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Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,941 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,941
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 111
Gots: 127 | FT: 6
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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SaucyA

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3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Sniftered. Giant, frothy tan head with a black coffee body. Head just doesn't go away. Major lacing.

S - Muted caramel malts, chocolate undertones, muted citrus hops.

T - Bittersweet chocolate, caramel, huge on the roasted side. Sweetness balanced by roast and piney hop character on the backend. Finishes quite dry.

M - A little too crisp for a RIS, but for a "black stout", it works. Could stand less carbonation and a heavier body imo.

D - Not the most drinkable brew ever but for being a big black stout, it's nice. The 8.1% isn't noted in the taste at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 22:18:57 | More by SaucyA
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,941 ratings.