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Big Bear Black Bear Stout
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2009
26/08/2009. bottle from Beerstore, shared with TheGrandmaster. Mashing in warm ups... delicious black brute of a bear. Roasty, clean and amply hopped. Slender and surprisingly tender (though I imagine a few bottles of this would sting you in the morning, if not the pocket). Travelled well.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Tap. Black pour. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavor is very dry. Lots of roasted burnt grains flavor. 22 Nov 08.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2009
The best beer that i had while visiting. Poured a nice black hue with a bone color had that had thin layer that coated the glace all the way down to the bottom. Aroma was heavy with roasted malt notes. Flavor was very dry and had a great balance between chocolate and coffee notes. Could have had more body to it but still nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
On nitro at the Florida Brewers Guild BeerFest 2009. Pours deep dark garnet with copper edges with nice creamy nitro enhanced mocha head. The moderate aroma has roasty malts, a bit of burnt malts, a touch of caramel sweetness and molasses. The taste is roasty, modest burnt malts and touch of grainy malts. It then becomes somewhat burnt by midway to go along with the associated roasted malts astringency. Into the finish an underlying thin layer of earthiness is noticed as well as a hint of molasses.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2009
Tap at FBGF 2009. Pours black with mocha like head. Aroma roasted malts with light coffee aroma,. Taste of roasted malts and light chocolate with a mix of hops. Finish is crisp with light notes of coffee. Tasty, but not groundbreaking.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2009
The aroma is weak and acidic but has some coffee and toast. The appearance is brown with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin for the style. Overall it’s average.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1183) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Thick black color. Has a nutty,caramel and coffee scent. Has a rich roasty scent. An overall pleasureful experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Huge nitro head. Near black body. Roasty, coffeeish nose. Light, Irish-style body. Good roasty depth. Creamy. Fudgey and enjoyable, and reasonably Irish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Black with thick tan nitro head. Rich cocoa aroma with some chicory. Silky creamy mouthfeel. Rich chocolatey body with coffee too. Simple, straightforward, smooth and good.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2009
Had on cask at the brewpub in Coral Springs. Fairly weak sweet stout, with some bitterness. So bittersweet. Dark brown colour with some white head. No like too much.


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