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RATINGS: 1488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2425) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2016
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en Cimmeria (r1458) 04..05..2016. Lote BRBBS1 hasta 08..2016. Color negro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores suaves maltoso s tostados con ligero amargo final algo seco. Cuerpo medio con 8.1 vol que se bebé bastante bien, algo cremoso y espumoso. Bastante buena. Para repetir sin duda.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eljebi (68) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2016
Plena, tostada, caramelizada, con un sabor bien equilibrado a base de Centennial y cascade, que te lleva del café y el chocolate a un toque herbal. Quizá demasiado ligero el cuerpo. Alcohol muy escondido, incluso en exceso, echando en falta un punto licoroso

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2167) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2016
Botella @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 24-02-2016. BBD: 08/2016. Batch: BRBBS1. Color negro, espuma beige, sabor torrefacto, café, final seco.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3001) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2016
Pours black with almost no head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, roasted almonds. Taste is chocolatey with a nice strong backbone. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky and medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (3208) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2016
12 fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 24-02-2016.
BBD: 08/2016. Batch: BRBBS1.
In short: licorice stout.
Pours black with nice light tan head. Moderate head retention, poor lacing. dark licorice, coffee, roasty nose. Medium body, soft carbonation,oily texture, Taste is licorice, roasty, little coffee, some creaminess. Alcohol well hidden. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle from Biercab Shop. Black colour with tan head. Roasted, coffee aroma. Sweet, roasted, coffee, caramel, chocolate taste. Medium to full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1229) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
(355ml bottle shared @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 16 2016) Pours black with a loose whitish head and lace. Aroma of very sweet caramel and butterscotch, dates, lots of vanilla fudge, light coffee, dusty roast. Flavour is less fruity, caramel and light molasses, a bit of coffee, toasted grains, maybe a touch of dark dried fruit. Finish is bitter with lingering caramel giving quite some sweetness, roast malt, a bit of dark fruit, touches of spent grain. Medium bodied with average carb. Definitely more US-style foreign stout but without the outright hop bite hoped for. Pretty good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4755) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2016
568ml bottle at home shared with mother, present from Stuartyboy, fruity, chocolate aroma, opaque near black with a creamy tan head, caramel, pine, viscous, smooth, increasingly bitter hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2465) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from bevmo. Black color, brown head. Aroma has lots of coffee, licorice, rich roasty. Pretty nice. Rich and roasty taste, coffee, hint of vanilla. Nice stout for 8%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeergeekKorea (107) - SOUTH KOREA - FEB 5, 2016
Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate and some pine Appearance: Reddish black colour and thin brown head Taste: Heavy bitter from the hop Palate: Medium full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation and astringent hop-bitter finishes


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