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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 4.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1250) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 A - pours opaque brown with the darkest brown head I’ve ever seen. No lacing or legs. S - so powerful and rich. Great aromas of bourbon. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, toffee. Notes of pecan and brown sugar. M - medium bodied, not as rich as I’d like. Dry and tacky. Simple palate. No carb. T - bourbon up front. Dry oak, toffee, coffee grounds, chocolate on the palate. Dry tacky oak, graham cracker and booze on the end. O - simple, much less rich than I hoped. Good but not great. 4.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5315) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Dark color, brown head. Aroma is very biscuity, some rye, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. In flavor more alcohol, bit boozy and slight thin. Great aroma though and lovely beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10538) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle.Black, opague, Big aroma of malt, roast, coffee, pure chocolate, vanilla Malty sweet, roasty coffee flavor with lots of bourbon, vanilla, red fruit Big but complex, sweet but with enough to compensate Ash in the finish. Nice!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4030) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZTX. Aroma is huge chocolate, vanilla, roast, liquorice, molasses and more. Flavour is quite bitter and roasty, with dark chocolate and liquorice, some vanilla and more roast.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by me. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown color. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, liquorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste malts, roasted malts, bourbon, nicely bitter, liquorice, a hint of dark chocolate, lightly a hint of vanilla. Long lingering liquorice, roasty and bitter finish. Medium to full body, perfect carbonation. Wow, this is fucking awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2724) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesey of Benzai. Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized, tanned creamy head on top. Aroma has some vanilla, bourbon, ashes, leather and roasty coffee. Flavor has some alcoholic features, light vanilla and coffee going on. Big roasty notes in the background and the aftertaste is very sweet. Alcohol is a bit overpowering and it could use some age, but still a very good beer!

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by benzai. Black color with a light brown head. Smells sweet, chocolat, some coffee, red fruit. Tastes bah, rotten fruit, vegetables.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5686) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared at ZZT 10 thanks to Benzai. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrels, oak, molasses, light licorice. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4288) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by benzai. Pitch black oil with a small dark brown head. Smells chocolate, coffee, very roasty, almond, vanilla, bourbon. Tastes salmiak, chocolate, dark chocolate. Full body, soft carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to Kenwold, 30/09/14. Black with a ’doity’ tan head - pure smutzig this one! Nose carries big rich roasted notes, dark chocolate, spice, Nutella. Taste comprises dark malts, molasses, toffee fudge, roasted tones, maltesers, booze tunes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, rich chocolate and lightly warming alcohol in the close. Solid well joined up impy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
30th September 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle tasting. Opaque dark brown - black beer, good dark tan head. Airy palate, semi dry with good super fine carbonation. Good rich dark malts, but delivered in a wonderfully light way. Good dark chocolate and mild roast. Mildly tangy coffee. Airy finish with a trace of nuts. A very light Imperial Stout that doesn’t compromise on flavour.


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