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Beartown Black Bear

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Brewed by Beartown
Style: Mild Ale
Congleton, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned by Leek Brewery.
Extremely smooth strong dark ruby mild. Subtle roast and malt flavours fill the taste, with a mellow sweetish finish.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1380) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a dark colour, taste is of roast malts, I would say this is more like a stout than a mild

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2013 - Very Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; grassy hop bitterness. Bittersweet roast malty and fruity throughout. OK. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1714) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Cask@theimperial, walsall. Ruby brown beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, dark fruits and a hint of chocolate. Decent.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (2487) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Cask at the moon under water watford. Another beer in poor condition. Aroma is prune berry caramel. Coke color thin fleeting cream head. Soft roast finish. Mire cara, raspberry. Medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2456) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; vey dark brown pour with fluffy tan head, coffee and malt aroma, also coffee and malt in the taste slightly woody with a hint of chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in May 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark ruby in colour with a thin buff head. Clear roast grain note in the short aroma. Thin watery mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with sweet notes of syrupy black cherry and dark chocolate. Good counter balance of hop resins giving a dry dusty hop prickle and notes of roast barley grain. Finish is malty with a drying vinous flavour of oak cask, liquorice and toasted almonds evident. At 5% expected a bit more body and complexity of flavour though. Reminded me of Hornbeam Black Coral Stout in some aspects. Well recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5096) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
Cask (Standing Order JDW, Southampton) - Very dark brown with red tinges. Malt, raisins and a hint of cocoa in the aroma. Cocoa, roasted malt, dried fruit and berries in the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Cask. Dark ruby maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of raisins, dates. Taste is toasted and dried dark fruit. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3543) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
A full bodied mild ale with a small creamy head. It is dark brown with a reddish glow with a small fruitiness and pleasant texture.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2013
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear reddish brown, god creamy off-white head, berry fruit aroma, excellent lacing, raisin and biscuit flavour, fruity aftertaste, good traditional strong ale


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