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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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Alameda Black Bear XX Stout ].
ABV: 7.0%. Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty malt, sour dark roasted, shoe polish, plastic smoke notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, shoe polish, yeasty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
A black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with lots of roasted malt notes as well as notes of coffee. The flavor is sweet with an acidic note of roasted malt, as well as light coffee notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Very dark brown with a vague tint of red and a dense, beige head. Lightly sweet and fruity with roasted malts. Medium body with a fairly high carbonation and accents of hard roasted malt. A vague, underlying tartness that I don’t believe is intentional. But drinkable indeed. 011206

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Clack coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma with acidic notes. Roasted flavour of coffee with notes of hops and light acidic notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Slightly sweetish roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with some bitter hints. Has a slightly sweetish roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Light stout. Toasted malt. Smooth palate but this is a pretty bland stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Black color with brownish head. Mild roasted malt aroma. Round and soft mouthfeel; good roasted malt flavor, delicate, not burnt or ashy, with some dark chocolate; it has some residual sweetness, with traces of lactose; correct bitterness.
Sweetish stout. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...dark black ... big bubbly tan head ... soft toffee roast ... dark malts ,.. soft roast ... dark malts ... dark roast soft sweet toffee ...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Very dark brown. Beautiful aroma with nuts, dark chocolate and light espresso. Exceptionally well-balanced character hits all the right notes - light black malt, hint of tartness, rich chocolate, good hop underpinning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a thick tan head. Aroma of light roastiness, Belgian stout sour characteristics, coffee, dark chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, acidic sourness, chocolate, and lactose.


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