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Big Bear Black Stout | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Big Bear Black StoutBig Bear Black Stout

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber courtesy of washburnkid. Thanks for the extra, Judy! Pours a dark brown color, almost black in the glass, bright ruby red highlights when held up to the sun. Very nice roasty smell, plenty of chocolate and light coffee caramel notes. Taste is full on chocolate and heavily caramelized sugar. Some bitter roasted coffee notes are on the back end. Creamy, silky, 8% is completely hidden. I actually haven't been feeling the best today (not sick, just not feeling right), so it was tough to finish the whole bottle, but it was very delicious and was an awesome extra.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1401st Review on BA
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App- Almost black but more darker brown. A tad lighter than the Rogue was. A smaller 1-1/2 finger head was there and the left only a couple dots

Smell- This was more creamy on the nose than the Rogue with a heavy cream aroma and a bit more hoppy and malty without the chocolate to balance it out. A small chocolate covered cherry note.

Taste- The flavors continue from the nose to be a bit more of a chocolate covered cherry with a bit of malts mixed in. A very tasty and full stout.

Mouth- A medium body with a medium carbonation. Nice and smooth on the finish without the prickly cherry coming forward.

Drink- Its a very good stout. Has a lot going on and layers it very well. The price on this makes this one hell of a deal.

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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2,418 ratings
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