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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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SoCal Black Bear Porter has a dark, heavy, extremely flavorful finish with remnants of chocolate and coffee flavors balanced by a generously hopped aroma.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1078) - Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Burnt brown with red hue. Half inch head,gone shortly to a ring with scattered lacing. Aroma: Chocolate with mild coffee roast,some earthy/fruit berry. Taste: Same as aroma,smooth a little oily,somewhat mild taste but with a kinda piney bittering. A bit yeasty, roast shows more on the finish. Good but somewhat average maybe more.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a tall beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted grain, coffee, caramel, and nuts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10672) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hop. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate. Easy drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1271) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Black with a light Brown head - Good aroma of malts and dark fruits - Good malt body with some roasted malt and some bitterness - The malts goes into a Nice long finish - This was good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5129) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
Sample from bottle at RBNAG 2014, Halden, Grand Tasting. Black colour. Roasty aroma. Roasty flavour too, notes of dark bitter chocolate. Salty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2188) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Black colour with dark off-white head. Burnt aroma. Mild. Sweet. Aftertaste is moderate bitter and leaves a dry mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4538) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Black with a small beige head. Coffee and roasted malt nose. Tad sweet. Mid bodied and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation. Dark malt, coffee and some fruity notes. Decent.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Low tanned head. Unclear, mid-brown body. Gently sweet caramel malty aroma. Faint licorice and roasted nuts. Near full body. Firm grassy and leafy bitterness. Good malt base with roast, dark caramel and coffee. A fine dryness in the ending. A solid Porter. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8077) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Shared bottle. Naked surface to a deep, black body. A liquorice touch to the aroma of roasted dark malts. Fine blended flavours of caramel, coffee grounds and liquorice. Roasted endnotes, semi-dry. Well built. Good drinking (Grand Tasting, Fredrik 3.s Hall, RBNG, Halden 15.02.2014).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2782) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. Clear deep mahogany body with a white film. Malty nose. Sweet, dark fruits and a gently roasted bitterness that leaves the tongue dry. Medium to full bodied and smooth to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5326) - 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.


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