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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
651mL thanks to briandot. Pours deep brown to black. Medium, dense mocha foam. Webby to soapy lacing. Nose is salty, soy, lemon, herbal, huge green olive and pimento. Taste is light bodied, very salty, soy, Green olive. Palate is thin, but drinkable, near sessionable. The major olive here isn’t my style but I can see how it won medals for foreign stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6531) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (887) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14340) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2452) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5075) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, over carbonated, fizzy, chocolate, dry and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (321) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, big tan head. Creamy, chocolatey aroma with a touch of funk. Thinner mouthfeel but very smooth. Chocolate, coffee and creamy notes in the flavour. Pretty simple but quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (599) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Aroma is roasty with some caramel hints. Taste is roasty and somewhat sweet. Light hoppiness at end. Body is black with a beige head that retains moderately.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - 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]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a beige head. Definitely getting the chlorine others mention. Odd. Doesn’t linger though. Chocolate and coffee take over. taste is light sweet, but nice roasty bitter finish.

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