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Bear Paw Porter - Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

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Bear Paw Porter
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BA SCORE
85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 07-31-2002)
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Reviews by BigAl723:
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BigAl723

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%

I grabbed this growler after some BD's Mongolian Grill on a beautiful Monday afternoon in Ann Arbor. I'm currently drinking a pint watching Seinfeld.

A: Muddy black with a creamy tan head.

S: Nutty and chocolatey. Like a bar of Hershey's Milk Chocolate.

T: Again, chocolate and decently hoppy. A little bitterness that I didn't smell comes through. Also nice and roasty and smokey.

M: Medium to low carbonation. Silky smooth.

D: Very drinkable! Smooth but still very rich.

Overall, a very good Porter that I could drink on a regular basis. I can't wait to go back to Grizzly Peak and get another fill up!

08-17-2009 23:51:58 | More by BigAl723
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oberon

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

A standard on tap at Grizzly Peak my first time ordering on my fourth trip.Poured a dark cola color with small but well sustained off white head,aroma dont really jump out at ya but they are nice roasty with a unsweetened chocolate presence with some lingering earth.A solid porter its highly roasted with a bit of of sweetness going on like molasses/brown sugar and notes of coffee.A tad thin but not overly so just a good solid porter here.

09-09-2007 23:14:42 | More by oberon
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

On tap at the brewpub.
An outstanding porter, as validated by the two enthusiastic homebrewers with me on this excursion. Has a rich, dark roasted malt flavor with faint smoke but no burnt notes. Lasting roasty aftertaste.

Near black in the glass, it is clear and has a partially durable tan head. Smooth.

Recommended.

08-16-2013 01:12:36 | More by chinchill
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-21-2012 03:20:32 | More by cynical1027
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

Very dark body with a bit of lace. Bit of smoke, carbonation about right. Malty aroma. Quite drinkable. Usual suspects of chocolate malt and a tad coffee, neither standing out. Mouthfeel is on the full side.Serviceable porter and not to be missed if here.

01-31-2007 02:06:02 | More by Sammy
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Originally reviewed on January 21, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. A pour of dark brown, with a creamy tan head. Aroma of light molasses. Flavor is extremely rich, melded from smoke, bacon, coffee, chocolate and toast. Lots of heavy cream, molasses and honey. Touch of toffee and brown sugar. Palate is a touch sticky, but the suprising dose of hops keep in clean. Very respectable.

12-06-2006 18:43:12 | More by CharlesDarwin
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-24-2013 17:22:17 | More by mc4z
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

2.85/5  rDev -24.4%

"Wow now that is some head" is the first thing that comes to mind when I vigorously pour this one and get half dark tan head and half jet black body. Leaves large size holes of fat lace as it fades. Very nice hoppy nose for a porter. Malt feel is also balanced in the smell. Slightly soured as it enters the mouth. It is actually thinner than what I had expected from the nose and look. Sour hoppy feel is dominent on the palate and finish. Overall the soured maltiness is the base of the mouthfeel. I cant say it is the most drinkable, could be a little more balanced.

01-17-2007 18:40:03 | More by SPLITGRIN
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funkypriest


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-16-2012 00:02:31 | More by funkypriest
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-30-2013 12:23:22 | More by tommy5
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-02-2014 23:40:18 | More by StoutHunter
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-08-2012 15:37:16 | More by ucsbmullet
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styleisking

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-25-2014 14:36:25 | More by styleisking
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-19-2012 05:31:49 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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vncolbert

Michigan

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-29-2011 20:17:16 | More by vncolbert
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%

A - Nice looking black beer that was mohogany on the edges. Brown head left some nice looking lace behind.

S - Some coffee, cocoa, slight roast. Pretty standard and good stuff for the style

T - There's some good coffee and espresso on this that bring the taste about in a pretty straight forward manner at first. Nicely bitter on the end, with some surpring fruity ethers which give it a very nice touch and a note of complexity.

M - Creamy, lower carbonation, little thin, but not bad.

O - One of the better beers I had here at Grizzly Peak. Went down pretty easily, and it's enjoyable.

12-19-2011 20:43:31 | More by AgentZero
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tpeters

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-23-2014 05:23:30 | More by tpeters
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spamages

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

11-29-2011 21:27:21 | More by spamages
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-18-2013 18:26:28 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%

I sampled this at the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Fest.

A: Cola-coloured with an off-white head, touch of lace.

S: British fruity esters, chocolate, nut, bread.

T: Bready, mocha, good bitterness, nut bread, slight acidity.

M: Moderate body is somewhat creamy. Carbonation is moderate.

D: Good.

08-13-2006 19:19:04 | More by Derek
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

Poured out to a nice coffee black appearance with a short lived head. No lace. Low carbonation. Aromas of chocolate and coffee were easily detected and very rich. Flavor was malty and chocolatey, with a slight buttery smoothness on the palate. Decent mouthfeel could've been improved by better carbonation. The drinkability was again affected by the lack of carbonation, which made me think I had cold coffee in my mouth. Still a decent offering. Worth a try.

09-25-2005 18:49:06 | More by Frozensoul327
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ken3c

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%

This beer is dark brown with a minimal tan head. There is a little lacing.

There is a hint of coffee and cocoa in the aroma.

It's medium sweet, a little tart, and chocolatey. The finish is roasted malt. Very balanced.

Medium body, medium carbonation, and smoothness mark this beer.

This is one easy drinking beer. It's not outrageously exciting but it's just plain good.

10-04-2004 05:01:31 | More by ken3c
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putnam

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

Nice milk chocolate-colored froth on top of the brown/black liquid. The aromas are mild (and hard to coax from the stubby, straight glass filled to the rim.) A slick palate of sour burned wood, dark roast coffee and dry, subdued fruit, the finish lingers in a way that suggests liberal infusions of roasted grains. Oaty, intense and tangy, this is a beautiful cask rendition of the Porter style typified by the likes of Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, for example.

06-23-2004 13:42:23 | More by putnam
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beernut7

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

This full-bodied porter has a roasted smoky aroma and deep brown color. Hints of bitter chocolate and roasted malt coupled with an aggressive but not inappropriate hop profile make this a really tasty beer.

07-31-2002 08:00:24 | More by beernut7
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thomseye

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2013 04:21:30 | More by thomseye
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Bear Paw Porter from Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
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