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RATINGS: 1488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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

Jonathan3584's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Smells very hoppy with lots of chocolate and caramel malt. Flavor is similar. Thick body, lots of chocolate malt with good hops for balance. Not my favorite imperial stout, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Purchased at Siciliano's in Grand Rapids, MI, enjoyed at home after a long run. Very very good stout. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, light lactose, smells more dry than rich. Taste is awesome, not very sweet, large chocolate and light hazelnut notes, decadent without being rich. Very very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeveloperGirl1 (1) - - AUG 22, 2016 does not count
Smooth, lighter Stout. I drank it out of the bottle though... I am told thats the wrong way to do it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2016
@ Taproom, Malmö 16-8-13: Lakritsdoft och med en liten beska samt toner av choklad och kaffe. Ok, men kanske lite tråkig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5498) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle 355ml, a dark beer with low copper brown head. Nose is on dark chocolate, peppery hops touch. Aroma is on dark coffee, intense licorice wood notes, dark chocolate, light peated touch, some chili / vegetable hints, mocha, very sweet, medium creamy body. Long roasted aftertaste duration with dry peppery biterness, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7737) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
On tap at Taproom Malmö. Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of dark malt, licorice, chocolate and some coffee. The finish was quite dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2635) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
A black beer, a head is medium and light brown. Aroma has salt liquirice, roastiness of coffee, some caramelly sweetness, balanced. Taste is intensive, salt liquirice, roastiness, a nice bitterness is balancing the sweetness. Medium+ bodied, quite smooth. Salt liquirice and powerful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours inky black with large spongy tan head, mocha aroma with a hint of berries, medium carbonation, bitter chocolate taste with alcohol undertones, full body, smooth long mocha finish. Very smooth and fulfilling stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Black with one finger head. Roasty malt body. Light dark chocolate. Dry with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 1, 2016
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and some caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/18/08. Big Bears best attribute was its aroma along with the normal stout aromas of roasted malts, and nuts there was also floral notes present. It was a pitch black body with a small head. Mouthfeel was good a little on the thin side but o.k. Flavor was a smooth mixture of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Overall a pretty good stout thats worth a try

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