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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.


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 Republicís best work by far

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Black with a thin light khaki head. Interesting aroma of light chocolate malts, and cinnamon French toast, with a touch of molasses. Taste is dark and chewy sweet, and a little warm. Dark chocolate, brown sugar, anise, light cinnamon, and a dark fruity essence that isnít really pronounced, but itís quietly there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2011
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. black pour with sm tan head. roast nose with oak, coffee and chocolate. medium body with more coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and oak. sweet finish with oak notes and light vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4176) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3496) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
Very dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is dense fudgy chocolate with a good amount of dark fruit cherry and plum. Not a lot of roast. Baked bread and a hint of anise. Flavor is very nice dark fruity figs, dates, cocoa with a potent dirty ashy roasted finish. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1244) - 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 Walkenís voice)!!! Got the 11.5 on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at Zeitgeist in SF. Pours black with a brown head. Aromas of molasses and dark chocolate. Flavor is oodles of sweet cocoa powder mixed with chocolate syrup, a lightly roasted finish with some bitterness but not much booze.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Served at the Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration. The appearance is a brown black hue. The nose is a bit weak. Mild roasted aromas come through. The flavors have a more to offer with a malty grain mix, oatmeal, mild roast coffee, some bourbon. The mouth is a little thin. A tasty beer but need some work.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
On tap. Sweet floral citrus, cherry, and caramel aroma and taste with some grainy phenolic notes and a thick sticky palate. Nice hop character but Iím not wild about this overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Toffee and rich malt aroma. Rich malt and olight toffee flavor with light fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Rich malt and light toffee linger with light fruitiness and light roast.


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