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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syzzer (606) - Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2012
On tap at the Oregon Garden Brewfest. Thick rich chocolatey stout. Thick brown head. Dark brown opaque in color. This is an excellent Stout.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1820) - Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, black, dark latte head. Aroma is roast, light coffee, light cocoa, chocolate, salty liquorice. Taste is roast, liquorice, light lemony hops. A bit thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5246) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2015
650 ml. bottle. Bottled 12/04/14. Slow gusher resulting in two glasses full of foam. Huge collapsing mocha bubbles revealing a very dark brown beer. Nose is thin grainy cacao powder, ashy chocolate malts, cheap cacao butter & med. lactic / sour cherry note, strongly herbal coffee,… Taste is chocolate milk, thin ashy herbal chocolate milk, herbal coffee, soy pudding, chocolate, sourness is luckily absent in the taste, cheap pralines, faint black bread, cheap sweet vending machine coffee,… Lower carbonation, soy chocolate milk body,… Pleasant sweet vending machine coffee with lots of soy chocolate milk, cheap pralines / herbal & chicory are light but a touch too much for me. Very basic & simple, pleasant beer. Work make more sense at a lower price-point in half liter cans in my opinion. A bit unfortunate that it misbehaved a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Neorej80 (328) - - JUN 7, 2015
Not so much aroma, just a bit of sweet and sour cherries and far far away some coffee. Nice dark colour and big carbonation with a light brown head. Flavour start creamy, some red fruits and then lots of roasted coals and bread and coffee. Very dry. Aftertaste is a mixture of red sour fruits and bread. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (566) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Pitch black, yellowish head.Smell is subtle, almost nonexistent - sweetish bitter lightly malty, hint of leather and coffee. Some fresh cheese. Taste is deliciously roasted with wood and coffee. Nice fizz, refreshing with a lightly sour cheese finish. Good balance. Touch of smoke.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (543) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Piana drobna, brązowa, trwała. Ładnie koronkuje na szkle. Kolor czarny. W aromacie nuty kojarzące się bardziej z porterem niż stoutem. Czekolada i śliwki. Całość pachnie dość wytrawnie. Lekko kwaskowato. Jest trochę alkoholu, przypomina likier. Lekki aromat dębowy, drewniany. W smaku lekko kwaskowate. Znów pojawia się wytrawna, deserowa czekolada. W miarę picia pojawiają się nuty dębowej beczki, specyficzna drewniana goryczka i taniny. Nie są ściągające. Całość dość pełna. Ale piwo jest wytrawne w smaku. Kwaskowość wyraźna. Alkohol dobrze zamaskowany, ale przyjemnie grzeje w przełyku. Bardzo dobre piwo chociaż mi bardziej przypomina portera niż stouta.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5764) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from de Molen Beershop, cant find a BB date, large sample. Dark brown color, big frothy brown head. Aroma of red fruit, blackcurrant, some roast, bit chocolate and vanilla, slight cookie, slight dark bread. Medium sweet and slight bitter in taste. Bit creamy mouthfeel. Finishes a bit dry, with some bitterness and a bit fruity sweetness. Quite fruity stout. Enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tossmeabeer (16) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Aromas: vanilla bean, coffee, cocoa, smoke. Palate: coffee, roasted espresso, dark chocolate biterness, finishes with vanilla and smoke

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10306) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
Das Bier hat eine sehr dunkel orangebraune Farbe und eine schöne große hell bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr schokoladig, bittere Kaffeebohnen, viel Röstmalz. Geschmack nach bitteren Kaffeebohnen, Röstmalz, Kakaobohnen, Vanille, leicht trocken, gut!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (727) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Aroma: milk chocolate, dark malts. Appearance: black color, big beige head (overcarbonated). Taste: low herbal bitterness, ashy, belgian pralines, coffee, bitter chocolate, semi-sweet, roasted malts. Palate: full body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Good FES, really chocolate, drinkable, recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (482) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
from a 650ml bottle and at 7%. Pours a deep black body with a dark beige head that did not stay long. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Taste of light creamy chocolate, a bit milky, roasted malts, with a long roasted taste in mouth. the finish is somewhat a bit too watery, light in the finish, lack of taste. It is a nice easy drinking stout, with nice flavors though, but still expensive for what it is. Nice stout, but not really a winner for me.


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