Big Bear Black Stout | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Big Bear Black StoutBig Bear Black Stout
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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

Dark Black with 1 finger brown rocky head.

Smells of rroasted malts and caramel with hops coming thru somewhat pine and earty.

Taste is pretty balanced between the creamy roasted malts and pretty big bite of earty hops. You still get a bit of sweet caramel.

Full body with mild to med carbonation, good alcohol warmth with some bitter hops and a decent dry finish.

Not your normal stout. Pretty big hops here make this an interesting departure from traditional stouts. If you like stouts and hop driven brews you should give this a go.

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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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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2,430 ratings