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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Bear Hug Cherry Chocolate Stout is a full flavored stout beer that uses a generous amount of roasted malts and an addition of cocoa. This brew is then refermented with 15 pounds of dark sweet cherries per barrel bringing a slightly sweet chocolate notes together to create a surprisingly smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose and taste are chocolate, cherry, vanilla, rich

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2643) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bomber from Winco. Pretty much pitch black in color. Big cherry nose. Chocolate and sweet black licorice. Sweet anise up front, along with some black cherry flavor. Roasted coffee and chocolate. Tastes very much like a big sweet foreign stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6704) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bomber from Costco. Pours a dark brown color with a medium brown head. A big licorice, roast and cherry nose. Dry cocoa, metallic cherry, licorice, vanilla. The cherry is oddly sweet mixing a bit unusual in the beer. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EcnarM (111) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Nice blend if sweet and stout. Had this from a bottle with my wife. She liked it a lot, me slightly less enthusiastic, but still thought I could see myself having it again another time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2560) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2014
22 oz bottle pours black with a lively effervescent head that suggests rather high carbonation. Tasting verifies the fear of over-carbonation. No other obvious flaws. Decent bitter/sweet balance; all main ingrediants evident in both the aroma and the flavor. Lingering cherry-cocoa dark bread aftertaste. O: Perhaps not as great as one might hope for given {cherries + cocoa + stout), but still recommended. ABV not hidden and detracts from the aroma, but the esters mix nicely with the other flavor components.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2833) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained, beige head, with minimal lacing, over a clear, dark .back brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is roasted malts with coffee, chocolate, cocoa, light fruit hints, herbal hops, balance to the malts......taste is strong roasted malts with heavy coffee, lighter chocolate, hints of cocoa, light fruit (cherry) notes, finishing with a strong hop bitterness, lightly throughout, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, medium body, moderate astringency, alcohol hidden, carbonation low, with light acid. The roasted malts, with attendant bitterness are dominant in this beer, which is really more of a Foreign Extra Stout than a Sweet Stout. The cherries are rather hidden in this bottle. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Bridgeport, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out chocolate upfront, with barely any cherry. Flavour is characterized by chocolate and cherries upfront, with a light roastiness in back. Not the most complex beer, but still decently drinkable and enjoyable. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (993) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Draft at special brews. Pours black with a sour black cherry aroma. Cherry and other fruit flavors with a lasting chocolate background. Sweet at first. Good beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap@ Special Brewski. Black body with lingering tan foam. Nice milk chocolate , dark fruit, dark roast aromas. Smooth medium body. Fruity, sugared up coffee flavors with semi sweet chocolate, dark roast malt---- most tasty.  

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1456) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Surprised by the low ratings on this one. It’s a drier stout, and perhaps a bit thinner than expected. But still quite nice. The chocolate and cherry notes are well done -- chocolate in perfect balance, and maybe just a hint too much cherry, but not overly so. The cherry does contribute a nice cloy sweetness that balances the dryness. Base stout is slightly roasty, but not overly meaty. This is relatively complex, and pretty good indeed.

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