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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
A true winter warmer to sip by the fire, Lair of the Bear is a hefty Russian Imperial Stout with an O.G. of 22 Plato. Our brewers fermented this stout with our proprietary yeast in stainless for two weeks then racked into freshly emptied Heavenly Hills Bourbon barrels and allow the beer to rest for 7 months. Enjoy now r age for as long as you like but beware the Lair of the Bear may put you in hibernation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
50cl bottle shares at Leighton’s had tasting on Level 42, London. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. it pours a deep dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is full of soy sauce, dirty socks, mixed nuts and rich booze. Taste is also big bold sweet and boozy with more dark chocolate and nutty. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, meh

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
50cl bottle at home. Pitch black with a medium beige head. Full body with low carbonation. Nice bitter and alcoholic sweetness. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, warming alcohol, spices, some wood and roasted malts, vanilla and ripe fruits. Wow, great complex BA brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2747) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
500 ml bottle @ home, from Mega Liquor 8, Alhambra, CA, but apparently now also available in the Netherlands...Black color. Brown head with reasonable retention. Aroma’s: bourbon, vanilla, wood, sweet, light roast. Retronasal roast is more upfront, with wood, light sweetness, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is only light sweet, roasted, alcoholic. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Long finish, roasted, light bitter. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to mike. pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar roast malts. Taste is more of the heavy bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar molasses chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3040) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Pours black with a mocha head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, brown sugar, bourbon. Taste is fantastically well balanced with roasted notes, bourbon notes and some fruitiness. Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety with low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (2748) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Pours black with low tanned head Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, hints of muscavado, caramel Taste has lovely notes of vanilla, bourbon, hints of coffee, chocolate, caramel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4099) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar. Taste is rich bourbon, boozy, vanilla, chocolate. Sweet, rich and creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer. Small brown head on top. The nose reveals an incredible amount of bourbon. Some good vanilla, roast, chocolate, ginger bread (or better: the Dutch peperkoek), mocha and some brown sugars. The flavour is marked by a strong and bit boozy wood tone acompanied by some good roast, chocolate, mocha and vanilla tones. Of course there’s some bitters and a bunch of more complex flavours to discover. Aftertaste is bitter, roast, brown sugars, chocolate and mocha, light coffee, sweet coal... Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Interesting and complex beer. Very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6257) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
From a 16.9 fl oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of leather and tobacco. Flavors of charred oak and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
Draught at Mammoth Lake Brewery. Very dark brown, slim brown foamy head. Big whiskey notes in the nose and taste, vanilla casky, chocolate and coffee, caramel. Nicely balanced. Lingering boozy, sweet finish. Big body, low carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

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