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Lair Of The Bear - Mammoth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Heaven Hill barrels.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-23-2012)
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California

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

02-07-2013 03:59:10 | More by jeff1973
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trippytbta

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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter

A: pours murky black with about 3/4 inch head

S: Cocoa/chocolate, maybe slight bourbon, but wish there was more

T: strong cocoa, coffee, not very much bourbon taste but comes through the end and kind of lasts

M: kind of light for an imperial BA stout, crisp as well

Overall: it is a good barrel aged stout if it were a few bucks cheaper, compared to some of the BA stouts out there, needs some work if it wants to play with the other BA heavy hitters. Kind of generic. If pricing it over $12 I believe u might offer more. Or I just expect too much

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06-13-2014 00:37:40 | More by trippytbta
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-22-2014 03:18:23 | More by Modernrickk
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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a lost abbey teku.

A: Pitch black body with an espresso colored head that fades quickly after a vigorous pour.

S: Earthy espresso and dark chocolate right off the bat, followed by hints of dark fruit and a background note of bourbon/oak.

T: Espresso and cacao flavors up front, with a dark cherry note that further develops as it warms. Vanilla/toasty oak is a minor contributor from the bourbon barrels following each sip.

M: Medium/Light body for the style, with perfect carbonation levels. Usually prefer a bit more residual sugar in Imperial Stouts, but the predominant coffee flavors are expressed well in conjunction with a dryer, less cloying finish IMO.

Overall a very enjoyable beer. Espresso flavors are prevalent while the bourbon barrel notes take a back seat. Much more balanced than most examples of the style but lacking some complexity that beers with more influence from the barrel may have.

Serving type: bottle

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evanforbeer

California

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a SEXY sludgey black with a thick light brown head

nose- cocoa, black cherry, vanilla, touch of black licorice, bourbon

taste- lovely. cocoa, dark fruits (cherry, figs, etc), vanilla and oaky goodness, earthy hops, perfect boozy warmth. finishes oaky and bourbony with lush and dry roasted malt

feel- heavy, chewy, roasty, syrupy, awesome

there are obviously a handful of amazing barrel-aged imperial stouts that are amazing, this isn't KBS, BCBS top-tier but it is very good. I would buy this often

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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was a very pleasant surprise considering the brewery only distributes in California and Nevada. Russian Imperial Stout, ABV 9.5, IBU 70, aged in bourbon barrels for 7 months

A: very dark, almost black

S: pleasant smell of chocolate, roasted coffee, bourbon

T: initially mild chocolate with bourbon/coffee finish

M: not as heavy as some stouts but by no means watery; smooth

O: very good and a great value for a BBA stout; nice balance of hops and malts; I will be buying more of this; probably my favorite BBA stout for the value

Serving: poured into a glass from a 22oz bottle

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wait for it...wait for it...dark in color, mocha colored head (bit of effort required to produce one).

subtle aroma of bourbon; pleasant and not overbearing, but masks all else. a little chocolate (no shit!?).

nice flavor, neither alcohol nor bourbon is overtly present, but flavors in general are subdued. it's either very well-balanced or rather plain, i haven't decided.

no strong alcohol or bitterness, drinks smoothly. no noticeable improvement or decline as it gradually warmed.

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Lair Of The Bear from Mammoth Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.