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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5773) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clearish brown, creamy fine tan head. Nose of cream, toasty brown sugar, nutty, juicy dark fruit, Melba toast. Taste is nutty, smoke, cream, bacon fat. Weird taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5703) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5474) - 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]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
Thanks to schmoopsbeer for sending this out my way. Served in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a two-finger tan head that fades quickly to a collar. The nose carries a bit of roast and chocolate with some mild coffee in the background. Flavor is similar with more roast, and also a slight bit of black licorice. Medium body with a quite dry finish. Decent enough.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Some nuttiness in the aroma, I’m surprised that this is considered to be the best of their beers at this time. I found it the least drinkable. quite a bit of malt but also stringy and unfortunately a bit buttery sour. Damaged I hope.

3.6
   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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4538) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3866) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3603) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3523) - 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.


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