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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CraftonDraft (1) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
The aroma is of chocolate, roasted coffee and it has a nice hop aroma. It pours really dark, black and smooth. You can taste chocolate and coffee with some hints of roast. Itís a really nice, medium bodied porter. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer and will definitely be getting this again. It pairs nicely with Toscano Salami and Manchego Cheese.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoppyho (56) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
22 oz bottle purchased from Whole Foods. Aroma is excellent with a lot of chocolate and coffee features. Appearance is dark, black and crisp with low carbonation. Taste is chocolate in forefront and coffee and roast in the back ground. Very well balanced. Tried it that night with blue cheese crusted steak and was great. Overall a very solid Porter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Black in color with the good sized tan head that had great retention and left a great amount of lacing down the side of the glass. The aromas are roasted grains, caramel, some coffee like aroma and a somewhat pungent hop scent. The taste seems to start on the sweet side with roasted and chocolate malts coming out quite quickly with some notes of coffee mixed in. The end seems to have a break in the type of bitterness, at first I think it was due to the roasted grains but the finish is more of a citric hop. The feel is very smooth and creamy. Over all this is simply an excellent rendition of a Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours a very deep brown color with amber hues with a decent tan foam and good retention. Aroma is of roasted barley with caramel. Taste is lightly sweetened caramel malt with faint suggestions of bitter chocolate. Moderate bitterness and roastiness at the back, with a bit of dryness. Alcohol is not noticible. The mouthfeel is solid and medium bodied. Very drinkable but almost like a stout than a porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Nice black color with a very nice head that dissipates nicely with a beatiful lacy finish. Coffee aromas invite you to taste more, and the coffee-like flavors tantilize the taste buds, remaining well rounded throughout. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and reminds you to sip this nicely fromed brew. Drinakbility is good, if youíre in a sippimg mood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a very deep brown/black with a nice head. Nose of roasted malt, espresso and subtle hints of chocoltae and caramel. Rich coffee flavor with notes of caramel. Good medium body brew with a very good level of carbonation and is smooth. Aftertaste of roasted malts.

3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Pours opaque black with a slight tan head. Smells of chocolate malts and toasted grains. Medium bodied with a super smooth mouthfeel. Taste is of dark chocolates, toasted grains, and coffee. Finishes with a dark roasted malt bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10354) - 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. Itís pretty dry, and moderately bitter. Has an astringent aspect in the finish. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6445) - 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.


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