Bear Republic Black Bart Stout
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This Irish style dry stout is brewed with dark, roasted malts and fresh hops. Dark in color with bittersweet tones, this ale is smoother than its dark color suggests.

1999 California State Fair – SILVER
1998 California State Fair - BRONZE

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Dark black beer with a thick creamy nitro head. Really lovely looking pint. Aroma is deep and cocoaish. Dark roasted coffee and a light sweetness through the middle of the palate. Lightly earthy bitterness but with a nice cocoa/coffee complexity. Sweet with a soft milk chocolate character. Long roasty finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Draft at BT. Pours a black body with a tan head. Light coffee body with a roasty dry coffee nutty aroma. Hint soc chocolate. Dry and thin bodied with some light fruit. not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a nice deep dark brown almost pitch black with a nice nitro lasting head and good lace. Aroma is nutty toasty, good full chocolate and a nice light fruitiness. Flavor is toasty, good roast- light coffee, and good dark chocolate with almost a nutty chocolate fruitiness- light dry acrid slightly acidic finish. Nice dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2009
On tap at the brewpub as part of the sampler. Brown pour with a tiny white head. Waaaaay to thin for me (it was on nitro) and dry though not entirely without appeal I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 29, 2009
On tap at the brewery, I got this as part of a sampler set. Per the brewer this is a dry stout and I changed the description to reflect this. Further others have noted that it isn’t an imperial (which it certainly didn’t taste like). dry, but a bit lactic, not as smooth as I would have liked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Nitro draft at the brew pub as Nitro Black Bart. Didn’t seem all that imperial. Black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is rather mocha. Flavors are coffee and chocolate; dark roast/toast malt; something of hop bitter. Finish is very smooth. Went quite well with prime rib.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
On tap at Bear Republic in mid-June. Not an Imperial Stout as the categorization states. Dark brown/ruby red with a thick creamy head. Smooth, mocha chocolate aroma. Flavor is roasty with a sharp hop character, then caramel, toffee and a little chocolate. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Easy drinkin’ solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
An imperial stout? What the...!?! Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Faint chocolate aroma. Watery palate. Chocolate taste but a fairly one dimensional beer. Not as bitter as expected for a dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Nitro at the brewpub. I agree with the previous rating in the sense that I had no idea it was an imperial stout. Opaque black in the glass with a creamy tan nitro head. Smells of dark chocolate with a touch of roasty coffee. Flavor is similar with a hint of anise. Full bodied with a smooth mouth feel. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
On nitro. The bartender didn’t know anything about this beer, after tasting it I scored it as a dry stout since I guessed that’s what it was. To see it listed here as an Imperial is pretty surprising to me since I would never have guessed that from drinking it. Pours a deep black color with a light tan head. The aroma is primarily chocolate with a slight smokiness and some coffee notes. Cocoa and chocolate dominate the flavor as well with some anise and vanilla showing up along side. Finishes dry.

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