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Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,098 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,098
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 127
Gots: 145 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Tried on a whim and am quite impressed. It gets much better as it warms up. Rich, roasted malts, chocolate, some espresso and nice little kick.

SFNC, Today at 12:31 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Patches826, Monday at 05:29 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

bacher468, Saturday at 03:51 PM
Photo of bigotecircus
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

A: Nearly jet black with a finger of rocky, dark tan head. Moderate head retention and a decent amount of lacing left behind.

S: Big burst of good roasted malt with a hint of dark chocolate, caramel sweetness,
and a touch of toffee.

T: Follows the smell quite nicely. Toasty malt up front, followed by a caramel-like sweetness and a hint of dark chocolate and toffee bitterness.

M: Smooth and toasty.

O: Bear Republic has nailed it again. This is a very approachable stout, but still drinks right alongside the best of 'em! Highly recommend this one.

bigotecircus, Thursday at 05:32 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MASSHLE, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Trashcat, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

kmoen, Nov 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Hopstout, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Techichi, Nov 17, 2014
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4.89/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.36/5  rDev +5.3%

hoppyhoppy, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

doom_deluise, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

buyyourfreedom, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

M_chav, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

DCLAguy11, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev -3.4%

01/10/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Word has it that this needs to warm to room temp for flavor to develop. While still chilled the flavor is pretty intense. Nice balance, but not Black Ops or Bourbon County level. After letting this temper I was not that impressed. Good, but not great. Not sure the "Great Bear" applies, and of course "Good Bear" is way less impressive. I'd do it again, but....

seedyone, Nov 07, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

JasonL02, Nov 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dental, Nov 06, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -4.3%

Jefe76, Nov 06, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep black pour with a crisp tan head. Tons of chocolate and tobacco in the aroma with hints of leather and plumb. Very rich yet smooth taste. More chocolate and plumb, with a fair hop presence and deep roasted malt flavor. Rich mouthfeel without too much carbonation.

Phigg1102, Nov 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,098 ratings.