Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a medium-dark brown that finishes dark with deep amber sides. Good 1 1/4 finger head with good lacings. Smells of coffee, roast grains, chocolate and caramel.
Very bitter up front with coffee & cream flavor combining to balance it out. Tapers out to a nice smooth sweetness of the chocolate and caramel. Finishes with a nice bitter taste at the end that is combined with the sweet sweet taste of alcohol.
Besides the initial bitterness that normally would be a turn off for me, the beer quickly gained steam and impressed me greatly. A wide variety of flavors make this a great beer to try, or drink regularly. The smoothness/creaminess of this was kind of unexpected, but enjoyable nonetheless. Medium bodied, makes this a slight disapointment in the mouth however, but it makes up for it in taste. Drink to you can't anymore, that's how this one goes down.
A solid 'A' in my book.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2004 03:45:12 | More by Skidz
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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