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Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Big Bear Black StoutBig Bear Black Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,858 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1858
Reviews: 1085
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big Bear is a big, black, stout you can really sink your teeth into. The bold, roasty, caramel malt flavor is balanced by Centennial and Cascade hops.

2009 California State Fair – 2nd GOLD
2009 LA International Beer Competition – GOLD
2007 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Stout – SILVER
2002 World Beer Cup - GOLD

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001)
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SHODriver

California

4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: pours a black with a two finger dense tan head with decent retention
S: smells roasty and sweet with a lot of chocolate and just a bit of bitterness on the nose
T: roasty goodness and chocolate with a bit of coffee, mild hop bitterness as well. aftertaste is another shot of roast flavor with a bit more chocolate and a tinge of bitterness
M: full body with soft carbonation and a velvety smoothness to it. Bear Republic's beers have always had excellent mouthfeel
O: A very tasty and easy to drink stout

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 04:17:33 | More by SHODriver
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.