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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (560) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 2, 2015
660 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pours a black body with a thin brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Pretty much the same on the mouth too. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (346) - - SEP 30, 2015
Light tan head with a dark brown body. Aroma of banana( almost a banana bread) taste of banana, nuts and dark fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Banana, dark fruits, caramel, light bitter, fruity stuff, missing a bit of roast for a foreign stout? OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2466) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
This is a big delicious beer. Pours a thick black with crazy dark and voluminous head. Aromas of papaya, cough syrup, mud, coffee chocolate. Great balance between bitter and sweet. Fruity notes.. Tropical. Dark chocolate, earthy coffee. Thanks so much Dresden!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8794) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2015
Medium, dense dark beige head over jet-black beer. Rich, roasted nose with quite some spirit notes - even when not really barrel aged. Some vanilla, coffee, mocha. Rich coffee taste if little bitterness, roasted to burnt; some faint chocolate and lots of dark malts. Finish, however, has quite some sweetness. Again a strange hint at spirit. Well-bodied, slick to viscous. Gives the impression to be much more alcoholic than it is. Quite good. But new, as the blurb says...?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1631) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Smell of coffee, licorice. Very dark brown colour, extreme dark brown head. Aroma of tar, coffee, licorice, some oak. Extremely bitter. Heavy body, mid-oily texture. Carbon is flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at home (Bottled on 12/04/14). Pours black with a large tan head, high carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, hops. Bitter sweet taste, roasted malts, coffee, some hops, dry ending, coffee and a hint of chocolate in the aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
22/VIII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ 6de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2015-1120)

Clear dark brown beer, aery irregular beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, wine gums, banana candy, sugayr, dried fruits, figs and dates. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, dried fruits, some banana. Aftertaste: little bitter, hoppy, sweet, lots of caramel, banana, bit sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at chriso’s. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. Rich dark malts in the nose, some dark fruits, raisin, chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, with pronounced dark fruits, grapes, berries. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, with more dark malts, leathery dark berries, earth, chocolate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. 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.

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