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RATINGS: 1434   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (940) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a dark brown bordering on light black with a very light tan head and some decent lace. The aroma is pretty good. There is a good roast and a nice dark chocolate to accompany a good fig presence and a nice dark fruit addition. The flavor has a little dark fruit, some roast and then it turns to water. There is a hint of licorice and then it falls apart. The mouth feel is thin and watery. Carbonation wouldn't, and doesn't, help this one out. The aftertaste is lightly chocolatey and nothing else. For the aroma this packed, it's amazingly disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (325) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, heavy. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is...a mess. Starts as you’d expect, finishes like...no flavor. I’m blown away. Mouthfeel is the same, I feel like the aftertaste is from my last beer. Finishes so quickly. Overall...not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (324) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle: Clear, very dark brown to black. with good head & lace. This beer has a great aroma. Chocolate, anise, spice & roast. Off dry to dry, not sour but very better. This beer has massive flavor & a great creamy texture. The rich mouthfeel really balanced the bitterness. Love the length & the depth of flavor. Chocolate, coffee & roasted spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1397) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Black brown wit medium body. Nose of dark malts, light coffee, green hops. Dark malts, cof fee and cocoa flavors, green vegetal hops. Terrific creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. More like a black IPA to me, but whatever is good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1880) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle in the Swan in the Rushes, Loughboroug. Pours black with a tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Loads of flavour. Treacle, chocolate, coffee, tar. Long lingering bitter finish. Good body. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (529) - - JAN 30, 2015
Draft. Huge coffee aroma. Flavors of raisin, fig and espresso. Strikingly clean finish. Old school, still works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a black amber around the edges in light. Huge tan head that sticks around. Aroma is fudge chocolate cake dark fruit. Taste follows the aroma medium mouth feel. Good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (829) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
This rich black beer has a creamy oatmeal colored head. Good balanced boldness and nice clean not overpowering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1291) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
22oz bottle. pours dark black with thick dark brown head. aroma is malts, hazelnuts and hops. taste is smooth but quite a thin mouth feel. hops at first finishing with chocolate, cocoa and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (899) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
(22oz bottle). Deep brown complexion with well roasted malt. Roasted malt aroma and flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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