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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed to a smooth, chocolatey, semi-roasted ale that bridges the islands of porter and stout. And if you arenít a fan of bridges, thereís always the canoe.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Can. Dark black pour, little head, lasting lacing and an aroma of roasted dark malt and chocolate. Flavor is also nice creamy dark chocolate, some nice hints of hops and finished a tiny bit smokey. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (303) - - APR 29, 2016
Very attractive black pour with a luscious, full, creamy opaque head that looks like melted ice cream. Lots of roasted coffee, chocolate and malt. Super creamy palate and great lacing. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppedDuluth (4) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
Iím rating this beer as it stands coming out of the tap on nitro. The beer sits wonderfully in an English pint glass. Wonderful black color with an ivory head. What I noticed first about this beer, in comparison to other black ales, was how drinkable it was. Front-end notes of coffee malt with a moderate hop finish. The beer comes of the palate very nicely, and does not linger; something I really appreciate with my ales. Very nicely balanced. This beer should be experienced on nitro, as the velvety texture and mouth feel is suberb. I would agree that this beer is thin in comparison to other black ales, but thatís something to be lauded, in my opinion.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (465) - Minneapolis, - FEB 28, 2015
Jet black, creamy tan head. Smells of roasted malt, light chocolate. Creamy and smooth with just a light bitterness. This is very good stout. The can says itís a bridge between porter and stout but to me itís a real tasty stout. The wife liked it too I will be picking up more of this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - JUL 2, 2013
Pitch Black in color with a brown foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Flavor is mainly sweet roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa and a slight vanilla touch! Aftertaste is a bitter roasted barley flavor. Body is moderate in weight and the carbonation is moderate but it feels just right and brings out the flavor. Overall a great black ale/porter/stout and I expect great things from this brewery in the future.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2014
My favorite Bent Paddle beer. Easy to drink dark beer and interesting flavors. A little chocolate malty taste. Will continue to get in Minnesota.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
[ Can ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
jet black, thin cream head, spotty large bubbled ring. Toasty nose, light oak and coconut, light olive. Richer flavor, anise hints early with chocolate, thick and creamy with tons of balance through rich, full end. Tons of foreign stout qualities, ultra dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Can. Pours a clear black body under a tight bubbled frothy brown head that left some delicate lacing. The nose is roasty with lots of coffee and chocolate notes. It smells a bit on the sweet side, almost like thereís some lactose in here. Pretty solid nose. The flavor isnít especially sweet though, despite there being a fairly heavy milk chocolate taste in the finish. A nice lingering roast note after the chocolate fades. Medium bodied with a clingy mouth coating finish and soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty darn good Stout. I like it a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4566) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2015
12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 12/15/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy/piney hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness, pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/pine and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate herbal/piney hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American porter style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and light-moderate herbal/piney hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
@RBSG Minni-12oz can-tight lt brown-black. A-roasty/some cocoa-dk malt/oats. T-roasty/some cocoa-dk malt/oats, 2nd earthy/pine hops. Almost chewy.


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