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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from New Seasons Woodstock. A: Pure black with a thin cappuccino head and a lick of lacing. N: Very chocolately with a big undercurrent of espresso and roast. Rye shows up in an earthiness and peppercorn which is reminiscent of so much whiskey. I get a noticeable element of clover honey from the nose as well, and a bit of wood and graininess. Some raisin in here as well. T: Quite bitter with a touch of sweetness to compensate. M: Medium body, no alcohol presence. tickling carbonation. O: A fine export stout. This is really well done and it leans towards a smokier side which quite a few stouts shy away from. I can dig it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2050) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts spicy coffee chocolate citrus caramel dark fruits and hops flavor roasted malts spicy coffee chocolate laurel spicy citrus dark fruits and bitter hops

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (613) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - OCT 27, 2015
65cl bottle, Shared with friends. Black colour with nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and hints of yeast. Taste is pretty much the same with coffee notes added. Also some smoke. Moderately bitter aftertaste, more coffee-like than hoppy. Medium/full body, good carbonation. A very easy going and tasty Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle @ Local Pub, Athens. Color black with big brown head. Aroma malt, coffee, roasted, chocolate, vanilla. Taste sweet, milk chocolate, vanilla, malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - OCT 12, 2015
650ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, fruity, coconut, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMCtime (82) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts and cocoa with a black cherry sweetness. Tastes of cocoa and malts with a roasted coffee bitterness. Very rich and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1268) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Near black with a tan head. Aroma is slightly smoky, coffee and chocolate. Great malt flavour, slight coffee, slight soy sauce. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (569) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (379) - - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1383) - 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.


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