Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,796 | Reviews: 1,078 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by marty21:
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at The Alibi Room
A: It’s a dark brown, almost black with 1 finger worth of very light brown head. Settles to a nice cap and left tons of lacing.
S: Dark roasted malts with some dark chocolate and coffee. I do get a hint of alcohol on the nose as well.
T: More dark roasted malts along with the dark chocolate and coffee. There also seemed to be enough hops in this stout to actually taste them.
M: Medium carbonation with a medium body.
O: Big Bear was a really tasty and easy to drink stout especially for it being relatively higher in alcohol.
Serving type: on-tap
10-14-2011 19:06:58 | More by marty21
More User Reviews:
4.79/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The look really does it for me. It's pitch black. No sign of light, even around the edges. The head is a faint brown color of both tiny and larger bubbles. It's not overly thick and doesn't retain well, but it leaves a ring around the top of the liquid and a patchy lace.
I dig the smell too. Full of chocolate and caramel malty goodness. It smells more chocolately than a lot of chocolate beers I've had. Smells like dessert.
The sip is of complete and total quality. It's very malty and the nose of chocolate and caramel carry over to the taste. I can't pick up any of the Cascade hops, and that's ok because in a stout I don't want a piney, citrusy taste. The taste is perfect just the way it is.
There's really nothing to improve on here. The malts provide plenty of sweetness and there's enough malt to give it some body. Very full and dessert-like. Not too sweet. While the hop presence is minimal at best, there's a lingering bitterness to let you know when it's time for a new sip.
Extremely easy to drink, and a joy to do so. Overall, it's one of the best beers I've had. I wish I didn't have to travel to get this.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 03:46:05 | More by RickS95
Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,796 ratings.