DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
HoppedDuluth (4) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Obfuscate (247) - Minneapolis, - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BeerKurve (518) - - JUL 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite Bent Paddle beer. Easy to drink dark beer and interesting flavors. A little chocolate malty taste. Will continue to get in Minnesota.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ 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.
jcwattsrugger (11374) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@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.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at RBSG. From notes. Chocolate and coffee but a thinner than expected texture. Regardless, I really like this one.
Gridfather (30) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/11/13 pint glass at Grandma's in Duluth. Black as midnight. Aroma malt and chocolate. Creamy head. Comes on strong and ends smooth. Strong flavor of dark roasted malt. Leaves pronounced foam rings with each drink. Good session beer for primarily cooler weather.
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arnold931 (774) - Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours black with big mocha colored head and lacing. Nose is roast and some chocolate. Chocolate comes through more in the taste. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.