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Grizzly Peak Bear Paw Porter



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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
An award-winning dark ale with the flavor of roasted and chocolate malts, Bear Paw is full-bodied and smooth, with a sturdy hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8749) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, coffee, some roast into some cocoa, hints of slight smoky notes into a bit of spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, roast, slight cocoa powder into a bit of coffee, slight yeast, finishing smoky, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (359) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Smells like chocolate and coffee. Nice lacing. Good roasted malty flavor but not smokey. Pretty smooth with carbonated bite. Bbq.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3220) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. An outstanding porter, as validated by the two enthusiastic homebrewers with me on this excursion. Has a rich, dark roasted malt flavor with faint smoke but no burnt notes. Lasting roasty aftertaste. Nothing unusual here, just a very well crafted porter. Near black in the glass, it is clear and has a partially durable tan head. Smooth. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (2412) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Malty aroma with some peat moss I. There. Dark pour. Dry finish. Decent amount of carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Probably GPs best offering. Pours dark brown or black. Smells of deep coffee, slight chocolate, and some dirt. Taste is a nice balance of rich mocha and hops. Pretty robust. This is my go to when we eat here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Draught. Robust chocolate and roosted malt aroma. Black with a small tan head. Very thin and disappointing. Bland. Water roasted flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2954) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malts and chocolate. Taste is also roasted malt chocolate and a bit of coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersak (91) - akron, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Very good and highly carbonated. Cherries with a bit of smokey flavor. Appearance is very nice with a small white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very deep brown, mostly black colored body with an inch thick, dense and rocky, creamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel and toffee with darker chocolates, some mocha, and vanilla alongside an event roast. Flavor is similar. Mocha and caramel up front with some darker chocolates and more of an even roast. Finishes somewhat bitter from the mochas and mostly dry with just a touch of sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid porter. Leans more towards the mocha, but there is a decent caramel, chocolate, and roast in there as well. Easy drinking, straightforward, and enjoyable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2011
tap at the brewpub - Pours very dark brown with a creamy, light tan head. It smells of roast malt and mocha. The flavor is sweet with roast malt and chocolate. This medium to full bodied brew has a lingering roast finish. Good. Not great.

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