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RATINGS: 308   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
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a pitch black color with tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, nuts, toffee, caramel, light roast. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, hints of molasses. Medium body with a lightly roasted chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Black Bear Stout
Date: September 21, 2009
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, fine tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, caramel sweetness brings out a dark chocolate character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted flavor, caramel sweetness adds richness, light balancing bitterness from the heavy roast

Name: Black Bear Stout
Date: September 21, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
the draft version has more of a roasted character as the caramel sweetness is subdued, a touch of citrus comes through, light fruityness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Pours a deep brown. Nose is roasted malt, bread, yeast, cocoa, coffee and sweet sugars. Flavor is burnt coffee, chocolate, roasted grain, breadiness, some mild floral hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2009
courtesy of msubulldog25. pours brown, thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts with light touch of smoke and fresh bitter hops. Flavor, roasted malts, with some light subtle hop adding a thin bitter body, spices and touch of smoked malts, touch chocolate and coffee, light roasted palate. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Colour... onyx with a thick khaki head. Nose... carbon, burning leaf smoke and coffee grounds. Palate... frothy, coating, creamy, bitter sweet, day old coffee, dark chocolate, tangy, roasty and a moderately bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours a black motor-oil color with tan head. Aroma is roasty, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is charcoal and chocolate. Finishes clean. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7794) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Bomber thanks to BrewDad. Pours a dark brown color, an oily texture and a large brown head. A sweet nose of cocoa, vanilla, toasted malts, light smoke. A milky sweet flavor, toasted malts, light coffee, vanilla, smooth and rich Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4281) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle that poured into the glass a solidly black color with a very tiny tan head and almost no lacing. The nose is coffee, chocolate, and aromas of burnt malts. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is dominated by chocolate malts and some light bitterness from the hop. Long bitter finish makes this good to the last drop.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3572) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2009 22oz bottle in Portland, OR. It was okay but nothing special. Maybe a little thin on the flavour and mouthfeel; dominated by coffee and chocolate but even those seemed light. Maybe the recipe has changed since it won Gold in ’03?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Black with a somewhat loose tan head. Aroma is roasty, light alcohol, smoke, chocolate. Taste is caramel, chocolate, light smoke, somewhat roasty.


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