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Black Bear Stout | Barrington Brewery & Restaurant / Berkshire Mountain Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
48 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrington Brewery & Restaurant / Berkshire Mountain Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
barringtonbrewery.net

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,657
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
48
pDev:
14.07%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was served in a pint glass at the brewpub. The appearance was a black color with a slim bar pour’s kind of white to off white foamy head that quickly dissipated leaving some light clingy lacing. The smell had a graceful blend of roasted coffee notes with a rich sweet chocolate. The taste came across through the roasty notes. A slight roasty aftertaste leads to the same finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Rich smooth creamy roasty coffee and chocolate graces my tongue very nicely. Overall, this was my favorite beer from this brewery. Definitely have again.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #75 (April 2013):

Brewed to style and quite drinkable; a sleeper in the boonies. These guys have been brewing for 18 years—we are talking old-school New England craft brewing. Before there were any trends, just great beer. Black Bear Stout still fits that mindset.

STYLE: Sweet Stout
ABV: 0.0% ??????
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Pitch black, good lacing

SMELL: Buttery, roasty, sweet, charred wood, faint blackberries, yeast

TASTE: Semi-silky smooth, creamy full-ish body; light roastiness, light butteriness, chocolate, charcoal, modest hopping, hint of alcohol, dark fruit, dry-ish finish

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub on July 26, 2013.

The pour is very enticing with its deep brown to near black color. The head is moderate. The look is top of the line.

On the nose I get a pretty obvious coffee grinds note and roasted malts. In some ways it smelled like a Porter.

The body was a little thinner than I might have liked but basically in line with Guinness.

As for the taste - again with the coffee grinds! There are also dark malts and a slightly dry ending. There were other brews in this pub I preferred.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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Black Bear Stout from Barrington Brewery & Restaurant / Berkshire Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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