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Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,939 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,939
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 112
Gots: 125 | 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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barnzy78

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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Pours black with a tall, pillowy tan head that holds decent retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are roasted malts and coffee, with some dark chocolate hints. Mouth-feel is medium bodied and coats the palate well. Tastes are similar to aromas - very roasted and robust - bittersweet chocolate, black coffee, and molasses. Also some mild ripened dark fruity esters, but nothing overwhelming. Alcohol is completely concealed. It's somewhat sweet, but finishes nicely balanced with the roasted malts providing some bitterness with the hops. Overall, solid recommendation for the style. It's nothing outrageous, but very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 03:47:38 | More by barnzy78
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,939 ratings.