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Bear Republic Old Baba Yaga
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Named for the witch who guarded the fountain of life and death in Russian folklore, the black depths of this Russian Imperial Stout hold coffee, licorice, and bittersweet chocolate flavors.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1215) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
On tap at the Portland Holiday Ale Festival. Colour... solid black with no head. Nose... sweet and slightly sour, a bit of Bourbon and somewhat phenolic. Palate... sweet, sort of tart, chocolate, roasty, tangy, dark brown sugar, 11.5%? Really?? Ah! There it is!! WOW (Chris Walken’s voice)!!! Got the 11.5 on the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2009
This beer was one of my favorites from the Holiday ale festival. The darkness of the body, the caramel color of the head, and the wonderful coffee aroma let you know that you are in for quite the treat. The taste is everything you would expect from the look and smell, and the high alcohol content is smoothed out nicely by the french oak. Bear Republic’s best work by far

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Holiday Ale Fest... Poured dark brown, almost black, with a light brown head. Aroma of wine-like and whiskey alcohol. Sweet, cherry-like fruits with lots of booze, oak, and vanilla. Borderline cloying, but just not enough to be fully enjoyable. Yeast was nice and well balance and overall a sweet beer. Burning, alcohol heat in the finish.


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