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Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
bridgeportbrew.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vkv822 on 03-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
81
pDev:
14.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 16
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4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

Photo of Beardo
4.24/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decent stout. Not very harsh. I am not getting any if the off tastes that many have complained about.

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4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of aphamer
3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Dark chocolate black. Cream colored head that leaves a film. Light spots of lacing.

Aroma: Dark roasted malts, faint chocolate, cherry cordial.

Taste: Sweet chocolate-cherry syrup. Faint roasted coffee, roasted malts. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, dry.

Overall: Not too fond of the cherry component, but it's not cloying at least.

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Photo of Fillllll
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sweet!

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Photo of flagmantho
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in an imperial pint glass at the Bridgeport pub in Portland. Boy, it sure looks like people didn't love this one in the bottle -- but I must say I quite liked the draft version.

Appearance: totally black with a nice thin layer of tan foam leaving a nice lace on the glass. A beautiful dark beer.

Smell: a sweetish aroma; lightly chocolatey and lightly fruity. The fruit is a bit nondescript, it doesn't scream "cherry"; though it is nice enough.

Taste: I like the flavor quite a lot. There's a good, rich, pie-cherry flavor with a sweet chocolate aftertaste. It tastes a bit like a cherry cordial, which really quite works for me. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied with a light carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: though it's a sweetish dessert-type beer, it tickles my fancy. I could see myself having a few of these.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Large, dense, persistent tan head rides atop an obsidian body. Thick, glass-coating lace adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Sweet, vinous alcohol dominates the aroma. Strong cherry notes and bitter cocoa are also present. Pleasant dark raisin aromas and roasted malt are also present.

Taste: The taste opens with strong roasted malt and prominent herbal hops. As the taste progresses, mild sour cherry notes vie with bitter cocoa, cold coffee and vinous alcohol. Towards the close, the roasted malt notes intensify, and the herbal hops ascend to a long, lingering, moderate bitterness, accompanied by a dry finish.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full.

Drinkability/notes: Complex and appealing, well-suited to a cold winter's evening.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of fsck
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of firstlighthiker
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of RandoRider
3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good okay, but not much more.

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Photo of Geoffq
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dcbelkot
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RHVC59
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that goes to a thin film that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet grainy baking chocolate with some cherry.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malt with lots of tart cherries and light roast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, decent sweet cherry chocolate beer.

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3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Really big light brown head ever so slowly falls into a really dark brown to black colored beer.

Rich dark roasted malt with an added cherry wine coming through. I could not distinguish any chocolate in the aroma as the label says, if there is the cherry must be to overwhelming for me to find it.

The cherry in the taste is less than in the aroma which I was happy about, this allowed the dryish dark chocolate a chance to make itself known. Having said that, the chocolate coming through in the taste isn't that impressive, it is quite downplayed with this beer.

A dryish aftertaste with just a bit of the cherry taste and also a bit of the grain malts lingering on with this medium to maybe full bodied stout.

Enjoyable in the fact that the cherry and/or chocolate tastes are not overbearing like what Shock Top does with their flavored offerings, but rather this lets you also appreciate the rich creamy grain malts which are the backbone for decent stouts.

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Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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