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.
wchesser (1302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
gegwilson (1615) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
TylerGreenDC (445) - - JAN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Huge coffee aroma. Flavors of raisin, fig and espresso. Strikingly clean finish. Old school, still works.
badpuppy69 (281) - orange, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerFunGuy (791) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rich black beer has a creamy oatmeal colored head. Good balanced boldness and nice clean not overpowering finish.
olliejobbins (1162) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
TheHopster (863) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle). Deep brown complexion with well roasted malt. Roasted malt aroma and flavor.
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ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jehoesefat (305) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells chocolatey and toasty. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Nice flavor, really smooth and toasty with a an alcohol finish.
JucaVieira (8) - - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muito arrumada essa Stout. Álcool não pega, seca e refrescante. Ainda rolou aproveitar uma 50ml para fazer um brownie.