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Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,942 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,942
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 111
Gots: 126 | 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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granger10

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep motor oil texture pours into the glass with a medium tight capucino head. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of dark chocolate and earthy flavors. A touch of fruityness in the aroma also. Taste begins with a baker's chocolate type sweetness. Gets a bit deeper with molasses and maybe some butterscotch flavors. A nice bit of earthiness and hoppy resiny flavors counter the sweetness. Darker chocolate is controlling. Some slight espresso roast is in there. Finish stays a touch sweet but has a nice warming and hoppy flavor. Too drinkable and too complex to sip even though its up there in abv. Must get more.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 02:12:30 | More by granger10
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,942 ratings.