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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Bear is a big, black, stout you can really sink your teeth into. The bold, roasty, caramel malt flavor is balanced by Centennial and Cascade hops.

2009 California State Fair – 2nd GOLD
2009 LA International Beer Competition – GOLD
2007 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Stout – SILVER
2002 World Beer Cup - GOLD

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3.7
Benzai (16923) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle @ home shared by Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium ized light brown colored head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, a hint of hop and a hint of chocolate in the distance. Taste malts, dark malts, chocolate lightly, soft roast in the distance, initially slightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Quite nice.

4.1
DutchDrebus (6327) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, coffee, very nice. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, sweet. Very nice beer. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.9
mzaar (3742) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2017
Fat @ BA Savoy, Malmö. Svart med ett generöst beigt skum. Dofter av choklad, kaffe och lakrits. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med en försiktig vanilj och rostad malt.

3.9
mezr (158) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Poured from a 20 oz bottle into a snifter. Very dark brown, almost black, with a minimal brown head. Smells of coffee and roasted malts. Medium body. Lightly sweet with a tang in the background. Medium carbonation. Nice bitter comes through in the finish.

4.6
tsd08460 (1279) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: chocolate, caramel, roasty Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.5
theprof (1371) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Tap at the Lord Hobo. Mainly because I couldn’t see the menu in the murk.But the mocha scent reassured me. As did the dark chocolate body. Taste is toffees and coffee with medium sweetness that lingers through to a salty finish. Now I wait to see how much my lucky dip cost.

4
PugUglyBrewer (840) - - APR 10, 2017
A delicious stout designed to get through the winter months. Black in color with a light brown head of foam. Rich caramel and nutty cocoa with some subtle roast at the finish.

3.5
Rask0lnikov (1577) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2017
330ml bottle. Thanks, Sten. Pours black colour. Thin beige head. Bit nutty, chocolaty, slightly bready and caramelly aroma. Slightly chocolaty, caramelly taste. Bit malty, nice chocolaty aftertaste. Has been bit overcarbonated. Rather medium bodied, descent stout.

3.7
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2017
12 oz bottle pours black with tan head taste is coffee and sweet malts with a touch of booze on the finish

4.1
shawnmurphy (667) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours black with dark tan head that settles quickly, leaving behind a small amount of soapy lacing. Subdued aroma with faint caramel and coffee. Flavor is toffee, caramel, espresso, figs, dates, a smokiness from roasted malts, with a lingering bittersweetness; the flavors seriously ramp up as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is moderate, slick -- someplace between a stout and an imperial stout.


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