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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Black body, and a long lasting dark tan nitro head that left nice lacing on the glass. Malty roasted aroma, and a very roasty flavor, some coffee notes. Very smooth, and almost expansive in the finish. Very good.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (368) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
22/VIII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ 6de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2015-1120)

Clear dark brown beer, aery irregular beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, wine gums, banana candy, sugayr, dried fruits, figs and dates. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, dried fruits, some banana. Aftertaste: little bitter, hoppy, sweet, lots of caramel, banana, bit sugary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at chriso’s. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. Rich dark malts in the nose, some dark fruits, raisin, chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, with pronounced dark fruits, grapes, berries. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, with more dark malts, leathery dark berries, earth, chocolate. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14388) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted malt aroma, caramel, soot, licorice, some coffee. Roasted malt and coffee flavor, licorice, viola notes. Nice stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Sweet, toasted and breadish. Caramelish and toasted malty. Bitter and toasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (703) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2015
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 06/08/2015 BBD:10/2016 Color negro, espuma beige, aroma chocolate, torrefacto, sabor dulce maltas oscuras, cuerpo medio.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15000) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle @ Kufle i Kapsle, Warsaw. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14271) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle @ Kufle i Kapsle. Black with a big and lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, licorice and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 310715

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Native (10) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Poured at woodinville collective on tap *Nitro* chocolate notes present along with a good malt/smokey finish. Creamy malty finish when poured on nitro.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1506) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle, 0.65l, shared with Leo. Pours murky deep brown with large soapy brown head and good lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and blackcurrant. Taste starts moderate sweet grainy, follows by roasted malts and mild dried fruits, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Bearable beer...


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