Black Ale | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Black AleBlack Ale
BA SCORE
86.9%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 244 ratings
Black AleBlack Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
bentpaddlebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed to be smooth, chocolatey, semi-roasted ale that bridges the islands of porter and stout. And if you aren’t a fan of bridges, there’s always the canoe. This Black Ale drinks like a porter but is opaque like a stout. Brewed with a generous amount of oats to round out the flavor.

Added by gatornation on 06-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,407
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
244
Liked:
212
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
8.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
53
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 39
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Rawwie
3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chewymangos
3.4/5  rDev -15%

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeanaldDriver
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of p-wagz
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnalogErik
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of maedhros09
3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours black with a nice fluffy tan head, minimal lacing
Smell: roasted malt (didn't spend too much time on this one)
Taste: A nice level of roasted malt with moderate sweetness. It seems like something is missing - maybe the hops? It is a nice malt base but not the complexity I expect of the style
Feel: Not sure if I didn't pour hard enough, but it ended up more carbonated than i like, almost soda-like.

Overall: A bit of a disappointment. The malt had a nice level of roast and sweetness, but it just seemed to lack the hops to give it the expected balance and complexity. The mouthfeel was off too, as it ended up seeming overcarbonated for the style. The overall impression was honestly kind of like root beer. Don't get me wrong - this is drinkable, and even enjoyable, but there are so many other options out there that it's hard to recommend this one unless you really dislike hops. This is the only disappointment I've had so far from Bent Paddle, which is a bummer since I really like Porter and Stout styles.

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3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -10%

Photo of hardy008
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark black with a one finger dark tan head. The aroma has cocoa, roasted malt, and some earthiness.

Tastes mostly bitter. There is grapefruit peeling, dark roasted malt, and cocoa. The taste might be a little too bitter for me. Needs more sweetness for balance.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Has a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Not a bad beer.

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3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tan head. Dark brown nearing black in color. Nice look to it.

Flavor profile is mainly stout like. Roasted malts with some coffee. Chocolate, caramel, and some vanilla. Has a bit of a hop presence.

Mouthfeel: dry and roasted. Medium bodied.

Overall, this is a nice beer with a lot of flavor. Easy to drink and a decent abv.

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3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Black Ale from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86.9% out of 100 with 244 ratings
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