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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8690) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1778) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Wederom een fles van de Mitra uit Leeuwarden, éénmalige partij US bieren. schenkt een beetje als olie, zwart met schuimige bruine kraag. aroma van mouten, zoetig, chocolade, koffie en geroosterde mouten. Het begin is prima moet ik zeggen, nu de smaak. Direct bij de eerste slok valt op dat het een glad/zacht, koffie, chocolade, gebrande en geroosterde mouten, maar niet al te dik, zelfs eerder wat aan de dunne (té dunne) kant. medium body, lage co2, aardig maar geen topper !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (74) - - NOV 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 (Tap on nitro) nice and chocolate-y. This is a pretty good stout although nothing TOO special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4602) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has some roast, moccha. Black coloured beer with a medium, beige head. The taste is sweet, nicely toasted, has light roast, moccha. Smooth, but a bit thin mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (803) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Dark brown, almost black pour with fluffy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, lactose and faint hops. Taste of roasted malts, rye malt, coffee, chocolate, faint caramel, slight lactose and very faint hops. Medium bodied, lower carbonation and a faint chocolatey bitter coffee finish. Very good enjoyable beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3530) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Coffee and licorice in the aroma. Quite some roasted malts. Creamy flavor and quite dry. Thick body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Nitro keg at the taproom, 11/11/14. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is light roast, chocolate, dark toffee notes, leather. Taste comprises roast malt, dark fruit rinds, leather, earthy, bitter chocolate. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (128) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma: malty and roasty, with hints of chocolate. Taste/Palate: creamy and sweet; finishes slightly astringent. For a non-Imperial stout, this beer is absolutely perfect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
julesjis (104) - Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured from Nitro at the Brew pub. Flavor is sweet and balanced. I did find it a bit watery which was very distracting. Did not have much roasty flavor to it but very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8766) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Opaque black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, smoky, some liquorice. Taste malts, again some smoke, bitter, slightly earthy. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad but I expected better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (340) - - OCT 30, 2014
Brown/beige foamy head... black colour with nice red glow... smell coffee roasted.. taste roasted, coffee, some chocolate... shared with dutch drebus and benzai


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