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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours a dark black with a small tan head and moderate lace on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, sweet vanilla, medium fruity esters, and light coffee. Flavour is cocoa, creamy sweetness, roasted malt, mild bitterness, moderate fruity esters and a touch of coffee. Really like this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (473) - - JAN 20, 2014
Tap at alameda brewpub Portland, OR. Nitroed. Good chocolate malt aroma. Pours black with a nice light brown head and good lacing. Rich, creamy chocolatey mouthfeel with the chocolate flavors lingering on the clean, smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Another solid Alameda brew. The pour is a dark velvety black with a creamy off white head. Aromas of earth, vanilla and cocoa blend well with a well roasted malt. Nice and sweet mid palate with a hint of dark fruits and nuts with a dash of cocoa. The roast although heavy doesn’t carry a strong bitterness on the finish. Creamy and velvety with a lingerance of dark malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Black colour with a white head, good lasting and medium lacework. Aroma has notes of toasted and roasted malts, licorice notes, coffee and black chocolate. Flavor is roasty, very similar as aroma with some sweet notes at the beginning with a final light bittery, some ashes notes with a high presence of coffee. Light bittery final with a good presence of roasted malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Black. Light head. Smokey malt nose. Light body. A dry stout. As it warms it picks up a fruity grainy quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown colour. White head, med body, lots of charcoal, a touch sour, but lacks a bit of depth. OK, but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2565) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
650ml brown bottle. 7% abv on the label. Black pour, small brown cap with a bit of lace. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, trace of alcohol. Taste has a bit of nut, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Strong roast and cocoa finish with a good dose of late hop bitterness, slight alcohol note and a bit of coffee creeping in. Soft mouthfeel, a bit lighter than expected. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1193) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station brought back by STEVE! Thanks ... Pours an opaque black with a brown head leaving some nice spotty lacing running down the glass. Aroma has chocolate and caramel and espresso. Light fruit and licorice also. Taste is of bakers chocolate, sweet caramel maltiness, some coffee and some anise. Medium to full bodied and quite dry. Some alcohol presence. Finishes bittersweet and dry with some fruitness back. Interesting brew. Still not sure what this style is trying to be. STEVE! came up huge on that trip ...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarryBeast (491) - - NOV 10, 2013
650ml bottle. Opaque black with medium brown head. Dark chocolate, oatmeal, hints of fruity hop, well-toasted malt. Big-bodied. Creamy smooth on the palate, carries the high alcohol nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Bomber. Pours very dark brown almost black with small tan head. Nice chocolate, espresso taste. Good.


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