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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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Reviews by markaberrant:
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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

A - opaque, creamy dark tan head, good retention that eventually receds, and excellent lacing

S - hoppy nose, sweet citrus, blends in with darker malts, not a huge roast aroma, but a smooth creaminess, clean

T - well built flavours, more creamy roast, well integrated citrus hops, not assertive, but smooth, lots of maltiness, some carmel, light fruitiness, lots of lingering citrus hop bitterness, but again very smooth.

M - not a huge mouthfeel on this one, which makes it quite drinkable, mild carbonation, no astringency, dry finish, alcohol is nowhere to be found

D - very pleasant and well made, very much an "american" stout, yet not harsh or over-the-top

Quite a tasty american impy stout, reminds me very much of Old Rasputin with the citrus hops, smooth roast, and reasonable body/alcohol. I don't have anything bad to say, and the hopping is really well done, but it just doesn't have a whole lot of depth, so I can't justify a really high rating. Probably not an entry level beer, but quite approachable for someone ready to take the next step.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2009 01:44:51 | More by markaberrant
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,942 ratings.