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Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate StoutBear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: vkv822 on 03-11-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a lively effervescent head that suggests rather high carbonation. Tasting verifies the fear of over-carbonation. No other obvious flaws. Decent bitter/sweet balance; all main ingrediants evident in both the aroma and the flavor. Lingering cherry-cocoa dark bread aftertaste.

O: Perhaps not as great as one might hope for given {cherries + cocoa + stout), but still recommended. ABV not hidden and detracts from the aroma, but the esters mix nicely with the other flavor components.

chinchill, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

zeff80, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in an imperial pint glass at the Bridgeport pub in Portland. Boy, it sure looks like people didn't love this one in the bottle -- but I must say I quite liked the draft version.

Appearance: totally black with a nice thin layer of tan foam leaving a nice lace on the glass. A beautiful dark beer.

Smell: a sweetish aroma; lightly chocolatey and lightly fruity. The fruit is a bit nondescript, it doesn't scream "cherry"; though it is nice enough.

Taste: I like the flavor quite a lot. There's a good, rich, pie-cherry flavor with a sweet chocolate aftertaste. It tastes a bit like a cherry cordial, which really quite works for me. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied with a light carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: though it's a sweetish dessert-type beer, it tickles my fancy. I could see myself having a few of these.

flagmantho, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

valkyre65, Jul 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

johnny5martini, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Gagnonsux, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

HoppySeb, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of mactrail
2.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This has one of the strangest scents I've ever encountered in a beer. Some kind of candy with plastic notes and Band-Aids, perfume and sewing machine oil. I'd call it engine room meets the lady's boudoir.

Taste is rather sweet with a woody, bitter tang. I admit there is some fruity flavor, though it seems scorched. Some herbal and dank notes, like a leaf mold cola. Plenty of roasted malt flavors, but they are overwhelmed by the charred bark taste. The woodiness sets the teeth on edge a little, and dries this out some toward the finish. Aftertaste is charcoal and really bitter chocolate.

Color is an attractive dark brown with a dark beige head that doesn't last long. While there is some spritz on the tongue the whole flavor and mouthfeel seems to flatten out.

mactrail, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

rspauldi, Jun 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

bundy462, May 27, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Texasfan549, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

NickThePyro, May 19, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pair of chalices. 015 d-1 1251 is the bottle code.

Pours black, with a small head that dissipates to no head very quickly. Not a lot of active carbonation. Smell is muted, cherries and chocolate.

Taste has a bit of a cherry cola theme to it. It's flatter than that, though, and cherry cola doesn't have so much cocoa flavor. Pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel is smoothish. Overall, it's not bad. It's not great, either.

snaotheus, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

kjkinsey, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

DaveRinn, May 11, 2014
Photo of Admbmb92
2.81/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

App. 3.25-pours very little head, about one finger that disappears quickly. Dark as night, some light shines through the edges
Smell-2.75. Cherry cola with some chocolate, skunky lager smell overwhelms.
Taste- 3. A very big disappointment being I'm a huge fan of stouts and especially chocolate stouts. Carbonation hits the front of the tongue, cherry cola and espresso flavor in the middle with an overwhelming amount of carbonation in the back of the throat.
Mouthfeel-2 the amount of carbonation is what really kills this one for me. Most chocolate stouts I've had have a fairly smooth mouthfeel and feel like silk going down. The amount of carbonation ruins any of the good stout flavors this beer should have.
Overall- this brewery has really yet to impress me. It lacks flavor and taste way too much like cherry coke. This tasted like a lager with some cherry notes.

Admbmb92, May 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

BDeibs, May 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

GRG1313, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

22Blue, Apr 26, 2014
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Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
77 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.