Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured black as night, as any good stout should, into my glass tankard. The head required a vigorous pour and was a pleasing brown/red hue, but this faded quickly to a thin layer on the surface of the brew. Aroma was slightly sour and of coffee; more like espresso perhaps? Delicious. Thick and malty flavors are constantly swapping with the bitter coffee and roast tastes while the beer is in the mouth. This fades once swallowed to a pleasantly herbal taste of hops on the back end. Once adjusted to the intense quality of the malt flavors, some esters of dark fruits and berries can be detected in the nose and appreciated on the taste buds. A beer this strong in alcohol and character is not the most drinkable because you cant just knock it back. However, its not as boring as many beers that you could just knock back. A fantastic beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2007 23:47:39 | More by BabaJohn
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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