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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
SoCal Black Bear Porter has a dark, heavy, extremely flavorful finish with remnants of chocolate and coffee flavors balanced by a generously hopped aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7861) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasty malts, toffee and chocolate. Taste is light sweet and roasted, weak dry, with a lingering dark liquorice and chocolate finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle, 22oz, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. A brown one, unclear, and topped by a beige head of moderate size. Roasted aroma with some coffee and molasses. The hops play a significant part too. Full body and a nice carbonation level. Lasting roasted finish with molasses and a touch of dried fruits. Pretty pleasant this one. 140215

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ RGNG-14
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4797) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Black color, good foam. Aromas of malt, roasted aromas & licorice. Medium body & complexity. Well balanced. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bomber from CraftShack. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is very chocolate. Near full bodied. Flavor is dark malt, chocolate, and coffee. Maybe a hint of smoke. It’s pretty dry, and moderately bitter. Has an astringent aspect in the finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Dark red pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit, cocoa and chocolate. The flavor has a good bit of cocoa and smoke with some roasted malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from Whispering Tree: Appeared as a dark brown liquid with almost no formation of head. Aroma is mild with a light roasty malt nose that comes across as a bottle of iced coffee. The drink is sweet and bitter with roast ground coffee bean and toasted brown malts that doesn’t make this that special of a porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
22oz bomber pours pretty darn dark with a mocha tan sort of head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, chocolate and then a red wine like tartness. The taste, sadly, is the same. I get roasty to chocolate to burnt malts followed by tart tannin red wine like notes. Not that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
22oz bottle 4/20/13 (Binny’s Naperville Clearance Rack)-43° in English Pint-Pours a dark brown with ruby tints with a loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and hops. Taste of chocolate, coffee, malt, and slight hops. This full bodied Porter is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Aroma is malts, fruit and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is malts, notes of coffee and chocolate, fruit and a tangy/acidic/bitter finish.

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