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Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,938 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,938
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 112
Gots: 124 | 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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jamiejohnson

California

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big Bear Black is NoCal smooth - and northern California does some nice stouts. Bear Republic is beginning to shape up as one of my favorite brewers. Their Racer IPA is a topper in that field. I visited their Healdsburg pub a few years ago unaware they were such capable brewers. I sampled Big Black, loved it and forgot about it. When I return I'm getting a hotel near the brewpub and staying for two or three days. God only knows what local treats await. This is a heckuva stout, balanced, a bit lighter bodied than anticipating, but heavy on flavor.

Big on taste,
Big on flavor.
Big Bear's Black
One to savor.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 01:27:52 | More by jamiejohnson
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,938 ratings.