Barrel Bear
Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Ranked #2
Ranked #13,069
4.03 | pDev: 7.2%
Jan 25, 2022
Nov 08, 2018
Very Good
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Rated: 3.55 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cool beer (bear). Different but correlated to the regular version. This one has the juniper like the regular - but real heavy on the whiskey. I like them both a lot - like the non BA a bit better. But both are super well made.
Jan 22, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by smbslt from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - Cloudy and rust colored. No head created by pouring into a pint glass but ample carbonation released post-pour to create a ring as well as a thin layer with very fine bubbles that momentarily clings to the side of the glass as it is tipped.
S - Dried fruit sweetness, alcohol and a very slight funk.
T - Very complex with wine notes a long tart finish.
F - Medium body with bit of an alcohol burn and a mild spiciness reinforced by the carbonation lingers
O -First one of this style but compelling, interesting style.
Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Apr 25, 2019
Rated: 3.46 by JoeWalsh from Illinois

Apr 22, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by admonster00 from Illinois

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a murky burgundy with two fingers of dense khaki foam. Head retention is okay with lacing forming a dense curtain around the glass. Aroma is strong, hitting notes of steong juniper berry, rye, and herbal and floral hops. It comes off extremely dry save for the juniper berry notes. For some reason, this smell is what I think the prairie adjacent to Whiterun in Skyrim would smell like. Flavor profile is dense juniper berries with a swift, hot kick from rye whiskey and char. It is high octane for the style, with that heat seeping through the cracks. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a plush, velvety texture. Overall, big and deep. By far the biggest sahita I've had to date, but also the only whiskey barrel aged. Heat lingers like a well made 12% ABV whiskey stout.

Draft. Reviewed from notes.
Dec 16, 2018
Barrel Bear from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 10 ratings