Black Bear
Great North Aleworks

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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV:
10%
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Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 0%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
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Great North Aleworks
 
New Hampshire, United States
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Black BearBlack Bear
Notes: Regular version - not barrel-aged

Go easy - this 10% ABV Russian Imperial Stout packs a punch! Dark, rich, boozy, yet smooth. This one's a sipper! A perfect dessert beer or for anytime of day - we won't judge!
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 16 oz. can that announces it was canned in November 2021. Sampled Nov 27, 2021 so fairly fresh.

Deep dark brown to jet black appearance underneath a modest, lingering tan mocha head. Some lacing.

The aroma is exclusively roasted dark malts with chocolate and coffee esters . Some earth. Some cream. Some char.

Medium to full mouthfeel.

The taste is at first sweet until the chocolate and coffee malts roll in an overtake the experience. Some cream. Warming. Earthy hops. A delight.

Nov 28, 2021
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 11/15/21.

Pours opaque dark brown with an inch-plus of tan head. Big ropes of lacing with persistent retention. Charred malt with espresso, bakers chocolate and roast in the nose. Full bodied with an almost chewy mouthfeel. Burnt espresso beans with bitter chocolate on the palate. Finishes dry with lingering char.

Nov 25, 2021
Black Bear from Great North Aleworks
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 2 ratings