Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Pegasus:
3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Large, dense, persistent tan head rides atop an obsidian body. Thick, glass-coating lace adorns the glass walls.
Aroma: Sweet, vinous alcohol dominates the aroma. Strong cherry notes and bitter cocoa are also present. Pleasant dark raisin aromas and roasted malt are also present.
Taste: The taste opens with strong roasted malt and prominent herbal hops. As the taste progresses, mild sour cherry notes vie with bitter cocoa, cold coffee and vinous alcohol. Towards the close, the roasted malt notes intensify, and the herbal hops ascend to a long, lingering, moderate bitterness, accompanied by a dry finish.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full.
Drinkability/notes: Complex and appealing, well-suited to a cold winter's evening.
Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2013 23:43:34 | More by Pegasus
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3.31/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
22oz bomber served cold in pint glass. Beer pours dark brown in color with a pleasant, brown head. Aroma is subtle and hard to describe: a little bit hoppy, a little bit roasty. I don't really get chocolate or cherry in there, but I could believe there's some cocao in there.
Flavor is thankfully subtler than my expectations "oh no, chocolate covered cherry candy beer". The cherries mainly come through as a tart, fruity flavor. This balances the natural sweetness of the chocolate. This beer is tasty, but in no way is it candy. It's actually more like a Belgian style lambic blended with an American or British style stout.
Interesting to try, but I probably wouldn't seek it out a second time.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 02:11:41 | More by hreb
Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
79 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.