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Old Black Bear Bear-rel Aged Porter

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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It contains a light aroma of Jack Daniels, some vanilla flavors, and gets a good little bump in the ABV department because of the extended aging. It pulls extra sugars from the wood and undergoes secondary and even tertiary fermentationís.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is very heavy on the butterscotch and circus peanuts. The flavor also has some strong butterscotch and acetone notes, as well as a hint of roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ttroha (237) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and oak. Flavor of chocolate and something sour, with just a hint of whiskey. Aftertaste of molded bread. Medium bodies with high carbonation.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, oak, plum, and ash. Flavor of chocolate, oak, plum, and ash. Flavor of obvious infection, light minerals, plum, and butter.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
bottled from corks and tops, dark brown pour with no foam, aroma of sour roast, flavor is butterscotch with sour roasted walnut

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
brystmar (1200) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Dark brown body, tan head, sticky lace. Beautiful. Aroma defines offensive: acetone galore. Fuck me, this is terrible. A mess of a beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Experiment_Ale (914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
22oz at Markus'. Aroma is bad mold malt suit. Taste is odd sour bad gross. Finish medium long and funky gross. Mouthfeel is medium.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DiarmaidBHK (3372) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from Alabama Beverage. Pours black with a thin khaki head that leaves some lacing. Smells and tastes like butterscotch. Nasty! Bottle could be infected or this could be a truly terrible beer. It could go either way.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured black with a quick tan head. Sweet malt aroma with a background of barrel. The flavor found roasted malt, vanilla, and toffee. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bomber. Poured black with a smallish tan head. Aroma and flavor were roasted malt, moderate whisky booziness, some vanilla and wood. The barrel aging is a bit more subtle here than in many similar beers. Nice sweet/bitter balance. Palate is on the thin side, slightly astringent. Havenít had their regular porter; would be curious to try it now.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1157) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bad mouthfeel. A bit thin for a Porter. This may come from the fact iím not a fan of OBB Porter, but this is a great improvement. Barrel flavor does come through. Slight oak. Whiskey is minimal but present. On the bitter side like many american porters. Nice aroma. Slight sweetness. Dryness hits on back of the tongue. Aroma is the best part of this beer. Head has good lasting retention. Good lacing and darkness.


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