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RATINGS: 315   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 16/20
rouhlas (2115) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMCtime (83) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1296) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (578) - 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 (421) - - 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 (1576) - 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 (2566) - 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 (9081) - 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 (1725) - 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 (558) - 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.

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