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Big Bear Black Stout - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,065 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,065
Reviews: 1,097
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 127
Gots: 138 | FT: 5
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Very good ......

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Pretty good. Starts strong but gets smooth.

NIX777, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured pitch black with one finger of tan, slightly fizzy head. Left some lacing. Aroma is malty with notes of chocolate and coffee. Taste was big, with roasted malt in the forefront. There is also some sweetness and a little alcohol bite. Mouth feel is a little slick with hints of carbonation.

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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,065 ratings.