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RATINGS: 1421   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


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cspring (15) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 Nice dark pour with small tan head. Slight hoppy aroma and bitter taste. Very nice beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1305) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1616) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (447) - - JAN 30, 2015
Draft. Huge coffee aroma. Flavors of raisin, fig and espresso. Strikingly clean finish. Old school, still works.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (281) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (793) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
This rich black beer has a creamy oatmeal colored head. Good balanced boldness and nice clean not overpowering finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1163) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (863) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
From Magnum Wines, Swindon, a pint bottle, pours with a diminishing tan head, faint aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is sweetish with little roasted caramel with a slight hop bitterness on the finish. Good but not complex enough for a beer of this strength.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (306) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Smells chocolatey and toasty. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Nice flavor, really smooth and toasty with a an alcohol finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JucaVieira (8) - - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
Muito arrumada essa Stout. Álcool não pega, seca e refrescante. Ainda rolou aproveitar uma 50ml para fazer um brownie.


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