hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i don’t know. after tasting stone russian imperial and north coast old rasputin, this big bear black stout is rather thin. first of all, a phenomenal illumination of overhead kitchen light soared through the body of this beer. too much light. enough light for reconsideration, for idealism on the back walls of burning caves. (do i detect shadows?) i had this beer by itself for a bit. i like the largeness, the bodacious, the burnt rim of the long sitting truck station coffeeness, but where’s the chocolate and anise? finally, i served up some ice cream next to it. blue bell southem blackberry cobbler. then the beer became extraodinary. but, did you see that? it required a balancing agent. a condiment. a parental permission slip. alone, this beer does not hold up. it is too harsh and grating, although thin through the visual middle. however, given alongside cobbler ice cream and sweets, this beer could be dessert time favorite. i choose to remember it as such. when the wife buys blue bell, i’ll buy big bear black stout. praise God for middle ground.
mikeyo1 (580) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ humle & malt. Pours black with a tan head. Sweet, semi dry and roasted with fruits, toffee, coffee, licorice . lingering dark fruits, vanilla and roast. Nice overall balance.
BroadestTom (342) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma chocolate, roasty,
Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body, full body,
Overall a nice medium to full body stout that has a bit of a light bitter finish. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
tillmac62 (624) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black. Quite outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of semi-sweet dark chocolate, roast, caramel, vanilla hints and a light berry like note.
Light full body that is extremely smooth with a solid creaminess. World class carbonation with just the right carbonation / body balance. The middle provides a nice effervescent burst that trails into a finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is world class. Balance is near perfect for this stout that brings a nice pine middle bitterness that compliments the roast. It begins with a mild roast character that has just enough bite. Caramel provides a higher level of sweetness than most stouts and shines after the middle as the chocolate influence maximizes. You don’t taste the alcohol, but it makes its presence in the very dry lingering finish and with a bit of heat.
thomat (3060) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Very dark brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, coffee, licorice, fruit and hops. Medium to full body with a nice dry finish.
angel77 (2114) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
eljebi (52) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
fombe89 (1714) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 24-02-2016.
BBD: 08/2016. Batch: BRBBS1.
Color negro, espuma beige, sabor torrefacto, café, final seco.
ansalon (2453) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Lowenbrau (2944) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BRW (1919) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Biercab Shop. Black colour with tan head. Roasted, coffee aroma. Sweet, roasted, coffee, caramel, chocolate taste. Medium to full body.