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Grizzly Peak Bear Paw Porter



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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Tap at the brew pub. Dark brown, sweet raisin aroma. Sweet, some cocoa and prune. Medium finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
On draft at Grizzly Peak. The pour is a thin dark brown with a bit of amber shining through. There is a light off white film of head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty bland. There is a little malt, maybe a hint of chocolate and for the lost part, it's pretty watery. I know it's not going to be huge, but malt water isn't great. The flavor is much of the same. There is a nice chocolate and roasted malt, but there isn't any complexity. It's all right out there in the thin and light flavor. It's sweet on the back end. The mouth feel is thin and light with a barely there carbonation and a quick fading, sharp aftertaste. Quick and sweet malt. I wanted a lot more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8853) - 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 (369) - 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 (3355) - 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 (2534) - 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 (1787) - 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 (3084) - 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

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