|Brewery:||Bent Paddle Brewing Co.|
|Style||Black Ale with Coffee|
Best Quote During Tasting
The one thing I know about the zoo is that penguins smell terrible.
|Aroma - Coffee, chocolate, slightly nutty and some subtle brown sugar. Some roastiness from the coffee and some grainy dark malts are mixed in as well. If that sounds like an 11 on a scale from 1-12, you're right.|
|Appearance - The beer pours a deep brown (almost black) with a thin, mocha head made up of tight bubbles that leaves great lacing.|
|Flavor - It's very roasty, although it's more from the malts than the coffee. In fact, there's very little coffee compared to the aroma. There's a coffee bitterness (not a hop bitterness) and again, it's got some great nutty notes as well.|
|Mouthfeel - This has a light-medium body with medium carbonation.|
|Overall Impression - This beer was great but I really, really wished it tasted how it smelled. The aroma was incredible and was my favorite part. I would definitely have this one again in hopes of striking gold with the coffee flavor the next time I drink it.|
Aroma - It smells like its name, cold pressed coffee. A ton of roasty aromas dominate this one, which a bit of sweeter notes of cream and chocolate from the malt.
|Appearance - Deep brown, bordering on black, with a thin tan head.|
|Flavor - Coffee isn't nearly as strong as it is in the aroma, but it's still the predominant flavor. The nuttiness almost comes across as buttery to me (not diacetyl). It could be a little sweeter to make the coffee a little less bitter.|
|Mouthfeel - Thin verging on medium body with medium carbonation.|
|Overall Impression - Two things would've made this beer killer for me; making the flavor as strong as the aromatics, and giving it a slightly heavier body to improve the mouthfeel. Still a great coffee beer though, and I'll likely attempt to have it again.|