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Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Big Bear Black StoutBig Bear Black Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,858 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1858
Reviews: 1085
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%


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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kylejohnson03

Oklahoma

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. No freshness information on the bottle. Pours a jet black, with a one finger caramel head. Recedes quickly, minimal lacing and retention. Roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee notes all blend together. The taste is incredibly balanced, good amount of malt vs hops. The finish turns just a touch bitter, very well done. I wish the mouthfeel were just a touch thicker, but the medium carbonation is spot on, IMO. As a fan of rich stouts, I won't have a problem finishing this bottle at all. This beer was also a great value, definately one that will stay in my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 03:42:35 | More by kylejohnson03
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.