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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.

GTCruiser01's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - APR 17, 2012
Pours an almost black that looks dark ruby color in light with a good sized tan head lacing. Aroma of caramel, coffee and roast. Taste is caramel sweet in front followed by an impressive roasted coffee flavor and hoppy bitterness. Goes down easy. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4180) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
Sampled from a 0.65l bottle @ RBNG 2014. A dark brownish looking one, only a small sidesticking bubbly beige head. Not extreme nose, but a roasted dark caramel thing. Some cocoa and little chocolate found here as well. Stingy roasted flavor. Only prickling carbonation and it’s quite full-bodied. Lots of coffee here, a tad watery coffee perhaps? Sweet and really wood dry finish and tail. Not bad. 15.02.2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14181) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2451) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2583) - Haugesund, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7048) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11341) - 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3565) - 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.

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