Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.9/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I enjoyed this one at room temperature and I think it's a lot better for it, as are most darker beers. I must get myself another one and cellar it for a while.
Pours opaque black with a light tan head that sticks around and leaves moderate lace on the glass. The smell... oh my goodness, does it get much better than this? Chocolate, coffee, berries, molasses, vanilla, lots of roasted malt, obviously, and a vague hint of the 8.1% ABV. All are present on the tongue along with a bitter finish. A very light and delicate mouthfeel for such a big beer. This is a very well made stout. I only knocked half a point off the drinkability because of the ABV - I'll always do that for relatively high-alcohol beers, no matter how good they might be, because they're not for knocking back all evening.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2009 22:43:28 | More by omnigrits
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