Bear Republic Black Mamba
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
The first of our small batches brewed on the old Wild Horse brewing system, this black beer is a twist on the classic Belgian Wit. It is brewed with three kinds of wheat and black and crystal malts. Roast and clove notes are its major flavors; it finishes dry.

2008 California State Fair - BRONZE

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2008
On tap @ HDG. Hazy brown in color with a little off white head. Malty roasty aroma. Roasty coffee like notes. Hoppy floral spicy notes. Roasty caramel chocolatety hoppy flavor. Finish is bittersweet chocolate. Full bodied. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Tap at Hop Devil - hazy ruby, brownish beer - very wit-like aroma, with orange peel, coriander, lemon zest - behind this there are some porter-like, cocoa notes - on interesting combination that really works - the flavor is much less so - it tastes a lot like a porter with slight herbal and floral character - it’s actually a nice combination, just not as interesting as the aroma suggests - the bitterness is more herbal than hoppy, which reminds you that you aren’t drinking a porter - pretty nice, actually, and just different enough to be memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Deep brown/dark amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is quite spicy, coriander and clove with a soft toasted wheat flavour as well. Light lemon and a bit of milk chocolate. Wheaty and spicy with a nice full-bodied character. A kiss of tartness on the back. I liked this quite a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
First rating. Witbeer? Are you kidding? Blackest wit I ever drank (and this was as dark as an English porter), with almost no Belgian characteristics. Pours with a nice head, though not too creamy. Aroma is big on roast and dry, wheaty malts. Flavor is much like a porter, roasty with a light lactic bite, subtle hop character. Palate is a touch too lively and hard. I’d bet most people drinking this blind would call it a porter or an oatmeal stout.

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