Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.19/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Studio 35 on 9/22/12
A) Well, it ain't black. Dark brown; looks close to black but the stem and top of the glass reveal deep ruby. Wispy head with a thin line around the collar. Papery thin lace.
S) The aroma has a fair amount of roast. Lots of [sugary] molasses and some burnt chocolate. Pretty big aroma.
T) Though it does have some molasses sweetness in the mid section there is a lot more roast, proportionally. Some chocolate and caramel. The finish is dry and very slightly ashy.
M) The feel is great for the style - medium-full with some sticky hops and a touch of alcohol awareness. Rolling carbonation.
D) Really good, well-balanced imperial stout. This is a case of less is more. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
10-29-2013 22:39:31 | More by Ryan011235
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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.
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