Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
3.8/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This is a damn good RIS, but not my favorite.
It's got a good, dark brown but not completely black look. What a massive head! Three tan fingers that holds...and holds...and holds...jesus!
Nothing crazy-exciting in the smell, maybe a little chocolate, a toasty kinda burnt smell.
I taste the chocolate and a dry chalky burnt flavor. The sweetness level is low in this one, for me anyway. I taste more salt or soy sauce-like flavors than I care to. But overall the taste is still quite good.
Creamy, smooth mouthfeel with steady bubbles rising up the sides.
Drinkable, yes, most definitely. Although one is more than enough.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2006 19:08:47 | More by JayTheFinn
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3.14/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75
Best by 7/14/14. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a little light getting through; huge fluffy khaki head that fades very slowly and leaves great retention and lacing. The aromas are loaded with cocoa malts. Some hints of chocolate with a kiss of vanilla. The aromas are ultimately subtle. The flavors are pretty mellow and bittersweet. More milk chocolate along with some dark chocolate to give it a little bitterness. This one has some roasted coffee notes. More vanilla. Hints of caramel along with some dark fruits. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side full-bodied and it's creamy and fluffy. Very smooth.
This is solid, but it's somewhat boring and not as bold as I was hoping for. It's crazy that it's 2014 and this is my first time trying this beer, so I had some high hopes. It's not bad, but it's nothing too special.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 19:54:18 | More by BB1313
Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,854 ratings.