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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

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
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:
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(Beer added by: beernut7 on 07-31-2002)
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Reviews by Kerrie:
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4/5  rDev +7%

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Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of acostuhhh
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

"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.

Photo of funkypriest
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of styleisking
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of vncolbert
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of AgentZero
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of tpeters
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of BigAl723
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of spamages
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Derek
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of ken3c
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of ejmw
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Bear Paw Porter from Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.