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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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Chocolatey with crystal malt notes in both aroma and taste. Black in color with a tan head.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerardgathier (397) - - DEC 27, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (659) - - DEC 25, 2014
65cl fles via Het Bierhuis, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 7% Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal Uiterlijk: zwart met dikke luchtige kraag Aroma en smaak: sterke pure chocolade smaak, koffie, gebrande mouten, bitterheid valt mee, zoet als donker fruit Conclusie: lekkere stoutsmaak, mooie schuimkraag, goed bier ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4752) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Big thick and long lasting brown head. Black colored beer. Aroma of roast, malt roast, dried leavea, some caramel, malt roast carvi gass and some hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavours of roast, coal, beans, bitters, malt roast, some wood roast, some chocolate, hints of pencil, coffee, herbal roast and dried leaves. Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, some wood and malt roast.. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied and a creamy texture. Nice stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5008) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft - Dark roast and some liquorice with light Berry notes. Jet black with a nice brown head. Dark rich chocolate, again some light dark Berry notes and a touch of spice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1812) - 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 (89) - - 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 (4631) - 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 (807) - 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 (3568) - 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 (9975) - 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.


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