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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Opaque black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, smoky, some liquorice. Taste malts, again some smoke, bitter, slightly earthy. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad but I expected better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (356) - - OCT 30, 2014
Brown/beige foamy head... black colour with nice red glow... smell coffee roasted.. taste roasted, coffee, some chocolate... shared with dutch drebus and benzai

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4296) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells cocoa, chocolate, roasty. Tastes chocolate, roasty, smoked salmon, weird. Medium body, soft carbo. Weird.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bomber at home. Beautiful pour. Black beer with a solid little persistent head and great lacing. Aroma has light coffee, nuts, dark chocolate, good. Taste is very good as well, fairly complex with a bevy of familiar chocolate and coffee flavors to taste in addition to the obvious roasted malt notes. I think the hops make the palate too harsh actually, and it’s a bit too crisp in my opinion -- I’d love to taste it on nitro.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
this was served ala nitro at the portland airport, and reminded me a lot of rasputin sereved the same way. maybe a touch below in overall flavor and complexity, but it was big on flavor, big on chocolate, and big on hops. huge aroma. roasted coffee in there too. very good stout. Ironically not as awesome CO2 or Nitro at Alamada. Hmmm..."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1338) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Aroma of light roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice notes, hops, hint of dark fruit. Flavour is roasty and medium sweet, with a hoppy and coffee bitter finish. Nice soft and sweet Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
On tap. Pours black with a fine creamy head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts. Taste is roasted malts, some chocolate, delicious light sweetness, almost no hops noticeable. Light to medium mouthfeel, little carbonation. Delicious and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4088) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
650ml bottle. Pitch black colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Roasty, spicy, dark malty aroma, notes of dark chocolate, a peppery onion touch. Taste is chocolately dark malty, dark and milk chocolate, cocoa powder, minimally roasty, moderate sweetness, cautious floral hoppy overtones, some hop bitterness throughout; nuttily (hazelnut) finish. Very clean, diversified but balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2320) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours with nice thick, velvety beige head, lasts a pretty long time too. Normal dark / roast malt aroma, taste is rather full and strong though. A touch of molasses sweetness mellows out the bitterness. Easy drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4032) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle @ de molen. Aroma is liquorice, roast, molasses, herbal notes. Flavour is roasty liquorice herbal


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