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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5297) - 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 14/20
Sigmund (5121) - 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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.

   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]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4567) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4507) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3883) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3306) - 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 14/20
Arve_Christian (3073) - 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 14/20
abemorsten (2768) - 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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