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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.


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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aletcm (116) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2013
Cor preta com espuma café com leite de boa formação e persistência. Aroma da café espresso, malte torrado e chocolate amargo ao fundo. Boa carbonatação. No sabor, amargor no início, seguido de em meio licoroso, café espresso, com um dulçor agradável e chocolate amargo, com final seco e amargor persistente. Um pouco adstringente no final mineral. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2559) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, dark bread, floral, light pine, light rye, and floral/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and great strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, coffee, toast, dark bread, light rye, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount or roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, coffee, toast, dark bread, light rye, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with a fair amount of hop balance; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent foreign stout. All around great balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with a fair amount of hop presence; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose has a little bit of roasting to it with some slightly sour/bitter notes being dominant. Taste is a little bit bitter with a fair amount of roasting to it. I don’t think it’s all that creamy, and only seems OK to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3565) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep black oil with a thin bubbly beige head. Aroma is very hoppy and yet has that deep roasted malt. Taste is nice hops up front with nice mix of chocolate and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Mike
Dark brown with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, smokey and caramel. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and grainy
Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Poured from a 22 bomber, thanks to Mike. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, carbon/ burnt toast. A great stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - MAY 17, 2013
Dark brown, clear, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, nutty notes. Flavor is chocolatey with a roasty edge, some toffee, some cola. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
On tap at C Bar, Portland. Nice dark brown body with medium tan head. Nose is malty, coffee, spicy. Taste is also of caramel and chocolate and malts. Very smooth with hoppy notes. Enjoyable.


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