Kodiak Bear

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for another bear review – this time a little more in-depth than previous weeks. Today’s bear is the Kodiak – a truly majestic creature. Not to be confused with the more common brown bear – Kodiak bears are the second largest bear species (second only to polar bears) and only like on the Kodiak Archipelago islands off of Alaska.

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Now while we’ve complained in recent weeks about bear-related issues – take notice was that we felt that was not authentic. This however was 100% authentic (and honest) Kodiak bear, and while there’s some issues we have with smell and price – the overall product is great. Best of all there’s a special experience in getting a bear for a meal, it’s like the first time you go to your grandpa’s island and hunt the most dangerous game.

 

What they Say: “(Bear noises) Translated: Raw raw raw imma bear.”

 

Taste: 6.5 – We were lucky to get out bear having eaten more berries than fish (as sometimes the fish oil/fat really can affect the flavor.) so it was quite good.

Aftertaste: 4.5 – There was still a twinge of the fish though which lingered.

Burn/Smooth: 3.0 – Sadly to prevent parasites kodiak and all bears need to be cooked very well done – so this does not go down smoothly.

Aroma: 5.0 – The smell of bear meat is – well let’s just say it’s not pleasant. However compared to other bears this wasn’t as bad.

Manliness: 10.0 – While bears are not men (except the male ones) bears are very manly, and are often used in manly things as a visual metaphor.

Mixability: 8.0

W/ Cage Match: 8.0 – We highly recommend using Kodiak bears in your cage match fights.

Value: 2.0 – Because you don’t typically find bear in store this is quite pricey to get a hold of.

Google Shop Average: $585 (not including travel) more info here.

Website: https://www.kodiak.org/

 

Reviewer Scores:

BuffaloJern: 6.5

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Final Thoughts: Overall I would say that if you are looking for a bear – you should stick with a typical brown or black bear, and if you’re adventurous get a polar bear. However a Kodiak is certainly a specialty, and worth getting once in your life.

BuffaloJern

I am the Buffalo editor and curator of Honest Booze Reviews

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