Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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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.
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