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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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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1.6
Inbreak (6132) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2017
15.02.2014, 0,65l bottle sampled @ RBNG14:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, caramel, chocolate, licorice, butterscotch. Taste is neutral, caramel, paper, hay, cardboard, chocolate, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Next!

3.4
Palme (4811) - 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

3.2
bu11zeye (13029) - 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
gunnfryd (14899) - 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
bergstaden (2992) - 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
Sigmund (7539) - 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
RuneStumo (2687) - 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.

3.2
Cunningham (7993) - 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
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]

3.7
Rune (12831) - 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).


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