RateBeer
overall
83
71
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 19, 2004
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of finely sized brown colored bubbles. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and dark ruby red brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of nice Porter dark malt molasses and was just excellent. Its mouth feel is smooth and malty with a nice malt bite in the finish. Its flavor contained smoke molasses and sweet malty notes. It was excellent very tasty. A fantastic beer that I would love to buy again and again and again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Draft at the Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. Tan head, excellent lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a ruby hue. Malty, chocolate and coffe in the aroma. Coffee and malt flavor. Smooth on the palate. Extremely good Porter and a must try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
broger (1) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2007 does not count
coffee, roasty, brown, tan foam, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamsCellar (24) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2008
This is my favorite offering from Grizzly peaks. Wonderful dark color with a tan head that lasts, coffee/choclate flavor without getting TOO sweet. Nice finish. Pairs wonderfully with a good burger.

4.1
   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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Very nice appearance, weak head and a bit of lacing. Strong coffee flavor and bitterness this is a very nice porter!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1683) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Pitch black with little to no head to speak of, a few tan bubbles around the edge. Licorice and smoke in the nose, big body, thick mouthfeel, anicey, like a big Schwarzbier or thick London Porter. Dry at the finish more black licorice and a touch of bitterness. Yum!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3153) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2006
A pour of dark brown, with a creamy tan head. Aroma of light molasses. Flavor is extremely rich, melded from smoke, bacon, coffee, chocolate and toast. Lots of heavy cream, molasses and honey. Touch of toffee and brown sugar. Palate is a touch sticky, but the suprising dose of hops keep in clean. Very respectable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (1908) - 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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50