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Black Bear XX Stout - Alameda Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
88
very good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Smooth, rich and creamy. Rye malt blends with roast and chocolate malts to create a new and delicious stout profile, balanced with soft and velvety hops. This northwest original is poured using the traditional nitrogen dispensing method, so it may take an extra minute to arrive, but the wait is worth it. The Black Bear won the Gold Medal at the 2003 GABF in the foreign-style stout category."

6.8% ABV 50 IBU

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 02-20-2004)
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3.38/5  rDev -14%

Weirdly sharp mouthfeel. I thought it was just the carbonation, but there is something unusually acidic for such a dark roasted brew.

Some malty sweetness. Tannic with chocolate milk, old coffee, perfume. Dry, winey finish. Decent foam in the tall glass. From the 22 oz bottle.

08-20-2014 04:56:59 | More by mactrail
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Washington

3.72/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Idaho

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-03-2014 16:40:13 | More by JoelClark
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Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2%

650ml bomber poured into tulip 31/7/14

A black with a deep cola edge, two fingers of dark mocha foam sits around for half the glass but leaves zero lace

S coco powder, chocolate milk, fennel, root beer, nutmeg, faint smoke, raisins, a strange combo but it works

T more of the same with more earthy notes and the roasts darker, much like the nose but stronger

M not as thick as the color would let you believe but still far from thin, bubbles cream it up, a little grit left behind, coco and ash linger

O respectable beer and I'd believe it was under 5%, no problems taking down the bomber but not the richest stout I've had recently

worth a try but another one of those 10$ bombers that I doubt I'd buy again based on price alone

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

Appearance - Pours a dark cola brown with a finger of tan head.

Smell - roasted malts, espresso bean, dark fruits (cherry), and molasses.

Taste - Hit up front with roasted malts, light burnt bitterness, hint of dark fruit and molasses.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall - A robust and dark stout that has very prominent roasted malt and light burnt bitterness characteristics.

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Black Bear XX Stout from Alameda Brewhouse
88 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.