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Alameda Black Bear XX Stout



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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Smooth, rich and creamy. Rye malt blends with roast and chocolate malts to create a new and delicious stout profile, balanced with soft and velvety hops. This northwest original is poured using the traditional nitrogen dispensing method, so it may take an extra minute to arrive, but the wait is worth it. The Black Bear won the Gold Medal at the 2003 GABF in the foreign-style stout category. Have a pint of Stout with the Seven-Barrel Burger or the Beer Battered Onion Rings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Appearance: Deep brown black. Opaque. Thick head of tan foam. Nose: Deeply roasty. Black coffee bitters. Touch of dark chocolate. Dry. Taste: Deeply roasted malt. Black coffee, dark chocolate. Bittersweet. Dry. Touch of toffee Body: Medium to full. Soft carbonation. Parting thoughts: Very big stout. Classic nose and taste notes. well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4336) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2016
22 oz bottle purchased and consumed in Oregon. 7% ABV. Pours dark brown, ending up essentially black. Fruit and dark roasted grains in the aroma. Dark roasted grains with some char longer in the mildly bitter aftertaste. Unfortunate sourness. Sweet up front with hints of dark chocolate followed by espresso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 15, 2016
0,66l bottle at a friends place. black colour, medium big and quite stable dark coffee colored head. smells tobacco, roast, spices, earthy, light chocolate. decent smell. medium to full body, soft carbonation. tastes earthy, light vanilla, roast, coffee, bitter chocolate, spices. finishes lightly toasty, with earthy, vanilla and notes of bitter chocolate. lovely beer, did not care so much about the smell, but taste is just lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottled (thanks MT). Black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some rye, chocolate and mild roasted notes with some toffee to it as well. Flavour is quite similar, and also has got some slight bitter grassiness to it. Tasty, and quite easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulawang (1052) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
4oz taster @ VCBW 2016-Day 1. Creamy lvl-4 sweetness, full bodied mouthfeel. Luscious milk chocolate flavour, roasty off-dry mids. A touch sour in the background, bittersweet finish. Excellent beer and one the my Top 5s at the Vancouver craft beer fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (356) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2016
Pitch black with a nice light brown creamy head. Coffee grind at first, espresso with a bit of cream, but after a while brown candi sugar balances it off. The noise promises more than we get though. More carbonation than the typical stout. Dry finish, mineral, coffee, cream and sugar again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1274) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2016
Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted malt aroma, caramel, soot, licorice, some coffee. Roasted malt and coffee flavor, licorice, viola notes. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2016
A good stout overall, if a hit basic. Pours a beautiful deep black with a tan head. Smells of vanilla and caramel, some cream. Taste is basic stout, with cream and vanilla, with a slightly dry finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
On tap at The Brighton on E Hastings in Vancouver. A black beer with moderate tan head and a bit of coffee on the nose. Big roasted flavors of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Moderate bitterness. Nice. 4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (5020) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle at Bolime tasting 3/2016. Clear dark brown colour, short lasting head. Strong toffeeish caramel, milk chocolate. Thin bodied, sweetish. Rather seems like a sweet stout. There is too little roast imo.

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