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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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3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Aroma has a toffee aroma to it. Flavor and palate are quite dry, dusty, chalky, with the flavor of unsweetened chocolate. This is one of those stouts that also feels like wood going down into the gut.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2152) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours with nice thick, velvety beige head, lasts a pretty long time too. Normal dark / roast malt aroma, taste is rather full and strong though. A touch of molasses sweetness mellows out the bitterness. Easy drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3795) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle @ de molen. Aroma is liquorice, roast, molasses, herbal notes. Flavour is roasty liquorice herbal

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizardking3 (99) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Yumm. Pours beautiful black with tan thick head. Smells very smoky, reminds me of jerky. Taste is smoky and lots of coffee. Very nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2014
Color negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beige muy escasa. Aromas de regaliz, melaza y frutos rojos. Cuerpo ligero, con inicio dulce y afrutado, con toque de la melaza, que pasa a un sabor tostado y de amargor muy suave. Muy rica.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6738) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie post-RBAG 2014. Very dark brown, frothy tan head. Sweet and roasty, bitter chocolate, nice body. A light lactic acidity lifts the finish, very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (957) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
bottle sample, poured dark brown colour with a tanned head. smoked malts, roasted malts, cacao, chocolate, coffee, some kind of oats, floral hops, light bodied mouthfeel. could use some more carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14533) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours a black beer with a very small beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, sweet caramel and molasses. Flavor is very sweet and roasty, lots of coffee on the front, caramel sweetness in the back. Very well balanced, nice long bittersweet aftertaste. Low carbo, light sticky mouthfeel. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5249) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Sample at the Molen 2nd Tuesday tasting. thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate. An enjoyable stout

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, over carbonated, fizzy, chocolate, dry and sweet.


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