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RATINGS: 1408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Big sweet pine nose that give away to malt. Great head and lace. Jet black. A little too light on the palate. Very fruity (cherry & Raspberry). Long dry coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2004
dark black in coloration with a cream colored head. a deep coffee smell with some dark chocolates... and a taste to match.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Pours black, smallish dark tan head, minimal lacing. Roasty aroma, hoppy finish with well hidden alcohol. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Big Bear is big and black with a rich creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and carmel. The flavor is chocolate, with a coffee-like bitterness and is very smooth. It hides it's alcohol well. A well balanced, finely crafted Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Easy big tan head. Dark black color. The aroma was alcoholic with a deep sweetness. The alcohol taste was definitely present but accompanied by sweetness; molasses or warm brown sugar.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Just from the pour I am impressed with this beer. Beautiful color and head, and smells great too. Wow, the only thing better then looking at this beer is drinking it! Has a bit of a chocolate/coffee flavor, with what taste like a belgian aftertaste. The perfect beer for tonight, as I am about to take a break from beer until St Patrick's day (Gawd help me).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8099) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Bottle - Black like a stout should be. Wonderfully sweet nose of caramel and chocolate malts, sweet cascade hops and scotch. Smoky and roasted throughout as the chocolate malts take over, with a milky smooth palate that leads to a bitter and dry smoked finish. Really excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a black color with a small tan creamy head. Has a bountiful aroma and delicious taste of roasted malts, coffee, and brown sugar.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Nice black pour with tan head. Nice roasty taste along with chocolate and coffee. I'd love to try the draft version.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Bottle: Nice nose, Chocolate/coffee/ABV all in it. Great reddish black color. Good head, left good lacing. Nice coffee,molasses, kinda burnt,some grapefruit bitterness. Creamy smooth with lingering bitterness. Delicious, I am now a big fan of Bear Republic


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