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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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jampics2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drove home from Dark Lord Day 2010 through not one but three torrential downpours. There were times we felt like we were out of control, cruising through a sheet of white rain. Our only motivation to keep going was a stop at Fat Heads for one of their fantastic headwiches.

I was thrilled to see this on tap. A 10 oz pour into a snifter from the tap. Served WAAAY too cold, I let this one warm up then went to town.

Beautiful black with a cappunchio head that sticks around.

Chocolate, hops, and coffee in the nose. Very balanced. The roast and hops are grooving together.

Taste is darn close to perfect. Cocoa powder, nice hoppy bitterness that doesn't cross the line to ruinous but gives the palatte a work-out. Amazing flavor.

Mouthfeel is clean, smooth, viscous, but could be thicker like New Holland's fantastic Night Tripper.

Really enjoyable overall, the snifter went great with my food and went down easy, even after drinking so much at DLD the day before this was a standout beer. Worth the trip, but I could do with less rain next time!

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2010 19:53:47 | More by jampics2
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,939 ratings.