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RATINGS: 316   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap at Henry’s Taproom in Portland 6/26/09. Pours black. Very smokey roasted aroma. Very complex and balanced sweet smokey flavor with hints of maple and bacon. Oily bitter finish, but very smooth overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2009
bomber shared by psprings... nearing end of notes from this tasting so little sketchy. Smokey aroma along with some roast. Black body with tan head. Decent roast and coco flavor but these nitrgen fils seem to take away from the flavor for me anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Fruity hop aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and fruity with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bomber. Deep brown body below a tan head, mostly lasting. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with hints of caramel and wood. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Tastes of roast, milk chocolate with a hint of sugared espresso. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Moderate carbonation. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very nice balance among the roasted malts, the sweetness and the bittering hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2009
bomber shared by psprings... the pour is a nearly black shade of dark brown and is capped by a lasting tan head. smells rather uncomplicated... a bit smokey, roasty grain, black barley and some savory woodiness. the flavor is deliciously simple as well... a touch of caramel, roasted grain, chocolate, dry fruit and some nutty/coffee-like notes. medium bodied with a refreshing level of carbonation. this is something i woulod drink all the time if it were around!...7/4/8/4/17/4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2009 22 oz bottle via Hagen. 20 minutes in the freezer for a temp of around 58f...Pours a near black with a large bubbly tan head that leaves quite quickly. Nose is simple roasted grains. Taste is espresso, chocolate, licorice. A very nice smooth roasty flavor with a semi-fry finish. Not chalky of ashy in the least. Body is medium. Perhaps the best foreign stout i have thus tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle shared by psprings at hellbilly’s holiday tasting. Deep brown color with a small head. aroma of smoky malt, chocolate and fruit. Flavor is roasted malt and grain, chocolate and ripe fruit. Pretty good stuff. Thanks Paul.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bomber shared by psprings at hellbilly’s holiday tasting. Pours opaque black with a half finger tan head. The nose is chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. The taste is burnt malt, ashy cocoa and dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Nice beer. Thanks Paul!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Pours a nice brown color with a white head. Aroma is chocolate, barley, malt, smoke. Flavor is smok, malt, roast, chocolate. Nice stout, cool label. Rawr!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Poured from Bomber into Pint glass. Pours a jet black with creamy tan head that takes a little while to dissipate. Once the head dissipates it leaves nothing but a tan ring around the glass. The aroma is faint coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. The taste is watery upfront that develops into a chocolate bitterness that lingers for awhile. Its a fairly medium-bodied beer that has plenty of carbonation. Its a very drinkable stout in general but just not something I would continually reach for with plenty of other options available.

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