroma is massive chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon and oak. There taste is sweet, roasty with vanilla coffee bourbon and oak with a char bitter finish. Amazing beer.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_Swig
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 191 ratings
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