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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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This light flavored black lager is our version of a classic schwarzbier. This schwarzbier has moderate malt flavors that finish clean and sweet, and are balanced out nicely with just a hint of bitterness. The appearance is very dark brown, with a tan-colored head. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to medium-high carbonation. Black Bear is truly a beer that will surprise the drinker. It is overall dark, but very pleasantly sweet with no harshness that most would expect from a dark beer. This beer is available seasonally, so try it when you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Can; poured a dark brown/black color with a light brown frothy head. Aroma fairly sweet, fruity, earthy and touch of must. Flavor had less sweetness, which was good. Fairly pleasant flavor; touch of sweetness, fruit, and must, with maybe hint of roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Brown/black pour with a watery tan head. Light roasted malt on the nose. Light roasted malt with a toucho sweetness on the finish. Good malt bitter. Medium bodied with a slightly fizzy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1329) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at Morgan Street. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of roast, light smoke, dark fruit. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, roast, light smoke. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty grainy caramel aroma. Roasted malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty grainy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewpub during RBSG. Clear brown color. Off-white head. Decent loose thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly chewy. Toasty, light chocolate. Some earthy herbal flavors. Moderate sweet taste, pretty dry finish, light bitter. OK schwarzbier. Quickly wears on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
draft at source. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of smoke, chocolate, cocoa, pine and bubblegum. Lighter bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3262) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Draught at the brewery.
Pours a deep brownish amber with a decent head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty and chocolaty. It’s rich, nutty, & clean.

The flavor is nicely roasty & bitter with some floral hoppiness. Rich, clean, and enjoyable.

I pretty well liked this one, sheesh!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap @ Morgan Street. Dark brown pour with a khaki h ead. Roasted malt, licorice, and a touch of ash. Kind of acidic...lightly fruity. A bit charred, too. Flavor is acidic roasted malt, coffee, and licorice. Kind of ashy and lightly bitter. Seltzer water and lots of raisins. Kind of dusty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1887) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Sampled along the RBSG 2014 bus tour. On draft at the brewery. Light coffee and chocolate. Slightly harsh in the flavor with a thin mouthfeel. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft - Toasty malts and some hints of chocolate. Dark brown with a light head. Malty and toasty, decent but nothing particularly exciting.

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