Bent Pad­dle Dou­ble Shot Dou­ble Black

LOC: Du­luth, Min­nesota ABV: 11.2% | IBUS: 52 | SRM: N/A

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What the brewer says

“This ro­bust ver­sion of our black ale fea­tures a smooth, choco­laty, semi-roasted malt pro­file that bal­ances out the dou­bled strength. Notes of oak and whiskey from an ex­tended ag­ing pe­riod in bour­bon bar­rels. Fea­tures a ‘dou­ble shot’ of both cold-press cof­fee and whole-bean vanilla for an ex­tra level of fla­vor com­plex­ity.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Huge to­bacco and vanilla. Slight chile pep­per phe­no­lic with a de­cent hint of choco­late. Lots of oak and vanilla from the bar­rel. There’s some whiskey and oak­i­ness, too.” Fla­vor: “Rich com­plex roasty char­ac­ter —choco­late and cof­fee up front—with a huge to­bacco kick. The vanilla from the bar­rel adds rich­ness and rounds things out. The cof­fee is earthy and adds a rich black­berry-like ester. Heavy body with mild car­bon­a­tion. It fin­ishes semidry with a light bit­ter­ness.” Over­all: “Lots of choco­late, cof­fee, and vanilla. Sweet up front, but dry fin­ish over­all. Strong and fla­vor­ful, and all-to­drink­able. A bit hot on the al­co­hol but time will help that.” 95 AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10

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