Big Bear Black Stout | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

2,410 Ratings
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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black into a pint glass with a small head. Looks good. Smell is mainly coffee, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is quite good, you can taste the alcohol creep in as you drink it, and it gives it a bit of a smokey bourbon type taste as it warms. This helps bitter out the sweet taste that starts each sip. Well balanced taste. Mouthfeel wise, it's smooth, a bit acidic, but smooth and creamy. This has a good bit underlying it. Overall I rank this quite high, but I could see it having a tab bit less alcohol to give it a little less bite. I feel like it becomes more noticeable as you drink it. Very, very good overall though.

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Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,410 ratings.
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